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Executive Director - Hospice Administrator

Company: Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Come Join Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, an AccentCare company

AccentCare is seeking an Executive Director to join our team of professionals. We make a difference every day to patients and families coping with end of life illness in creating a center of excellence in hospice care.

Overview

This position contributes to AccentCare's mission of 'Honoring Life and Offering Hope' by coordinating and administering the overall Hospice program, including service delivery to meet patient needs, developing and maintain a quality focused culture, business expansion to support growth, regulatory compliance with all applicable agencies and financial performance.

Positions Over Which Supervisory Responsibility is Held: Associate Executive Director, Clinical Liaison, Clinical Liaison-VIPC, Community Educator, Director-Admissions, Director-Business Development, Hospice Care Consultant, Sr Director-Business Development, Sr Director-Clinical Operations, Sr Medical Director-Medical Operations and VP-Foundation Operations

Qualifications

1. Bachelor's Degree in nursing or human services, preferred2. Equivalent professional licensure, in lieu of Bachelor's degree3. 5+ years management experience, in a healthcare setting preferred4. Demonstrated leadership in past achievements and/or previous work experience5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills6. Working knowledge of computer programs, especially Microsoft Office Suite products and EMR systems7. Meet the regulations and requirements of the state in which the program provides services: a. CA: The administrator shall have supervisory or administrative experience in hospice or related healthcare fields or education in healthcare of administration that meet the requirements or the positions b. CO: The administrator shall have training and experience in business or health service administration and at least two years of supervisory or administrative experience in hospice care or closely related health care services c. CT: The administrator shall have either: --- A master's degree in social work and at least one year of supervisory or administrative experience in a hospice or home health agency; or --- A master's degree in nursing with an active license to practice in CT and at least one year of supervisory or administrative experience in a hospice or home health agency; or --- A master's degree in public health or administration with a concentration in health services administration and at least one year of supervisory or administrative experience in a hospice or home health agency; or --- A baccalaureate degree in nursing with an active license to practice in CT and at least two years of supervisory or administrative experience in a hospice or home health agency; or --- A baccalaureate degree in administration with a concentration of study in health services administration with a concentration of study in health services administration and at least two years of supervisory or administrative experience in a hospice or home health agency; or --- A physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery in CT who has at least one year of supervisory or administrative experience in a hospice or home health agency d. GA: The administrator shall be either: --- A healthcare professional licensed to practice in GA who has at least one year of supervisory or management experience in a hospice setting; or --- An individual with education, training, and experience in health service administration with at least two years of supervisory or management experience in a hospice setting e. MA: The administrator shall be a person who has a minimum of two years of relevant experience in the health care, human services or related fields, which shall include at least one year of supervisory/administrative experience f. NJ: The administrator shall have either: --- A master's degree in administration or a health-related field, and at least two years of supervisory or administrative experience in hospice care or in a health care setting; or --- A baccalaureate degree in administration or a health-related field and four years of supervisory or administrative experience in hospice care of in a health care setting g. TX: The administrator must either: --- Be a licensed physician, registered nurse, licensed social worker, licensed therapist, or licensed nursing home administrator with at least one year of management or supervisory experience in a health-related setting (e.g., a hospice, nursing facility, hospital); or --- Have a high school diploma or a GED with at least two years of management or supervisory experience in a health-related setting (e.g., a hospice, nursing facility, hospital)

8. Initial Education a. If designated as an administrator or an alternate administrator for the first time after December 1, 2006, the administrator must: --- Prior to designation, complete 8 clock hours of educational training in the administration of an agency. The initial 8 hours must be completed during the 12 months immediately preceding the date of designation to the position. The 8 hours must include: o Information on the licensing standards for an agency; and o Information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency including the Texas Health and Safety Code regarding home and community support services and nurse aide registry and criminal history checks; the ADA; the Civil Rights Act; the Rehabilitation Act; the FMLA; and OSHA. --- Complete a total of 24 clock hours of educational training in the administration of an agency before the end of the first 12 months after designation to the position --- Complete an additional 16 clock hours of educational training before the end of the first 12 months after designation to the position. Any of the additional 16 hours may be completed prior to designation if completed during the 12 months immediately preceding the date of designation. The 16 hours must include information regarding fraud and abuse detection and prevention; legal issues regarding advance directives; client rights, including the right to confidentiality; agency responsibilities; complaint investigation and resolution; emergency preparedness planning and implementation; abuse, neglect, and exploitation; infection control; and nutrition. --- Subject matter that deals with the internal affairs of an organization does not qualify for credit. Documentation of education must be on file at the agency, contain the name of the class or workshop, the topics covered, and the hours and dates of the training.9. Continuing Education a. The administrator and alternate administrator must complete 12 clock hours of continuing education within each 12-month period beginning on the date of designation.10. Commitment to AccentCare's philosophy of care, TRUE HOPE values, vision and mission statements as an exemplary role model for all staff

Keywords: Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Des Plaines , Executive Director - Hospice Administrator, Executive , Des Plaines, Illinois

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