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Thank you for your interest in employment at HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa.  Our organization prides itself on employing qualified, caring professionals who are dedicated to our mission of “promoting dignity, independence and quality of life for all through education, compassion and effective community-based care.”  

Why choose a career with HCI Care Services & VNS of Iowa?

  • We have been voted Top Work Place by our employees, as reported by the Des Moines Register
  • We have been recognized with a Better Business Bureau Integrity Award for commitment to ethics and integrity in the workplace 
  • Our organization is financially sound and continues to grow
  • We pay competitive salaries and offer a full range of employment benefits
  • We encourage and assist employees in continuing their education
  • Our employees have input into the direction of our organization
  • You can build a career with us!

Hospice Team Director

Department: Hospice Care
Location: Centerville, IA

Purpose:
Directs all operations within assigned territory or facility, either directly or through subordinates, based on patient Ėdriven census modeling. Directly responsible for reputation, financials, compliance, strategic planning, employee-engagement and development and partnering with corporate initiatives.

Team-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Oversees provision of services, intervening as necessary to provide on a consistent basis, high quality end of life care.
  • Oversees provision of services to ensure best use of organizational resources.
  • Assists in developing and implementing patient and family care initiatives including but not limited to clinical policy and practice and patient and family care documentation.
  • Maintains professional standards of all disciplines and stays current in regards to clinical best practices.
  • Follows the organizationís policies and practices including but not limited to confidentiality, clinical policy and practice, patient and family care documentation, standards of care, human resource, financial and information management.
  • Markets the Iowa services for the organization. Identifies and contacts current and potential referral sources. Establishes appropriate professional and public relationships that will encourage and develop short-term and long-term referral sources.

Core Leadership Responsibilities:

Quality of Service

  • Assists in developing and implementing process initiatives including, but not limited to, all patient and family care initiatives, discipline-specific focus and other compliance reporting.
  • With a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement, reviews programs and initiates quality improvement review and intervention; guides staff, volunteers and contractors through change and manages transition.
  • Works with executive leader to comply with state, federal and local laws and regulations pertaining to end-of-life services. Assures compliance with a continuous improvement to organizational and internal control standards. Maintains professional standards of discipline and follows policies and procedures.
  • Works with executive leader to develop, document and maintain patient and family care policies, procedures and processes.
  • Provides at least an annual interdisciplinary team report to the executive team, board of directors and foundation board of trustees.

Management of People

  • Supervises staff, volunteers and contractors providing services. Hires, develops, coaches and retains competent staff by establishing and maintaining a professional work environment. 
  • Accounts for competency of staff and conducts timely employee performance developmental reviews, and satisfactory employee opinion survey scores.

Management of Resources

  • Prudently manages financial resources of the organization by monitoring team expenses, OT reports, productivity reports and analyzing other reports for trends. Ensures stewardship of financial resources of the team and the organization by providing support to other teams as related to the assigned team. 
  • Plans, implements and monitors the assigned team budget. Routinely applies not-for-profit stewardship practices.

Mission-Focused

  • Values learning. Engages in opportunities for learning and self-development. Facilitates learning and growth in others.
  • Represents the organization in a professional manner by demonstrating its values at all times.

Leadership

  • Demonstrates leadership on a consistent basis. Participates in community and professional activities as well as continuous quality improvement and operations committees. Demonstrates ability to positively influence people, activities, and factors.
  • Works with executive leader to create, implement, and evaluate the organization's strategic plan. Develops and implements the billing team projects and strategic plan. Establishes clear and creative goals for team and staff that support the mission of the organization.
  • Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job with integrity and in an ethical manner.
  • Supports and promotes a culture of compliance and ethical business conduct.
  • Complies with and cooperates fully in all components of the organization's corporate compliance program.
  • Acts in accordance with and adheres to all applicable regulatory and legal guidelines.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed RN, or Bachelorís Degree in a recognized discipline of the IDG meeting, i.e., RN, SW, SCC, BC, or Masterís degree in nursing, social work, counseling, health care administration, public administration, business
  • At least 1 year in a leadership position
  • Knowledge of professional principles and practices for patient care disciplines dealing with end-of-life care
  • Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid conditions of participation and standards for hospice and other health care entities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current leadership and supervisory principles and practices with strong human relation skills; Experience working in a team setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of continuous quality improvement environments and techniques
  • Ability to develop and maintain business relationships including good public contact and group presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities in an organized manner, make timely decisions and exercise sound independent judgment
  • Ability to evaluate people and provide an environment that motivates others
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills with individuals and groups
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems/issues and confront them; Effectively employ negotiation, conflict management and quality improvement skills to resolve issues
  • Strong keyboarding and computer skills and the ability to learn work-related software
  • Current driver's license and auto liability insurance
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical, drug screen, 2-step TB test and background check

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be required to perform other duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization.

HCI Care Services and VNS of Iowa is an equal opportunity employer. Employment practices are implemented without regard to race, creed, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, genetic information or on the basis of age or physical or mental disability unrelated to ability to perform the work required.

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