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Chief Executive Officer
Hospice Care Plus in Berea, Kentucky
Date Posted 05/20/2021
Executive-President and Chancellor
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Hospice Care Plus is seeking a qualified candidate to lead our non-profit organization. Applications will be accepted until July 2, but the committee will REVIEW CANDIDATES AND SCHEDULE INTERVIEWS as submissions are received. For questions about the process or position, please contact Hospice Care Plus, Jennifer Ponder or Melinda Finley, at 859-986-1500.


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for overall administration, budget management, fund development, staffing programs, and serves as a liaison with the community. The CEO has the authority for day-to-day operations within the guidelines established by the Board of Directors, and the responsibility to uphold the mission of Hospice Care Plus, Inc. The CEO is the Privacy and Security Official in regard to HIPAA and serves as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors and all related committees. The CEO represents the organization through active participation in the Kentucky Association of Hospice and Palliative Care (KAHPC) and the Kentucky Hospice Network (KHN). The CEO is responsible for contracts and contracting consultants on legal or legislative issues as approved by the Board of Directors.

  • Formulates, implements, and regularly evaluates policies and procedures for adoption by the Board of Directors.
  • Provides leadership in the governance, development, and management of Hospice Care Plus, Inc., including day-to-day operations and program expansion.
  • Prepares the annual budget for review by the Board of Directors Assessment Committee and for adoption by the Board of Directors. Oversees compliance with the approved budget.
  • Identifies operating goals and strategic plans in conjunction with the Board of Directors and works to achieve these goals within the framework of the policies, procedures, mission, and vision established and approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Prepares and negotiates contracts between Hospice Care Plus and other agencies.
  • Attends all Board of Directors meetings as an ex officio member and works on board committees as requested by the Board of Directors.
  • Approves new hires based on scope-of-care restrictions and budget and oversees disciplinary action up to and including termination.
  • Responsible for the PI program, developing action plans to improve operations and patient care outcomes.
  • Responsible for compliance with Medicare/Medicaid regulations, Joint Commission standards, HIPAA, and industry standards.
  • Serves as the chair of the Directors Team and communicates / collaborates on all leadership issues.
  • Builds relationships with foundations, grant agencies, and local foundation boards in conjunction with other members of the Development Team.
  • Responsible for supervising the Directors Team.
  • Active member of KAHPC and the KHN and advocates for legislative and regulatory issues at the state and national level.
  • Responsible for serving as or designating coverage for interim directors during transition periods.
  • Provides support and direction to the Development Team and helps build relationships with major donors, corporations, and foundations and provides strategic initiatives for the development program.
  • Represents Hospice Care Plus in the community and participates in local organizations.
  • Assists with developing the internal educational programs for the organization and for the KHN, working with local experts in the field, faculty from local colleges and universities, and national hospice and palliative experts.


  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in healthcare, human services or a related field, master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years’ management and leadership experience in healthcare
  • Competent in financial management and developing budgets (prefer experience in non-profit sector)
  • Experience in strategic planning and policy development with strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, and experience in building community partnerships
  • Experience in fund development (two years preferred)
  • Knowledge of hospice philosophy with a commitment to the non-profit hospice concept of care
  • Hospice experience preferred but not required

Our full-time staff enjoys excellent benefits, including:

  • 31 days of paid time off yearly
  • health, dental, and vision insurance
  • access to retirement account, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, long-term care insurance, and more
  • professional development opportunities
  • alternative work schedule opportunities
  • mileage reimbursement for work-related travel
  • company cell phone provided


Hospice Care Plus, a non-profit provider of hospice, palliative, and bereavement care, was founded in 1981. We are the sole hospice provider for patients and families in six counties in central and eastern Kentucky with an average daily census of 93 in the home-hospice program, 7 at our Compassionate Care Center (free-standing IPU), and 30 in our home-palliative program. We’ve received multiple awards for high rates of patient and family satisfaction, the most recent of which is the Hospice Honors Award. We provide compassionate, expert care, honoring the life, dignity, and autonomy of our patients and their families, with a focus on making each day the best it can be. As a community-based organization, we enjoy the support of the communities we serve through donations, fundraisers, grants, and a strong volunteer program. Our employees work with a dedicated staff (100 FT, PT, and flex employees) and over 120 remarkable volunteers. Our Board of Directors and Advisory Committee for Development represent our six-county region and provide expertise and guidance.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • On call


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
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