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Healogics

Inpatient Program Director

Lanham, MD

DESCRIPTION:

Healogics is a high-growth health care services business with significant market presence and a very high-quality reputation. Healogics is committed to touching more lives and healing more wounds!  In 2016, Healogics was proud to meet high clinical excellence standards with a 93% Healing Rate, 28 Median Days to Heal, 14% Outlier Rate, as well as a 93% Patient Satisfaction rating!  As an organization, we had 2.8 million wound care encounters throughout 2016. 

Healogics is committed to continued education and professional growth opportunities.  In 2016, Healogics trained 634 nurses, 587 providers, as well as 187 hyperbaric techs.  Multiple other educational venues were offered throughout the year

We are seeking a leader and clinical expert to work with our dynamic organization and support our hospital partner. Joining our team will enable you to become an integral part of one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country treating wounds and advocating for our patients.  The primary objective for the leader in this role is to provide overall strong leadership, guidance, and clinical expertise through the implementation and integration of the Healogics Inpatient Wound Care Program. Working directly with the HSP provider and executive leadership, this individual will contribute significantly to the building and leading of the Inpatient Wound Care Program.

COMPANY BACKGROUND

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Healogics is the leading provider of wound care management services to hospitals in the U.S. focused caring for wound patients that would benefit, wherever they are, by the best means available.

Today, we operate nearly 800 would care centers and employ over 3,200 employees in the U.S. and U.K. with an aggressive growth plan to open multiple new centers over the next several years. Our continued growth represents improved access for patients to specialized care as Healogics continues to look for innovative ways to reach and treat people with chronic wounds, everywhere we can, through the best means available. Our growth is a direct result of forging strong partnerships with hospitals across the country and by establishing clinical excellence by providing key staff, equipment, guidelines, operating procedures, billing and coding support, clinical algorithms, data tracking systems, education and training and community education.

