Brookdale Senior Living

  • Director, Hospice - Overland Park, KS

    Job Locations US-KS-Overland Park | US-MO-Independence | US-KS-Kansas City
    Category
    Healthcare
    Requisition Post Information* : External Company URL
    https://www.brookdale.com/en.html
    ID
    2019-26964
    Location : Name
    HOSP Kansas City (KS)
    Location : Address
    5401 College Blvd
    Location : Location
    US-KS-Overland Park
  • Overview

    Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.

     

    Contact Colette Judd, Senior Recruiter at 615-416-0764 or cjudd@brookdale.com.

    Responsibilities

    Responsible for the overall direction of the hospice services. Responsible for the delegation and coordination of hospice personnel evaluations. Establishes standards of care to comply with federal and state regulations and guide-lines. Establishes, implements and evaluates goals and objectives for hospice services that meet and promote the standards of quality and contribute to the total organization and philosophy.

    1. Establishes standards of care to comply with federal and state regulations and guidelines.
    2. Establishes implements and evaluates goals and objectives for hospice services that meet and promote the standards of quality and contribute to the total organization and philosophy.
    3. Ensures organizational compliance with legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements.
    4. Monitors business operations to ensure financial stability.
    5. Evaluates hospice services and personnel using measurable outcomes and objectives.
    6. Manages and resolves conflict and complaints.
    7. Establishes and maintains effective channels of communication including integration or technology, as applicable.
    8. Ensures hospice personnel stay current with clinical information and practices.
    9. Develops staff to include completing orientation, in-service, continuing education, competency testing and quality assessment performance improvement.
    10. Ensures that interdisciplinary care is provided, supportive services are available to personnel, and that appropriate service policies and procedures are developed and implemented to accomplish identified outcomes.
    11. Directs staff in performance of their duties including admission, discharge, transfer, revocation, and provision of service to patients.
    12. Ensures appropriate staff supervision during all service hours.
    13. Monitors service utilization to ensure delivery of comprehensive care.
    14. Ensures services provided by other agencies are authorized by hospice.
    15. Ensures collaboration with agencies and vendors for effective management of services, and standards of ethical business and clinical practice are maintained.

    This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience
    A Bachelor's Degree in a health care related field preferred. Three to five years experience in health care management.

     

    Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
    If a licensed healthcare provider, must be licensed in the state(s) where he/she will be providing services. Meet all additional requirements for hire including state specific requirements.

     

    Management/Decision Making
    Uses strong analytic skills and an in-depth understanding of the organization and the business in order to handle arising problems and issues. Solves diverse problems using solid analytical skills where limited precedents/ guidelines exist.

     

    Knowledge and Skills
    Has an advanced knowledge of the organization, industry, and a functional discipline. Extensive understanding of technical areas gained through experience and used to complete and/or oversee assignments. Understands hospice care and the services provided to patient and family/caregiver through an interdisciplinary group. Possesses the ability to gain knowledge of Medicare Hospice Certification. Demonstrates an ability to supervise and direct professional and administrative personnel. Ability to deal tactfully with the community.

     

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions

    • Standing
    • Walking
    • Sitting
    • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Climb or balance
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl
    • Talk or hear
    • Taste or smell
    • Ability to lift:  up to 50 pounds
    • Vision
    • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
    • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage
    • On-Call on an as needed basis
    • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
    • Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents
    • Exposure to latex
    • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
    • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
    • Requires Travel:  Occasionally

    Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

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