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Seneca Valley Maryland Chapter Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Director of Nursing New

Waldorf, MD


Hiring Company

Hospice of Charles County Website

Positions Available

Full Time

No recruiters please

Position Description

The Director of Nursing (DON) is a part of the senior leadership team and is responsible for the overall planning, directing, organizing, staffing, monitoring and reporting of all patient care activities operating within the philosophy, mission and budget capabilities of Hospice of Charles County.  The DON has oversight to ensure high quality delivery of patient services and compliance within the Conditions of Participation for the Medicare Hospice Benefit and Maryland State Hospice benefit as directed by Hospice of Charles County’s organizational mission, policies and procedures.  The DON assures the appropriate delegation, training, coordination and monitoring of the clinical operations, with input from the supervising directors of clinical services. Oversight of all compliance and documentation requirements inclusive of employee appraisals, admission documentation and budget preparation/reporting. Assures that the highest standards of hospice care are always met and that all vendor/physician interactions are always timely, accurate, complete and positive. Work closely and in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer to plan, manage and monitor all hospice expenditures in a fiscally responsible manner in accordance with the program's budget. Plays integral role in maintaining accreditation.  All duties and responsibilities require a positive attitude, professionalism, sound judgment, and clear and effective communication skills.


  • Previous management experience required. Registered Nurse currently licensed in state of Maryland with a BSN degree in nursing and a current, valid driver's license and readily available, dependable, all-weather, vehicular transportation.  MSN preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) documentable years recent/current clinical experience, preferably in oncology, home health, critical care, or hospice care.
  • Documentable history of effective management responsibility of professional and clinical health care staff, verbal/written communications, problem solving, budget management of a licensed, health services organization, with a full-time staff of 30+ FTEs.
  • Ability to effectively implement, modify, monitor and report on, program compliance with all federal, state and company hospice regulations and patient care related policies and procedures as provided by and monitored through compliance and performance improvement initiatives.
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