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Equipment Technician IV (U)

Hospice Partners

Equipment Technician IV (U)

College Station, TX
  • Responsibilities

    ALAMO HOSPICE, a member of the Hospice Partners of America family, is seeking an outstanding Executive Director for a position in our COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS territory.

    The Executive Director:

    • Participates in operational planning and budgeting.
    • Ensures that care is provided in accordance with Medicare, Medicaid, Federal and state guidelines. Ensures that all direct care clinical staff are assigned appropriately.
    • Monitors business operations to insure financial stability.
    • Monitors operational progress toward accomplishing operational and strategic goals.
    • Establishes and maintains effective, open channels of communication.
    • Fosters a no-blame culture that encourages reporting of safety and quality of services issues.
    • Ensures adequate and appropriate staffing and staff supervision.
    • Ensures complete, appropriate and adequate staff development, including orientation, in-service, continuing education, competency testing and quality assessment performance improvement.
    • Responsible for the management of the hospice program in matters of clinical operation.
    • Demonstrates exceptional service to patients, families, referral sources, co-workers and other customers.
    • Assists team members as needed to ensure that this level of service is consistently provided.
    • Active participant in receiving case referrals.
    • Reviews available patient information related to case, including home visits, to determine hospice/home care needs.
    • Assigns appropriate hospice personnel to case as needed.
    • Conferences with Medical Director regarding any questions about an individual's eligibility for services.
    • Ensures that Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) meetings are regularly conducted and records maintained.
    • Attends IDG meetings to facilitate coordination of care and discussion of interdisciplinary group involvement.
    • Assists clinicians in establishing immediate and long-term therapeutic goals, in setting priorities, and in developing plan of care.
    • Regularly reviews assigned patients' prognosis/decline, medications, supplies, equipment and clinical course.
    • Actively participates in and ensures compliance in the quality assessment performance improvement program.
    • Conducts quarterly record reviews and communicates findings and recommendations to the Education & Compliance Department and hospice personnel.
    • Interviews, hires and ensures complete and appropriate orientation and training of all assigned staff.
    • Conducts annual employee evaluations for staff.
    • Participates in/conducts employee counseling.
    • Follows-up on any patient, employee, or customer complaint/concern.
    • Develops a report of issue, findings, and action plan in a timely manner.
    • Ensures adherence to admission, revocation and discharge processes as per agency policy.
    • Ensures updated policies, forms and job descriptions are reviewed with appropriate staff and utilized in the office.
    • Assumes direct patient/family care when needed.
    • Participates in Administrator on-call program.
    • Participates in clinical on-call, carries caseload as staffing/census level mandate.
    • Complies with accepted professional standards and principles.

    BENEFITS Competitive Salary; Medical, Company-Paid Dental, & Vision Insurance; Life and AD&D Insurance; Short term and Company-Paid Long-Term Disability Insurance; CE and Tuition Reimbursement; Exceptional PTO schedule; Personal Holidays; Paid Holidays; 401k with match REQUIREMENTS Must be a Registered Nurse licensed within the agency geographic service area. One year hospice experience required. Two years healthcare management experience preferred. Maintains a current CPR certification. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured ABOUT Hospice of America was founded by a team of experienced hospice professionals with a goal of providing exceptional hospice care across the country. Our compassionate hospice team was born out of the realization that while many hospice agencies are started on the principles of providing compassionate end-of-life care, most get bogged down in the complex business aspects of the healthcare environment. The increasing complexity of insurance, Medicare and hospice regulations causes many hospice providers to spend a majority of their time dealing with paper rather than people. But that is not the case with Hospice of America. Hospice Partners has deep hospice industry expertise. By joining our organization, hospice agencies are able to leverage our business acumen and back office support, which allows the local leadership to return their focus to patient care. Hospice Partners is dedicated to the highest level of patient care and customer service. We are continually evaluating our care from the patient and family perspective as well as the quality of care and service perspective. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our patients, their loved ones and our healthcare provider partners who trust us to care for their patients at their time of greatest need. Hospice Partners currently has offices in six states. The company has demonstrated steady growth in each of our existing locations and we are continuing to add to our growing family.

    Required Skills Required Experience

  • Qualifications
    • In-depth knowledge of federal and state regulations and standards, including False Claims Act, Medi-Cal and DMHC/DHCS as they relate to compliance in health care.
    • In-depth knowledge of managed care health plan functions and interactions as they relate to compliance.
    • Strong research skills with the ability to identify and review complex materials to develop and evaluate options and propose solutions.
    • Basic knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding and medical terminology, and industry standard payment practices.
    • In-depth knowledge of data analysis and communication/reporting tools and techniques, with ability to perform analysis and resolve problems of moderate complexity, and recognize and act on trends.
    • Produces work that is accurate and complete.
    • Produces the appropriate amount of work.
    • Resourcefulness: Secures and deploys resources effectively and efficiently; organizes people and resources to solve problems and identify opportunities.
    • Being resilient: Rebounds from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.
    • Optimizes work processes: Knows the most effective and efficient process to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement; can develop, implement and maintain processes.
      • Action oriented: Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.
    • Directs work: Provides direction, delegates and removes obstacles to get work done.
    • Plans and aligns: Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organization goals.
    • Ensures accountability: Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.
    • Drives results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.
    • Organizational savvy: Maneuvers comfortably through complex policy, process and people-related organizational dynamics.
    • Courage: Steps up to address difficult issues, says what needs to be said.
    • Situational adaptability: Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.
    • Ability to develop, implement and maintain processes, procedures and other guidelines.
    • Strong collaboration skills, including but not limited to the ability to create and foster a collaborative work environment, and organize people and resources to solve problems and identify opportunities.
    • Basic knowledge of change management theory, with the ability to implement effectively.
    • Ability to design workflow and procedures.
    • Ability to develop and deliver relevant and effective training and supporting materials.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate professionally to diverse individuals inside and outside of HPSJ, effectively explain complex information, and conduct presentations.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels inside and outside of HPSJ.
    • Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to lead complex initiatives.
    • Decision quality: Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
    • Strong supervisory and leadership skills, with the ability to supervise staff in a manner that maximizes employee performance and business results.
    • Demonstrated ability to articulate and support HPSJ’s vision, mission, values and strategy, integrate into management practices, and foster their manifestation among staff.
    • Strong mathematics skills, including the ability to calculate ratios, perform simple algebra and statistical formulas.
    • Intermediate MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio & Project skills.
    • Ability to speak and be understood in English.
    • Ability to handle confidential information with appropriate discretion.


    • Basic skills in reporting software, such as Tableau, with ability to present data in consumable formats such as charts and graphs.