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Associate Executive Director (RN)

Company: AccentCare, Inc.
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Building Better Together. Bringing passion and purpose to all we do!
We have a bold vision to reimagine care. And that's possible because of every individual team member. AccentCare believes investing in people and their opportunities produce more satisfying careers, personal growth, and better patient outcomes. In addition, we emphasize training and hiring a diverse workforce with the lived experience and skills to deliver culturally competent, inclusive care.Responsibilities:Ensure that the Hospice is in compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Local laws. Ensure the completion, maintenance, and submission of all required reports and records to Federal, State, Joint Commission and Local regulatory departments. Maintain Joint Commission accreditation, when applicable, and maintain a state of survey readiness.
Manage the overall financial performance of the program which includes oversight of all controllable costs.
Manage the office administration functions of the hospice program.
Participate in the annual development of the program's budget.
Consult with and supporting managers and employees in areas such as performance management, employee relations, and organizational effectiveness.
Counsel and coach managers to manage their staff effectively and successfully through the identification and resolution of actual and potential employee problems.
Maintain ongoing liaison with the governing body, staff members and the community.
Assist the governing body in formulating and annually reviewing the Hospice's policies and procedures.
Maintain a current organizational chart which identifies the lines of authority from Governing Body to the patient care level.
Employ qualified personnel who meet the requirements of written job descriptions of the Hospice in alignment with the staffing evolution guide.
Ensure that orientation of new staff is provided. As well, provide regularly scheduled in-service education programs and opportunities for continuing education for the staff which covers the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of hospice patients and their families during the final stages of illness and during dying and bereavement.
Familiarize all employees, as well as contractual providers, with the philosophy, goals, policies, and protocols of the Hospice.
Oversee the maintenance of appropriate personnel records, administrative records, vendor and facility contracts in alignment with all policies and protocols of the Hospice.
Has authority for the management of the business affairs and overall operation of the Hospice.
Collaborate with HR Recruitment to ensure that staffing goals are consistent with patient care goals.
Collaborate with Education to ensure that employees, as well as contracted providers, are familiar with the philosophy, goals, policies and procedures of the hospice program, and that their competencies and evaluations are properly maintained.
Ensure compliance with annual employee evaluations "Time To Shine."
Lead the TRUE HOPE Culture at the local level.
Participate in all required regional and national meetings/conferences.
Performs other duties as assigned including those within the scope of current, valid professional licensure/credentials (i.e. RN, SW, Chaplain, MT, HA, etc.). Employees should reference the position specific job description for additional details on the essential functions of the clinical discipline.Qualifications:Minimum Bachelor's Degree or professional licensure in the field of nursing or human services preferred.
At least five years of management experience, preferably in a healthcare setting.
Leadership qualities demonstrated in past achievements and/or previous work experience.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated commitment to AccentCare's philosophy of care, values, mission statement and organizational culture.
Meet the regulations and requirements of the State in which the program provides services:
CA: The administrator shall have supervisory or administrative experience in hospice or related healthcare fields or education in healthcare of administration that meet the requirements of the position.
CO: The administrator shall have training and experience in business or health service administration and at least two years of supervisory or administrative experience in hospice care or closely related health care services.
CT: The administrator shall have either:

  • A master's degree in social work and at least one year of supervisory or administrative experience in a hospice or home health agency; or
  • A master's degree in nursing with an active license to practice in CT and at least one year of supervisory or administrative experience in a hospice or home health agency; or
  • A master's degree in public health or administration with a concentration in health services administration and at least one year of supervisory or administrative experience in a hospice or home health agency; or
  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing with an active license to practice in CT and at least two years of supervisory or administrative experience in a hospice or home health agency; or
  • A baccalaureate degree in administration with a concentration of study in health services administration and at least two years of supervisory or administrative experience in a hospice or home health agency; or
  • A physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery in CT who has at least one year of supervisory or administrative experience in a hospice or home health agency;GA: The administrator shall be either:
    • A healthcare professional licensed to practice in GA who has at least one year of supervisory or management experience in a hospice setting; or
    • An individual with education, training, and experience in health service administration with at least two years of supervisory or management experience in a hospice setting.MA: The administrator shall be a person who has a minimum of two years of relevant experience in the health care, human services or related fields, which shall include at least one year of supervisory/administrative experience.
      NJ: The administrator shall have either:
      • A master's degree in administration or a health-related field, and at least two years of supervisory or administrative experience in hospice care or in a health care setting; or
      • A baccalaureate degree in administration or a health-related field and four years of supervisory or administrative experience in hospice care or in a health care setting.TX: The administrator must either:
        • Be a licensed physician, registered nurse, licensed social worker, licensed therapist, or licensed nursing home administrator with at least one year of management or supervisory experience in a health-related setting (e.g., a hospice, nursing facility, hospital); or
        • Have a high school diploma or a GED with at least two years of management or supervisory experience in a health-related setting (e.g., a hospice, nursing facility, hospital).Initial Education
          If designated as an administrator or an alternate administrator for the first time after December 1, 2006, the administrator must:
          • Prior to designation, complete 8 clock hours of educational training in the administration of an agency. The initial 8 hours must be completed during the 12 months immediately preceding the date of designation to the position. The 8 hours must include:o Information on the licensing standards for an agency; and
            o Information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency including the Texas Health and Safety Code regarding home and community support services and nurse aide registry and criminal history checks; the Texas Human Resources Code regarding rights of the elderly; the ADA; the Civil Rights Act; the Rehabilitation Act; the FMLA; and OSHA.
            • Complete a total of 24 clock hours of educational training in the administration of an agency before the end of the first 12 months after designation to the position.
            • Complete an additional 16 clock hours of educational training before the end of the first 12 months after designation to the position. Any of the additional 16 hours may be completed prior to designation if completed during the 12 months immediately preceding the date of designation. The 16 hours must include information regarding fraud and abuse detection and prevention; legal issues regarding advance directives; client rights, including the right to confidentiality; agency responsibilities; complaint investigation and resolution; emergencypreparedness planning and implementation; abuse, neglect, and exploitation; infection control; and nutrition.
              • Subject matter that deals with the internal affairs of an organization does not qualify for credit. Documentation of education must be on file at the agency, contain the name of the class or workshop, the topics covered, and the hours and dates of the training.Continuing Education
                The administrator and alternate administrator must complete 12 clock hours of continuing education within each 12-month period beginning on the date of designation.

Keywords: AccentCare, Inc., Alpharetta , Associate Executive Director (RN), Executive , Alpharetta, Georgia

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