Director, Hospice

Mary Washington Hospice

Mary Washington Home Health and Hospice
Fredericksburg, VA



day shift

Job Summary:

The incumbent in this position is accountable to effectively manage the 24-hour operation of the department and to effectively integrate the functioning of all disciplines in addition to maintaining efficient patient care delivery and administrative systems.

This position is accountable for administration of Mary Washington Hospice, Grief Support Services and Palliative Care Services in a cost-effective manner to ensure quality patient care in accordance with regulatory requirements and organizational objectives. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations governing the privacy and of patients' protected health information.

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

Develop and implement strategies that include program planning, development, administration and evaluation. This includes appropriate data collection, record system and statistical reporting as required by regulatory bodies and organization

Develop and monitor systems that facilitate autonomous operation of these disciplines while maintaining regulatory compliance and quality patient care.

Responsible for fiscal management of departmental budgetary allocations and development of revenue and cost containment in the managed care arena. The Director provides cost report data to Financial Services.?

Evaluate, select and integrate health care technology and information management systems that support patient care needs and the efficient use of personnel and resources.

Monitor and maintain regulatory interface to ensure on-going operation and continued regulatory compliance.

Plan, implement and monitor the budget to operate within authorized allocation while maximizing revenue. This includes maintaining adequate physical facilities, supplies, equipment, staffing, and resource utilization.

Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure effective organizational function as well as effective delivery of clinical care in accordance with regulatory requirements. This includes development of Performance Improvement and Utilization review programs.

Develop, implement and evaluate programs to promote recruitment, retention, development, continuing education, and retention of staff members.

Participate with leaders from governing body, management, medical staff and clinical areas in developing, reviewing and revision of mission, strategic plans, resource allocation, operational plans and policies, and quality goals.

Assure that standards of practice, policies and procedures are consistent with goals of quality patient care and patient satisfaction; with financial responsibility; and are within the appropriate and regulatory environment.

Acquire and manage services provided through contractual agreement and vendor relationships.

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree required, with a Master's degree preferred.

Minimum of five years of experience required, hospice and/or palliative preferred.

Minimum of three years supervisory/management experience in a related profession, required.