Golden Living Director of Clinical Services in Clarksville, Tennessee

As a Director of Clinical Services at AseraCare Hospice, you’ll be responsible for daily management of nursing and patient care. Rather than treating the disease, you’ll focus your staff’s efforts on the whole person. With so many relying on your clinical leadership, direction and supervision, you’ll help our patients live life to the fullest. You’ll be an advocate for patients and families, maintaining existing programs and creating new ones to meet their special needs. Provide invaluable support for our patients and families during these difficult but significant moments in their lives as a Director of Clinical Services by performing a wide variety of daily responsibilities.

You’re dedicated to the patients and families who will rely on your unique skills is evident every day. Whether it’s a friendly face for them to talk to or someone with the knowledge and expertise to answer their questions, you’ll be there for the entire journey. Ideal Director of Clinical Services candidates should also have:

Responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating patient and family services. Manages patient care staff. Supports the Operational and Provider Relations activities of the organization.

  • Ensures that all patient and family services offered by the agency comply with federal, state(s) and local regulatory requirements according to the standards established by the State Board of Nursing

  • Develops, implements and evaluates clinical operations policies and procedures and a system of staff communication that ensures coordinated implementation of plans of treatment and the utilization of necessary services for comprehensive care of the patients that reflects the philosophy and objectives of the company

  • Interviews, hires and supervises clinical staff. Evaluates staffing to provide sufficient personnel for delivery of patient/ family services, including on-call, pursuant to company policies and guidelines. Makes recommendations for staffing to the agency manager/executive director

  • Plans, implements and documents the orientation and ongoing education of the clinical staff. Participates in the orientation and ongoing education of the clinical staff in the hospitals where hospice has contracted for inpatient hospice beds. Participates in the development of personnel policies and position descriptions that delineate qualifications, duties and responsibilities for all levels of clinical staff

  • Maintains ongoing quality assurance activities related to patient and family services including quality improvement (QI) studies and chart audits to ensure the quality of patient/family services

  • Participates in the budgeting for patient-care expenses and monitors expenses related to patient/family services. Collaborates with executive director to maintain salary/wage/benefits goals

  • Serves as the clinical liaison with the executive director/ agency manager. Serves as a resource person and liaison for the hospice care team members who do not directly report to the DOCS. Leads the interdisciplinary group meetings and serves as a liaison with the medical director and clinical staff. Serves as a liaison with vendor and providers affiliated with the hospice on a contractual basis. Monitors the quality of services provided by these vendors/agencies

  • Participates in state(s) and national hospice organization activities

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. From time to time this position will be expected to perform on-call professional duties


  • Registered Nurse currently licensed in state of practice

  • Minimum three (3) years clinical management experience

  • Experience in providing services to home bound or terminally ill patients

  • Previous management experience related field preferred

  • Valid driver's license with access to automobile with liability insurance

  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance

Job: Nurse Management

Primary Location: US-TN-Clarksville

Shift: Day Job

Schedule: Full-time

Department Address: 1539c Ashland City Bypass

Department City: Clarksville

Department State: TN

Department Zipcode: 37040

Company Profile

Helping our patients and their families to feel as comfortable as possible during a stressful and emotional time is at the heart of everything we do at AseraCare. We know the value of managing hospice and palliative care as a journey, not an end, and of focusing our efforts on the whole person rather than simply treating the disease. We believe the hospice care journey is about compassion, commitment, and dignity. And for the dedicated professionals who share our vision, we offer career resources and opportunities that are second to none, helping you build a career that is every bit as rewarding as it is challenging. Choose your path. Set your goals. We will work with you to help you define your own success. You make excellence in hospice care and palliative medicine possible. That’s why at AseraCare, our commitment to our patients starts with you.

Organization: 06483_AseraCare Hospice-Clarksville