This role is a vital member of the leadership team and is responsible for the following:
Accountable for the supervision of social workers, chaplains and other clinical staff assigned. Ensures that staff competencies are completed as required by regulation and that assigned staff adhere to agency standards. Initiates performance improvement plan with staff not meeting these standards.
Administers and directs all day-to-day operations of the assigned team. Ensures social services provided to patients meet Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP’s), NHPCO guidelines, BHS Policies and Procedures. Promotes evidence based quality of care standards.
Assumes accountability for, and oversight of patient care in collaboration with the RN Clinical Manager, Medical Director and hospice physicians.
Provides leadership to ensure appropriate interdisciplinary communication, collaborative work relationships and a customer-oriented environment responsive to the needs of all external/internal customers.
Establishes and ensures a safe work environment for staff to prevent injuries from occurring or recurring. Ensures safe practices in delivery of care to patients and adherence to agency standards for work performance and productivity.
Ensures that services provided are fiscally responsible and within the standards set by the agency and regulatory bodies.
Using data and analysis, collaborates with an interdisciplinary team for strategic planning, improving outcomes and fiscal health of the agency.
Contributes to the agency’s marketing efforts, recognizing new opportunities and ventures as they arise, assuring viability and growth of the agency.
Takes an active role in collaborating with staff on all patients from referral to discharge via IDT conference every 2 weeks and as needed.
Assists staff in their professional and career development and clinical leadership through mentoring and coaching.
Independently pursues professional and career development opportunities to keep abreast of changes and trends within the hospice field.
Establishes, coordinates and chairs team meetings for the purpose of education, clinical operations communication and interdisciplinary care conferences.
Participates in the Administrator On-Call rotation.
Serves as assigned on agency-wide initiatives and/or committees
Participates in QAPI activities and outreach
Contributes to communication, positive work environment, and team effort
Assumes other responsibilities assigned by the Executive Director
Commitment to serving the needs of the terminally ill
MSW required; LCSW preferred
Minimum 5 years experience, emphasizing case management; hospice or other medical social work experience preferred
Program development experience
Moderate-advanced level functioning in current Windows and Microsoft Office applications and the ability to learn to use medical software at a professional level
Flexibility, independence, and demonstrated superior skills working with patients, families, and professional colleagues
Additional Salary Information: Salary is dependent upon experience.
Benton Hospice Service, Inc. is an independent non-profit hospice providing medical and supportive care for terminally ill patients and their families in Linn and Benton counties and adjacent areas. Benton Hospice Service is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or an...y other classification protected by law.Benton Hospice Service is committed to a work environment characterized by dignity, courtesy and respect. Many hospice employees derive great satisfaction from the work they do, knowing they are making a difference in people's lives. Benton Hospice Service recognizes and appreciates the substantial contribution of paid staff, and in turn seeks to make employment rewarding both professionally and personally. Benton Hospice Service offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.