Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care!
Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care.
Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more.
SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Working closely with the CEO and Senior Leadership team, the diversity, equity and inclusion officer (DEI) will ensure that diversity agendas are successfully implemented and in line with business objectives. Understanding external trends, will develop strategic initiatives to increase diversity in patient access and diversity in the workforce.
The DEI Officer is responsible for recognizing, creating and implementing plans to promote diversity within the organization and reduce inequities in all aspects of the organizational functions including patient access, staff recruitment, employment and satisfaction. A significant part of the role is promoting and developing training programs to enhance employee understanding on inclusions issues.
The DEI Officer acts as a regulator for diversity issues and tasked with ensuring the organization follows appropriate legislation and employment law regulations around bias and inclusion.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Researching and advising on diversity, equity and inclusion issues and creating programs, training and values around diversity, equity and inclusion
Addressing disparities in care and outcomes within the patient experience
Improving the patient experience including quality, safety, and effective communication.
Coaching senior leadership around diversity, equity and inclusion issues
Provide cultural competency training for organizational members
Developing diversity metrics and processes to assess diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
Diversity and inclusion strategy development
Diversity communication to internal and external constituents
Enforcing EEO & compliance efforts
Infusing diversity into the training and clinical experience of onboarding team members
Integrate diversity and inclusion efforts with patient care, quality, and safety
Cultivate recruitment and outreach to diverse communities
Cultivate strategic partnerships with community organizations, government, and others
Guide Supplier diversity and development efforts, creating and maintaining relationships with diversity related businesses
Organizing the disability services and corresponding affected areas including Language service initiatives
Support and guide the recruitment team to help create a brand that appeals to diverse applicants and removes bias
Identify external trends and recognizing best practice which will increase diversity among the workforce
Review the organizations workplace, policies and procedures, ensuring that these are all inclusive
Design company policies that reinforce diversity in the workplace, address all kinds of harassment and protect minority groups and women
Train hiring managers and HR staff on how to select, manage, evaluate and retain diverse employees
Review communication on our website, social media pages, job descriptions and internal documents to ensure we use non-discriminatory language
Cultivate a supportive and inclusive work environment for all employees
Implement inclusion programs
Review selection criteria and hiring procedures to verify they’re objective and strictly job-related
Recommend benefits packages that cater to all employees
Measure and forecast diversity metrics
Act as a consultant to underrepresented groups and make sure all voices are heard
Represent BCN at various community events
Ensure compliance with state or country regulations on diversity and equity
Ensure we provide equal opportunities to all candidates and employees regardless of their protected characteristics
At Bluegrass Care Navigators, we are proud of the quality of care we provide to patients, and the compassion and support we give their families and caregivers. We have received several awards highlighting our quality of care, including the American Hospital Association Circle of Life Award, and the Hospice Honors Elite award. We’ve also be recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of its Best Places to Work. With 40 years of hospice experience, we’re eager for new nurses to join our team in delivering Expert, Connected Care!
Benefits of Joining Our Team:
Competitive salaries: Each individual has a salary based on education, experience and industry market trends for the specified job description. We are committed to fair and equal pay for all of our team members.
Savings Plan: We match up to 5 percent of 401K contributions to plans offered by Bluegrass Care Navigators
Work Life Balance: Our time off benefits included Paid Time Off, Holidays, Funeral leave, Sick Leave Reserve, and an EAP program
Career Development: We support your continued development through Tuition Assistance and a clinical ladder program for professional advancement within your current role
Variety of Insurance Benefits You pick what works for your family! We offer a wide range of insurance options including PPO or HDHP medical plans, HSA account, dental, vision, short & long term disability, Accidental Injury and Critical Illness, Cancer insurance, and free Will-planning services
Employee Discount programs BCN team members have access to discounts on travel, entertainment, shopping, and services including mobile phone plans
Well-being: We make wellness fun, with private and group supportive activities focused on your health and happiness. Activities include nutrition counseling, exercise competitions, financial planning consulting, and more! Completing activities results in a discount on your health insurance!
BS in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, Social Science, Business Management or relevant field
Technical mastery of diversity, equity and inclusion strategy in the workplace is required
Requires an understanding and awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion issues and best practices
Good knowledge of labor and human right legislation
Ethical decision making
Change management expertise and will; the ability to innovate and generate new ideas and approaches to leading change
Cultural intelligence and the ability to navigate the culture
Excellent communication skills, political savvy, persuasive communication abilities
Previous relationship management experience
Training and Development Skills
Have an awareness of global and cultural issues
Processes and maintains good physical stamina and mental health
Has presented a pre-employment physician’s health clearance, including a negative TB skin test and/or CXR and other tests as required by organization policy
Internal Number: 1060
About Bluegrass Care Navigators
Bluegrass Care Navigator’s is a nationally respected hospice, having cared for thousands of families in our Kentucky communities since 1978, providing hospice services to approximately 1,000 patients daily in 32 counties located in central, northern and eastern Kentucky. Our primary goal is to provide compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care to patients and their families coping with serious illness. Do your personal goals align with ours? If so, we’d love to have you join our team!