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Branch Manager/Director of Nursing (DON) at Homestead Hospice

Branch Manager/Director of Nursing (DON)

Homestead Hospice Rock Hill, SC (On Site) Full-Time

$5000 SIGN ON BONUSWhy Homestead Hospice?Homestead Hospice seeks to employ qualified, caring individuals who will deliver unparalleled individual care to our patients and families in their homes, to assure that their most important journey on this earth is full of joy and comfort.



The Branch Manager/Director of Nursing is responsible for the total management of a Homestead Hospice office within the framework of any policies approved by the Governing Body. The Branch Manager/Director of Nursing establishes, implements, and evaluates goals and objectives for hospice services that meet and promote the standards of quality and contribute to the total organization and philosophy. The Branch Manager/Director of Nursing directs the staff and operation of nursing department; manages nursing activities; assists with formulation of program goals and objectives; develops and reviews related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares nursing budget; maintains contact with individuals who might impact program activities; makes rounds to determine quality of nursing care; assures optimal quality of care is provided in a safe environment; intervenes in crisis situations and investigates all unusual incidents; protects human and civil rights of patients and/or clients and staff; compiles data and prepares periodic nursing reports.


Graduate of approved school of nursing with current license; BSN preferredMinimum of 5-7 years of experience in the field; Hospice experience preferredFamiliarity with a variety of the clinical concepts, practices, and proceduresMicrosoft, email, and clinical data base experience requiredAbility to exchange routine information in an appropriate mannerMinimum of one (1) year supervisory or management experience in a healthcare setting. Hospice experience preferredDemonstrated leadership abilityIdentifies with and has a commitment to the mission, purpose and objective of Homestead Hospice


Responsible for the day-to-day operations, activities, and successes of the patient care staff, as governed by policy, regulation, and lawDevelops and maintains a nursing service philosophy and related rules, standards, and practices; establishes systems for care planning, including assessments, plans of treatment, objectives and goals, evaluations, and discharge planningAdheres to budget and staffing guidelines; recruits, hires, and manages nursing staffEnsures compliance with laws and rules related to care, certification, and licensing; professionally represents Homestead Hospice to residents, residents' families, outside agencies, care providers, and the publicMaintains liaison role with all levels of administration, physicians and outside organizations to coordinate clinic business, accomplish directives, and to facilitate the resolution of problemsAdministers operating policies and procedures; conducts meetings with subordinates to ensure compliance with established practices; implements new policies and keeps employees abreast of current changes and standardsDirects and coordinates various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers, and vacation schedulesProvides oversight and directions in establishing and maintaining a system for developing, reviewing, approving and disseminating standards of clinical practiceAssists in reviewing and making recommendations on policy issues regarding clinical practice with appropriate discipline within the organizationAssures effective communication and coordination of clinical practice initiatives among the various councils of the nursing infrastructure and other hospital medical staff committees, councils, and work groupsProvides oversight and direction to the clinical service units and provides oversight and evaluation to clinical practice measurement and outcomes for nursingOversees the Quality Assurance ProgramUnderstands the Homestead Hospice objectives as outlined by the Governing Body of the organizationTakes leadership responsibility in supporting management staff, which provides an atmosphere where they and their subordinates can work effectively and efficientlyProvides leadership in governance, development, and management, including day-to-day operations, fiscal management, development, and program expansionEnsures that the policies and procedures related to the management, operation and evaluation of the office site are implementedMonitors and appraises the results of programs and services, recommending and implementing changes as requiredMonitors financial position continuouslyProvides the Operations Department leadership with reports and information as indicated and required and is able to review the operations of the office site in order to provide constructive advice and guidance for any corrective actionEmploys, terminates, manages and supervises all staff either directly or by delegation. Coordinates staff operationPrepares reports concerning the results and outcomes of programs and servicesRepresents the hospice to community, state and national media, while pursuing a continuous strengthening of the organization through appropriate developmentPursues a continuing program of formal and informal education in professional and management areas in order to maintain and strengthen performancePlans and initiates short and long-term activities, maintaining the mission of Homestead Hospice while creatively implementing new activities to keep the agency vitalFunctions as peacemaker; facilitates discussion with individual staff members to help them resolve conflicts to ensure better working relationshipsEnsures that there are effective mechanisms to facilitate communication among the hospice staff, hospice care team, and patients, their family units, and their legal guardians, if anyProvides an orientation, training, and supervision program for every employee and volunteer that addresses the hospice services and the performance of the specific job to which the employee or volunteer is assignedWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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