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Director - Home Health, Hospice, and Public Health

St. Anthony Regional Hospital
Carroll

Job Description

SUMMARY Under Administrative direction, plans, develops, implements, supervises and evaluates agency services, finances, programs, staff and activities to ensure quality, safe and cost effective delivery of Home Health, Hospice and Public Health services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provides administrative leadership and assumes responsibility of overall direction of the Agency.

Develops, implements, and maintains written policies/procedures for Home Care, Hospice and Public Health.

Provides quarterly and annual reports for Hospital Board and Board of Health.

Ensures quality, safe delivery of services to clients/families and the community.

Maintains adequate staffing to meet the needs of the agency.

Interviews and hires qualified professional and paraprofessional staff.

Provides and promotes education of staff to ensure clinical competency and job satisfaction.

Works with Vice President of Patient Services, CFO and Controller for planning, preparation of annual budget and capital expenditure plan and functions within agreed upon budget.

Works closely with Controller and Business Office in coordinating billing procedures. Monitors billing, revenue and expenditures.

Promotes Home Health , Hospice, and Public Health Departments through public relations and marketing efforts.

Maintains client charts appropriately and ensures charting is done within time limits specified.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Provides health- related consultation and guidance to individuals, providers, staff, and community.

Uses skills to identify high-risk populations, and implements programs to improve/protect their health.

Assists in program planning for agency and the community groups to improve/expand service related to the Medicaid Program.

Provides training and technical assistance to improve quality of care and contributes to patient advocacy.

Must complete/meet education requirements for the Bioterrorism/Emergency Preparedness training. Must participate in Emergency Preparedness drills as assigned.

Completes all other duties as assigned.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Home Health, Hospice and Public Health units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Graduate of an approved school of nursing, BSN preferred or Diploma in nursing; or an Associate degree in nursing with BSN within three years of hire. Three years Home Health, Hospice, Public Health experience. Leadership experience preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, patients, families, regulatory agencies, or members of the community. Ability to effectively present information to management, the public and/or board of directors.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS

Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Iowa.

Current BCLS certification.

Must have reliable transportation, current, valid drivers license and show proof of adequate auto insurance coverage.

Knowledge and understanding of reimbursement from third party payers (i.e. Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, grants and Iowa Department of Public Health).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to blood-borne pathogens. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Employment Type

10/9/2019

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