Position Summary: Responsible for coordinating and implementing the Palliative Care Program. Assures patient care is delivered in compliance with Compass Regional Hospice Policies and Procedures as well as state and federal regulations and industry standards.
Responsibilities & Functions:
Coordination of direct and indirect patient services provided by palliative care program staff.
Provides guidance and counseling to palliative care program staff to assist them in improving all aspects of palliative care services.
Assists clinicians in establishing immediate and long-term therapies, setting priorities and developing plans of care.
Identifies need for palliative care staff education and works with the Clinical Educator in the planning and implementing yearly in-service and continuing education programs.
Assists in evaluating the organization’s palliative care program performance via performance improvement program, productivity, quarterly and annual review
Assures for the quality and safe delivery of palliative care services provided through the organization.
Assists with maintaining compliance with Medicare Regulations and Joint Commission Standards as appropriate (once accreditation is sought).
Promotes palliative care in the health care community. Maintains good standing in the medical community.
May receive referrals for the palliative care program. Reviews available patient information as needed to determine needs of patient. Confers with medical director as appropriate regarding referrals.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Clinical Services.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or social work.
Associates Degree in nursing, health administration or public health and a minimum of five years’ experience in direct clinical care required.
Registered Nurse license issued in the State of Maryland.
Two years’ experience in a palliative care setting highly desirable.
Internal Number: 1901
About Compass Regional Hospice
Compass Regional Hospice, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is a fully licensed, independent, community-based nonprofit organization that serves the residents of Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline Counties by providing support and “care on your terms” while facing the challenge of living with a serious illness.
Compass Regional Hospice has been serving its residents since 1985. We are committed to providing quality and compassionate care to our patients and their loved ones through our Hospice, Palliative and Bereavement Care programs. Our committed staff are technically skilled, possess the highest level of compassion, and are devoted to the philosophy of hospice care.
Compass Regional Hospice is always on the search for great talent to join our growing team. We offer a positive work environment, fulfilling work, career growth and great benefits.