Home Care Director


Dubuque, IA

Industry: Healthcare IT


Less than 5 years

Posted 363 days ago

Consistent with the American Nurses Association’s Nursing Administration: Scope & Standards of Practice .  The Director of Home Care is a member of the Mercy Medical Center leadership team and is responsible to allocate available resources to promote efficient, effective, safe and compassionate care based on current standards of practice.  Supports a shared leadership philosophy; advances the professional practice model for patient care services; and serves as the conduit between colleagues and executive management, representing and advocating for his or her staff.

The Director of Home Care ensures an effective departmental structure, inclusive decision-making, creative and supportive personnel policies, professional models of care that promote excellent patient services, collegial interdisciplinary relationships and professional development opportunities for nursing staff and otherassociates.  Provides clinical and administrative leadership and expertise within their service area(s).  The Director of Home Care facilitates interactive management and the development of strong relationships among nursing personnel and with others throughout the organization and the community.  S/he carries out the mission, vision, values, evidence-based practice and standards of Patient Care Services and of Mercy Medical Center as a whole. 

The Director of Home Care is accountable for the environment in which clinical nursing is practiced.  Enhances the practice environment, consistent with Magnet hospital criteria, encouraging staff accountability for their own practice, and recruiting and retaining colleagues with the appropriate values, experience, education and background.  S/he creates a learning environment that is open, respectful and promotes the sharing of expertise to promote the benefits of health outcomes. The Director of Home Care is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the defined service area(s) and collaborates with the Chief Nursing Officer and others in organizational planning, innovation and evaluation. 

Master's Degree is required, preferable in Nursing Administration, Health care Administration or  Business Administration. The Director must hold an active license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa. Professional certification in nursing administration or other relevant management or applicable specialties.  The Clinical Director will have clinical nursing experience and 3 – 5 years' experience in a nursing administrative/leadership role.   Member of an applicable professional nursing organization and seeks continuing education and professional development opportunities for lifelong learning. Three years demonstrated progressive home care management experience in the various aspects of home care and related services.  Demonstrates a mature knowledge of the issues affecting the home and community care environment. Customer services experience with 1-2 years in a service industry preferred.  Budgeting, financial and analytical expertise required. Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training is required within 6 months of hire and every 5 years thereafter. Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) will be required within 30 days of hire and every 2 years thereafter.