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Administrator – Hospice & Palliative Care

Florence, SC



The Administrator provides administrative functions for Hospice and Palliative Care Services for the McLeod Health system, including Hospice home care, Hospice House, Inpatient Palliative Care and Outpatient Palliative Care. Responsibility include: short and long term planning, budget management, productivity monitoring, and assurance of a safe and profitable work environment. In addition, has responsibility for internal and community activities that will encourage support, fund raising, stewardship, and promotion of these services to underserved populations. Participates in strategic, short, and long term planning and goal development for areas of responsibility. Provides periodic reports on goal attainment. Monitors productivity of staff, assuring that scheduling is effectively meeting patient care needs. Resolves performance issues with staff in a timely manner. Participates in monitoring of corporate compliance with all regulatory matters to promote a safe, ethical, and compliant work place. Assures that operational planning takes a multidisciplinary, self-directed work group approach, and that effective and timely outcomes are produced. Develops productivity standards and at least quarterly, analyzes same and takes appropriate action to improve operations.Participates in quality outcome activities which include an analysis of the outcomes and benefits of care and services. Keeps administration informed of unit activities, needs, and internal opportunities for improvement. Stays informed of regulatory changes affecting all facets of practice and operation such as Medicare, HCFA, DHEC, and JCAHO and notifies others or acts directly to maintain compliance. Works collaboratively with Home Health, to manage related services to promote positive patient care outcomes in a cost effective manner. Arranges for and facilitates the Hospice Advisory Committee.Performs annual evaluation of services in conjunction with the advisory board, and relays information to McLeod Health Board of Trustees. Participates in the development of the budget and ensures that unit is functioning within required parameters to control costs and maximize productivity and revenue. Demonstrates compliance with the vision, mission, values, strategic plan and goals for the department, units, and McLeod organization. Maintains an open, empathic communication style that focuses on problem solving to the mutual benefit of all parties. Remains available for consultation with field staff, physicians, and other staff and managers or delegates this duty to another competent individual in his/her absence.




Schedule: Full Time; 80 hours biweekly. 


Qualifications /Training:


  • Must be knowledgeable of state licensure laws, the Conditions of Participation of the Federal Health Insurance Program for the Aged and Disabled (Title XVIII, Social Security Act, Section 1861), and the regulations relating to Hospice, and all other pertinent regulatory needs. Must have knowledge of managed care, quality improvement programming, and principles of staff and patient education.  Must have thorough understanding of all hospice, palliative, and home care services and referral systems.  Must possess in-depth knowledge of community resources available to client base. Must be knowledgeable of principles of leadership and interprofessional team dynamics. Must have at least three (3) years of experience in management of hospice services.




  • Graduate of an accredited program in nursing or allied health profession. Master’s degree in nursing or health administration or related major required. Associated license required.
  • Current South Carolina driver’s license and automobile insurance as required by law.





Florence, SC, United States



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