HealthCare California is looking for a Director of Patient Care Services – Hospice to join our amazing team in Fresno, CA! The Director of Patient Care Services is responsible for the overall direction of hospice clinical services. The Director of Patient Care Services establishes, implements and evaluates goals and objectives for hospice services that meet and promote the standards of quality and contribute to the total organization and philosophy. The Director of Patient Care Services also serves as the Clinical Manager for the purposes of meeting the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
About the Position
- Coordinates and oversees all direct and indirect patient services provided by clinical organization personnel.
- Provides guidance and counseling to coordinators and Clinical Supervisors to assist them in continually improving all aspects of home health care services, provided through organization personnel.
- Assists Clinical Supervisors in managing clinical teams and planning.
- Provides help in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient and family/caregiver care to all clinical personnel as indicated.
- Assists the Executive Director/Administrator in the preparation and administration of the organization's budget.
- Interprets operational indicators to detect census changes and increases or decreases in volume, which could impact staffing levels, revenues or expenses.
- Evaluates performance of Clinical Supervisors.
- Assists Clinical Supervisors to develop skills and techniques in evaluating the performance of clinicians.
- Hires, evaluates, and terminates organization personnel.
- Conducts clinical performance evaluations annually, or more frequently if indicated.
- Oversees the maintenance of patient clinical records, statistics, reports and records for purposes of evaluation and reporting of organization activities.
- Assures proper maintenance of clinical records in compliance with local, state and federal laws.
- Responsible for the maintenance of adequate and appropriate inventory supplies and equipment for the provision of patient services.
- Develops, implements and evaluates the orientation program for new organization personnel. Responsible for orientation of new organization personnel, either directly or by delegating to another staff member.
- Plans and implements in-service and continuing education programs to meet education and training needs of organization personnel.
- Assists with the evaluation of organization performance via performance improvement program, productivity, quarterly and annual reviews. Assures for the quality and safe delivery of home health services provided through the Organization.
- Assists in the development of organization goals. Develops, recommends, and administers Organization policies and procedures.
- Assures compliance with all local, state and federal laws regarding licensure and certification of organization personnel and, maintains compliance to the ACHC Home Care standards.
- Stays informed about changes in the field of nursing and home health care; shares information with appropriate organization personnel.
- Promotes home health referrals in the health care community.
- In the absence of the Executive Director/Administrator, the Clinical Director will become the acting Executive Director/Administrator and will be vested with authority to act in behalf of the Executive Director/Administrator.
- If functioning as Clinical Manager, would provide oversight of all patient care services and personnel including making patient and personnel assignments; coordinating patient care; coordinating referrals; assuring patient needs are continually assessed: and assuring the development, implementation, and updates of the individualized plan of care.
- Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director/Administrator.
The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by the incumbent of this job. The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description and will be required to fill in on an on-call basis when the department is short-staffed.
- Registered nurse with current license to practice professional nursing in California
- A degree in Medicine or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited program by the National League for Nursing. Master’s degree in health care preferred.
- Ability to supervise and direct professional and administrative personnel demonstrated by a minimum of 3 years of direct supervisory experience in a hospice, home health, or related health care organization.
- Ability to market and deal tactfully with customers and the community.
- Has excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of business management, governmental regulations and CHAP standards.
- Has been oriented to the Executive Director/Administrator job responsibilities
Why Work with HealthCare California?
HealthCare California is part of the Impact Healthcare family, a healthcare organization headquartered in Orem, Utah, comprised of home health and hospice agencies operating out of Northern, Central and Southern California, as well as in parts of Utah. Impact prides itself on creating an environment that acts as a magnet for the most collaborative, unselfish, and team-oriented people. With a solid understanding of work-life balance and providing excellent patient care, you can expect to feel appreciated and satisfied as a part of our team working in company that is positioned with the strength of a large organization, but the heart of a small one.
We have a team approach that is focused on "our" success in achieving a great work environment and excellent patient outcomes. Our goal is for every team member to come to the conclusion: "this is the best job I've ever had" (and many do). As part of that, Impact Healthcare offers competitive compensation and benefits including:
- Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
- PTO and vacation
- Flexible work schedules
- Excellent team dynamics
We believe in caring for both our team and our patients and have a profound understanding of the value in both. We are committed to being the employer and provider of choice in the areas we serve. Come meet us, join the team, and help us continue to build something great. We're excited to meet you!