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Company: Valley Health Systems
Location: Holyoke, MA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Valley Health Systems is looking to hire an Executive Director for the Holyoke Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice Life Care Agency (Full Time). Some of the general responsibilities#and duties include the following: With general direction from VHS management, in collaboration with the VHS Chief Operating Officer, care management, population health, etc., directs all aspects of the Holyoke Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice Life Care programs. Plan, develops and implements a standardized framework for home care services across the system. This includes all day to day operations of exceptional, safe patient care at all assigned locations. Designs, implements and oversees all home care services that effectively identifies appropriate referrals, exceptional plans of care, discharge planning and ongoing transitions to other care settings. Establishes and maintains a system for documentation that allows for collection, interpretation, analysis and reporting of home care data that articulates such programming. Directs all training, competency validation and provides ongoing oversight to all staff and corresponding data processes including OASIS submission and validation and data display checks while working collaboratively within the VHS system and external agencies to assure the highest standard of information is available at all times. Maintains consistent standards of home care practices throughout the organization and ensures that all relevant regulatory and accreditation requirements (e.g., DPH, CMS ) are met. Serves as participant in DPH/CMS survey preparation process to assist in identifying deficiencies and ensure compliance. Coordinates, collaborates and maintains up to date policies and guidelines that are housed in the VHS system to reflect regulatory requirements and state of the art practices with review at least every 3 years. Provides expert consultation of relevant content in other department#s policies and procedures. When appropriate to achievement of VHS home care goals, engages outside consultants and vendors, negotiating and preparing contracts and monitoring budget and progress. Management and accountability for the Home Care and Hospice budget. Develops and maintains strong working relationships with VHS senior management. Completes an annual environmental scan of all available data sources and critically analyzes performance to make recommendations to VHS Senior Management on organizational priorities. Directs production of reports to senior leadership and collates and summarizes quarterly reports as requested by VHS Senior Management Team. Provides education and consultation to home care/hospice staff and senior leadership in regards to changes in criteria, new data collection. Directs and/or coordinates special projects and new programs as directed by Medical Directors or other senior leaders to promote continuing evaluation and improvement in processes and patient care outcomes. Plans, facilitates, tracks, and modifies the organizational performance goals and strategic plans annually and as necessary in alignment with VHS business and PI plans. Serves as the liaison to outside agencies such as CHA, Joint Commission, DPH, OSHA, and Vizient as well as a resource for other VHS Networks in the areas home care/ hospice services and operations. Provides internal human resource management of staff, prepares new and modifies older position descriptions, oversees timelines and quality of personnel evaluations, and is primary conduit to VHS Human Resources. Represents department at Senior Leadership meetings to secure approval for vacant positions, provide updates and share valuable information regarding the agency. Manages, recruits, hires, administers disciplinary action and conducts job performance reviews for staff assigned to incumbent. Directs home care/ hospice staff as assigned. Meets with management and plans mutually agreed upon individual performance goals. Monitors progress and/or barriers, plans remedial education and/or training, modifies performance expectations, and completes six-month and twelve-month reviews as required. Mentors staff across the system in home care/ hospice and post acute services. Maintains an exceptional work environment through effective leadership, direction, supervision, role modeling, and communication. Schedules, plans, facilitate, and conduct staff meetings. Demonstrates high-level knowledge and skills in key behaviors that reflect expertise in communication, customer service orientation, professionalism, problem solving, resource management, results orientation, teamwork and cooperation, business and organizational expertise, leadership, and managing performance. Acts as a liaison between the governing body, home care/ hospice and other professional and advisory staff. Conducts regular home visits and rounds of areas of responsibility to engage staff and patients as well as hear questions and/or concerns. Performs other assignments as required and/or directed by CMO or VHS Senior Management Team. # QUALIFICATIONS/JOB REQUISITES:## Education: Master#s Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Health Care Administration required Licenses/Registrations: Registered Nurse with Valid Massachusetts license required.##### Experience: Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in nursing with at least five (5) years progressive responsibility and experience in management of Home Care/ Hospice services. Documented experience working successfully with hospital administration and physicians. Expert knowledge of CMS and DPH requirements for home care services. Budget Management is required.# Must have superior written and oral communication. Strong ability to effectively work with and motivate personnel at varying levels within the organization. Documented capacity to deliver results in a high matrixed work environment. Strong skills in the following areas: adaptability and flexibility, ability to learn quickly, facilitation, analysis, critical thinking, working with minimal supervision and management of people and projects. Strong computer skill. Must possess a strong operations skillset, to include, knowledge of home care recruitment and fiscal management. **HOT JOB**

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