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Hospice - Director of Nursing

Company: Transitions Care - Southeast Michigan
Location: Lansing
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Description:Our people are the difference.Transitions Care is a leading hospice organization that has changed the hospice experience for patients, families, and team members. Imagine a healthcare company that provides 24/7 access to services in the comfort of the patient's home - providing the physical, emotional, and spiritual support that allows a patient to focus on living.At Transitions, you don't have to imagine! Apply now to join our team and experience the Transitions difference!As a Director of Nursing at Transitions Care you are responsible for the support and overseeing of regional clinical services. Establish, implement, and evaluate goals and objectives for hospice services that meet and promote Transitions standards of quality and contribute to the total organization and philosophy. Local Travel Required.Major ResponsibilitiesNursing ProcessAs a member of the Interdisciplinary team, the Director of Nursing utilizes the nursing process to contribute to each patient's total plan of care.Assessing and Planning:Utilize clinical knowledge to provide leadership and guidance to the Interdisciplinary team in formulating and individualizing interdisciplinary plan of care to include problem identification, interventions, and goals to address palliative comfort measures for the terminally ill patient/family/caregiver.Review the comprehensive interdisciplinary plan of care with the IDG Team. Communicate in writing in the chart and verbally with the IDG to coordinate interventions and ensure continuity of care.Assess the need for changes in Levels of Care, and schedule based on the needs of the patient.Implementing and EvaluatingFacilitate the implementation of nursing interventions and appropriate preventative and therapeutic nursing procedures. Provide direct patient care as necessary.Collaborate with Interdisciplinary Team members to provide continuous assessment of assigned patients, interpret findings, initiate appropriate therapeutic actions, and evaluate the results of these actions.Work in cooperation with family/caregiver and interdisciplinary team members to meet the emotional needs of the patient/family/caregiver.Provides appropriate information and explanation to the patient's families. Facilitates patient and family education, to promote continuity of care and optimal patient/family outcome for quality death as defined by the patient/family/caregiver.Assists in the investigation and resolution of quality issues in conjunction with the Continuous Quality Improvement Committee.EducationThe Director of Nursing is a mentor who demonstrates an ability in providing educational experiences and communicating knowledge of patient care to members of the Interdisciplinary Team including, but not limited to: volunteers, patient and families/caregivers, health care professionals, and the general community.ManagementThe Director of Nursing provides leadership and support to encourage optimum development and performance of each hospice staff member and provides an atmosphere that is compatible with team building. Collaborates with the Administrator to implement manpower and operational budgets, supervision, evaluation and counseling of hospice staff, development and implementation of the company's goals and objectives.Benefits We OfferCompetitive salaryMedical / Dental / Vision Insurance plansLife Insurance401(k) matchingAuto AllowanceGas CardCompany EquipmentPaid Time OffFree Scrub TopsIND1Requirements:Education and ExperienceBachelor's degree preferred in Nursing.RN licensed in the state program is located; C.H.P.N. (Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse) certification preferred.Five (5) + years general nursing preferred with current Hospice, home health, medical, surgical, or critical care experience. Experience with pain and symptom management interventions preferred.Minimum one (1) year supervisory experience in the healthcare setting.Ability to work within an interdisciplinary setting.Demonstrate excellent observation, assessment, nursing judgement and communication skills.Strong ability to multi-task, and prioritize patient needs

Keywords: Transitions Care - Southeast Michigan, Lansing , Hospice - Director of Nursing, Executive , Lansing, Michigan

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