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RN Clinical Manager for Hospice

Job Location: Norwalk, CT Submit Resume and Cover Letter

RN Clinical Manager for Hospice (752517)

Masonicare Home Health & Hospice - Norwalk, CT

Full Time/Exempt

The RN Clincial Manager for Hospice position is accountable for ongoing planning, organization, direction, evaluation and safe delivery of high-quality care to clients in accordance with agency Policies and Procedures, State and Federal Regulations.  The Clinical Manager for Hospice and Palliative Care Services provides oversight of all patient care services and personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Accepts and coordinates appropriate referrals to the agency.
  2. Oversees all patient care services and personnel.
  3. Oversight must include the following:
  4. Making patient and personnelassignments,

  5. Coordinating patient care,

  6. Coordinating referrals

  7. Assuring that patient needs are continually assessed, and

  8. Assuring the development, implementation, and updates of the individualized plan of care

  9. Responsible for the supervision, instruction, support and coaching of field staff in providing quality homecare services in an organized, cost efficient manner.

  10. Accountable for the management and supervision of field staff in the areas of time management and productivity.

  11. Coordinates inter-disciplinary team and individual case conferences.

  12. Utilizes decision support tools to monitor branch, identify trends, plan and implement; and prepare variance reports for Regional Director of Home Health and/or Corporate Director of Rehab and/or Hospice Director.

  13. Participates in Administrative on-call on a rotating basis

  14. Evaluates the performance of assigned staff in meeting productivity, quality standards and documentation standards

  15. Conducts in home supervisory visits with assigned staff. 

  16. Coordinates efforts with other members of the management team to ensure ongoing development and improvement of PSA and organization wide activities

  17. Maintains an open line of communication with all levels of staff

  18. Directs individual subordinates and groups to appropriate resources to resolve problems

  19. Communicates effectively and tactfully with clients, recognizing their age, cultural diversity, needs, abilities and physical condition.

  20. Can be depended upon to report to work on-time, use time off appropriately, and complete annual education and medical requirements.

  21. In conjunction with Human Resources, participates in staff recruitment, selection and discipline/termination of employment of staff not performing according to agency standards

  22. Identifies, develops and provides in-service/continuing education for the staff

  23. The Clinical Manager’s core responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    1. Coordination and management of all services rendered to patients and families by direct service staff under his/her supervision.
    2. Supervision of assigned personnel in the delivery of services to patients and families
    3. Direct evaluation of the clinical competence of assigned personnel and participation with appropriate supervisory staff in the evaluation of other direct service staff
    4. Participation in or development of all agency objectives, standards of care, policies and procedures affecting clinical services
    5. Participation in direct services staff recruitment, selection, orientation, and inservice education
    6. Participation in program planning, budgeting and evaluation activities related to the clinical services of the agency.
  24. Performs related and other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications: 

The Clinical Manager assigned to the Hospice Program must have:

  1. Demonstrated leadership ability and commitment to the provision of quality Care

  2. Knowledge of State Regulations, Medicare and Medicaid Guidelinesis desirable

  3. Maintains current Driver’s license and auto Insurance

  4. Provides care and services that demonstrate behaviors and the principles of person-centered care including affording people dignity, respect and compassion, offering coordinated care, support and treatment and care that is personalized.

Education:                 See Below      

Experience:               Current Connecticut Registered Nurse License; AND

  • A Master’s Degree from an NLN accredited School of Nursing or American Public Health Association with a minimum of one (1) year full-time clinical experience in a home health agency or related community health program, which included care of the sick at home; OR

  • A Baccalaureate Degree from an NLN accredited School of Nursing and a minimum of three (3) years of full-time clinical nursing experience with at least one (1) year in a home care agency or community health program which included care of the sick at home; OR

  • An RN who has been continuously employed in the position of supervisor of clinical services in a home health agency in this state since January 1, 1979; OR

  • A Diploma in nursing or an associates degree in nursing and a minimum of three (3) years of full time or full time equivalent clinical experience in nursing within the past five years, at least one (1) of which was in a home health agency or community health program which included care of the sick at home; and evidence of certification by the American Nurses’ Association as a community health nurse or completion of at least six credits received within two years in community health nursing theory or six credits in health care management from an accredited college or university program or school of nursing.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:          Current Connecticut Registered Nurse License          

Key Competencies:  

  1. Demonstrates organizational, written, and verbal skills

  2. Demonstrates competency with clinical assessment and treatment skills specific to Hospice within the supervisor’s scope of practice

  3. Demonstrated knowledge of Hospice concepts and philosophy

  4. Demonstrate competency with administrative skills, including personnel management and knowledge of state, federal and accrediting body regulations and licensure requirements.

  5. Provides clinical services that demonstrate competent clinical skills.

  6. Provides care and services that demonstrate behaviors and the principles of person-centered care including affording people dignity, respect and compassion, offering coordinated care, support and treatment and care that is personalized.

RN Clinical Manager for Hospice

Job ID: 7793641 Submit Resume and Cover Letter

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