Northern Illinois Hospice is seeking a dynamic quality and compliance professional to add value and expertise to the region’s leading provider in end of life care.
About Northern Illinois Hospice For nearly 40 years, Northern Illinois Hospice has served as the gold standard in hospice care for the region. An independent, stand-alone facility, not-for-profit charitable organization, Northern Illinois Hospice is committed to providing extraordinary and dignified care, comfort and compassion to individuals and families at the end of life. As one of the first 50 hospices in the United States, and the first in the northern Illinois region, Northern Illinois Hospice is proud of its trailblazing past while continuing to focus on and anticipate the future needs of the communities it serves. With a growing number of provided services, including a palliative program in development, Northern Illinois Hospice offers a great opportunity to nurture a professional career in the field of hospice quality and regulatory compliance. This professional will be responsible for innovating and advancing a culture of quality improvement and compliance with a patient first focus. The Director of Quality, Compliance and Education will have a strong understanding of how data drives quality improvements and will be knowledgeable on the specific initiatives in hospice quality and compliance. In addition, this person will be challenged to build education programs critical to maintaining a culture of excellence.
Highlights of the position include: ? Join an experienced, highly engaged leadership team for an organization at the forefront of advancing hospice care. ? Report directly to Executive Director and Board of Directors. ? Work side by side with providers dedicated to making the difference in end of life care through a steadfast approach to quality. ? Provide leadership regarding the innovation, development, implementation, and evaluation of quality and compliance initiatives and educational programs. ? Fast paced, collaborative work environment. ? Highly competitive compensation package with comprehensive health, dental, and vision. ? Financially strong, growing organization.
Position Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related field required. Master’s Degree highly preferred. Licensed or eligible in the state of Illinois. Minimum 3 years hospice or home care experience with demonstrated knowledge in quality improvement, compliance and education. 2 years minimum in a supervisory role. Strong knowledge and understanding in Medicare regulations. Experience with Joint Commission or other hospice accreditation standards preferred. Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. High level communication skills with the ability to organize and provide staff education.
About the Community Enjoy affordable amenities and the beauty of the four seasons in charming Rockford, Illinois, known as the “Forest City” due to its abundant tree-lined streets. With its true Midwestern climate, Rockford features brisk autumns, frosty winters, balmy springs and hot summers. There are about 339,000 people in the Rockford region, including the surrounding area. Located within Winnebago County, there are several unique surrounding villages and cities that form the Rockford Region, each with its own history, restaurants, and attractions. Less than two hours from downtown Chicago, its proximity enables Rockford residents to enjoy all the benefits of a vibrant metropolitan area as well – but while living in a more affordable, family-friendly environment. In fact, the average home price in Rockford is approximately $90,000! Rockford’s arts and culture scene spans from galleries and museums to performing arts theaters. Downtown Rockford features J.R. Kortman’s, a small upscale shop and gallery. The Rockford Art Museum offers 17,000 square-feet of space for feature exhibitions and permanent collections, making it one of the largest art museums in Illinois outside of Chicago. Starlight Theatre, Rockford's home to musical theatre, sits among the rolling hills on the campus of Rock Valley College. In downtown Rockford, the historic Coronado Theatre continues to wow audiences with its architecture just as much as the performers wow them with their acts. For those who love spending time outdoors, the beautiful Rock River is an excellent location for water sports and other aquatic activities. Rockford is known as the “City of Gardens,” and does not disappoint in this regard! From the Anderson Japanese Gardens – one of the top Japanese gardens in North America – the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens which is the third largest conservatory in Illinois, and the Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, where adventurous visitors can explore a garden labyrinth, the city truly has so much to offer for outdoor fun! Rockford also offers an extensive network of parks and bike paths. Sports enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy with the Rockford IceHogs professional hockey team or the Rockford Rivets collegiate baseball team. For those active in sports, Rockford has everything from over a dozen quality golf courses to a BMX training track and Rocky Glen's off-highway vehicle park. Learn more about all that Rockford has to offer by visiting https://www.gorockford.com/.
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