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DIRECTOR OF NURSING - First Choice Hospice

Jet Health
Boise, ID
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


We are looking for a Director of Nursing to join our team. The Director of Nursing is a licensed physician, physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, social worker, or a registered nurse who provides oversight of all patient care services and personnel. Ensures quality of patient care in the home. Coordinates care with the interdisciplinary team, patient, family and referring agency. May also be called Director of Nurses, Supervising Nurse, Director of Clinical Services, Director of Professional Services, or a similar title.



Job Qualifications:

Education: Graduate from an accredited college/university with a degree in the discipline of the professional license held.

Licensure: Active, state license as a physician, physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist,

audiologist, social worker, or a registered nurse. Current driver’s license.

Experience: One year of experience in home health care preferred. Management experience preferred.

Skills: Clinical skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to

communicate effectively. Demonstrates proven decision-making skills. If required to make visits, proof of current

CPR certification.

Transportation: Reliable transportation and valid auto liability insurance.

Environmental and Working Conditions:

Performs duties in an office environment. If required to make patient visits, may work in patients’ homes in various conditions.

Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and infectious diseases; ability to work a flexible schedule; ability to travel locally; some

exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency calls. Must be available at all times either in person or via telecommunications.

Physical and Mental Effort:

Prolonged sitting required, with the ability to operate office equipment which may include heavy lifting, bending, and standing.

Requires the ability to handle stressful situations in a calm and courteous manner at all times. If required to make patient visits,

prolonged standing and walking required, with ability to lift up to 50 pounds and move patients. Requires working under some

stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs, and to make quick decisions and resource acquisition.

Essential Functions:

· Makes patient and personnel assignments.

· Coordinates patient care.

· Ensures communication with all physicians involved in a patient’s plan of care and other healthcare practitioners.

· Integrates orders from all relevant physicians involved into the plan of care and ensures the orders are approved by the responsible physician.

· Coordinates and integrates care provided by agency staff, including contractual providers.

· Coordinates referrals.

· Assures that patient needs are continually assessed. Assures reassessment of the patient’s needs is performed by the appropriate healthcare professional when there is a significant health status change in the patient’s condition, at the physician’s request, and after hospital discharge.

· Assures the development, implementation, and updates of the individualized plan of care in partnership with the patient, representative (if any), and caregiver(s).

· Ensures provision of services as ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care, including patient and caregiver education and patient, caregiver, and family counseling.

· Prepares clinical notes as appropriate.

· Assumes responsibility for continuity, quality, and safety of services delivered in compliance with state and federal regulations.

· Participates in activities relevant to professional services including development of qualifications and assignment of Agency personnel.

· Participates in Agency-sponsored in-service training.

· Recommends resources needed to provide care.

· Collaborates on development and implementation of policies and procedures which guide and support the provision of care.

· Collaborates with Agency leadership and appropriate staff to develop the organizational plan as it pertains to patient care.

· Monitors and participates in the QAPI Program and assures appropriate corrective measures are performed.

· Promotes compliance with all fiscal intermediary and/or other third-party payors, through education, coaching, and other assistance, as necessary.

· Monitors systems and identifies problem areas to Administrator both verbally and through written reports.

· Meets mandatory continuing education requirements of the Agency and licensing board.

· Promotes and educates regarding the concepts of infection control and standard precautions in coordinating or performing patient care activities to prevent contamination and transmission of disease.

· Uses effective interpersonal relations and communication skills; facilitates the use of these skills by other team members to achieve desirable outcomes.

· Ensures the care offered by the Agency, including any branches, is consistently available to all patients.

Jet Health


12400 W. Overland Rd

Boise, ID
83709 USA