Director of Nursing Services / DNS / DON
Less than 5 years experience • Patient Care
Essential Job Functions
Oversees the nursing staff for the provision of quality and appropriate resident / patient care that meets or exceeds company and regulatory standards.
- Assists in the preparation of annual budget for the living center. Monitors monthly performance of nursing services in relation to budget and intervenes as needed.
- Schedules and performs rounds to monitor and evaluate the quality and appropriateness of nursing care.
- Maintains administrative authority, responsibility and accountability for the proper charting and documentation of care, medications and treatments.
- Hires nursing staff, oversee the provision of orientation/training by a qualified Director of Education and retains qualified staff to carry out nursing programs and services. Reviews employee performance and conducts periodic performance appraisals timely.
- Develops and implements the written staffing plan and nursing schedule that reflects the needs of the resident and patient population.
- Evaluates current and potential residents and patients to determine and maintain living center's ability to provide appropriate level of care.
- Maintains regular and ongoing communication with the living center's Medical Director to identify educational needs for staff and provide quality care and services to meet the needs of residents.
- Completes required forms and documents in accordance with company policy and state and/or federal regulations.
- Manages clinical aspects of state or federal government survey processes.
- Conducts daily Clinical Start-up meeting with the interdisciplinary team to review resident and patient status.
- Attends the weekly at risk meeting and reviews modifications to residents' and patient's plan of care.
- Oversees and monitors the Resident Assessment process for accuracy, attends care planning conferences periodically to determine compliance with care planning guidelines.
- Collects, reviews and analyzes clinical outcome data and determines trends. Brings identified concerns to the QA&A committee for development of appropriate plans of action.
- Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
- Valid State licensure as an RN
- Must hold and maintain a current CPR certification
- One to three (1-3) years of management or supervisory experience in long-term care or acute care. Restorative or geriatric nursing experience preferred.
- Experience in supervising nursing staff and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible.
- Proficient in the use of personal computer including Microsoft Office
- Must be able to travel, including overnight stays.
- Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
- Must have ability to complete multiple projects.
- Capable of working with minimal supervision.
- Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information.
- Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with residents, families, and other employees at all levels.