|Categories||Director (Non-clinical), Executive|
|Date Posted||Monday, August 27, 2012|
|Hospice Program||Good Shepherd Hospice|
|Location||Lakeland, Polk County|
The Executive Director (ED) is the top leadership position at Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc. Good Shepherd Hospice (GSH) is a Medicare-certified, Joint Commission accredited agency that provides palliative and end-of-life care to a service area that encompasses three Florida counties: Polk, Highlands and Hardee. GSH was established in 1983. Today it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chapters Health System, Inc. from which GSH receives a significant amount of management and administrative support, including financial and accounting, human resources, legal, marketing, development /fundraising and information technology services. With a budget of $44 million in 2011 GSH served 3956 patients throughout its communities. Its professionals cared for 46.1% of all the deaths that occurred in the tri-county area. GSH provided $1.2 million in charity care. It employs over 500 full and part time staff members and has 580 trained patient/family and office volunteers.
The individual selected for the ED position, preferably, will have an MBA or MHA, and at least ten years of relevant experience, five of them at the executive level. The ED is responsible and accountable for the oversight and daily operations of all programs, services and care delivered to hospice patients and families in the Good Shepherd service area. Currently the operation includes three inpatient facilities, admissions, medical services, home care (also includes Nursing Homes and ALFs), Professional Relations, Hospice Help 24, volunteer services, the Bethany Center for grieving children and other bereavement programs. A stand-alone 16 bed hospice house inpatient unit is scheduled to open in Lakeland in 2013.
The Executive Director also has direct responsibility for developing and maintaining community and industry business relationships, and assisting in promoting legislative and advocacy strategies at the state and federal level, maintaining relations with the Board of Directors, and working with the development office to foster philanthropic support. The successful candidate will either have well-established ties and relationships within the community, or will be committed to establishing those ties and relationships by spending significant amount of time in the service area. The management team members that report to the ED include the Chief Clinical Officer, Medical Director, Director of Professional Relations, and Manager of Admissions.
Learn more and apply online at www.chaptershealth.org , eoe