Our Business and Where We Are: HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley is a growing home health and hospice agency located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Our home town is Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The world-renowned towns Aspen and Vail, Colorado are only 40 minutes away. In addition to world-class skiing, climbing, hiking, biking and rafting, our location offers many cultural and intellectual events.
Has overall responsibility and accountability for patient care oversight and the management of staff, quality of care and regulatory requirements. Is responsible for Regulatory Compliance within the program, Quality Improvement initiatives and spiritual and bereavement programs. Direct reports include as follows: Hospice RNs, MSWs, Spiritual/Bereavement and Volunteer Programs.
Essential Functions of the Job
Patient Oversight and Staff Management
Conducts annual review of Hospice program by conducting joint visits with Hospice staff
Directly supervises Hospice staff
Develops strategic plan / begin with a Strengths/Weaknesses/ Opportunities/Threats (SWOT) analysis
Creates Hospice Budget; writes monthly variance reports in conjunction with Director of Nursing
Audits all NOEs, Authorizations, Certifications and Orders
Verifies correct frequencies and schedules staff to meet appropriate frequencies
Monitors and changes pharmaceutical formularies as needed via pharmaceutical provider
Provides orientation, competency checks and ongoing education
Daily oversees Hospice documentation for accuracy; coaches staff so that documentation can be accurate
Directs timely communication to staff in all areas of the Hospice programs
Facilitates IDG 100% of the time for
Provides oversight to Hospice quality outcomes and overall patient satisfaction of the program and Star Rating
Monthly review of clinician Dash Boards
Performs GAP analysis and SHP for Hospice with quality department
Hospice Compliance / State and Federal
Leads the Department of Health survey for Hospice
Participates in committees as assigned
Participates in development initiative and community outreach
Creates and maintains On-call schedule
Annually evaluates Hospice program for its successes and areas of improvement
Creates plans for development and improvement
Reviews and updates Hospice Policies and Procedures
Coordinates Hospice Travel Contracts
HIS Review and Completion
Assures Clinical Competency of Staff
Covers for Director of Home Health and Administrator in their absence
Other Duties as Assigned
BSN degree required
Two years experience in home health and/or hospice nursing required
Management experience preferred
Possesses current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the state of Colorado.
Current BLS verification
Adept at medical record documentation and Microsoft programs
Demonstrated skill in nursing practice, ability to cope with family emotional stress and tolerance of individual lifestyles.
Demonstrated ability to make meaningful observations and write comprehensive, accurate reports
Demonstrated ability to provide effective support during patient/family visits
Personal vehicle for on-the-job transportation in all road and weather conditions, climate
Provide proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle
Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a fingerprint-based criminal history background check through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and CAPS check
Internal Number: 101
About HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley
HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley offers services that prevent and relieve suffering, restore dignity and comfort those living with a life-limiting disease. We base our care on compassion, comfort as we recognize and honor the dignity of each person. We serve patients and their families who reside in any of the local communities in the Roaring Fork, Colorado, Crystal, and Eagle River Valleys.
Known as “Our Community’s Hospice,” we are a non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors who live and work in communities throughout our service area.