Posted 7 days ago
Director of Patient Care Services
Beacon Health Options - Elkhart, IN
Reports to the Executive Director or Vice President. Is responsible for the around-the-clock management and direction of the patient care area. Coordinates the efforts of staff, ensures the provision of quality, cost-effective care and manages the clinical and financial performance of the patient care area.MISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALS
  • MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.
  • VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.
  • SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.

Oversees the around-the-clock coordination of patient care operations and establishes and supports quality improvement programs for unit, hospital and health system by:
  • Developing the vision and strategy through the formation and implementation of goals and objectives.
  • Assessing, evaluating and ensuring the effectiveness and adequacy of staffing plans and operations; also appraising the results of programs and services and recommending and implementing changes as required.
  • Preparing the annual capital and operating budget. Monitoring the monthly financial reports and initiating appropriate actions and reports.
  • Maintaining compliance with all legal requirements of licensure, accreditation, etc.; also reviewing and acting upon the reports of authorized inspecting agencies and ensuring administrative and corporate policies and decisions are implemented.
  • Interpreting, enforcing and supporting hospital policies, procedures and protocols.

Maintains the continuing high quality of clinical and customer services by:
  • Developing and implementing clinical and service quality standards, monitoring performance on the standards and initiating corrective action as required.
  • Participating in both service line and designated patient care area quality improvement activities.
  • Authorizing the hiring, orienting, training, assigning of work, evaluating, counseling or discharging of staff assigned to the patient care area.
  • Ensuring the competency of staff by overseeing orientation and on-going education.
  • Ensuring that the patient care environment and equipment is safe, clean and orderly and collaborating with appropriate departments for maintenance, replacement, repairs and/or other needs.
  • Investigates and documents all personnel issues thoroughly, recommending and executing disciplinary action when indicated.
  • Facilitates collaborative relationships among disciplines/departments to ensure effective, quality patient care delivery.

Performs other functions to maintain personal competence and contribute to the overall effectiveness of the department, hospital and health system by:
  • Completing other job-related assignments and special projects as directed.
  • Works collaboratively with Medical Staff and Hospital Administration to provide for effective utilization management.
  • Participating in nursing, hospital and/or community committees and activities relating to nursing practice.

Associate complies with the following organizational requirements:
  • Attends and participates in department meetings and is accountable for all information shared.
  • Completes mandatory education, annual competencies and department specific education within established timeframes.
  • Completes annual employee health requirements within established timeframes.
  • Maintains license/certification, registration in good standing throughout fiscal year.
  • Direct patient care providers are required to maintain current BCLS (CPR) and other certifications as required by position/department.
  • Consistently utilizes appropriate universal precautions, protective equipment, and ergonomic techniques to protect patient and self.
  • Adheres to regulatory agency requirements, survey process and compliance.
  • Complies with established organization and department policies.
  • Available to work overtime in addition to working additional or other shifts and schedules when required.

Commitment to Beacon's six-point Operating System, referred to as The Beacon Way:
  • Leverage innovation everywhere.
  • Cultivate human talent.
  • Embrace performance improvement.
  • Build greatness through accountability.
  • Use information to improve and advance.
  • Communicate clearly and continuously.

Education and Experience
  • Master of Science Degree in Nursing or other related field is required. Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana. A minimum of 2 to 5 years of job-related experience is required. Management/supervisory experienced also required.

Knowledge & Skills
  • Requires the ability to develop and utilize coaching and facilitation skills.
  • Requires highly-developed business and human resource skills.
  • Requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Requires a very high level of leadership skills necessary to effectively plan, organize, staff, direct and evaluate the healthcare and management activities of assigned areas.
  • Demonstrates sound problem solving and decision making abilities.
  • Demonstrates a pro-active, results-oriented approach to management.

Working Conditions
  • Works in a office and patient care or clinical environment involving contact with Medical Staff, Hospital Managers, departmental staff and managers, patients, families and community agencies.
  • Requires schedule flexibility due to the departments 24 hours per day, 7 days per week operation.

Physical Demands
  • Requires the physical ability and stamina to perform the essential functions of the position.