Goshen Care Center, Cheyenne, WY Salary: $50,000- $85,000
New state of the art 28-bed Alzheimer Unit staffed by approximately 40 employees that include, RNs, CNA, and other support staff. The LTC Director of Nursing has the full support of a very involved Board, as well as the Executive Team. Our employees are able to collaborate with the best of the best and offer something unique to each of the residents - outstanding care! Your skills will count towards making real differences in your community. The beauty of it all is that you'll be doing all of this in an environment where you feel most comfortable with colleagues you can call friends.
Responsibilities of Position: Lead the nursing team in developing, implementing and supporting changes in processes. Facilitates the innovative efficiency and quality of resident care services in the long-term care neighborhoods. Oversees all direct resident care and programmatic activities for these areas. High performance is essential in improving operational effectiveness; assuring resident and family satisfaction, clinical excellence, physician and employee satisfaction. Develops and implements new programs focused on process and service improvement.
Clinical Excellence: Supports and process improvements that will enhance the provision of services meeting residents' physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs. Designs and oversees an organizational structure that assures effective delivery of care in the long term care neighborhoods. Leads innovation in care delivery model design and in processes that ensure resident safety. Fosters an environment focusing on processes and outcomes rather than on individual blame. Ensures that safety is a priority in design and redesign of services. Remains current in trends and developments in skilled, long-term, end of life, and dementia care. Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements. Advances and supports nursing excellence at all levels, to include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants. Ensures, through a process of shared leadership, compliance with nursing standards, accreditation and regulatory requirements.
Quality of Life Advocate: Encourages and mentors all nursing staff in eliciting and honoring resident choice, recognizing that medicine must always be in balance with a resident's life goals and satisfaction. Supports an Eden Alternative environment which recognizes loneliness, helplessness, and boredom as plagues to the human existence and which actively acts to counteract those obstacles with a rich "home" environment.
Workforce Management: Creates an environment that supports the effective delivery of resident care. Ensures adequate numbers of competent, engaged staff to deliver care and the ongoing training and development of that staff. Effectively motivates others and delegates responsibilities and necessary authority to meet those responsibilities.
Performance Improvement: Demonstrates an expectation and support for continuous quality improvement utilizing processes that include consideration of all stakeholders. Actively engages and mentors staff in developing, implementing, and evaluating performance improvement projects.
Planning: Formulates effective long-term plans for resident care. Identifies opportunities for growth and new services. Translates strategic goals into specific action steps that are then continually monitored and adjusted as indicated. Leads the team in operational planning in alignment with facility, regional and Banner Health goals.
Financial Performance: Plans for and oversees operational and capital acquisition processes. Uses an analytical process to assure balanced initiatives, particularly in clinical excellence and financial performance. Evaluates operations and works with leadership team to assure efficient service delivery. Relationships: Builds and supports effective collegial relationships with all individuals including staff, physicians, the community, residents and families. Is active in systems, including the community, professional organizations and Banner Health. Promotes and role models positive relationships among various entities, i.e. departments, leadership team, facilities, and Banner Health.
Education Required: Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in Long Term Care. At least 3 of these years in a Director level or equivalent position. Clinical and management experience demonstrating progressive leadership development and competency is also required. Ability to build strong, positive relationships with leaders and staff. Strong knowledge and understanding of Long Term Care Regulations.
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