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Director of Weekend Services

Granite VNA

$2,500 sign-on bonus!

Reporting to the Chief Clinical Officer, the Director of Weekend Services is responsible for the weekend clinical business operations and patient care services of all of the agency’s programs, and all locations in accordance with federal, state and local regulations, standards, and guidelines as well as agency policies and procedures. Provides mentorship and guidance of clinical guidelines to the field staff professional and paraprofessional as needed. Performs all functions in a professional and ethical manner, and collaborates with other members of the health care team to ensure the provision of quality patient care. The Weekend Director directs and supervises the weekend employees, including, but not limited to: Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Physical Therapists (PT), Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA), Occupational Therapists (OT), Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA), Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), Medical Social Workers (MSW), Spiritual Care Counselors (SC), paraprofessionals (LNA and PCSP) and administrative staff including Weekend Resource Nurse, Weekend Intake Nurse and Weekend Scheduler.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Responsible for overall delivery of weekend patient care services at all locations/branches. The Director of Weekend Services may delegate this responsibility in his/her absence to a qualified Registered Nurse (RN) or Physical Therapist (PT).
  • Responsible for assisting with resources to maintain appropriate patient care and Hospice House occupancy.
  • Oversees and makes changes as needed with the assignment of care to appropriate discipline based on the patient’s needs and staffing levels.
  • Provides clinical supervision oversight to all weekend personnel.
  • Coordinates patient referrals and patient care, ensuring that patient needs are met according to the individual needs of the patient and physician ordered Plan of Care.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with our customers (referral sources, physicians, staff members and clients) by readily responding to their questions and concerns.
  • Communicates weekend activity to the management team for follow up and to review any opportunities for improvement.
  • Assures compliance with all state, federal laws regarding licensure and certification of the agency. Has knowledge of the Medicare Conditions of Participation for Home Health and is knowledgeable of and understands Hospice Conditions of Participation.
  • Promotes an atmosphere of unity between professional staff, paraprofessional staff support staff and clients/families. Seeks to diminish conflict by creating an environment that promotes trust and open communication.
  • Has a working knowledge of third-party contract requirements in relation to clinical summary of care requirements necessary for authorization for care.
  • Coordinates field supervisory visits of weekend staff, in accordance with agency policy and procedure. Utilize appropriate discretion in regards to increasing field supervision when performance issues arise.
  • Completes performance evaluations for staff at the end of the introductory period and annually.
  • Reviews management statistical reports directly related to the teams’ performance. Communicate trends to staff as appropriate.
  • Supervises and monitor performance of assigned staff for compliance with Agency personnel policies.
  • Establishes priorities and attainable goals for keeping daily operations functioning, based on program needs and the Mission and services of the agency.
  • Interviews and recommends new staff for hire for Weekend Positions.
  • Participates in the coordination and assists with orientation of staff to include teaching and documentation requirements, and to improve quality and quantity of services.
  • Identifies gaps in services and coverage and makes recommendations to the Chief Clinical Officer.
  • Collaborates with Directors/Managers to deliver care in a coordinated manner for all clinical programs.
  • Assures staff productivity standards are maintained.
  • Works with and supports families, community agencies, and medical personnel to arrange for convalescent and rehabilitative care of home care patients.
Requirements:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, accompanied by current New Hampshire nursing license, or compact state license through the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)
  • Bachelors in Nursing, Master’s Degree Preferred
  • One to two years clinical experience (community health or hospital practice)
  • Three to five years of management experience
Responsibilities:
  • Assists the Chief Clinical Officer in the development, revision, and implementation of Program Policies and Procedures.
  • Participates on Agency and Community Committees as necessary. Serves on Advisory Boards, committees and/or community groups.
  • Actively participates in Quality Improvement (QAPI) and activities, and shares outcomes and correction plan with staff.
  • Receives and documents reports of incidents, complaints, and grievances according to Policy and Procedure.
  • Coordinate professional staff meetings. Encourage and support staff in professional growth and development. Seek opportunities to educate other departments regarding clinical and/or professional issues.
  • Participates in preparing budgets and operational plans related to home care services, and agency strategic initiatives.
  • Stays informed regarding resources within and outside of the Agency to promote and educate the staff.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in role by accepting other duties as assigned for which qualified.
  • Serves as a member of the Agency’s Management Team and participates in the development and implementation of overall policies, programs, objectives, and goals.
  • Represents the Agency in contacts with other similar agencies and trade associations, clients, and regulatory agencies.
  • Actively participates in the implementation of the Agency’s Emergency Preparedness Plan.
  • Participate in the Administrative on-call rotation schedule.

Work Environment

The employee will be exposed to a variety of uncontrolled work environments. The employee may be exposed to all kinds of weather conditions while driving to and from work assignments. The employee may also be exposed to blood and bodily fluids, virus, disease and infection from patients and environmental hazards in the work environment. The employee may be required to work extended periods of time using a laptop and/or other mobile device.

This is NOT a remote work position but may be eligible for work from home as outlined in the Agency’s guidelines.

Expected Hours of Work

The employee will be scheduled on site at all Agency locations on Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., plus an additional 6 hours during the week that can be done remotely, with the flexibility to work additional hours as necessary based on program and Agency needs. This position is the Administrator on call Friday 5pm through Monday 8am.

How to Apply:

To apply, please visit our website at www.crvna.org. Thank you and we look forward to reveiwing your application!

Salary Range:

based on experience and education

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: March 25, 2021

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