Job Title/Position: Clinical Director
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Clinical Director is responsible for the overall direction of hospice clinical services. The Clinical Director 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.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBLITIES
- Coordinates and oversees all direct and indirect patient services provided by clinical organization personnel.
- Provides guidance and counseling to coordinators and Team manager to assist them in continually improving all aspects of hospice care services, provided through organization personnel.
- Assists Team manager 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 that could impact staffing levels, revenues or expenses.
- Evaluates performance of Team Manager.
- Assists Team Manger to develop skills and techniques in evaluating the performance of clinicians.
- Hires, evaluates, and terminates organizational personnel.
- Conducts annual evaluations on clinicians, or more frequently if indicated.
- Oversees the maintenance of patient clinical records, statistics, reports and records for purposes of evaluation and reporting of organization actives.
- 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, directly delegated.
- Plans and implements in-services and continuing education programs to meet education and training needs of organization personnel.
- Assists with evaluation of organizational performance via performance improvement program, productivity, quarterly and annual reviews. Assures for the quality and safe delivery of hospice services provided through the Organization.
- Assist in the development of organizational goals. Develops, recommends, and administers Organizational policies and procedures.
- Assures compliance with all local, state and federal laws regarding licensure and certification of organizational personnel and, maintains compliance to the CHAP Home Care standards.
- Stays informed about changes in the field of nursing and hospice care; shares information with appropriate organization personnel.
- Promotes hospice 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.
- Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director/Administrator.
- Registered nurse in the State with current licensure to practice professional nursing the State.
- Associate’s degree in Nursing from an accredited program by the National League for Nursing.
- One – Three years of management experience in a hospice or related health care organization preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct professional and administrative personnel.
- Ability to market and deal tactfully with customers and the community.
- Must e a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with the state and/or Organization requirements and is in good working order.
- Has excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of business management, governmental regulations and CHAP standards.