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Home Health Quality Coordinator

Compassus
United States, Brentwood
10 Cadillac Drive (Show on map)
March 31, 2023

Position Summary

The Home Health Quality Coordinator is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the company, among all departments, and all external stakeholders. The Home Health Quality Coordinator assesses the quality of care provided to home health patients, families, and staff. S/he audits documentation, compiles and reviews clinical performance data for quality and regulatory compliance, participates in activities to support survey readiness, provides 1:1 education to support clinical development and positive outcomes, and works closely with Program leadership. S/he is responsible for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.

Position Specific Responsibilities

  • Performs focused audits at regular intervals to assess for compliance and support QAPI initiatives, and to ensure constant survey readiness.
  • Reviews clinical documentation of OASIS assessment and plans of care and identifies educational opportunity for better understanding of OASIS guidelines.
  • Reports deficiencies to appropriate staff and supervisor for corrections.
  • Provides education to colleagues/clinical teams to support improved OASIS documentation and optimal outcomes.
  • Assesses and/or audits clinical documentation to ensure documentation reflects quality of care and services provided.
  • Assists in chart reviews, as requested by fiscal intermediary.
  • Assists with Plan of Correction audits following internal/external surveys/audits.
  • Works with Regional Quality Director - Home Health in deficient areas to monitor effectiveness of resolution.
  • Keeps informed of current Medicare/Medicaid regulations.
  • Reviews clinical documentation to ensure it meets Medicare/Medicaid regulations.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings as requested to provide education on quality, OASIS documentation, regulatory updates and QAPI initiatives.
  • Communicates identified needs and potential solutions to supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Therapy required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of recent home care experience required.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in home health QAPI or QA related field preferred.
  • At least one (1) year of experience with point of service electronic documentation, HCHB preferred.

Skills

  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from leaders, colleagues, investors, and external parties. Strong written and verbal communications.
  • Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to understand, read, write, and speak English. Articulates and embraces hospice philosophy.

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

  • Active and unencumbered Registered Nurse or Therapist license in state(s) of employment required.
  • Current certification as a home care-coding specialist and OASIS certification preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The colleague frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The colleague is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The colleague must frequently lift and/or move more than 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. There will be possible exposure to infectious diseases through working with clinical caregivers. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

At Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our Pillars of Success. We are committed to creating a fair work environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, highly valued, and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Estimated salary range $63835 - $86860 / year. Actual salary will vary by geographic location and experience.

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