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Home Health Director of Nursing

Company Name:
Haven Home Health & Therapy
Director of Nursing
Haven Home Health & Hospice
The Director of Nursing (DON) directs and manages the interdisciplinary team in meeting the needs of the home health patient and family in a manner consistent with the guidelines and policies of Haven Home Health & Hospice. The DON communicates patient information to the business office and promotes a positive working relationship with the family, physician, and other agencies, serves as agency's alternate Administrator, responsible for carrying out administrative and management functions and oversight in the absence of the Executive Director/Administrator.
Responsibilities:
Supports corporate policies, goals and objectives.
Establishes departmental goals consistent with corporate goals and objectives.
Promotes a positive working relationship between corporate and agency personnel.
Facilitates appropriate upward and downward communication.
Communicates identified needs and potential solutions to administrator.
Promotes staff development and professionalism.
Implements corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Supervises, directs and reviews activities of the interdisciplinary team.
Hires, trains, supervises and terminates (with administrative approval) all interdisciplinary staff.
Completes staff performance appraisals in a timely manner.
DON will also act as Executive Director as needed to cover outages.
Ensures maximum utilization of resources
.Promotes a positive work environment.
Oversees Case Manager's direction of patient care activities.
Conducts interdisciplinary team meetings.
Oversees the Case Manager's development of the plan of care
Supervises patient and family care as specified by the plan of care, assessing appropriateness, continuity and quality of care.
Oversees the Case Manager's consultation with the medical director regarding attending physician orders and patient needs, as related to the plan of care.
Oversees to ensure that patient's recertification are discussed and completed in a timely manner.
Communicates patient status information to the business office.
Oversees that Case Manager orders the correct equipment, supplies, and medications and that the program is billed appropriately.
Oversees the communication of patient information
Promotes positive working relationship with family, physician, and other facilities.
Oversees the communication with the attending physician to ensure continuity and quality of care.
Oversee the management of medication changes.
Oversees the arrangement of emergency transportation, as indicated.
Oversees the arrangement of inpatient respites or GIP stays for crisis intervention.
Makes marketing visits and provides in-services to contract facilities, as appropriate.
Other duties as assigned or performed.
QUALIFICATIONS
Registered Nurse licensed in state of Missouri
Understanding and acceptance of the health system.
Minimum of 3 years in Healthcare Management, SNF, Home Health or Hospice preferred
Experience in insurance and Medicare/Medicaid billing and reimbursement preferred.
Possess strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Must be of high integrity including maintenance of confidential information including all personnel and patient records.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends.
Has a valid driver's license and auto liability insurance.
Ability to meet physical job requirements as specified by attachment.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training and terminating (with administrative approval) all interdisciplinary staff; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining colleagues; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Acts as Executive Director as needed to cover absences.
Ensures maximum utilization of resources.
Promotes a positive and collaborative culture.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Registered Nurse with minimum of three years in Healthcare required in Home Health or Hospice setting.
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.
Experience in insurance and Medicare/Medicaid billing and reimbursement preferred.
Must have a valid driver's license and auto liability insurance.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Must be of high integrity including maintenance of confidential information including all personnel and patient records.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends. Must be able to travel.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to think critically and perform continuous in-depth clinical/business process reviews.
Strong Computer Skills

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