Director of Nursing

Ocala Community Care - Ocala, FL (30+ days ago)

Ocala Community Care "OCC" is a private, non-profit organization established in 2008. It is owned by a Board of Directors, comprised of members of the local healthcare community. OCC provides medical, dental, and mental health services to the inmate population at the Marion County Jail. Our goal is to provide a community standard level of care while being good stewards of the Marion County Tax Dollars.

Comprehensive Benefits Package:
? Nine (9) Paid Holidays and one (1) personal holiday annually. Eligible for paid holidays upon hire.
? Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals (accruals every pay period)
? Inexpensive major Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life and Short term disability insurance; Flexible spending account; Dependent Care, and 401k. Eligible for all benefits upon hire, no waiting period.
? Ancillary employee benefits offered thorough our partner insurance firm (critical illness, accident insurance, disability, pre-paid legal, etc.)

Tuition Discounts:
? Employee and Family Discounts with Rasmussen College and its network of affiliated colleges and universities.

Director of Nursing ? OCC-FL

II. Reports to: Directly: Assistant Chief Executive Officer

Indirectly: Medical Executive Director / Health Services Administrator

Supervises: All Licensed and Non-Licensed Healthcare Staff

Compensation: $30.00-$37.00 per hour (based on experience level)

Salaried ? Exempt

III. Education/Qualifications:
Graduate of an approved School of Nursing

Current State Nursing License (Registered Nurse)

Bachelor?s Degree in Nursing

Minimum of five (5) years recent clinical work experience in an acute care, clinic, or correctional setting.

Minimum of two (2) years correctional healthcare experience

Minimum of three (3) years of clinical supervisor experience.

Experience with healthcare quality improvement process (Risk Management, Infection Control, Utilization Management, etc.)

Experience with staff management / scheduling

Must have knowledge of and ability to independently apply nursing principles, techniques and standards.

Current CPR Certification

Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Must possess general good health and retain sufficient stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity necessary to perform all duties of the position.

Ability to lift and transport medical supplies and equipment up to 25 pounds.

Requires prolonged standing, walking, climbing numerous stairs, bending and/or pushing medication carts that weigh approximately = or >30lbs in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Have strong mental acuity to tolerate verbal and mental communications from inmates and maintain a professional demeanor.

Ability to respond quickly to emergency situations within the prison unit.

V. General Description:
The Director of Nursing (DON) coordinates all clinical services under the direction of the Health Services Administrator. The DON promotes quality of care and the delivery of care to the inmate patients. The DON supervises directly or through qualified subordinates, all employees who provide direct patient care; including the orientation, supervision, and ongoing evaluation of the clinical personnel. The director of nursing is in charge of the performance of all nursing staff and is primarily responsible for directing and motivating nursing staff and developing and implementing patient care services.

V. Duties/Responsibilities:
_____1 Functions as acting Health Services Administrator when required.

_____2. Assists with the development of nursing and medical policies, procedures, protocols and directives.

_____3. Serves as a liaison between nursing and other on site departments and community partners.

_____4. Coordinates required nursing assignments and activities to ensure smooth and efficient operation of the medical department

_____5. Provides required supervision and performs required performance evaluations for licensed and non-licensed nursing positions.

_____6. Ensures the nursing department compliance with all Ocala Community Care (OCC) and Marion County Sheriff?s Office (MCSO) policies, procedures and directives.

_____7. Ensures nursing department compliance to all MCSO accreditation standards.

_____8. Coordinates and schedules nursing orientation and required training.

_____9. Conducts and maintains accurate and timely nursing staff performance evaluations and addresses disciplinary counseling to staff as required and applicable

_____10 Complies with HIPAA and Company confidentiality policies and guidelines regarding patient and staff information.

_____11. Ensures all nursing activities are monitored. This includes performance, record audits, controlled substance counts and inmate housing unit (Pod) rounds.

_____12. Performs quality assessment studies as requested and coordinates the medical unit?s infection control program

_____13. Participates in audit preparations and addresses compliance and readiness for the audit.

_____14. Attends required departmental and agency meetings.

_____15. Complies with all facility and company rules and regulations.

. _____16. Assists with company and MCSO staff training and development as required.

_____17. Directs and covers during times of staff shortage or emergency situations to assure compliance with the Agency plan for these emergency situations as applicable to the qualifications of the individual.

_____18. Accepts ?On-Call? responsibilities

_____19. Works on special projects and assumes additional responsibility with role and scope of the organization needs as requested and/or instructed by the Management.

_____20. Compliant with Company Mission and Vision Statements.

______ I have read and I understand my job description, and have received a copy.

______ My signature acknowledges that I have read this evaluation and understand its content, and not that I necessarily agree with it. I also understand that if I disagree with this evaluation, I have the option of attaching an addendum disputing any portion I believe is not correct.