Inpatient Services Director - 10,000 Sign-On

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Chicago, Illinois
Feb 01, 2021
Mar 03, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Posting Intro:

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking a Inpatient Services Director to join our team of professionals. We make a difference every day to patients and families coping with end of life illness in creating a center of excellence in hospice care.   ($10,000 Sign-On Bonus)


Coordinate all aspects of patient and family care.  Serve as team leader, providing direction and supervision for the interdisciplinary team members.


  1. Supervise all direct patient/family care team members, including nurses, social workers, hospice aides and counselors.
  2. Ensure that all patient/family services comply with federal, state(s) and local regulatory requirements and with accepted professional standards.
  3. Participate in the selection and evaluation of all direct patient/family care team members.
  4. Participate in the orientation and ongoing education of staff and volunteers.
  5. Assure that all initial assessments and required reassessments are conducted by qualified team members within required time frames.
  6. Coordinate the development, implementation and review of the interdisciplinary plan of care for each patient/family.
  7. Assure the 24-hour availability of nursing and psychosocial services to patients/families and coordinates "on-call" assignments.
  8. Conduct the interdisciplinary team meetings, maintains appropriate documentation, or designates these functions to a qualified team member.
  9. Maintain the hospice medical records, including clinical notes and progress notes, for each service provided to each patient according to established standards and agency policy.
  10. Assure changes in the patient's/family condition are reported to the attending physician as well as to other hospice Team Members and contract employees involved in the patient's care.
  11. Communicate as needed with all members of the team, the patient/family, the Medical Director, the Director, Clinical Operations and others involved in the care of the patient to facilitate optimal care of patients/families.
  12. Manage the development of a discharge plan when a patient is discharged prior to death or transferred to another hospice.
  13. Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and procedures for patient/family services.
  14. Ensure all interdepartmental communication and exchange of data is accurate, timely and effective.
  15. Participate in quality improvement activities, including data collection and aggregation, plus projects assigned by the Director, Education & Quality.
  16. Participate on committees and special projects and other duties as assigned.
  17. Performs other duties as assigned including those within the scope of current, valid professional licensure/credentials (i.e. RN, SW, Chaplain, MT, HA, etc.). Employees should reference the position specific job description for additional details on the essential functions of the clinical discipline.


  • Registered Nurse license in state(s) practicing. Certified Hospice Nurse is preferred.
  • Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in hospice, home health, general medical surgical, oncology or patient population specific (i.e.: geriatrics, pediatric, etc.) nursing.
  • Minimum one year of supervisory experience.
  • Must have reliable automobile, valid driver's license, and the minimum state required liability automobile insurance.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Seasons Hospice’s philosophy of care, values, mission statement and organizational culture.

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