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Home Health Coordinator

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The Home Health Coordinator provides oversight of all patient care and personnel. This oversight includes patient and personnel assignments, coordination of care, coordination of referrals, assessment of patient needs and ensuring the plan of care is developed, implemented and updated. Plans, directs, implements, coordinates, and improves patient care activities in collaboration with other nursing staff and the medical equipment manager consistent with the mission of Baraga County Memorial Hospital.  Home Services includes Home Care, Hospice and Baraga County Medical Equipment.  The Home Health Coordinator has the responsibility to direct the patient care services within the agency; demonstrates appropriate staff supervision during services hours; assists with appropriate intake and coordination of patient services; provides patient care services that meet the needs of the patient; observes, supervises, counsels and disciplines staff effectively.

REPORTS TO:

C.E.O.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have graduated from an approved school of professional nursing with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing preferred.
  • Must maintain current licensure for professional nursing practice in the State of Michigan.
  • Must attain and maintains BLS certification/re-certification every 2 years according to the Michigan Heart Association guidelines.
  • Management and leadership skills with a minimum of three years experience in home health, preferable in a management position.
  • Demonstrates competence in management and leadership skills.
  • Promotes positive interpersonal relationships with staff members, administrators, physicians and the public.
  • Demonstrates personal acceptance of responsibility and accountability for self and team members.
  • Knowledge of current leadership, management, and quality improvement concepts and the ability to participate in developing and implementing organizational strategies to address opportunities for improving the delivery of skilled nursing and other therapeutic services.
  • Knowledge of current theoretical approaches to delivery of nursing care and the strategies for examining and applying relative concepts.
  • Must have excellent organizational and communicative skills.
  • Demonstrates stress management by remaining composed during stressful situations.
  • Implements and evaluates approved hospital policies and procedures.
  • Must maintain current driver’s license and current car insurance.
  • Must demonstrate a daily commitment to the Standards of Behavior and Core Values of BCMH.

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  ESSENTIAL

  • Is responsible for the day to day operations of the Home Health Agency. Directs the patient care services team by demonstrating leadership ability in providing direction, support and supervision to staff and members of the team.
  • Provides quality patient services.
  • Participates in the agencies strategic planning process.
  • Participates in the budgetary process as it relates to the delivery of care.
  • Complies with regulatory agency standards and participates in the development of Home Care, Hospice and Medical Equipment patient care programs, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate regulatory requirements and directs staff in the implementation of these regulatory expectations.
  • Provides input into the development, implementation and evaluation of a Home Care, Hospice and Medical Equipment plan for the provision of patient care services.
  • Provides staff and leadership development and is responsible for promoting ongoing development of staff members.
  • Participates with other employees of BCMH in problem-solving and decision making activities.
  • Maintains awareness of marketing and agency image in the community.
  • Is responsible for the recruitment, selection, evaluation and retention of nursing staff.
  • Assumes responsibility for timely processing of prior authorization of service.
  • Is responsibility for ensuring that the agency services are delivered in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Demonstrates the ability to plan, analyze, direct and delegate home health agency activities.
  • Demonstrates the ability to think clearly and communicate clearly to the general public, Professional Advisory Committee, employees, patients and visitors.
  • Actively participates on various committees including but not limited to: Quality Management, Utilization Review, Policy and Procedure Committee, Outcome Based Quality Improvement, Safety, Infection Control, Corporate Compliance.
  • Coordinates activities of non-nursing disciplines.
  • Provides a positive professional role model for all members of the health care team.
  • Promotes professional working relationships with members of the health care team.
  • Bases staffing patterns on client acuity levels and assigns aspects of client care to team members based on scope of practice.
  • Monitors and adjusts personnel work schedules and assignments daily, schedule posted every Friday for the following week.
  • Demonstrates cooperation with intra-nursing departments in coordinating client care.
  • Shall be responsible for completing educational requirements.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of BCMH Corporate Compliance plan, Code of Conduct and reporting process of any compliance concerns.
  • Complies with HIPAA requirements for security and confidentiality.
  • Observes all infection control and safety policies and procedures.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:  ESSENTIAL

  • Requires frequent sitting, working at desktop heights, frequent walking about the agency and outside the agency at various agency-related functions, bending and stooping, must be able to climb stairs.
  • Must be able to drive an automobile.
  • Hours of duty may be long and irregular.
  • Occasionally requires standing for extended periods of time.

SENSORY AND COMMUNICATIVE ACTIVITIES:  ESSENTIAL

  • Must be able to see at near vision acuity level and distance.
  • Must be able to hear speech and conversation.
  • Must be able to speak clearly.
  • Requires use of hands for simple and firm grasping and fine manipulating.

ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE:

  • Inside and Outside environmental conditions
  • Equipment hazards
  • Automobile and airline trip hazards for meetings in and out of the area.
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Physical hazards
  • Chemical hazards
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