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Home Care Director


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Title: Home Care Director

Facility: Holdrege, Nebraska

Reports To: Vice President of Clinical Operations

Status: Full-Time


Position Summary:

The Homecare Director provides overall management of clinical, regulatory, administrative, and financial direction of the department and assumes final responsibility for all activities and staff. Provides leadership and assistance in communication and direction of the overall functions of the home care and hospice service lines and serves as a member of the director level leadership team. The Director promotes the philosophy, goals, and objectives of ruralMED Management Resources.


Job Duties:

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

  1.  Adheres to the ruralMED mission, vision, and values.
  2. Responsible for all aspects of the operation of the agency.
  3. Initiates the development and implementation of policies and procedures that govern the organization.
  4. Provides direction in planning, decision making and policy formulation at management meetings.
  5. Conducts regular staff meetings.
  6. Directs continuing education and in-service programs.
  7. Organization of workload so that all functions are completed appropriately.
  8. Effectively and consistently communicates administrative directives to staff and encourages interactive meetings and discussions.
  9. Works with CFO and VP of clinical operation to plan, develop, implement and control the annual budget for the organization.
  10. Supervises the business affairs of the agency to ensure that funds are collected and expended to the best possible advantage.
  11. Presents to the Executive Team, Board of Directors and/or its committees, periodic reports reflecting the services and financial activities of the agency.
  12. Ensures that the agency maintains accreditation, licensing, and quality patient care through the establishment of performance improvement monitory programs and standards.
  13. Reviews operating results of the department, compares them to established objectives and takes steps to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to correct unsatisfactory results.
  14. Ensures team treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.
  15. Demonstrates competency annually in assigned areas of work.
  16. Participates in the director leadership team and other committees as assigned.
  17. Always maintain employee and patient confidentiality.
  18. Other duties as assigned by the VP of clinical operations or CEO.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Directly responsible to the Vice President of Clinical Operations
  2. 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.
  3. Works with human resources to select, employ, manage, and discharge staff and develop and maintain staff policies and practices for the agency.

 

Security/Access:

  • Will have access to primary work location 24 hours a day.
  • Will have access to confidential information abiding by the organizations privacy policies and regulations concerning this information.

 

Equipment Used:

  • General office equipment to include:
    • fax, copier, computer, printer, etc…
  • Telephone

 

Patient Age Groups Served:

  • All Ages.

 

Physical Demands:

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.

Physical Activity: Not Applicable
- Climbing

Physical Activity: Occasionally (0-35% of the day)
- Lifting (floor to waist level) - 100 lbs
- Lifting (waist level and above) - 100 lbs
- Lifting (shoulder level and above) - 100 lbs
- Push/pull - 100 lbs
- Twisting
- Bending
- Reaching forward
- Reaching overhead
- Squat/kneel/crawl
- Pinching/fine motor activities
- Taste
- Smell

Physical Activity: Frequent (35-66% of the day)
- Sitting
- Standing
- Walking
- Driving
- Lifting (floor to waist level) - 40lbs
- Lifting (waist level and above) - 40lbs
- Lifting (shoulder level and above) - 40lbs
- Carrying objects
- Push/pull - 40 lbs
- Wrist position deviation

Physical Activity: Continuous (67-100% of the day)
- Lifting (floor to waist level) - 10 lbs
- Lifting (waist level and above) - 10lbs
- Lifting (shoulder level and above) - 10lbs
- Push/pull - 10 lbs
- Keyboard use/repetitive motion
- Talk

Sensory Requirements:
- Near Vision - Accurate 20/40
- Far Vision - Accurate 20/40
- Color Discrimination - Yes
- Depth Perception - Accurate
- Hearing - Accurate

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.

Environment Requirements: Occupational Exposure Risk Potential
- Bloodborne Pathogens - Reasonably Anticipated
- Chemical - REasonably Anticipated
- Extreme Temperatures - Reasonably Anticipated
- Airborne Communicable Disease - Reasonably Anticipated
- Radiation - Not anticipated
- Uneven Surfaces or Elevations - Not anticipated
- Extreme Noise Levels - Not anticipated
- Dust/Particulate Matter - Reasonably Anticipated
- Other - Pet Exposure - Reasonably Anticipated

Shift Requirements:
- Usual workday hours - 8 hours
- Reliable, punctual attendance for assigned shifts - Yes
- Available to work overtime - yes
- Telecommuting available - No


Required Education:

• Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Associates degree and/or diploma from an accredited school of nursing.
• Home Health, Hospice and Health Care Leadership Preferred


Licenses/Certifications Required:

  • Current Registered Nurse license from the State of Nebraska

  • Current BLS/CPR certification

  • Current and valid drivers’ license with an acceptable driving record

  • Current and valid insurance coverage within the legal business limits.