Director Of Clinical Services - Facility Based Division (Ltach)

LHC - Icims Lafayette , LA 70508

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

The Director of Clinical Services is responsible for ensuring consistency in the standard of practice and facilitates delivery of high quality care and unparalleled service across the clinical settings. The Director of Clinical Services participates in decision making, policy determination, and the planning and operations of the facility based division. This position has the authority and responsibility for establishing and enforcing standards of patient care, patient care policies and procedures, and standards of nursing practice. This person also supervises and assists with resource management functions of the facilities and delivery of all clinical services.

Overview

The Director of Clinical Services is responsible for ensuring consistency in the standard of practice and facilitates delivery of high quality care and unparalleled service across the clinical settings. The Director of Clinical Services participates in decision making, policy determination, and the planning and operations of the facility based division. This position has the authority and responsibility for establishing and enforcing standards of patient care, patient care policies and procedures, and standards of nursing practice. This person also supervises and assists with resource management functions of the facilities and delivery of all clinical services.

Additional Details

  • Serves as a liaison, resource for Infection Control/Employee Health issues to ensure Infection Control/Employee Health/ Programs are implemented and managed appropriately.

  • Assess practices and policies for infection control and employee health, ensuring compliance to current CDC guidelines.

  • Collaborates with other disciplines, as appropriate, in the development of all policies and procedures as evidenced by seeking input and recommendations from department managers, medical staff, and legal counsel as necessary.

  • Maintains compliance with the State Nurse Practice Act, OSHA guidelines, Medicare Conditions of Participation, Hospital Licensing Standards, and other regulatory bodies as applicable.

  • Ensures clinical policies and procedures, processes, and documentation tools are in compliance with regulations and standards of practice, and ensures review of policies, procedures, and forms occurs on an annual basis.

  • Ensures uniform delivery of clinical services provided throughout LHC Group facility based division.

  • Ensures appropriate direction, management, and leadership of all clinical service as evidenced by review of each hospital's performance improvement/quality assessment/safety risk/infection control reports on a quarterly basis.

  • Ensures framework for clinical orientation and competencies are available for hospital leadership to utilize with their clinical staff on hire and on an annual basis.

  • Ensures systems are in place to promote the integration of services to support the patients continuum of care as evidenced by assuring adequate education on resource management and discharge planning process as needed with new case managers.

  • Evaluates clinical services to ensure quality of patient care and to mobilize resources and intervene as necessary to achieve expected goals and desired clinical outcomes on a daily basis.

  • Recommend, support, and participate in educational services, programs of education and training, including orientation of new employees. Encourage and facilitate the professional advancement of employees by affording opportunities for further education and experience as needed.

  • Maintains effective communication and working relationships with Administration, Board of Directors, Medical Staff,

  • Department Managers, and other personnel of LHC Group Facility Based Division through phone, email, and in person meetings on a constant basis.

  • Works closely with other LHC departments to identify opportunities for improvement and mitigate compliance and risk issues.

  • Guides the interpretation and use of patient/family perception of care data, assisting in the development of initiatives to improve quality of care.

  • Monitors incident reports for potential patient care related risk and opportunities for improvement, and assist facilities with root cause analysis and incident investigation, when warranted.

  • Supervises the training of new managers in clinical and case management.

  • Ensures survey readiness assessments are performed at each facility at least annually and oversees corrective action plan to ensure continued survey readiness.

  • Oversees survey readiness, intra-cycle and post survey required activities, including correction action plan development and monitoring, in collaboration with the facility.

  • Performs other assigned duties timely and adequately.

QualificationsEducation Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing as a Registered Nurse

  • Bachelor's Degree

Education Desired

  • Master's preferred

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in nursing management in acute care hospitals or long-term acute care hospitals.

License Desired

  • Current registered nurse license

Skill Requirements

  • Able to demonstrate leadership and managerial ability, able to develop good interpersonal relationships and to utilize sound administrative principles.

  • Understanding of CMS Conditions of Participation and all applicable regulatory and practice standards for hospitals.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft office, Excel, and data analytics.

  • Goal-oriented and ability to affect change.

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Director Of Clinical Services - Facility Based Division (Ltach)

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