Our client company is hiring a DIRECTOR OF NURSING SERVICES – (DON) who reports to the Administrator. Must have LTC background. To manage overall operation of the Nursing Services Department in accordance with Facility policies, standards of nursing practices and governmental regulations so as to maintain excellent care of all the Residents’ needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS: Work with the Administrator, Consultants and facility staff in planning all aspects of nursing services to include interface with other disciplines and departments. Monitor department activities, communicate policies, evaluate performance, provide feedback, and assist, coach, redirect, and discipline as needed. Maintain records, manage budgets and supplies, and function as the Senior Department Head. Manages, directs and makes facility decisions in the absence of the Administrator. Serves as the facility Quality Improvement Coordinator. Ensure equipment and work areas are clean, safe and orderly, and hazardous conditions are addressed; ensure Universal precautions and infection control, isolation, fire, safety and sanitation practices and procedures are followed. MANAGE NURSING CARE FUNCTIONS: Conduct regular rounds to monitor resident activity, assess resident’s physical and psychosocial status, and to monitor care activities and documentation to ensure the delivery of nursing care according to the physician’s orders; care plans; and established standards and facility procedures; ensure medication administration is as ordered in accordance with nursing standards and facility policies; manage admissions, transfers, and discharge of residents. Communicate with Residents, family members, and management regarding resident status. Personally participate in the assessment and delivery of care when needed RESIDENTS’ RIGHTS FUNCTIONS: Ensure understanding of and compliance with all rules regarding Residents’ rights. MANAGE COMPLIANCE FUNCTION: Ensure compliance with State, Federal and facility QA standards. Ensure ongoing compliance with all laws and regulations; ensure that the department meets or exceeds accreditation standards; and implement “best practices” in all departmental activities. Participate in surveys conducted by authorized inspection agencies. DEPARTMENT STAFFING AND RETENTION: Monitor Associate Relations practices to ensure practices that maintain high morale and staff retention to include effective communication, prompt problem resolution, positive supervisory practices, and maintaining a positive work environment. Ensure current and future staffing through development of recruiting sources, and through appropriate selection, orientation, training and staff education. COMMUNITY: Develops positive relationships on behalf of the facility with Government Regulators, families, Area Health Care Community, and the Community at large.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS STAFF DEVELOPMENT: Supervise, conduct, and participate in department and facility education activities and staff meetings. COMMITTEE FUNCTION: Participate in Company committees when requested. OTHER DUTIES: Other duties as assigned.
Physical and Sensory requirements (with or without the Aide of Mechanical Devices) Walking, reaching, climbing, bending, lifting, grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing and pulling, ability to communicate with residents and employees, ability to distinguish smells and temperatures, ability to understand and follow training, ability to instruct staff in service education, and the ability to remain calm under stress.
QUALIFICATIONS: - Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing and currently licensed by the State. - Completion of post secondary education or otherwise able to read, write and follow oral and written directions at a level necessary to accomplish the job. - Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents and families and work cooperatively with other associates. - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance. - Must be capable of performing the Essential Job Functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Related experience at a level necessary to accomplish the job.
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