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RN Director of Clinical Services

Department: Grace Hospice
Location: Mentor, OH
Company: Grace Hospice

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Director of Clinical Services 

At Grace Hospice, our mission is for each employee to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs quantity of days, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing.  

Our program ensures that our patients will spend the final days of their journey in comfort and with dignity. If you are caring, compassionate and have a true desire to help others, becoming a member of the Grace Hospice team may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Some of the benefits and advantages of working with Grace Hospice Include:
    

  •  Grace Hospice is CHAP accredited and we are Members of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.  
  •  We invest in our employees’ career development and growth.   
    • Comprehensive orientation programs for new hires  
    • Leadership Academy meetings held off-site regularly for continuous development of our site leadership team members (Office Manager, CS, DCS, and Administrator).  
    • We offer FREE Unlimited CEU’s for our Nurses and Social workers; additional education courses are available to all disciplines!  
  •  Grace offer advancement opportunities.  
    • Grace Hospice has 27 locations across the U.S. and we are growing.  This growth creates additional advancement opportunities for strong performers.  
    • We provide an innovative healthcare environment offering a clinical ladder.   
  •  Grace is founded firmly on five pillars of excellence: People, Service, Quality, Finance, and Growth.  
  •  Our environment offers collaboration and provides tools and programs to enhance our team’s ability to provide excellent care.   
    • Our point-of-care system is state of the art:  HomeCare HomeBase.   
    • Employees have access to referring physicians and other professional resources on a daily basis.   
    • Inter-disciplinary Team conferences are held regularly to discuss and optimize patient care.   
    • Our ‘Meaningful Memories’ program is in development to provide exceptional patient experiences.   

DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SERVICES 

The Director of Clinical Services and Professional Services participates in all activities related to the professional services provided, including establishing criteria on qualifications and assignment of personnel. The DCS may also act as a Supervisory Nurse. The DCS or their alternate who is similarly qualified must be available at all times during operating hours of the Agency. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:  

  • Responsible for the administration, planning, provision, and evaluation of all services.  
  • Participates in the development of administrative policies and procedures relating to the Agency.  
  • Reviews and evaluates existing clinical policies and practices to determine if current methods provide the means for professional staff to carry out their responsibilities and achieve projected goals.  
  • Participates in the review, analysis, and appraisal of the effectiveness of the total Agency program.  
  • Interprets and transmits policies of the Board of Directors to the professional staff in order to ensure compliance with policies.  
  • Reviews all nursing and professional staff duties/ job classifications and job descriptions to ensure policies and procedures are being met.  
  • Supervises patient care manager and ensures quality of care if being followed.  
  • Continuous supervision/ training of professional staff followed by review of procedures to ensure quality of care is being provided to all patients/families serviced by Agency and determine retention/ compliance of professional staff.  
  • Ensures plan of care is being followed and executed by professional personnel as written.  
  • Provides for growth opportunities to all staff interested and/or show potential.  
  • Promotes/assists staff in self-improvement.  
  • Provides leadership and management direction to professional staff.  
  • Maintains qualified professional staff to guarantee quality of care.  
  • Orientation of all new employees followed by evaluation of skills.  
  • Continually monitors employee performance and competency and ensures that employees are receiving meaningful and regular feedback on their performance.  

Requirements  

  • Is currently licensed in the State of Practice/employment or in accordance with the Board of Nurse Examiners rules for Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)  
  • Has one (1) year of supervisory and/or administrative experience.  
  • Has one (1) year of experience as a registered nurse obtained within the last 36 months  
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nursing preferred  
  • Demonstrates a broad base knowledge of community health nursing and competent clinical skills  
  • Exceptional communications skills  
  • Able to handle multiple and shifting assignments and presents a professional image  
  • Be available at all times, either in person or telephonically  
  • Able to read, write, and comprehend English 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please email your resume in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, or .ascii format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a cover letter, please include it in the body of your email message.

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