Genesis Health System RN, Charge Hospice in Bettendorf, Iowa
Position Title: RN, Charge Hospice
Purpose: Plans, coordinates and evaluates the delivery of support services for hospice patients in the home/nursing home/assisted living facility. Assures the provision of safe, effective, culturally competent, family based, holistic care for the terminally ill patients. Provides clinical direction and feedback regarding performance of support staff. Assists supervisor and manager in a variety of tasks, including the following: Budget development, productivity management, new staff orientation, ensuring compliance of staff with identified clinical skill development/competencies/practice guidelines, performance improvement activities, data collection/analysis and operationalizing agency policies and procedures, preparation for compliance with regulatory agencies, identifying program development needs and assisting in implementation. Assumes responsibility in the event of the manager's and hospice supervisor's absence.
Report To: Supervisor
Supervisory Responsibility: Advanced Direction: The job requires some accountability for scheduling, assigning, or coordinating work. The employee will check the quality of work, provide guidance, instruction, training, and direction to others. The job requires some formal or official supervisory responsibility. The individual serves as a group leader and acts in an assistant supervisory or lead role. In addition, the employee is expected to provide information or suggestions on human resources matters.
Materials Responsibility: Limited: Work requires limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets. The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources. The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss. Problems associated with material resources are not complex. The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated.
Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Vendors/Clients, Third Party Payors/Insurance Companies
Education: 4 year college/university degree or equivalent experience
Field Of Study: Nursing
Training Preferred: Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing certification
Licensure/Registration: Licensed in Iowa and Illinois, Valid Driver's License, Auto Insurance-Genesis minimum limits required.
Experience: More than 3 years experience required.
Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are often difficult or stressful in nature. Contact with others involves complex, detailed and often sensitive topics. The job requires a high degree of interpersonal skills to deal with a range of complicated problem situations. Interactions involve gaining the agreement of others.
Working Conditions: There is exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions. There are some health and safety risks. Position may require safety equipment and precautions. The amount of time the employee may experience these moderate conditions exceeds 70% of their work day.
Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes