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Director of Nursing Care Services - NH, ALF and Home

Gulfside Healthcare Services
Land O' Lakes, FL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
JOB TITLE:           Director of Nursing Care Services – NH, ALF and Home   DEPARTMENT:   Clinical Services  DIVISION:            Gulfside Hospice               REPORTS TO:      Chief Operating Officer & Sr. VP of Business Development 

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer & Sr. VP of Business Development, the Director of Nursing Care Services is accountable for planning, directing, and evaluating activities of Nursing provision of care.  Oversees implementation of the department’s philosophy and goals, standards for clinical practice and the management and development of Nursing / CNA personnel.  Provides leadership and direction in all nursing matters to assure maximum quality care for patients and families.  Responsible for providing clinical compliance support to ensure adherence to federal, state and local regulatory requirements.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:  Any combination of education and experience that would provide required skills and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to: •        Possession of a degree from a diploma nursing program and/or two (2) year program of bachelor’s degree in nursing. 
•        Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Florida. •        Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in hospice nursing care. •        Hospice and Palliative Nursing Certification preferred. •        Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in advance administrative work, including supervisory, budget, and program development/operation with particular focus on shelled nursing and ALF collaboration for patient care.•        Current State of Florida driver’s license.

: •        Participate in detailed review of processes related to mandated hospice regulatory compliance. •        Responsible for performing a wide variety of activities pertaining to assuring compliance with operating procedures and regulatory requirements for Nursing / Patient Care. •        Participate in departmental and/or corporate quality initiatives. •        Maintain a working knowledge of current and proposed laws, regulations, and guidelines. •        Support the management of internal and external compliance monitoring of Gulfside Hospice operations. •        Provide guidance to GHPPC staff regarding regulatory compliance and internal policies and procedures. •        Review and provide feedback on clinical protocols.NURSING DEPARTMENT: •        Establish guidelines for department operation/evaluation; prepare written policies and procedures for departmental operation and management purposes. •        Formulate and disseminate the clinical mission, philosophy, and objectives. •        Responsible for daily management and operation of the Nursing Care Services department. •        Monitor census/nursing acuity levels (nurse/patient ratio) on an ongoing basis with the appropriate management and supervisory personnel, to assure quality patient care and proper utilization of staff.  •        Act as a resource person for reimbursement and patient care issues; evaluate all discharge/disputes with patients/families regarding Hospice care.  Keep Chief Operating Officer informed of possible liability. •        Participate in community relations and seminars in the medical community (and community at large) to raise public consciousness of Hospice. FINANCE: •        Monitor/manage Nursing Care Services department budget and designations of funds. •        Determine and communicate resources needed for the Clinical Services department to carry out its functions. •        Assist in identifying anticipated additional staffing positions for new fiscal year based on census and staffing rations for budgeting purposes. •        Daily monitoring of expenditure logs corresponding with the Nursing Care Services department. •        Through tracking tools, working with vendors, and monitoring trends, identify cost saving areas and implement process to decrease expenditures. ADMINISTRATIVE: •        Collaborate with the administrative staff, other department personnel and representatives of allied groups in planning services for patients. •        Establish and maintain an effective system of records and reports. •        Maintain good working relationship and frequent liaison with other department directors. Communicate regularly with the Chief Operating Officer and give input on all matters related to Nursing Care Services. •        Hold regular meetings with Nursing Care Services department managers individually and collectively. •        Encourage a collaborative model of patient care by providing opportunity for clinical personnel to plan with the other disciplines for the total needs of patients. •        Attend to patient/family complaints unresolved at lower levels. •        Support the development, revision, harmonization, and implementation of GHS Operating Procedures.
STAFF SERVICES: •        Responsible for overseeing the screening, selection, evaluation, promotion, disciplinary actions, and termination of Clinical Services department staff according to performance standards with designated supervisory personnel.  Coordinate and delegate authority as necessary. •        Maintain and develop quality staff by supervision, training, evaluation, and support of clinical mid-management staff, Clinical Care Managers (CCM). •        Supervise and develop Clinical Care Managers. •        Develop a mechanism for nursing staff to give input into clinical administration decisions. Participate in the assessment of learning needs and provide opportunities for staff development 


Gulfside Healthcare Services


Land O' Lakes, FL
34639 USA



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