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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Hospice RN Director - Sonoma Hospice Indirect *$5,000 Bonus* in Santa Rosa, California

Hiring bonus $5000 offered to external hire!

We are looking for a Hospice RN Director for the HCN Sonoma Hospice Indirect Department at St Joseph Home Care Network.

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

The Director of Hospice is responsible for the day-to-day management of St. Joseph Home Care Services-Hospice and for the effective and efficient use of all resources in carrying out the organization's purposes.

Essential Functions:

  • Directs the hospice program through management of Clinical Managers and support staff according to their abilities and defined responsibilities.

  • Manages program administration, planning, supervision and evaluation.

  • Manages day-to-day compliance with regulatory and reimbursement requirements as defined by the Medicare COPs, State, Medicare and The Joint Commission requirements.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of administrative policies.

  • Establishes functions and qualifications for all personnel in collaboration with the Executive Director.

  • Determines staffing needs and staffing patterns according to program requirements and with consideration for utilization of personnel at their maximum potential.

  • Authorizes appointments of staff positions consistent with network policy and approval of Executive Director.

  • Oversees compliance with human resource policies.

  • Responsible for stewardship of resources and meeting Board approved budget.

  • Represents St. Joseph Home Care Services to the community and Hospitals as requested or as necessary to nurture and maintain a collaborative working relationship.

  • Managing, directing and supervising patient care activities.

  • Responsible for physician, staff and patient satisfaction.

  • Participates in student intern programs in collaboration with contracted colleges or certificate programs if staffing available.

  • Participates as a member of the Executive Management Team for St. Joseph Home Care Services; completes assigned projects and promotes team cohesion and teamwork within the group.

  • Oversees the QA/PI program within the hospice department and collaborates with Clinical Managers in the development of in-services and educational experiences for performance improvement.

  • Participates in palliative care activities within St. Joseph Home Care Services, system hospitals and the community.

  • Develops and is held accountable for departmental strategic goals and service line development.

  • Responsible for the development and management of the clinical care delivery process, clinical practice and policy and procedures. Annually completes Compliance Education and understands applicable policies.


  • Ability in program administration, including knowledge of healthcare policies and reimbursement practices.

  • Demonstrated excellence in managing human resources.

  • Demonstrated excellence in both written and oral communication.

  • Knowledge of federal, state and The Joint Commission regulations.

Minimum Position Requirements:


  • Master's Degree in Business, Healthcare or related field.

  • Completes necessary education to attain RN licensure.


  • 3 years Supervisory experience in a home health agency, hospice or related health program.

  • 2 years RN experience in Hospice.


  • California Registered Nursing License

  • Current Basic Life Support.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: Director of Hospice experience.

Licenses/Certifications: Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN)

St. Joseph Home Care Network (SJHCN) is a Home Health ministry of St. Joseph Health, serving three Northern California counties; Humboldt County, Napa County and Sonoma County. Our networks of compassionate, highly skilled employees are dedicated to putting the patient first to improve the health of individuals and families in our community. The Home Health caregivers assist in restoring a patient's optimal health and support the family by going into the home and ministering to the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient and family members. Our home care services are a literal representation of reaching out to our community to care for our dear neighbors.

Company: St. Joseph Home Care Network

Category: Non-Clinical Director/ Executive

Req ID: R348182