Executive Director

July 14, 2017

Summary of Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Executive Director (ED) also titled Hospice Administrator is responsible for overall direction and operation of all Hospice services, functions and activities in accordance with goals and policies approved by the Board of Directors, and in compliance with local, State and Federal laws and regulations.

Reporting Relationship:  To the Board of Directors

Position Type:   Exempt, Full Time, Benefited, Contractual- Wage Range Start $ 120,598. to End $ 166,940.

Job Details and Essential Functions:

  • Assumes full legal authority and responsibility for the management of the hospice, the provision of all hospice services, its fiscal operations, continuous quality assessment and performance improvement, and compliance to all Federal and State regulations.(42 CFR 418.100(b)
  • Participates in the development and preparation of and adherence to the operational and capital budget, the implementation and oversight of the accounting system, and the management of Hospice resources to ensure their safe and effective utilization.
  • Establish, implement and evaluate goals and objectives for hospice services that meet and promote high standards of quality and ethical compliance.
  • Promotes effective planning and utilization of agency resources for efficient and cost effective delivery of quality patient care.
  • Oversees the development of HOF policies and procedures for personnel in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
  • Oversees the development of HOF policies and procedures for the delivery of patient care services in Hospice in accordance with standards as established by regulatory or accrediting bodies.
  • Collaborates in strategic planning with other members of Senior Leadership, obtaining input from the Hospice Senior Leadership Team.
  • Performs at speaking engagements in representation and on behalf of Hospice, provides in-service education as required and promotes HOF through community involvement and participation in professional organizations.
  • Directly oversees the Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement Program (QAPI).
  • Prepares Annual Agency Evaluation.
  • Complies with all licensing and regulatory agency requirements relating to Hospice services.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Board of Directors.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrates commitment to own professional development.
  • Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to work constructively and cooperatively with other members of the hospice team and reflect concern for the well-being of patients and employees.
  • Ability to lead staff effectively and coach to improve function and delivery of agency services
  • Demonstrates a commitment to providing high quality hospice services as evidenced by appropriate professional behavior.
  • Public speaking, developing relationships with identified partners, groups, businesses with whom Hospice of the Foothills may have or need to establish affiliation.

Education & Experience


  • Bachelors Degree in health, nursing, hospital or business administration, or other applicable field
  • Five years of supervisory or administrative experience in a hospice, community health service, or home health service.


  • A Master’s Degree in public health, nursing, hospital or business administration or other applicable field
  • Hospice Certification

 License / Certifications


  • Possess and maintain valid California driver’s license, a reliable automobile and evidence of appropriate liability insurance


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