Plan, coordinate and manage the nursing department. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of nursing care and services provided to residents. Maintains quality care that is consistent with standards of practice and regulatory standards. May assume responsibilities of daily operations in the absence of the Administrator.
Essential Job Duties
- Oversee the nursing staff for the provision of quality and appropriate resident/patient care that meets or exceeds the standards of practice and regulatory standards.
- Organizes preparation of annual budget for facility. Monitors monthly performance of nursing services in relation to budget and intervenes as needed.
- Schedule and perform rounds to monitor and evaluate the quality and appropriateness of nursing care.
- Maintain administrate authority, responsibility and accountability for the proper charting and documentation of care, medications and treatments.
- Develop and implement the written staffing plan and nursing schedule that reflects the needs of the resident/patient population.
- Evaluate current and potential residents and patients to determine and maintain facilities ability to provide appropriate level of care.
- Maintain regular and ongoing communication with the facilities Medical Director to identify educational needs for staff and provide quality care and services to meet the needs of residents.
- Manages clinical aspects of state or federal government survey process.
- Conducts meetings with interdisciplinary team to review resident status.
- Conduct, oversee and monitor the Resident Assessment process for accuracy, attends care planning conferences periodically to determine compliance with care planning guidelines.
- Collect, review and analyze clinical outcome data and determines trends. Presents identified concerns to QA&A for development of appropriate plans of action.
- Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
- Valid State licensure as an Registered Nurse
- One to three (1-3) years of management or supervisory experience in long-term care or acute care. Restorative.
- Supervises nursing staff and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible.
- Proficient in the use of computer
- Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Behaviors
- 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 patients, families, government regulators and other employees at all levels.
Physical and Sensory Requirements
- Mobility, reaching, bending, lifting, fine hand coordination, ability to talk and hear; ability to read and write; ability to communicate with personnel, ability to remain calm under stress. Ability to adequately lift, support and bodily manipulate the weight of a resident.