Full Job Description
Nuvance Health is a family of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Nuvance Health combines highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of clinical areas, including Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Primary Care.
Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations. For more information about Nuvance Health, visit www.nuvancehealth.org.
Provides supervision and coordination of resident care through assessment and evaluation of individual resident care needs. Performs frequent rounds on the unit to assess and evaluate resident care provided through on-going supervision of all nursing personnel.
Monitors staffing levels on all shift. Identifies need for supplemental and flexible staffing as determined by assessment for unit activity. Assists with staffing schedules to ensure adequate staffing.
Performs a comprehensive assessment of residents using the resident assessment instrument (MDS); assessment is accurate and completed within scheduled time frames.
Utilizes the resident assessment instrument (MDS) to formulate an individualized plan of care and updates care plan as indicated.
Participates in weekly care planning meetings; is prepared with written individualized plan of care; reviews comprehensive plan of care with attending physician and direct care givers.
Observes and assesses performance of nursing staff and provides scheduled performance reviews of individual staff members in a timely manner. Provides feedback and on-going evaluation. Counsels staff members using progressive disciplinary process when indicated.
Assists in orientation and training of new staff, identifies individual learning needs, and provides education as needed.
Conducts monthly staff meetings to facilitate communications with staff, communicate changes within the nursing department and facility, educate staff, and obtain staff concerns and feedback. Records minutes and attendance at each meeting.
Collects data for quality assurance activities as scheduled. Assists in identifying areas of concern which require monitoring and assists in formulating a performance improvement plan.
Communicates and collaborates with other members of the interdisciplinary team to provide high quality care and services to the residents.
Participates in nursing council and policy and procedure reviews.
Reviews incident/accident reports and ensures completion. Collects data to determine probable cause and arrival of a conclusion in incidents involving injuries to residents. Revises care plan accordingly following an incident to reflect new problem(s), goal(s) and interventions.
Displays analytical and basic problem solving skills. Communicates problems to manager as appropriate.
Edits and approves payroll in a timely and accurate manner.
Follows all time and attendance policies.
Attends educational programs provided by the Facility or those which are outside the facility which are related to job responsibilities.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Associates degree required.
Currently licensed and registered in NYS as a registered professional nurse.
BLS Certified required
IV Certified required
Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in geriatrics or medical/surgical nursing.
One (1) year management or supervisory experience.
Excellent interpersonal skills and leadership ability.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations.
Knowledge of MDS, PRI’s, and computers preferred.