As Director of Clinical Services you are entrusted with the responsibility of the clinical operations of a home health office. The purpose of your position is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of nursing services performed in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.
Primary Duties include:
Oversee all patient services provided by clinical personnel.
Ensure clinical standards of practice are maintained.
Interpret operational indicators to detect census changes and increases or decreases in volume,
Adjusts staffing levels accordingly.
Assists in the development of organization goals.
Participates in the development of clinical orientation.
Responsible for orientation of organization personnel, either directly or by delegating to another staff member.
Implements and evaluates the orientation program for organization personnel.
Ensures all staff are providing clinical care meet State, Federal regulations and standards.
Evaluates the educational needs of clinical staff and plans on-going education and training.
Ensures compliance with all local, State, Federal and JCAHO regulations/standards.
Serves as the on-site coordinator for all State, Federal and JCAHO audit surveys.
Promotes home health referrals in the health care community by participating in marketing and sales activities.
Assists the Administrator in the preparation and administration of the organization’s budget.
Monitors clinical expenses to ensure compliance with the budget.
Monitors expenses related to supply use and makes appropriate decisions to reduce supply expense when variances occur. Ensures adequate equipment is available for the provision of patient services.
Makes recommendations for new products and equipment as applicable.
Stays informed about changes in the field of nursing, therapy and home health care; shares information with appropriate organization personnel.
In the absence of the Administrator, the Clinical Director will become the acting Administrator and will be vested with authority to act on behalf of the Administrator.
Drives a motor vehicle to designated locations
Manages the Performance Improvement Program. Responsible for the clinical outcomes of the agency. Monitors all outcomes and adverse reports for the office and develops and implements
appropriate plans of correction to improve clinical outcomes.
Establishes and maintains effective channels of communication
BSN or higher degree in nursing with three years of experience within the last five years in a home health agency, primary care clinic, or health facility, at least one year of which was in a supervisory or administrative capacity. OR:
A RN with four years of experience within the last five years in a home health agency, primary care clinic or health facility, at least one year of which was in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
Demonstrates ability to supervise and direct professional and administrative personnel.
Current State license, CPR certification and valid driver’s license.