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Nursing Team Manager Hospice and Palliative Care

Company: Job Juncture
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Job Description:

Nursing Team Manager for Hospice and Palliative Care
Direct Hire
Full Time Days
Rochester, New York
Summary The Team Manager is responsible for the overall direction and supervision of clinical staff including registered nurses and LPN's in the delivery of direct clinical services to designated Lifetime Care patients. This responsibility includes participation in the recruitment, training and orientation of new staff in the performance of their duties. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that multidisciplinary patient care is delivered in an effective, efficient manner. 
Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities: 

  • Leads and assumes role as an informed in-charge person. 
  • Affects the behavior of others to follow the vision of the agency. 
  • Creates an environment that encourages teamwork, positive attitudes, and high morale. 
  • Faces difficult challenges with resolve. 
  • Makes decisions with confidence and in support of the agencies mission and goals. 
    Organizational/Service Management 
    • Works with other Administrative staff to develop appropriate plans for company operations.  Participates in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services and administrative practices of the agency. 
    • Participates in review and revision of existing policies for continued accuracy and appropriateness. 
    • Participates in departmental budgeting. 
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the agency structure, systems and processes. 
    • Conducts business and operations meetings and submits required reports in a professional and timely manner 
    • Maintains updated knowledge of other existing community resources and directs the staff CHN's/RNs to utilize resources appropriately. 
    • Participates in on-call scheduling, as needed. 
      Operations Management 
      • Plans, organizes, and coordinates activities of the Clinical Team in assigned area. 
      • Ensures workflow processes are timely and cost-effective. 
      • Ensures clinical area(s) are compliant with Federal, and State, regulations, as well as agency policies and procedures and holds staff accountable. 
      • Participates in preparation of and monitors compliance with agency budget. 
      • Ensures fiscally responsible delivery of patient care according to established Case Management policies and procedures. 
      • Ensures attendance of appropriate staff at regular Case Conferences and Interdisciplinary team meetings (IDT) to ensure that appropriate clinical interventions are performed in a timely and efficient manner and that care is well coordinated among disciplines. 
      • Regularly chairs group staff meetings 
      • Ensures quality patient care delivered by clinical staff utilizing objective outcome based criteria. 
      • Participates in Performance Improvement process of agency and monitors staff compliance. 
      • Communicates regularly with superiors and staff. 
      • Utilizes available management data to monitor clinical operations. 
      • Ensures that all for service are assigned to an appropriate Professional Home Visitor (PHV) for follow up in a timely manner. Manages workload and productivity of assigned staff. 
      • Regularly reviews clinical documentation of visits to ensure that the delivery of appropriate care is documented and is in compliance with federal, state and/or agency documentation requirements. Participates in the Quality Assurance programs, as required. 
      • Disseminates appropriate information regarding agency policy and procedural changes to staff, and ensures that they are expeditiously and appropriately implemented. 
      • Responsible for ensuring that appropriate utilization guidelines and practice standards are followed by nurses in the delivery of nursing service. 
        Development of People 
        • Interviews, hires, evaluates and terminates all clinical and clerical staff assigned to Clinical Department. 
        • Ensures staff complies with mandated orientation, education, and have timely performance appraisals. 
        • Provides an environment that assures staff is knowledgeable and demonstrate competency and service excellence. Motivates staff to fulfill their maximum potential. 
        • Assists staff in identifying their developmental goals. 
        • Counsels and takes appropriate disciplinary action when departmental policy or professional standards are violated. Informs superiors per agency policy. 
        • Assists in the development and implementation of orientation, training and activities for clinical staff, as needed. Performs at least one supervisory visit per calendar year. 
          About the Area:Rochester is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in western New York with a population of 208,046 residents. Rochester is the seat of Monroe County and the third most populous city in New York state, after New York City and Buffalo.It is home to numerous cultural institutions and hosts a number of festivals every year. Popular is the Lilac Festival held for ten days every May, when more than 400 varieties of lilacs bloom, and hosts 100,000 visitors.Lake Ontario, the Erie Canal and numerous parks provide numerous summer and winter sports such as boating, fishing kayaking, camping, tubing, skiing, skating, etc.
          Niagara Falls, a national treasure, is located only 1.5  away. Southeast is the Finger Lakes and wine country.3  hours to Adirondack Mountains3   hours to Toronto, Canada

          Minimum Qualifications A valid New York State Nursing, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy license is required, along with a Bachelors degree from an accredited school and at least 2 year's experience as a professional home visitor in a certified home health agency or equivalent professional experience in a related capacity. An AAS in nursing with at least 3 years of Community Health Nursing experience will be considered. A Master's Degree in Community Health Nursing is preferred. Working knowledge of community health nursing practices and resources is required. Must demonstrate strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Must have ability to travel. 

Keywords: Job Juncture, Buffalo , Nursing Team Manager Hospice and Palliative Care, Executive , Rochester, New York

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