Manages, coordinates, facilitates and supports the members of
the interdisciplinary team in provision of hospice care to
patient/families of VNSNY Hospice Program, including After Hours.
Ensures the implementation of clinical/quality improvement
initiatives for hospice services in compliance with regulatory
requirements. Demonstrates knowledge and commitment to excellence
in clinical practice and customer service. Works under general
Ensures the use of an interdisciplinary approach to assess the
medical, physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the
patient. Ensures that support and direction to patient's families
are provided in accordance with the patient's Interdisciplinary
Plan of Care/Hospice Care mission, objectives, policies and
Participates in Hospice Team meetings, IDG management meetings,
and serves on relevant committees for the purposes of information
exchange, team collaboration, development of procedures and
documentation tools, development of quality and training.
Ensures full regulatory compliance with Hospice Conditions of
Participation and standards through review, monitoring and audit
(ad hoc / regular) of files, processes and procedures.
Collaborates with Quality Improvement/Education in the
development and implementation of quality improvement and
educational activities to ensure professional practice standards
are consistently met for each member of the team. Participates in
the design, implementation, evaluation and modification of quality
initiatives and educational plans.
Initiates, coordinates, performs and assists in the analysis of
clinical, regulatory and fiscal practice. Assists leadership in
achieving Hospice Care goals, objectives, and fiscal targets by
providing support with compliance and/or innovation to achieve
Manages the day to day operations of the department, which
includes effective caseload or visit management, achievement of
productivity and revenue/expenditure targets for Hospice Care.
Completes all work assignments, which includes audits, reports
Performs all duties inherent in a managerial role. Ensures
effective staff training, evaluates staff performance, provides
input for the development of the department budget, and hires,
promotes, and terminates staff and recommends salary actions as
Participates in special projects and performs other duties as
For daytime coverage only:
Facilitates and manages the interdisciplinary group for
provision of an effective and comprehensive hospice services to
patient/families of VNSNY Hospice Program.
For After Hours coverage only:
Develops, refines and implements guidelines and standards with
Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) approach for after-hours operations.
Monitors and ensures staff adherence to guidelines/standards. CA
Licensure: License and current registration to practice as a
Registered Professional Nurse in New York State required.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an approved program
accredited by the National League of Nursing or Health or Human
Services field or the equivalent work experience required.
Experience: Minimum three years of clinical nursing experience,
preferably in a home care or hospice setting, required. Effective
oral, written and interpersonal communication skills required.
Clinical management experience preferred. Knowledge of personal
computer operations, including MS Office applications