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Director of Nursing

Director of Nursing Responsibilities include:



  • Oversees the nursing staff for the provision of quality and appropriate resident / patient care that meets or exceeds company and regulatory standards.

  • Assists in the preparation of annual budget for the facility. Monitors monthly performance of nursing services in relation to budget and intervenes as needed.

  • Schedules and performs rounds to monitor and evaluate the quality and appropriateness of nursing care.

  • Maintains administrative authority, responsibility and accountability for the proper charting and documentation of care, medications and treatments.

  • Hires nursing staff, oversee the provision of orientation/training by a qualified Director of Education and retains qualified staff to carry out nursing programs and services. Reviews employee performance and conducts periodic performance appraisals timely.

  • Develops and implements the written staffing plan and nursing schedule that reflects the needs of the resident and patient population.

  • Evaluates current and potential residents and patients to determine and maintain facility's ability to provide appropriate level of care.

  • Maintains regular and ongoing communication with the facility's Medical Director to identify educational needs for staff and provide quality care and services to meet the needs of residents.

  • Completes required forms and documents in accordance with company policy and state and/or federal regulations.

  • Manages clinical aspects of state or federal government survey processes.

  • Conducts daily Clinical Start-up meeting with the interdisciplinary team to review resident and patient status.

  • Attends the weekly at risk meeting and reviews modifications to residents' and patient's plan of care.

  • Oversees and monitors the Resident Assessment process for accuracy, attends care planning conferences periodically to determine compliance with care planning guidelines.

  • Collects, reviews and analyzes clinical outcome data and determines trends. Brings identified concerns to the Q&A committee for development of appropriate plans of action.


Requirements



  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.

  • Valid State licensure as an RN

  • Must hold and maintain a current CPR certification\

  • One to three (1-3) years of management or supervisory experience in long-term care or acute care. Restorative or geriatric nursing experience preferred.

  • Experience in supervising nursing staff and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible.

  • Proficient in the use of personal computer including Microsoft Office

  • Must be able to travel, including overnight stays.

  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance

  • Must have ability to complete multiple projects.

  • Capable of working with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information.

  • Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with residents, families, and other employees at all levels.



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