Job: Nurse Director

Categories Assistant Director of Nursing
Salary 70K to 85K
Location Scottsdale, AZ
Job Information

Associate Director of Clinical Services

We are seeking a Assistant Director of Clinical Services for our Hospice Facility in Scottsdale, AZ.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director of Clinical Services is responsible for ensuring that patient care is coordinated and managed appropriately. The Assistant Director of Clinical Service is responsible for ensuring that care and services are delivered appropriately and are responsible for the supervision of clinical personnel.

  • Reports to the Director of Clinical Services
  • Oversees all Registered Nurses (RN’s) and Licensed Practical Nurses  (LPN’s)

MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Promote and practice the Sage Hospice philosophy and mission of: To provide the absolute most compassionate, comprehensive and qualified care to people with life limiting illness in order to serve them through their individual journey with dignity, respect and integrity
  • Receives case referrals. Reviews available patient information related to cases including home visits, to determine hospice/home care needs. Assigns appropriate hospice personnel to cases as needed and oversees scheduling of clinicians
  • Reviews and evaluates each case through a variety of means such as home visits, conferences, record review and the service’s provided by clinicians , discusses and verifies impressions, instructs and guides clinicians to promote effective performance and delivery of quality home care services and is available at all times during operating hours to assist clinicians as appropriate
  • Reviews patient’s medical diagnosis, prognosis, medications, procedures and clinical course and collaborates with the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG)
  • Assures compliance withal local, state, and federal laws regarding licensure and certification of organization personnel and maintains compliance to the Local Medicare Review Policies (LMRP’S) and Accreditation Commission on Health Care (ACHC ) Standards
  • Assists clinicians in establishing immediate and long-term therapeutic goals, in setting priorities, and in developing the plan of care
  • Attends IDG meetings with hospice personnel to facilitate coordination of care and discussion of IDG involvement
  • Conducts record reviews as indicated and communicates findings and recommendations to Director of Clinical Services and hospice personnel
  • Assists in the screening and interviewing process of new employees and makes recommendations for employment of individuals. Assists in the orientation of new employees
  • Assists Director of Clinical Services and supervisory hospice personnel in the planning, implementation and evaluation of in-service and continuing education programs. Assists in the formulating, revision, implementing, and evaluating the organizations policies, procedures, goals, and objectives, both short and long range
  • Participates actively in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities
  • Complies with accepted professional standards and principles
  • Participates in public relation and community activities that promote the organizations role as an effective member of the hospice and health care delivery system. Promotes customer service orientation to all hospice personnel
  • In the absence of the Director of Clinical Services may be asked to act as and will be vested with authority to act on behalf of the Director of Clinical Services
  • Assumes other duties as developed and assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, with a BSN degree is preferred
  • Registered nurse with current license to practice professional nursing in the state
  • Experience in hospice/home care setting preferred.
  • Two (2) years management or supervisory experience preferred

 SKILLS/ABILITIES/ KNOWLEDGE:

 Complies with acceptable professional standards and practice

  • Has excellent observation, written, verbal and communication skills, good nursing judgment
  • Understands Hospice philosophy as it relates to end of life
  • Understands principles of pain/symptom management
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must provide ongoing documentation of current vehicle insurance
  • Complies and maintains current CPR certification

Qualified Candidates please forward your resume to Eric Clay at ericc@aurastaff.com or call Eric Clay for more information at 773-494-9365.

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