Aveanna Director of Nursing - Home Health in Broomall, Pennsylvania
Director of Nursing - Home Health
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Broomall, PA 19008
The CLINICAL DIRECTOR is a qualified professional responsible for the planning, coordination, and delivery of quality care services to the client. This individual is accountable for the agency’s adherence to federal, state, and local laws, accreditation, company standards, compliance, and reimbursable client care services. A Registered Nurse with a Baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing or other health related field and two years clinical experience within the last three years in a home health agency is preferred; or A Registered Nurse with three years of clinical experience within the last five years in a home health agency, home care setting, or healthfacility is preferred.Essential Functions
·Complies with accepted ethical conduct and professional Standards of Nursing Practice as set forth by the American Nurses Association.
·Provides leadership in promoting and maintaining standards and compliance with accreditation and licensure.
·Supervises professional personnel in all aspects of their delivery of care.
·Develops work methods and procedures that facilitate the rendering of high quality care. Assists field staff in monitoring changing needs of the client and or family.
·Functions as a liaison with the community’s health-related resources.
·Evaluates the employees under his/her supervision and submits the results to the Administrator for final approval.
·Performs and monitors the skill competencies and services of the field employees.
·Supervises the implementation of the Physician’s Plan of Treatment.
·Coordinates the total Plan of Care with the appropriate resources based on ICD coding, PPS guidelines and input from billing/financial department, including insurance companies and authorizations as required.
·Responsible for maintenance of current and accurate client records.
·Participates in the selection and orientation of new employees.
·Assists with the planning and direction of in-service educational programs.
·Maintains ongoing communication with office staff and participates in staff conferences.
·Assures coordination of HHA schedules.
·Assists with performance improvement activities and serves as a member to the PI/QI Committee to assure total quality management.
·Interprets nursing policies and procedures to non-nursing personnel.
·Collaborates with Administration to provide necessary statistical and financial data for reimbursement of provider services.
·Ensures professional scheduling and assignments as appropriate based on client needs, staff expertise, and geographical locations.
·Ensures office filing/medical record functions are current, accurate, and effective.
·Participates in local professional organizations and activities, promoting agency services.
·Documents all client-related activities in a timely manner.
·Maintains consistent attendance.
·Submits all credentials in a timely manner.
·Performs all responsibilities in a professional manner that follows all agency rules of conduct.
·Provides oversight of all patient care services and personnel to include:
·Making patient and personnel assignments
·Coordinating patient care
·Assuring that patient needs are continually assessed
·Assuring the development, implementation, and updates of the individualized plan of care
·Reacts to change productively and performs other job-related tasks and duties as assigned.
·At least 1 year of supervisory experience preferred.
·Must be currently licensed (in good standing) in the state(s).
·Must meet educational/experience requirements outlined in the laws of licensure states.
·Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid regulations and reimbursement principles is desired.
·While performing responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk, hear, sit and use hands. Required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, lift 15-20 pounds, climb, and kneel. Close vision is also required.
·Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.
·While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, external vehicle fumes, major temperature changes, and various odors. Noise level in the work environment is moderate.
Works indoors in Agency office and patient homes and travels to/from patient homes.
Able to tolerate being physically active the entire working day.
Able to transfer, lift and guard patients safely with appropriate level of assistance and without any likelihood of injury to the patient or self.
Able to bend, stoop, squat and lift numerous times daily.
Able to carry out fine motor and manual dexterity skills required to perform treatments/care for the assigned caseload.
Mental acuity and judgment skills to adequately and safely perform job requirements and assure patient safety.
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual needs and clinical indications of the assigned caseload.
No medical problems that could endanger self or others if such should occur while on the job.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
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