Director - Advanced Care Planning

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/28/17
5 - 7 years experience
Patient Care
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/28/17

Job Details:

  • Bachelor's
  • 5 Years Experience Required
  • Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a vibrant organization that is growing steadily in a competitive market. Top 150 Workplaces in Atlanta (for the 7th consecutive year), according to AJC.

    We have an exciting NEW opportunity for the Director of Advanced Care Program!

    The Director Advanced Care Program provides leadership for program development and system-wide implementation of advanced care planning (ACP) across the healthcare system and/or community to meet the clinical and strategic objectives including: establishing the clinical and business case for ACP advancement, b) monitoring performance, measuring program initiatives, and reporting program progress, and c) analyzing and critically evaluating program growth opportunities.  Also, responsible for coordinating activities of ACP, identifying appropriate resources needed, and providing training as needed.


    • ·        Social Worker or RN license with BSN required; Master's degree preferred.
    • ·        Five to seven years of healthcare leadership and management experience.
    • ·        Five years of clinical experience preferred.

    Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • ·        High energy and ability to function effectively in a dynamic work environment
    • ·        Superior organization and interpersonal skills.
    • ·        Excellent written and communication skills, enabling successful presentation to diverse audiences.
    • ·        Creativity; ability to create new programs and implement new concepts.
    • ·        Strong analytical, root cause analysis and process improvement skills.
    • ·        Demonstrated effectiveness as a team player. Excellent relational skills. 
    • ·        Maintain Respecting Choices facilitation competency.
    • ·        Demonstrates expertise in use of clinical databases.

    Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • ·        Identify and engage key stakeholders in the goals of the advanced care planning (ACP) initiative.
    • ·        Assists with the development of organizational systems that support ACP goals. 
    • ·        Coordinate ACP implementation and standardization within healthcare systems and across the community. 
    • ·        Facilitates process improvement, demonstrating expertise in leading teams or participating as a contributing member.
    • ·        Designs and presents educational sessions on clinical, non-punitive reporting, error prevention and clinical quality improvement.
    • ·        Conducts quality improvement activities. Monitor, measure and report to the Chair of the Quality Council and manages relevant topics/discussions for improvement and approval of new services and/or technology.
    • ·        Oversees the dissemination of accurate, user friendly clinical reports in a timely fashion to key stakeholders.
    • ·        Participates in senior leadership forums, site level meetings and group peer review activities, identifying pertinent findings and events, corrective action plans and completion status.
    • ·        Keeps current with emerging initiatives. Identifies best practice recommendations for clinical quality and introduces them to the group. Examples include: Institute for Healthcare Improvement, NCQA, etc..
    • ·        Must be able to proactively assess budgetary impact during design and planning phases of key projects.
    • ·        Responsible for collaborating with Administrative Directors and Director of Operations on performance improvement, accreditation and regulatory requirements.
    • ·        Develop, maintain and create ACP materials as needed.
    • ·        Educate staff and community.
    • ·        Create and maintain an ACP team referral system. 
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