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Alive Hospice

Director of Clinical Care, North Home Care Team ( Hendersonville, TN) 15k Sign On Bonus

Alive Hospice


Job Summary

Under the direction of the Hospice IPU/ Home Care Administrator or COO/CNO, the Director of Clinical Care is responsible for and accountable for desired clinical and financial outcomes, collaborative practice, and the allocation of human and material resources needed for care. The Director of Clinical Care utilizes the interdisciplinary team model in the specialty of hospice and palliative care to provide a leading role in ensuring improving the quality of care provided. An integrated and coordinated approach to patient outcomes is provided through the Director of Clinical Care who monitors care delivery and interdisciplinary clinical practice to achieve a well-managed balance between quality of care, and financial stewardship. 

Job Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Utilization of the interdisciplinary model to promote cost-effective quality care within the hospice environment 2. Promotes and models collaborative interdisciplinary practice processes among care teams for coordinated continuity of care and achievement of optimal outcomes; is a team and consensus builder.3. Evaluates the financial and clinical benefit of the Care Plan against the patient’s actual outcomes.4. Practices in accordance with the mission, philosophy, policies and ethics of Alive Hospice, Inc., NHPCO guidelines and Joint Commission standards.5. Serves as liaison, educator and resource for hospice in the professional and community arena.6. Aides management in achieving agency goals through support, project work and team building.7. Provides clinical and administrative supervision to line staff including recruiting, selecting, training and counseling employees, staff assignments and scheduling. Manages systems, processes, staffing, budget, and outcomes in collaboration with the Hospice IPU/ Home Care Administrator. Supervises and allocates clinical staff based on agency needs. Collaborates with staff of other departments as appropriate.8. Manages medications; stock and supplies as assigned.9. Coordinates admissions to home care teams(s) and/or Inpatient Units.10. Other duties may also be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the interdisciplinary team. Directly supervises team members and team secretary. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION The agency requires this position to complete 15 hours of continuing education per year covering topics that will contribute to improvements in carrying out the above responsibilities. Regulatory agencies may require some disciplines to have additional hours in order to be licensed or certified.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, including meeting the required competencies. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE RN or MSN. Must have a current Tennessee license and a four-year college degree (BSN preferred). Three years applicable experience in a related field (prefer hospice). Preferred Requirements: Master’s Degree and CHPN or CHPCA certification. Three years of management experience is desired. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Frequently required to drive an automobile. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to infectious diseases and the use of an automobile. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of radiation, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Usually general office, Residence, and patient home settings. 

Additional Information


Health, Dental, Vision, PTO, HSA, 403b

How to Apply



  • Date Posted: March 12, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 04/15/2024
  • Working Hours: 0 hours/week M-F, 8:00am - 5:00pm