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Director Of Nursing

Company: Brooksville Healthcare Center
Location: Brooksville
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

At Brooksville Healthcare Center, our mission is to always provide prompt, courteous and excellent care to each Resident we serve. Daily, we strive to have a lasting impact on the quality of life of our Residents. We embrace a family first mentality-your success is our goal.We are looking for a Director of Nursing to enhance our mission and lead the Nursing Department to continued success. We want a DON that will set an example of a purposeful customer satisfaction mentality and to set expectations for the quality of care that you and I would be thrilled to see our loved ones receive.
General Purpose:Organizes, directs, and oversees the work of the nursing team, nursing programs, compliance with facility policies and applicable state and federal regulations, and customizes procedures to ensure the highest degree of quality care is offered. The Director of Nursing has administrative and managerial authority, responsibility, and accountability for the functions, activities, and training of the nursing team.

  • Must have and maintain throughout employment an unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) licensure issued by the State Board of Nursing.
  • Must have valid CPR certification and maintain active CPR certification throughout employment.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills in the areas of nursing administration, nursing practice, rehabilitation, and employee relations management.
  • Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as state and federal regulations specific to nursing home operation and licensure.
  • Must have knowledge of abuse, neglect, exploitation, misappropriation, mistreatment, and injury of unknown origin regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such actions.
  • Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with residents, families, vendors, visitors, government agencies, facility staff, hospital personnel, hospice representatives, and the general public.
  • Must have excellent follow-through.
  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality individualized care.
  • Ability to manage through delegation, goal setting, and building respect from all nursing staff through use of positive leadership principles.
  • Ability to prepare and present educational material and or reports to various audiences.
  • Ability to formulate reports, disseminate information, interpret data, and coordinate with multiple departments.
  • Must be able to lift 60-70lbs frequently.
    Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Operate and supervise within the prescribed scope of practice for a Registered Nurse
  • (RN) in the state.
  • Develop, review, and revise the philosophy, objectives, and standards of practice for the nursing department.
  • Make administrative decisions in the absence of the administrator.
  • Review, maintain, and update the nursing department job descriptions and policies and procedures as needed.
  • Review and follow the nursing department's budgetary guidelines for operation.
  • Ensure staffing schedules are created fairly, updated routinely, posted for the staff, time off requests are handled according to policy, and the daily staffing PPD's are maintained per policy and regulation.
  • Meet with nursing staff as well as support personnel, in planning facility services, progress, and activities as needed.
  • Participate in establishing a competitive wage, salary, and benefit plan for nursing department staff.
  • Participate in pre-screening resident referrals for appropriateness of admission, collaborate with necessary departments to ensure proper room assignment and other specialized needs/conditions as indicated.
  • Participate in marketing events and initiatives as requested.
  • Ensure the admission, transfer, and discharge processes are followed.
  • Cooperate in the development and implementation process for an interdisciplinary approach to health care services focused on the individual resident needs.
  • Ensure RD/Nutrition recommendations are completed timely.
  • Ensure Pharmacy recommendations are completed timely.
  • Ensure monthly and weekly weights are recorded in the clinical record per facility policy.
  • Quality Assurance and Risk Management Meetings-Must attend, prepare reports, update data, present information, document as needed, and participate in sub-committees as assigned (example: infection control, psych, safety, pharmacy, utilization review, falls, etc.).
  • Perform administrative duties as assigned.
  • Assist and remind physicians and their extenders to complete required documentation, review treatment plans, care plans, sign documents, etc. Accompany on rounds as needed.
  • Contact physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants as needed to report resident change of condition, convey lab/x-ray reports, emergencies, resident/family concerns, incidents/accidents, etc. and document new/changed orders and communication outcomes per facility policy.
  • Inform residents, resident representatives, and/or family members of resident change of condition, emergencies, incidents/accidents, new/changed etc. and document new/changed orders and communication outcomes per facility policy.
  • Review individualized plans of care (problems, goals, and interventions/approaches) for the residents to include: overall health, diagnoses, fall risk/positioning devices, restorative nursing programs, elopement risk, behaviors, skin conditions, discharge plans, therapy services, restraints, psychotropic medication usage, etc. Attend resident care plan meetings as requested.
  • Review and monitor timely completion of employee performance evaluations per facility policy.
  • Delegate authority to a qualified Infection Preventionist and ensure completion of the required elements.
  • Assess and monitor nursing supplies for necessity, availability, ease of access, etc.
  • Coordinate and implement a Restorative Nursing Program to assist residents in attaining their highest level of functioning. Ensure adequate staff training to include: documentation, communication with nursing and therapy, care plans, services offered, etc.
  • Oversee and participate in as needed, the timely and accurate completion of Resident
  • Assessment Instruments (RAI's) (MDS'), care plans, and care plan meetings per regulation and facility policy.
  • Plan and encourage participation of in-service and continuing education for all levels of the nursing team.
  • Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant. Document administration timely.
  • Order/Re-order prescribed medications, supplies, and equipment per facility policy.
  • Dispose of medications and narcotics in accordance with facility policy and state and/or federal regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    --- Physical and Sensory Requirements: Walking, sitting, standing, reaching, stooping, bending, lifting, grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine-hand coordination. Ability to hear and respond to overhead pages. Ability to communicate with residents, families, personnel, vendors, and consultants. Ability to apply training and in-service education provided. Must present a neat, clean, professional appearance and demonstrate a positive approach with employees and residents.

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