Job Description

Manager Patient Care - Hospice Services
Job CategoryManagement
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

$10,000 Sign on bonus and relocation assistance available!

SUMMARY:

Our Inpatient Hospice unit is a beautiful 16 bed facility that provides care and treatment for adult and pediatric patients who are imminently dying or are in need of symptom management and/or respite care.  All rooms are private with doors that open up to an outdoor patio so patients and families can enjoy the outdoor courtyard. Families and friends may visit 24/7 and overnight accommodations are available.  We offer complimentary therapy to include:  massage, music, and pet therapy. The RN to patient staffing is 1:6.

Adult and pediatric patients are cared for as outpatients in their place of residence with access to a hospice nurse 24/7.  We provide a care team that includes RNs, home health aides, social workers, chaplains and providers that provide personal care to patients and complimentary therapy with massage. Additionally we have comprehensive volunteer services and a bereavement program.  We also have a pediatric hospice program and provide hospice services in the Benson area. The RN to patient ratio for our outpatient program is 1:12.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Manages staff; interviews, hires and trains; evaluates employee performance; deals with performance problems as appropriate; delegates work assignments effectively; manages operations for quality 24/7 patient care.

Assists in managing department budget.

Designs, with agreement from Director of Nursing (DON) and implements the specific staffing plan (Acuity) and daily, shift-by-shift staffing grid.

Monitors patient acuity/staffing through the bi-weekly productivity report and takes appropriate action.

Provides safe environment for patients and caregivers, compliant to EOC rules and all regulatory requirements.

Facilitates development of unit specific standards of care with realistic and measurable patient care outcomes.

Provides orientation for the medical staff to Nursing Services.

Promotes continuity of patient care by supporting case management activities; acts as a resource to direct care providers when support services are in conflict with patient care needs.

Promotes an optimum environment in which the patient care team can accomplish mutually developed goals.

Investigates patient complaints and/or incidents, initiating corrective and/or disciplinary action.

Maintains an ongoing evaluation of customer service to ensure that systems, policies, and procedures are convenient to those being served.

Ensures compliance with requirements of federal, state and community agencies, regulatory authorities, and hospital policies and procedures.

Selects and monitors preceptors in development of their role to facilitate new grad hires incorporation into the unit staff.

Ensures the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs for staff.

May provide education planning, documentation, and record keeping for assigned unit(s).

Maintains clinical expertise through a variety of methods, including direct patient care as necessary. 

Serve as the liaison to internal and external patient care committees, internal departments, referral hospitals,

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATIONBachelor’s Degree in Nursing. (Some positions may substitute a Bachelor’s Degree in a related healthcare field plus relevant experience/training related to the specific skill area, such as Vascular-Urology Lab.)

EXPERIENCEFive (5) years of relevant nursing or applicable healthcare experience with mastery of the role and competencies for assigned area required; evidence of leadership, teaching and interpersonal skills, and documentation of professional development.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current RN license permitting work in the state of Arizona and current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Additional certification may be required per department.

 

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