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Director of Nursing DON

Company: LIFOD HOME HEALTH CARE LLC
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description JOB TITLE: Clinical Manager: Director of Clinical Services (DCS) Lifod Home Health Care LLC ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Administrator RISK OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS: C: no exposure JOB SUMMARY The Director of Clinical Services is a registered professional nurse who is approved by the Board of Directors at the recommendation of the Administrator to organize and direct the Agency's clinical service programs. QUALIFICATIONS Will hold a current license to practice professional nursing (RN) in MA. Prefer a BA degree. In lieu of a BA degree, two (2) years--- experience in a home care setting. Will have a minimum of two (2) years of nursing experience, one (1) of which has been in a supervisory or administrative role in a home health care setting. Must have a criminal background check RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Oversees the clinical management of the Agency---s clinical department Assist the Administrator in planning the overall development and administration of the Agency as set forth in the policies and procedures Participates in the development of administrative policies and procedures relating to the Agency Directs implementation of approved work methods and procedures that reflect elements essential to rendering high quality care Participates in the review/analysis/appraisal of the effectiveness of the total Agency program Utilizes the OBQI/OBQM data reports to quantify Agency---s homecare performance against the national norms. Recommends to the Administrator methodology to change outcomes and improve OBQI scores. Oversees the implementation and evaluation of patient care services Aggregates record review summaries Works closely with the recruiter in achieving satisfactory staffing leadership in promoting and maintaining standards for giving high quality care by all Assures that established QA committees maintain the goal of meetings Assists the Administrator in planning/conducting annual Agency requirements Assists the Administrator in collecting data for Annual Agency Evaluation/Annual report Recognizes leadership potential/offers opportunities for leadership training/development Manages the clinical departmental budget seeking supplementals prior to exceeding the budgetary requirement Evaluates own job performance and utilization of resources in planning for professional growth. Receives and acts to resolve complaints subject to the agency---s grievance procedure in the capacity of ---next higher level authority---. Apprises Administrator of potential legal risks Participates in employee termination process assuring documentation exists to support actions Ensures implementation of Agency continuing education program Projects a concerned, professional attitude and develops a positive rapport with all staff Establish mutual goal setting and achievement of standards Develops an open, positive rapport with community resources affiliated with the agency Maintain high visibility and availability while in the office Assists the Sales/Marketing department as requested Serves as a member of QA/Advisory/emergency Planning & other committees Participates in local organizations and activities related to home health care Participates in state and national organizations, meetings, seminars, workshops and activities Accommodates state/accreditation surveyor/staff during site visits Oversees assignment of the Primary case manager for patient admissions according to patient needs Other duties as assigned SPECIAL EQUIPMENT TO BE OPERATED Vehicle to do routine patient visits Basic Office equipment- computer, phone, copier, fax WORK ENVIRONMENT Indoor office setting Possible travel to patient residences/meetings ; will require transportation to get to various sites FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES Able to access patient---s homes that may not be handicap accessible Able to hear, speak, understand and communicate effectively in English, Bi-lingual speaker preffered PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS On a daily basis: walking, standing, sitting, reaching, use of telephone, use of computers & other office equipment, climbing stairs

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