Shift: 3/12-hour Night Shift 7:00PM - 7:00AM
Job Description: We currently have a Unit Director Position available on our Transitional Care Unit. Two years of skilled nursing experience required.
· Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with an advanced degree in nursing, advanced practice nurse preferred.
· Must hold a current license in this state for Registered Nurse.
· Must have minimum of two years nursing management experience in long-term care.
· Proven leadership and possess managerial skills.
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP AND SCOPE:
· Reports directly to the Administrator
· Responsible for all nursing department and coordination of care with all other departments.
· Hours of work varies – must meet state regulation guidelines; minimum of 40 hours per week.
· The Director of Nursing must demonstrate professional standards, adhere to a code of ethics, and be a visionary with a sincere interest in geriatric nursing.
· The Director of Nursing must be able to maintain a good working relationship with staff, provider team, residents, families, and others; identify problems, make decisions; possess skills in leadership, compassion, and competence in nursing skills.
· Be committed to the advancement of the service of nursing.
· Develop and maintain the nursing-service objectives, standards of nursing practice, nursing policy and procedures manuals, written job descriptions for each level of nursing personnel; make daily rounds, coordinate nursing services with other resident services; staff the recommended number and levels of nursing personnel to be employed; and staff development.
· Participate in planning, budgeting, and the development and implementation of resident-care policies; plan and conduct orientation programs for personnel; plan and conduct scheduled in-service training for all direct resident-care personnel; participate in medical reviews as dictated by the residents’ levels of care.
· The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures.
Within the limits of authorized intercompany and community policies, procedures, programs, and budgets, this position has responsibility for and/or will perform the following:
· Ensure that nursing personnel provide treatments, medications, rehabilitative nursing care, and activities of daily living as stated in care plans to make certain optimum comfort and care provided.
· Conduct regularly scheduled conferences with resident activities director, social service director, dietary service supervisor, and other professionals to review and update resident assessment, MDS, and comprehensive care plan and other services needed by residents.
· Assure that visiting physicians are accompanied by licensed personnel and physician’s orders are carried out properly.
· Conduct conferences with residents and/or family members as necessary.
· Refer residents and family members to social services and/or proper community agencies if necessary.
· Conduct daily rounds of residents in order to update knowledge of residents’ physical and emotional conditions and assure that staff is providing proper and adequate care.
· Conduct regular conferences with nursing staff.
· Oversee and review controlled substances to assure proper count and documentations.
· Complete chart audits to assure proper charting and documentation of care.
· Participate in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Committee/TCC Dyad meetings and assist in maintaining quality assurance data and preparing reports.
· Assure nursing department staff knows lines of authority of the organizational chart.
· Oversee, develop, and maintain nursing service goals and objectives, standards of nursing practice, and content of nursing policy and procedure manuals.
· Oversee staff schedules, in accordance with federal, state and local laws, to assure uninterrupted service to residents.
· Monitor and maintain record of licensed personnel and state registered personnel to ensure a current and valid license as required by state is held.
· Periodically evaluate work of each employee in nursing department and discuss each evaluation with respective employee.
· Based upon employee’s merits, aware promotions when vacancies or new positions occur, and grant pay increases as merited by employees.
· Evaluate, plan, and organize nursing care according to established policies.
· Supervise nursing activities and promote improvements in nursing care.
· Coordinate nursing service with other departments.
· Maintain accurate reporting and recording according to policies and procedures set forth and evaluate and make recommendations for improvements for the welfare of the residents.
· Maintain a comfortable and pleasant environment and promote safety.
· Receive reports from charge nurses on shifts and work closely with them to insure maximum total care.
· Assist in interpreting the goals and objectives of the facility to nursing service personnel.
· Promote effective working relationships with the administrator, medical staff, personnel, volunteers, and agencies affiliated with the facility.
· Delegate responsibility and authority.
· Be accountable for nursing compliance, excellence, and delivery of resident-care services in adherence with federal, state, and local regulations.
· Manage the nursing staff through appropriate hiring, orientation, in-service training, evaluation, assignment, dismissal, and delegation of duties.
· Oversee reviews of charting to ensure proper resident charting and procedure documentation.
· Oversees the development and implement resident care plans in coordination with physician, medical director, consultants, staff, and therapist.
· Ensures adequate and proper equipment and supplies are available to staff. Responsible for direct handling of emergency situations.
· Other duties as assigned by the Administrator.
· Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
· Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
· Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
· Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work as a team with professional and non-professional personnel.
· Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.
· Must have patience, tact, and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult situations.
· Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
· Must be able to interpret and implement the job responsibilities in fulfillment of our mission
· Must be willing to make a positive impact on employee retention.
WORKING CONDITIONS: MAXIMUM TIME MAXIMUM WEIGHT
· Works in office areas as well as throughout the As Needed dining service areas (i.e. kitchen(s), resident rooms, dining rooms, etc.).
· Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves As Needed intermittently during working hours.
· Is subject to frequent interruptions. As Needed
· Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, As Needed government agencies’ personnel, etc. under all conditions and circumstances.
· Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset As Needed residents, family members, etc.
· Works beyond normal working hours as As needed, and in other positions temporarily when necessary.
· May be exposed to infectious waste, disease, As Needed conditions, etc. including exposure to the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
· Must be able to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc.
ACLS, BLS, PALS
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $2,000.00 /week
- Skilled Nursing: 5 years (Preferred)
- Nurse Management: 3 years (Required)
- Ohio State Registered Nurse (Required)