Director of Nursing Skilled Nursing
Director of Nursing
Qualifications for Director of Nursing:
- Graduate of accredited school of nursing, BSN or MSN preferred.
- Must have Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) experience
- Must have at least one year of leadership experience in administration and management in a health care organization.
- At least 5years of experience working in SNFs preferred.
The Director of Nursing is responsible for oversight of the daily clinical and administrative operations of the nursing department to assure that each resident receives the necessary care and services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psycho-social well being, in accordance with their comprehensive plan of care. Assures that the nursing department’s philosophy and objectives incorporate evidence-based practice in providing high quality care and quality of life to each resident.
Essential Functions for Director of Nursing: • Assures nursing organizational structure supports clinical and administrative standards and goals that will enable the center to achieve its mission and ongoing survey readiness and regulatory compliance. • Implements our clients' systems, processes, and programs to achieve the mission, goals and strategic plan for the nursing center. • Leads nursing management team to ensure quality outcomes. • Knowledgeable of applicable federal, state and other regulations, including state specific clinical practice acts. • Accountable for consistent assignments in the center and adjustments to staffing based upon census, acuity and budget. • Assures effective recruitment and retention plans exist, and participates in their implementation. • Adheres to our clients' personnel policies and procedures as outlined in the Human Resource Manager’s Guide. Ensures performance evaluations for nursing employees are completed in a timely manner. • Participates in budget discussions and staffing composition recommendations. • Participates in the nursing center Performance Improvement process by analyzing outcomes, identifying trends and developing plans of corrections. • Collaborates with other members of the health care team as needed. • Reviews prospective resident referrals in accordance with the clinical grid to assure that clinical services can be provided. Assesses nursing department educations needs and sets obtainable goals to enable the center to provide more complex clinical services that will broaden the center’s referral base. • Assumes responsibilities and authority of operations in the short term absence of the ED/CEO • Remains knowledgeable about the residents and their conditions through mechanisms such as making daily rounds and discussion with charge nurse and promotes person-centered care. • Promotes and evaluates resident and family satisfaction with nursing services • Advocates for and assists with smooth transitions of care from one setting to another through effective communication and discharge planning activities. • Promotes an environment where residents’ rights are protected and residents are free from abuse and neglect. • Responsible for evaluating staff development needs for the nursing department.