Hospice Regional Administrator: Ridgeland, MS
The primary function of the Regional Administrator is to assume overall responsibility for the ongoing and daily operations of the regional Hospice organization. The Regional Administrator functions as the designated Director of Nursing and Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement Coordinator. Responsibilities include the assessment and evaluation of clinical and business operations. This position monitors, facilitates, and as necessary, directs the hospice operations to ensure compliance with the organization’s standards of care, operational practices, Federal and State Regulations and other regulatory agencies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be a leader and provide on-going education to staff on end-of-life care, organizes and directs the hospice functions with overall responsibility of day-to-day program operations. The Regional Administrator will carry out the organization’s purposes in a manner consistent with the goals, objectives, and policies. Specifically, the Regional Administrator is responsible for but not limited to:
- Functioning as the Director of Nursing with the responsibility as defined in the state hospice regulations; ensuring adequate staffing levels to maintain quality, safety, service and customer service. Implementing a system for delivery, supervision, and evaluation of nursing and personal care services.
- Providing orientation, training, and supervision for the hospice team.
- Providing strong clinical leadership, direction and mentoring to the team.
- Quality Assessment Performance Improvement Coordinator program. Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate quality assessment and performance improvement. Responsible for the identification of opportunities for improvement and the methodology for monitoring outcomes. Chairs and coordinates the QAPI Committee. QAPI activities shall be identified in the QAPI Plan and may include, but not limited to:
- Appropriateness of admissions, cont. stay and discharges;
- Appropriateness of professional services and level of care; effectiveness of pain control and symptom relief;
- Patient injuries;
- Medication errors;
- Infection control surveillance.
- Facilitates Performance Improvement Projects and ongoing assessment of quality measures within a collaborative framework.
- Responsible for the infection control plan of surveillance to ensure safe patient and staff outcomes.
- Demonstration of Core Competencies of the Hospice Registered Nurse within the scope of application to practice:
- Clinical Judgment: Demonstrates clinical judgment, critical thinking, analysis and decision-making, based on knowledge and skill in the application of the nursing process using assessment, planning, and management of complex human responses to serious or life-threatening illness for patients and their families.
- Advocacy and Ethics: Incorporates ethical principles and nursing professional standards in the care of patients and families receiving hospice and palliative care, while advocating for patients’ and families’ rights and access to quality hospice and palliative care across the continuum.
- Professionalism: Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and behaviors consistent with American Nurses Association (ANA) and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA’s) Palliative Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice- an Essential Resource for Hospice and Palliative Nurses, as well as the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and the HPNA Code of Ethical Conduct.
- Collaboration: Promotes an interdisciplinary team approach in the provision of hospice and palliative care to the patient with serious or life-threatening illness and their family. Promotes hospice and palliative care concepts to the public regarding potential or actual physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual components of living with a serious or life threatening illness.
- Systems Thinking: Participates and collaborates in the healthcare delivery system to enhance quality of life for patients and families experiencing serious or life-limiting illness and facilitates the provision of comprehensive coordinated are within and across the healthcare continuum.
- Cultural and Spiritual Competence: Demonstrates and promotes culturally and spiritually competent care by respecting diversity, in regards to but not limited to race, ethnicity, culture, spirituality, religion, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, education level, literacy, and location.
- Facilitator of Learning: Demonstrates knowledge, skills, confidence, and the application of adult learning principles when providing hospice and palliative education to patients/families, healthcare professionals, and the community inherent in the role of the hospice and palliative registered nurse.
- Communication: Communicates effectively with hospice and palliative care patients, their families, and healthcare professionals by applying knowledge of communication theory ad principles.
- Evidence-Based Practice and Research Utilization: Utilizes evidence-based literature to help improve outcomes for hospice and palliative patients and their families.
- Complies with applicable legal requirements, standards, policies and procedures including but not limited to those within the Compliance Process, Code of Conduct, Federal False Claims Act and HIPAA.
- Ensures policies and procedures are based on standards of care and other evidenced based practices.
- Other duties as assigned.
Job Type: Full-time