Director Of Home Health

Lifespace Communities Lombard , IL 60148

Posted 2 months ago

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The Director of Home Health is a registered nurse who is appointed to serve as agency manager for home care and home nursing license in two of our CCRC communities. The Director of Home Health is responsible for the development and oversight of processes to verify that skilled nursing and personal care services are provided to agency residents by agency and contract personnel as ordered by the attending physician and identified on the plan of care. Performs chart reviews and reviews documentation of licensed nurses and non-licensed caregivers to ensure care and services are documented in accordance with resident visits, accreditation standards and state regulations.

A few other details about the role:

  • Ensure resident satisfaction levels are achieved through quality and hospitality initiatives.

  • Market home health services to residents.

  • Review resident referral information and respond to home care service requests and inquiries.

  • Promote home care and wellness programs by conducting resident clinics and sponsoring resident trainings.

  • Direct resident care, conduct resident assessments and develop plan of care, collaborate with physicians and other health care professionals in implementing and maintaining plan of care, assist with medication administration and treatments.

  • Evaluate as needed the physical, emotional and social needs of residents.

  • Monitor resident for changes in condition, medication & nutritional needs and update care plan, physician and family as necessary.

  • Responsible for oversight of all agency team members including hiring, supervising, training, performance management and corrective action.

  • Review chart documentation and service agreements to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations; maintains knowledge of and follows all company policies and procedures.

  • Policy development and monitoring.

  • Team member engagement, relations, recognition and retention.

  • Budget preparation and forecasting including capital expenditures, cost control, inventory and variance reporting.

  • Coordinate with departments to ensure services are provided, maintain list of hospitalized residents to confirm that services continue upon discharge.

  • Provide leadership and vision by developing long range and annual plans meeting Lifespace and community strategic plans.

  • Implement, evaluate and report on progress of plans.

  • Ensure nursing services are provided according to the resident's plan of care with home health access available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

  • Develop and maintain an on call coverage system for nursing and resident care services that provides coverage on evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Participate in the home health advisory committee and development of administrative and resident care policies and procedures relating to the agency.

  • Direct implementation of approved work methods and procedures that reflect elements essential to rendering high quality care.

  • Participate in the review, analysis, and appraisal of the effectiveness of the total agency program.

  • Ensure the accuracy of public information materials and activities.

  • Ensure appropriate competency assessments and evaluations are completed on agency personnel as required by accreditation standards and state regulations.

  • Establish staffing patterns, which reflect the quality and quantity of various personnel necessary to plan, provide, and supervise the care rendered to resident s and families.

  • Establish methods for coordination of care by all disciplines.

  • Ensure in home supervisory visits of non-licensed personnel and LPN in accordance with standards, regulations and/or policies.

  • Assist agency administrator with the development and implementation of the agency wide performance improvement program and assists the administrator with the annual evaluation of the total agency program

And here's what you need to apply:

  • Licensed Practical or Registered Nurse, as required by the state.

  • Two years of experience with private duty home care supervisory experience

  • Three years of experience as a nurse with two years administrative/supervisory experience in home health or community health.

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree in nursing or related field, highly preferred.

  • Completion of a master's degree program in nursing, including public health and/or administrative studies preferred.

  • Public Health Nursing certification, if required.

  • Experience leading a team is preferred.

  • Possess a thorough knowledge of the federal, state and local laws, regulations, and guidelines for resident services, including HIPAA and resident rights.

  • Possess thorough knowledge of care planning, and documentation processes.

  • Proficient in computer use, including internet, word and excel.

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to read, write and speak English sufficient to perform job duties and to interact and communicate with residents, vendors and team members.

Lifespace has enjoyed over 40 years of success and this is just the beginning. With new opportunities, continued growth, and the support from your Lifespace family get ready to ignite your life and experience Living Lifespace.


Lifespace Communities headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, is one of the nation's largest senior living provider of non-profit retirement communities. The organization has annual revenue of over $340 million and employs over 3,800 team members. Lifespace Communities is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Lifespace has remained true to its founding ideal: to help create exceptional, financially sound communities where people could enjoy a more rewarding and secure retirement. The organization is committed to excellence and innovation in creating communities that celebrate the lives of seniors. Lifespace serves over 5,100 residents.

The Lifespace Communities are as follows:

  • Abbey Delray
  • Delray Beach, Florida
  • Abbey Delray South
  • Delray Beach, Florida
  • Beacon Hill
  • Lombard, Illinois
  • Claridge Court
  • Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Deerfield Retirement Community
  • Urbandale, Iowa
  • Edgemere
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Friendship Village Of Bloomington
  • Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Friendship Village Of South Hills
  • Upper St. Claire, Pennsylvania
  • Grand Lodge At The Preserve
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Harbour's Edge
  • Delray Beach, Florida
  • Oak Trace
  • Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Querencia at Barton Creek
  • Austin, Texas
  • The Stayton
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Village On The Green
  • Longwood, Florida
  • The Waterford
  • Juno Beach, Florida

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