| POSITION SUMMARY Plan, organize and direct the overall operation of nursing services in accordance with applicable regulations, policies, and guidelines to foster the highest degree of quality care. |
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Develop, review, and revise standards, guidelines, forms and job descriptions. • Provide and/or promote staff educational programs, monitor attendance and compliance with mandatory training as required. • Participate in regularly scheduled management meetings. • Coordinate the completion of the admission, discharge, and evaluation materials and process for all residents. Ensure appropriate medical records are maintained for all residents in accordance with state and federal guidelines. • Ensure that all resident rights and responsibilities are protected and enforced. • Establish and maintain a close liaison with residents and families. • Promote an environment that allows residents to function as independently as possible. • Collaborate with the Medical Director and other professional service providers. • Coordinate with appropriate department directors and supervisors for services provided to the residents. • Maintain all documentation required by state agencies. • Organize and promote educational opportunities for residents and families. • Comply with state and federal requirements and regulations. • Maintain current knowledge for scope of practice for self and support staff. • Seek opportunities for personal and professional growth, related to clinical standards of practice, gerontology, rehabilitation, organization, management, regulatory agencies, infection control, and interpersonal skills. • Monitor usage of supplies and equipment and plan for long-range equipment replacement. • Lead and manage the nursing department staff, including nurse and CNA staffing and labor management to minimize overtime and turnover. • Prepare preliminary departmental Operating Budget. • Review, investigate and resolve resident grievances in cooperation with the Healthcare Administrator. • Develop and coordinate the Quality Assurance process. • Participate in presentations to appropriate community organizations and individuals to meet community established occupancy goals. Promote a positive image. • Maintain and dispose of discontinued controlled substances per state pharmacy regulations.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position directly supervises all Certified Nursing Assistants and Staff Nurses in the Skilled Nursing department and is responsible for the direction, coordination, and evaluation of these associates. The associate will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable law. Such responsibilities will include interviewing, hiring, and training associates; planning, assigning, and directing work; setting goals; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining associates; addressing complaints and resolving problems.