The Director of Nursing functions as the administrative authority for the Department of Nursing at Pleasant Acres Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. This Director will be responsible for the organization and oversight of all nursing operations and for the supervision of care for all residents at the facility.
- Must be a graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the PA State Board of Nurse Examiners.
- Must currently be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the PA State Board of Nurse Examiners.
- Must be knowledgeable of nursing, medical practices and procedures.
- Must be knowledgeable of all legal regulations, guidelines and best practices that pertain to long-term care.
- Must possess leadership, communication and people skills, supervisory abilities, and the capability to develop staff skills.
- Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality of care.
- Must understand the basics of budgeting and financial reporting.
- Must possess the ability to create a collaborative and efficient workplace with attention to quality standards and policies.
- Must keep abreast of changing standards in nursing administration through continuing education.
- Must possess an aptitude for problem solving.
- Employment is contingent on successful completion of a pre-placement physical.
- Employment is contingent on completion of all pre-employment screenings including criminal background check and Medicaid Exclusion Screening, both indicating negative results.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Direct, develop, implement, review and revise nursing service goals and objectives.
- Establish and maintain standards of quality nursing practice.
- Maintain nursing policy and procedure manuals.
- Revise written job descriptions annually, or as indicated, for each level of nursing personnel.
- Develop and implement guidelines for staffing, recruitment and selection, supervision, evaluation, retention and termination of nursing personnel.
- Act as liaison between Nursing Services and other departments.
- Plan and administer the nursing budget. Identify the need and make recommendations for major expenditures.
- Make provision for twenty-four (24)-hour nursing care of the residents.
- Communicate and implement all administrative directives to nursing personnel.
- Act as a resource person for staff members, providing guidance, direction and assistance as indicated.
- Evaluate nursing personnel and make recommendations for promotions, additional development, and terminations.
- Delegate responsibilities to level of nursing as per established job descriptions.
- Conduct conferences and discussions with Assistant Director of Nursing and staff to promote formulation of departmental policies, promote initiative, planning and problem resolution.
- Evaluate effectiveness of nursing department through nursing audits.
- Participate in committees as assigned.
- Maintain and enforce department and facility procedures and safety standards aimed at accident prevention and fire prevention.
- Comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
- Must be an active participant in the facility’s Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI) program and Performance Improvement Project (PIP) and carry out roles and responsibilities as assigned. Must identify opportunities for improvement, lead PIP projects and provide education and coaching in order to build the needed skills in others to lead PIP’s. Participate in multidisciplinary activities and collaborate with the committee to prioritize and develop QAPI efforts. Must also report potential or actual non-compliance issues to the facility’s QAPI committee.
- Will possibly be subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
- Perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the NHA and/or Executive Director
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