Directs, coordinates, facilitates and supports the members of the interdisciplinary team in provision of hospice care to patient/families of VNSNY Hospice Program.
- Ensures the use of an interdisciplinary approach to assess the medical, physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient. Ensures that support and direction to patient’s families are provided in accordance with the patient’s Interdisciplinary Plan of Care/Hospice Care mission, objectives, policies and procedures.
- Participates in Hospice Team meetings, IDG management meetings, and serves on relevant committees for the purposes of information exchange, team collaboration, development of procedures and documentation tools, development of quality and training.
- Ensures full regulatory compliance with Hospice Conditions of Participation and standards through review, monitoring and audit (ad hoc / regular) of files, processes and procedures.
- Collaborates with Quality Improvement/Education in the development and implementation of quality improvement and educational activities to ensure professional practice standards are consistently met for each member of the team. Participates in the design, implementation, evaluation and modification of quality initiatives and educational plans.
- Initiates, coordinates, performs and assists in the analysis of clinical, regulatory and fiscal practice. Assists leadership in achieving Hospice Care goals, objectives, and fiscal targets by providing support with compliance and/or innovation to achieve improvement.
- Manages the day to day operations of the department, which includes effective caseload or visit management, achievement of productivity and revenue/expenditure targets for Hospice Care.
- Completes all work assignments, which includes audits, reports and projects.
- Performs all duties inherent in a managerial role. Ensures effective staff training, evaluates staff performance, provides input for the development of the department budget, and hires, promotes, and terminates staff and recommends salary actions as appropriate.
- Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
For daytime coverage only:
- Facilitates and manages the interdisciplinary group for provision of an effective and comprehensive hospice services to patient/families of VNSNY Hospice Program.
For After Hours coverage only:
- Develops, refines and implements guidelines and standards with Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) approach for after-hours operations. Monitors and ensures staff adherence to guidelines/standards. CA2020
Licensure: License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State required. Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an approved program accredited by the National League of Nursing or Health or Human Services field or the equivalent work experience required. Experience: Minimum three years of clinical nursing experience, preferably in a home care or hospice setting, required. Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills required. Clinical management experience preferred. Knowledge of personal computer operations, including MS Office applications preferred. CA2020
The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Countries. For over 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost effective healthcare in the home and community. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients from before birth to the end of life. Each day, more than 13,000 VNSNY employees - including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals - deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 44,000 patients and members, helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.