• Hospice Clinical Manager

    Job Locations US-OH-Akron
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    Clinical Management
  • Overview

    The Clinical Director is responsible for the overall direction of Hospice clinical services.  The Clinical Director 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. Coordinates and oversees all direct and indirect patient services provided by clinical organization personnel.


    1. Provides guidance and counseling to coordinators and Clinical Supervisors to assist them in continually improving all aspects of hospice services, provided through organization personnel.


    1. Assists Clinical Supervisors in managing clinical teams and planning through the IDT meetings.


    1. Provides assistance with the IDT in coordinating assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient and family/caregiver care to all clinical personnel as indicated.


    1. Assists the Executive Director/Administrator in the preparation and administration of the organization’s budget.


    1. Interprets operational indicators to detect census changes and increases or decreases in volume, which could impact staffing levels, revenues or expenses.


    1. Evaluates performance of Coordinators.


    1. Assists Clinical Supervisors to develop skills and techniques in evaluating the performance of clinicians.


    1. Hires, evaluates, and terminates organizational personnel.


    1. Conducts clinical performance evaluations annually, or more frequently if indicated.


    1. Oversees the maintenance of patient clinical records, statistics, reports and records for purposes of evaluation and reporting of organization activities.


    1. Assures proper maintenance of clinical records in compliance with local, state and federal laws.


    1. Responsible for the maintenance of adequate and appropriate inventory supplies and equipment for the provision of patient services.


    1. Develops, implements and evaluates the hospice orientation program for new organization personnel.  Responsible for orientation of new organization personnel, either directly or by delegating to another staff member.


    1. Plans and implements inservices and continuing education programs to meet education and training needs of organization personnel.


    1. Assists with the evaluation of organization’s hospice performance via performance improvement program, productivity, quarterly and annual reviews. Assures for the quality and safe delivery of home health services provided through the organization.


    1. Assists in the development of organization goals.  Develops, recommends, and administers Organization policies and procedures.


    1. Assures compliance with all local, state and federal laws regarding licensure and certification of organization personnel and maintains compliance to the accreditation agency standards.


    1. Stays informed about changes in the field of nursing and home health care, shares information with appropriate organization personnel.


    1. Promotes hospice referrals in the health care community.


    1. In the absences of the Executive Director/Administrator, the Clinical Director will become the acting Executive Director/Administrator and will be vested with authority to act in behalf of the Executive Director/Administrator.


    1. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director/Administrator or CEO.







    Knowledge of State, Federal, Medicare and other governmental agency’s rules, regulations, and requirements relative to Hospice services. Strong leadership skills and interpersonal capabilities to foster interdepartmental collaboration and mutual goal attainment. Ability to set objectives, action plans and engage the workforce. Ability to market and deal tactfully with customers and the community.  Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills.


    Bachelor’s degree (or related experience) in Nursing from an accredited program by the National League for Nursing.  Master’s degree in health care preferred.  Three years management experience in a hospice or related health care organization.  Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct professional administrative personnel.  Ability to market and deal tactfully with customers and the community.  Has excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills.  Knowledge of business management, governmental regulations and accreditation standards.


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