Healogics is private-equity owned by Clayton, Dubilier and Rice whose reputation is based on a successful track record of productive collaborations with the management teams for each of their portfolio companies. CD&R offers time and resources to help Healogics drive growth and continuous improvement in operating performance. They also provide strategic insights to help our team achieve our strategic plans and drive initiatives to build long-term value.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Nurse Manager is responsible for the management and oversight of the clinical and quality support of the Inpatient Wound Care Program. This role will be approximately 30% administrative and 70% patient care. The Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Nurse Manager is responsible for the management of the Inpatient Wound Care Program. The Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Nurse Manager will collaborate with the Healogics Specialty Physician (HSP) provider to ensure that the highest integrity of the Inpatient Wound Program is maintained and patients receive the opportunity to consistent quality care. The Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Nurse Manager will work with the hospital partner to serve as an expert resource regarding National Patient Safety Goals as it relates to area of practice, and cost effective, appropriate utilization of wound care dressings, ostomy and continence supplies, and pressure redistribution surfaces. The Wound, Ostomy, Co ntinence (WOC) Nurse Manager will work collaboratively with Home Health Agencies, Post-Acute Care Settings, and Outpatient Wound Care Centers to build relationships and ensure the needs of patients are met across the continuum of care. The Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Nurse Manager will be responsible for the implementation and ongoing support of a comprehensive pressure injury prevention program, following the program guidelines set forth by Healogics. The Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Nurse Manager will support the Inpatient Wound Care Program and Healogics partnership with the hospital through participation on appropriate hospital committees and teams as requested.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promotes the mission, vision, and values of the organization
  • Functions autonomously in the leadership of the Skin, Wound, and Ostomy Resource (SWOR) team members; Supports and coordination of direct report activities if applicable
  • Functions as a leader in nursing and wound/ostomy/continence management
  • Demonstrates current knowledge of nursing practice and the roles and functions of the patient care team members
  • Performs ongoing quality assessment in dynamic care setting to ensure program integrity and quality care goals are met through the utilization of data to develop innovative changes in the delivery of patient care
  • Understands and manages customers’ expectations in the inpatient practice settings
  • Participates in professional organizations and demonstrates on-going professional growth
  • Demonstrates flexibility in dealing with change and increasing expectations. Demonstrates good judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Understands and coaches to ensure all compliance and regulatory guidelines are followed per policy
  • Contributes to research studies related to wound, ostomy, and continence care upon request from Healogics, in conjunction with hospital partner, following all protocols related to such
  • Flexible and strong time management skills
  • Identifies efficient and effective patient care delivery
  • Able to think critically and work well in undefined areas
  • Strong communication skills including an ability to clearly define clinical concerns, issues/problems and recommended solutions as part of the inpatient leadership team
  • Participate in development of inpatient processes to promote optimal patient outcomes and strengthen relationships with hospital partners
  • Serves as subject matter expert in the development and implementation planning for new clinical products and/or programs for Healogics, ensuring and maintaining the standards of clinical and quality excellence
  • Serve as faculty in clinical offerings and competencies
  • Organizes and prioritizes clinical responsibilities on a day to day basis for any additional skin, wound, and ostomy team members as applicable
  • Able to articulate, communicate and champion the Inpatient Skin, Wound, and Ostomy Program
  • Strong working relationships with both providers and nursing staff
  • Ability to mediate, de-escalate and manage interpersonal issues
  • Collaborates with HSP provider to oversee quality performance of Inpatient Program
  • Facilitate HSP integration into the hospital inpatient program, focusing on relationship building, clinical quality, and program integrity
  • Supports the Healogics provider on the 9 Essential Steps and best practice in wound care
  • Performs Gap Analysis to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Evaluates and analyses monthly clinical Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and Inpatient Program adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG’s). Report to supervisor and hospital as directed by Healogics and hospital policy/procedure
  • Utilizes the analysis of monthly clinical KPI’s to develop and implement a Plan of Action (s) as necessary to improve inpatient clinical performance while adhering to HIPAA, TJC, DOH, as well as hospital and Healogics requirements
  • Informs and communicates with Healogics Inpatient Clinical Support, in partnership with hospital leadership, related to Inpatient Quality Metrics, as well as ongoing education needs for hospital staff/ Inpatient Wound Program team members. Promotes understanding of Healogics Clinical Practice Guidelines and benefits of evidence-based practice
  • Collaborates with supervisor in coordination of program objectives from a clinical and operation perspective. Communicates program goals to the Inpatient Wound Program Team to ensure awareness of program objective and goals
  • Coordinates and collaborates to ensure patient’s post-discharge ostomy needs are met
  • Follow Healogics supply formulary and work with materials management and nursing staff to facilitate cost effective utilization and compliance with formulary and vendor contracts
  • Monitor the appropriate utilization of wound care, ostomy, and continence supplies
  • Establish protocol for utilization of pressure redistribution surfaces and ordering structure

Competencies Required:

  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership
  • Autonomy
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Strong Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Coaching
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Analysis and Assessment
  • Resilience
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Customer Service
  • Problem Solving
  • Financial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resource Management and Leadership Skills
  • Clinical Practice Knowledge
  • Diversity
  • Personal and Professional Accountability

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Qualifications: Baccalaureate Degree with major in nursing. Two years of leadership experience to include reporting, education, and project management and performance improvement functions. Three to five years of experience in wound care nursing experience. Current license as a RN. Graduated from an accredited WOC Nursing Education Program or satisfactory completion of a program within 12 months of employment. Board certification in (WOC) nursing strongly preferred. Nurse Leadership certification preferred. Current CPR certification for the Healthcare Provider (BLS); Demonstrate a high degree of autonomy, organization, teamwork, and flexibility in scheduling to assure patient, family, and staff needs are met.

  2. Supervisory: None

  3. Education/Experience: BSN is required and MS in nursing or related health care field is preferred

For more information, please contact Emily Zambetti:
emily.zambetti@healogics.com
904-536-9040

posted 1/30/2018