Lexington Health Network

  • CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

    Job Locations US-IL-Lombard
    Job ID
    2018-3861
    Category
    Clinical - Direct Patient Care
    Address
    1300 S. Main Street
    Work Type
    Full Time
    Work Schedule
    Days
  • Overview

    Teamwork is what we’re all about at Lexington Health Care, working together to achieve positive patient outcomes. We realize that when you collaborate, great things are possible; for your patients, and for your career. Lexington proudly employs more than 2,500 employees allowing us to provide an immeasurable value to the communities we serve. So much of who we are comes from being an organization dedicated to the highest attainable quality of care available today. In an industry filled with rapid change and growth, our commitment to family values will never change. As a family owned organization, we have always maintained a unique perspective. Our reputation as a leading health care employer is unmatched. Come see for yourself why it’s so fulfilling to be a part of Lexington!

    Responsibilities

    The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for the delivery, coordination and monitoring of appropriate services for patients, families/caregivers. As a member of the interdisciplinary team participates in the development and implementation of the patient care plan.

    Position Responsibilities:

     

          • Meets with the patient/representative to explain hospice philosophy and services and to assess the patient for hospice appropriateness.
          • Serves as resource and supervisor of clinical day to day functions by assuring compliance with all state/federal regulatory bodies and legal authority.
          • Serves as lead resource and preceptor for all field staff by providing expertise regarding clinical situations, documentation, and reimbursement issues.
          • Records referral/intake information, documents all appropriate clinical and demographic and payer data necessary for admitting staff and the billing office.
          • Assigns new patients to field staff, communicates necessary information to all disciplines for admission and scheduling within appropriate time frames.
          • May meet with patient/representative to explain hospice philosophy and services, and assess patient for hospice appropriateness.  Completes consents/paperwork and initiates hospice care.
          • Develops the relationship between hospice and the facility by providing hospice care/case management to appropriate residents.
          • Coordinates the long-term-care facility’s care plan with hospice care plan and establishes self as the point of communication between the facility staff and the hospice team.
          • Assists in education of staff at facilities and at agency to promote employee development, by conducting scheduled in-services.
          • Assess the physical care needs and incorporate into the hospice interdisciplinary care plan. Implements care plan and provide nursing care to terminally ill persons at designate hospital.
          • Communicates with other hospice staff members and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/representative.
          • Consults with the Hospice Medical Director and/or attending physician regarding significant changes in patient status as appropriate.
          • Assures direct staff competency, management and quality of patient care through oversight and monitoring.
          • Oversees orientation activities
            • Direct observation through field visits
            • Home Health Aide Supervisory visits
            • Implementation of the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care
            • Clinical documentation and chart review for appropriateness and utilization
            • Routine case conference and coordination activities
            • Clinical record review completion at least every 60 days
            • Compliance with agency policies
            • Performance appraisals annually
          • Facilitates the Interdisciplinary Team meeting and functions cooperatively as a team member.
          • Responsible for medical supply management.
          • Participates in and facilitates in ongoing performance improvement/utilization review activities.
          • Keeps the Director informed of all clinical and staff issues through routine communications.
          • Represents the agency in all interactions with staff, patients/families, physician, other health care professionals and the general public. Responds to referral sources and customer service issues no later than 24 hours of notification.
          • Participates in the hiring, interviewing, selection, and disciplinary action of staff.
          • Participates in administrative on call rotation.
          • Adheres to all agency policies and procedures.
          • Attends continuing education activities and maintains documentation of these activities.
          • Attends and participates in scheduled staff meetings.
          • Demonstrates personal commitment to the Mission Statement of LEXINGTON by providing excellent healthcare and service that is professional, friendly, courteous and timely.
          • Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities and other LEXINGTON committees as requested.
          • Assists other team members when necessary.
          • All other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    • Registered Nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state of Illinois
    • Graduate of National League for Nursing accredited school of nursing. BSN degree is preferred
    • Two years management or supervisory experience in health care setting, preferably hospice
    • Three years of hospice experience preferred
    • Complies with accepted professional standards and practice
    • Complies and maintains current CPR certification
    • Demonstrates excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills

    Physical Requirements:

    • Requires frequent lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds unassisted, including assisting and even transferring patients when required.
    • Requires frequent bending, reaching, standing, walking, squatting, sitting, kneeling, and repetitive hand movements including adequate manual dexterity.
    • Employees are required to talk and hear both in person and by telephone and must be able to communicate via e-mail or writing.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to multi-task and deal effectively in stressful situations.

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