The Director of Patient Care fills a management position with both clinical and management
responsibility for his/her team and serves as liaison to and conduit between the
Administrator, Patient Care Manager, clinical staff on his/her respective team, patients and
their families, and the community. The Director of Patient Care participates in the
implementation of clinical policies and procedures, and carries out the organizationís
purposes in a manner consistent with the goals, objectives and established practices of
General responsibilities include:
- Understands and practices the mission, principles and values of Silverado Hospice.
- Reads, interprets and enforces hospice policies and procedures and maintains compliance with
local, State and Federal laws and regulations.
- In collaboration with the Administrator, determines the hiring, orientation, retention,
review, discipline, counseling or termination of the hospice's team employees.
- Collaborates with the RN Case Manager and physician to coordinate the delivery of patient