The Executive Director is responsible for the overall direction of Talbot Hospice. Together with the Board of Directors, the ED ensures the fulfillment of the organization’s mission, vision and objectives. The ED is responsible for the employment of qualified hospice personnel, the provision of hospice services of high quality, and for establishing standards of patient care and business practice to comply with Federal and Maryland regulations and guidelines. The Executive Director is the face of Talbot Hospice to the community, and works to sustain and enhance the community’s volunteer and philanthropic support.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
Provides executive oversight of all facets of Talbot Hospice.
Guided by NHPCO Standards of Practice, ensures the provision of interdisciplinary care to our patients and their families.
Informs the Board of Directors and the staff on matters related to national, regional and local trends in hospice, palliative care and end-of-life care development.
Reports to the Board regarding hospice performance, strategic opportunities, fundraising goals, and significant changes within the organization.
Leads operational planning, budgeting, and, in conjunction with the Board, strategic planning. Ensures that annual budget supports the achievement of organizational mission and priorities, and presents budget to the Board of Directors.
Ensures organizational compliance with legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements.
Monitors business operations to insure financial stability and achievement of financial objectives.
Recruits, selects, hires, manages and evaluates personnel responsible for providing hospice services and for the operation of the organization; delegates such authority as appropriate.
Evaluates hospice services provided by Talbot Hospice using measurable outcomes and objectives; reports performance data to CMS and other agencies as required.
Establishes human resources program that attracts and retains qualified personnel; that promotes individual and team development, including orientation, continuing education, competency testing and quality assessment performance improvement; that maintains effective communication throughout the organization; and that creates policies that are equitable for staff and compliant with regulations.
Establishes a program of support for all personnel, who confront death and grief in the course of providing services at end-of-life.
Ensures standards of ethical business and clinical practice are maintained
Performs other duties as directed by the Board.
Bachelor's degree; Master’s Degree in health care or related field preferred.
Five years experience in hospice management at a senior level; five years experience in provision of end-of-life care preferred.
Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and motivate professional and administrative personnel; a team builder who relates effectively and empathetically with all levels of the organization.
Articulate public speaker with the ability to build strong external relationships with the community, families, physicians, hospitals, donors, media and key stakeholders.
Strong communication skills both oral and written.
Thorough knowledge of corporate business management.
Thorough knowledge of Medicare Hospice Certification and Conditions of Participation.
Internal Number: 05/2020
About Talbot Hospice Foundation
Talbot Hospice is a model for community based hospice care at the end of life. Since 1981 we have cared for patients and their families with dignity and respect. We offer comprehensive hospice care in your home, in nursing facilities and at Hospice House. We provide nurses, spiritual support, a bereavement center, family services and compassionate well trained volunteers. "We Celebrate Life Every Day."