At Grace Hospice, our mission is for each employee to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs quantity of days, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing.
Our program ensures that our patients will spend the final days of their journey in comfort and with dignity. If you are caring, compassionate, and have a true desire to help others, becoming a member of the Grace Hospice team may be the perfect opportunity for you.
Some of the benefits and advantages of working with Grace Hospice Include:
Grace Hospice is CHAP accredited and we are Members of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
We invest in our employees' career development and growth.
Comprehensive orientation programs for new hires
Leadership Academy meetings held off-site regularly for continuous development of our site leadership team members (Office Manager, CS, DCS, and Administrator).
Grace offers advancement opportunities.
Grace Hospice has 27 locations across the U.S. and we are growing! This growth creates additional advancement opportunities for strong performers.
We provide an innovative healthcare environment offering a clinical ladder.
Grace is founded firmly on five pillars of excellence: People, Service, Quality, Finance, and Growth.
Our environment offers collaboration and provides tools and programs to enhance our team's ability to provide excellent care.
Our point-of-care system is state of the art: HomeCare HomeBase.
Employees have access to referring physicians and other professional resources on a daily basis.
Inter-disciplinary Team conferences are held regularly to discuss and optimize patient care.
Our 'Meaningful Memories' program is in development to provide exceptional patient experiences.
The Administrator is a qualified person appointed by the Board of Directors (Governing Body) to administer, direct, and coordinate all the activities of the Agency in compliance with governing regulations. The responsibility for administration and management of the home health services program shall be vested in the individual whose qualifications, authority, and duties shall be defined in this written statement approved by the Governing Body.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Implementing and supervising the administrative policies of the agency and administratively supervising the provision of all services
Maintaining an on-going liaison with the IDG Committee, the Governing Body, and the Agency staff
Coordinating service components to be provided by contractual agreement and ensuring hiring of qualified personnel
Planning overall development of the Hospice Agency as set forth in the Conditions of Participation under the direction of the Governing Body
Being familiar with State and Federal Regulations and arranging for Agency compliance with the same
Being responsible for familiarizing employees with State, Federal Regulations and having copies of the regulations available for their use
Being responsible for the completion, keeping, and submission of such reports and records as required by State, Federal Regulatory Agencies
Directing installation of improved work methods and procedures to ensure achievement of objectives of the program
Reviewing and evaluating existing policies and procedures on a timely basis. Directs revision of same when appropriate and presents to Governing Body at annual meeting for approval
Developing standards and methods of measurement of Agency activities, e.g., as in the agency's annual program evaluation
Oversees annual program evaluation and assists with implementation of suggestions from this evaluation
Initiating preparation of yearly budget for control of expenditures
Arranging for an effective budgeting and accounting system
Meeting with Directors (supervisors) as indicated to solve administrative problems and coordinate and review activities of the Agency
Determining organizational lines of authority and fixed areas of responsibility (Maintains a current organizational chart to show lines of authority to the patient level.)
Recommending rules governing conduct while on duty, working hours, and salary or per visit rates
Developing cooperative relationships with other agencies for exchange of information and services with community agencies to develop understanding of the program. Contracting local, state, and national associations and participates in meetings and conventions
Authorizing purchase of supplies and equipment
In writing, designated appoints a qualified coordinator or supervising nurse of services
Coordinates annual IDG Committee and Governing Body meetings, as well as assures quarterly UR/QI (Performance Improvement) Committee meetings are held
Maintaining an office facility for the Agency, which is large enough for efficient staff, work, adequately equipped, and provides a safe working environment
To supervise and evaluate client satisfaction survey reports on all clients served
Be available in person or by telephone during the agency's operating hours
Ensure that the documentation of services provided is accurate and timely manner
Employ or contract with qualified personnel
Ensure adequate staff education and evaluations
Ensure the accuracy of public information materials and activities
Other duties as needed
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
Is a licensed Physician, or a Registered Nurse, or has a Bachelor's degree (preferably in Health Care Administration)
Training and experience in health service administration and at least two (2) years of administrative or supervisory experience in home health care or related health program (hospital, nursing facility, or hospice, etc.)
The Administrator shall not have been employed in the last one year as an Administrator with another agency at the time the agency was cited with violations of the statute or this chapter, which resulted in enforcement action taken against the agency. For purposes of this clause only, the term "enforcement action" means license revocation, suspension, emergency suspension, or denial of a license or injunction action but does include administrative or civil penalties. If the department prevails in one enforcement action against the agency but also proceeds with another enforcement action based on some or all of the same violations, but the department does not prevail in the second action, the prohibition in this clause does not apply
The Administrator shall not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor per federal guidelines
The Administrator may also be the Coordinating Nurse (supervising nurse) if the Coordinating Nurse meets the qualifications of an Administrator