The Chief Clinical Officer is responsible for the operations of hospice, palliative care and all clinical programs providing leadership, direction and mentorship. Responsible for providing direction, guidance and oversight to program management in administrative, clinical, program expansion and community relations activities.
In the absence of the Executive Director/Administrator and/or the Hospice Clinical Director , the Chief Clinical Officer will become the acting Executive Director/Administrator and/or Clinical Hospice Director and will be vested with authority to act in behalf of the Executive Director /Administrator and/or Hospice Clinical Director.
Oversee and direct hospice/palliative care program management in the planning and implementation of administrative and operations strategies, objectives and activities for the delivery of patient and family services.
Work directly with the Medical Director on establishing clinical protocols and standards of care.
Guide and direct program senior management in budgetary planning, preparation and overview of expenses and revenues for all program activity.
Develop and ensure implementation of clinical policies and procedures and ensures standards of care and practice are in compliance with all organizational and regulatory guidelines.
Assure program management, staffing levels and personnel management practices support the organizations’ model of care delivery and human resources philosophy.
Advise the President/CEO and other executive/senior management personnel on matters related to assigned hospice/palliative and clinical care program practices and operations.
Direct program management in planning, implementing and evaluating clinical operations against established operational, clinical and business goals and objectives in accordance with organizations’ strategic plan and mission.
Maintain a high level of professional expertise and demonstrate this competence through professional collaborative networking.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the program medical staff peripherally only focusing on issues related to the delivery of quality end of life/palliative care and other clinical program related issues.
Collaborate with organization executives in planning, implementing and monitoring hospice/palliative care operations, which impact clinical provisions for patient/family care.
Work closely with the President/CEO to develop and accomplish goals and strategic plans established by board members and executives of the organization.
In the absence of the President/CEO, the Chief Clinical Officer will become the acting President/CEO and will be vested with authority to act in behalf of the President/CEO.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.
At minimum, a Registered nurse in the State with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the State, and/or a Medical Doctor.
At minimum, an Associate’s degree in Nursing from an accredited program.
Three years of management experience in a hospice or related health care organization.
Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct professional and administrative personnel.
Ability to market and deal tactfully with customers and the community.
Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or Organization requirements and is in good working order.
Has excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of business management, governmental regulations and ACHC standards.
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About VNA of NWI
The mission of the VNA is to be the most patient-focused provider of aging, hospice, palliative, and grief support services in Northwest Indiana.
VNA has a rich history of supporting those with ongoing or terminal illness in our community. In 1970, a group of nurses voiced their concerns about the patients who were being discharged not having any assistance despite a continued need for medical care. VNA answered the call. Originally opening their doors in September, 1970, they became the first home health care agency in Porter County, offering nursing and physical therapy. Today, VNA has grown to serve Porter, Lake, LaPorte, Jasper, and Starke counties.
VNA is the most patient-focused provider of aging, palliative, hospice and grief support services in Northwest Indiana. VNA’s services provide comfort, peace of mind and superior care to families working through the aging process, a terminal diagnosis or the loss of a loved one. As a nonprofit organization, VNA is mission-driven. Instead of focusing on profits, VNA employs a patient-centric model where the patient and family are the organization’s highest priority. This focus on people over profits combined with nationally recognized services makes VNA a provider of choice.