Directs the activities of the nursing department. Oversight of the nursing team to ensure scheduling and administrative duties are completed timely.
Complies with requirements of the Company and ensures that services are provided in a manner consistent with established standards of practice, federal and state regulations, accreditation standards and agency policy.
Interprets and implements policies and procedures of the agency and oversees the selection, development, and monitoring of nursing staff.
Directs the supervision and evaluation of all personnel who provide direct patient care and directs all human resource issues related to nursing and allied health services personnel, including recruitment, performance evaluations, disciplines, and terminations.
Maintains agency compliance with state and federal guidelines for disciplines. Serves as office administrator with the pharmacy manager in the absence of the Operations Manager and/or Director of Operations. Serves as the Administrator and/or Director of Nursing of the home health agency per Medicare Conditions of Participation definition. Serves as Facility Infection Prevention Coordinator, ensuring compliance with regulations, rules, and standards as they relate to infection control practices.
Ensures that all nurses providing care maintain the professional standards of nursing practice.
Assists the Area Director of Nursing and/or Director of Operations in preparing, securing approval for, and implementing operating and expenditure budgets for department, and operates within those guidelines. Responsible for the coordination of patient services with the pharmacy, delivery, reimbursement, and other departments both internally and externally.
Establishes and ensures the purchase and expedition of medical supplies and equipment within budget constraints. Participates in the process for assessing, managing, and reporting nursing operational and financial data to the Area Director of Nursing, Director of Operations, including analysis for trends and development of process improvement plans.
Collects and organizes all patient-specific information needed to determine the suitability of patients for home care. Assesses patients’ suitability for home care in accordance with Option Care policies. Verifies that the patient’s medical condition and prescribed therapy is suitable for home care. Provides continuing education to physicians, nurses, pharmacy technicians, and other practitioners on home care infusion-related issues, including competency and orientation programs.
Coordinates and participates in on-call responsibilities for the nursing department. Coordinates all patient care and services in cooperation with the Director of Pharmacy. Facilitates a clinical networking system for the agency and acts as a clinical resource.
Education and/or Experience: Licensed Nurse (RN)
Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization in the business community and with vendors.
Experience applying knowledge of standard practices for all services offered as well as current relevant and applicable standards (i.e. Joint Commission Standards, ACHC standards).
Experience providing customer service to internal and external customers, including meeting quality standards of services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Basic PC skills: Able to competently use internet, email, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint.
Experience in identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve and improve processes.
Access to a reliable means of transportation which will enable the incumbents to travel to care facilities, home visits and multiple hospitals. If such means of transportation would include a personal vehicle, a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance would be required.
Able to plan, organize and make presentations.
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