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Supervisor Hospice Services

Company: Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Location: Carmichael
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is a 370-bed not-for-profit Level 2 Trauma Center located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County for more than 50 years. It is one of the area's largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the community's well-being, our staff and volunteers provide excellence in care for our patients each year. Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received recognition for being a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, along with Certificates of Excellence in Perinatal Care, Hip- and Knee- Replacement.
Responsibilities
Mercy Hospice is a comprehensive program offered by Dignity Health for individuals and families facing serious and life-threatening illness with a prognosis of six months or less. Mercy Hospice professionals and volunteers offer physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort to patients and families. The primary focus of Mercy Hospice is to enable families to care for their loved ones at home. Specialized support and care are carried out under the direction of a physician and include:


  • Regular nursing visits to assist in pain and symptom management
  • Emotional support, education and community resources provided by a social worker to assist the patient and family
  • Spiritual support provided by a hospice chaplain
  • Personal services provided by certified home health/hospice aides
  • Volunteer services for companionship, respite, and caregiver support
  • Continuing support to families for a period of 13 months through our bereavement (grief) program
    The Mercy Hospice team consists of physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors (including dietary), chaplains, home health aides, and volunteers. The hospice team meets regularly to discuss current cases and coordinate care to ensure quality and continuity for the patient. The medical director meets with the team to review care plans, giving direction and advice as necessary. Additional services are provided such as pharmacy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy when needed.
    Hospice provides 24 hour-a-day support for patients and their families.
    Mercy Hospice is a Medicare-certified, Joint Commission accredited program. We are also a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA), California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH), and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). We are a partner in the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program. Mercy Hospice also contracts with many major private insurance companies that provide a hospice benefit. Regardless of ability to pay, Mercy Hospice is available to patients and families who are facing life-limiting illness.
    Position Summary:Supervises a unit of service that contributes collectively to the provision of high quality patient care. Monitors and supports the desired outcomes as established for their specific area of responsibility.Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
    • Supervisors all clinical services and meets department specific matrices in order to promote quality care and control operational costs.
    • Ensures the unit is in compliance with State and Federal licensing and regulatory requirements, TJC Accreditation reimbursement requirements and practice standards.
    • Actively consults with MHH/MH Operations Team, Hospice Medical Director, Interdiciplinary Team and the patient's primary physician to assess the patient's eligibility and the appropriateness of patient care througout the plan of the treatment, and provides IDT oversight to assure continued appropriateness of hospice patients throughout their stay.
    • Represents the agency at internal and external meetings as requested to assure Hospice issues are addressed and collaborative practice is achieved.#missioncritical
      Qualifications
      Minimum:
      • Current CA RN license
      • Minimum of two (2) years of management experience (within the last 5 years) in a hospice agency, primary care clinic or health facility.
      • Sufficient knowledge and expertise in clinical decision making for the patient population assigned
        Preferred:
        • Bachelor's or Masters degree in health or business related field
        • Supervisory experience

Keywords: Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Carmichael , Supervisor Hospice Services, Healthcare , Carmichael, California

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