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Area Director of Education - (JR25320)

Area Director of Education
POSITION PURPOSE
The Area Director of Education is responsible for assisting in the provision of orientation to staff in their assigned areas; when directed by AVPO provides support of operations with a focus on delivering quality patient care and family services programs in a cost effective manner and represents the company in the community.
General Duties & Responsibilities
This is a safety-sensitive position
Adheres to Organization's Policy and Procedures
Assists department in carrying out various programs and procedures
Acts as a role model within and outside the Company
Performs duties as workload necessitates
Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
Participates in administrative staff meetings, committees, and special projects
Recommends new approaches to effect on-going continual improvements to policies, procedures, and documentation
Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations
Performs other related duties as required and assigned
Consistently promotes the company's core values
Completes required Curo annual training
Essential Functions of Position
Plans and implements the orientation, mentoring, and other educational activities within their assigned area.
Uses the results of the audits/reviews of all departments to plan needed in-services.
Assists with monitoring of staff's in-service training hours/educational attendance with regards to regulatory/agency requirements.
Acts as resource to assists agencies in meeting and exceeding all applicable regulatory and company requirements, by ensuring the implementation of the company's systems, policies and standards in readiness preparation for all inspections, surveys, and review, including state licensure, federal certifications, and accreditations.
Coordinates with the appropriate corporate staff, Medical Director, Clinical Manager, and Director of Operations on a regular basis
Ensures agency is able to access updated copies of all applicable regulations, statutes, and policies and procedures.
Assists with for the supervision of day-to-day operation of the agency as directed by AVPO, including, but not limited to, the following:
o Financial Management
o Employment Process
o Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement
o Payroll
o Admissions
o Medical Staff
o Systems Operations
o Business Plan
o Human Resource Policy
o Staff Development
o Administrative functions
Responsible for the Patient and Family Services Program
Takes overall responsibility for the clinical services function at the agency including the home, hospital settings, nursing homes, and other locations as requested by AVPO.
Assumes the role of official spokesperson for the company in the community; manages public relations, generates and responds to all opportunities for media requests in coordination with the corporate communication department, and assures the handling and resolution of any complaints from patients, families, and the public.
Participates in the coordination of all aspects of the patient's hospice care and in the hospice's quality assessment and performance improvement program.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Specifications:
Specialized Knowledge/Skills:
Familiarity with state and federal guidelines and regulations
Working knowledge of budget development, financial profit/loss process, and human resources.
Ability to work with confidential information
Well organized and confident to work independently, but is a team player
Ability to communicate clearly to remote field, mid-level, and executive staff
Exercises professional judgment and demonstrates good problem-resolution skills
Very comfortable working with multiple online and computer applications
Ability to balance multiple tasks and manage conflicting priorities
Strong follow-up skills
Education/Experience:
RN Degree required; Bachelors' degree in Nursing preferred.
Five years previous managerial experience, of which 3 years is in hospice service industry, is preferred.
License/Certification:
Valid driver's license and automobile liability insurance coverage
Unencumbered and active RN license in state of residence required if RN
Training/Equipment:
Intermediate Excel skills
Basic PowerPoint skills
Experience reviewing data in electronic systems
Experience with HomeCare-HomeBase preferred
Work Environment/Physical Requirements:
The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner
Fast-paced environment
Some stress may occur
Extensive daily travel and frequent overnight travel
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, and to speak and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, and drive an automobile for extended periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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