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 interfacing 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.
Develops positive relationships on behalf of the facility with Government Regulators, families, Area Health Care Community, and the Community at large.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Supervise, conduct, and participate in department and facility education activities and staff meetings.
Participate in Company committees when requested.
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.
Job Type: Full-time