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PruittHealth Hospice Director of Nursing (DON), $5,000 Sign on Bonus in Aiken, South Carolina

Hospice Director of Nursing (DON), $5,000 Sign on Bonus



Coordinates the provision of hospice services for each patient and family, coordinates clinical services for the hospice agency, supervises the interdisciplinary team members, provides outreach to the community


  • Implements employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive partner-company relationship and promote a high level of partner morale

  • Keeps supervisor informed of daily activities and issues. Proposes solutions to all issues.

  • Maintains an effective relationship with management staff, partners and general public.

  • Participates in the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures for nursing and personal care services based on generally accepted standards of practice.

  • Responsible for coordinating orientation of personnel to nursing policy and procedures.

  • Follows all company policies and procedures, state and federal laws and regulations and charged with reporting violations to the appropriate supervisor.

  • Carries out all duties with a “Commitment to Caring” attitude and in accordance with the company’s mission, vision, and philosophy.

  • Maintains confidentiality of company information.

  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity at all times.

  • Able to respond to change productively and handle additional projects as assigned.

  • Able to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this job (with or without reasonable accommodation) without posing a specific or current risk of substantial harm to the health and safety of self and others.

  • Coordinates hospice services for each patient and family.

  • Primary responsibility for taking and coordinating referrals and admissions through the established policy and guidelines.

  • Coordinates admission process through assignment to clinical staff and/or performing field admission visits.

  • Coordinates admission paperwork to ensure timely completion and accuracy.

  • Makes field visits to evaluate appropriateness, determine eligibility for services and present hospice program.

  • Communicates assessment findings to Attending Physician and initiates treatment plan per physician’s orders.

  • Assigns clinical staff to patients and families based on patient need, including chaplain, social workers, volunteers, dietary counselors, therapists for PT/ST/OT, and bereavement coordinators.

  • Orders and approves DME and nursing supplies.

  • Assists in provision of training on hospice issues to clinical staff, patients and families, healthcare centers, nursing facilities, acute care facilities and community groups.

  • Performs routine chart audits to ensure timeliness and accuracy of documentation and MD orders.

  • Assists with maintaining compliance with federal, state, and agency regulations and Joint Commission standards.

  • Identifies, completes and follows up on quality assurance performance improvement reports including monitoring of infections and Opportunity Occurrence Program Reports.

  • Facilitates team meetings and care plan review.

  • Completes monthly nursing and nurse assistant schedule, including tracking staff absences and finding replacements.

  • Communicates with Attending Physicians and Medical Director on routine basis as indicated.

  • Completes competency assessments for nursing, certified nursing assistant, and aide partners.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Administrator.


  • Participate in center/agency surveys (Licensure / JCAHO) and any subsequently required reports.

  • Attend and participate in continuing educational programs to keep abreast of changes in your field as well as to maintain current license/certification, as required.

  • Attend and participate in mandatory inservices.

  • Honor patients/residents’ rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints.

  • Comply with corporate compliance program.

  • Report job-related functions/tasks that involve occupational hazards including exposure to blood and body fluids and others as necessary.

  • Follow established safety regulations, to include fire protection & prevention, smoking regulations, infection control, etc.

  • Follow established safety procedures when performing tasks and/or working with equipment.




BSN degree is preferred


A minimum of 3-5 years management experience is desired


Currently licensed as an RN in the state where you will provide care

Must have current driver’s license and valid automobile liability insurance

Must have current certification in basic life support CPR

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)

  • Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state where you will provide care

  • Management experience is preferred.

  • Experience in hospice or home care is preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with individuals and groups.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

  • Commitment to the Hospice concept and standards.

  • Orientation to Hospice and any other training that may be necessary to complete the assigned duties effectively.

  • Communicates well with patients/residents/clients and family members providing warm and friendly greeting and an approachable attitude to families, visitors, patients/residents/clients and responds to expressed concerns while displaying a helpful, caring demeanor. Answers questions when appropriate in a professional manner.

Job Nursing

Primary Location South Carolina-Aiken

Schedule Full-time

Shift 1st Shift

Job Posting Sep 14, 2020, 2:46:08 PM

Req ID: 2008244

PruittHealth is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its personnel practices against its partners or qualified applicants for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin or because he or she is an individual with a disability or a protected veteran.