Purpose of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of the position is to help plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operations the Nursing Service Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility other duties to be directed by the Director of Nursing and the Administrator to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.
The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position. To improve resident care of facility operations.
Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and to help direct the nursing service departments, as well as its programs and activities, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term facility.
Develop, maintain, and periodically update written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing service department.
Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies.
Assist the Quality Assessment and Assurance Committee in developing and implementing appropriate plans of action to correct identified deficiencies.
Assist with hire, fire, and counseling of all nursing staff
Assist with Discharge Planning to developing, implementing and periodically update written procedures for Discharges.
Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluation, studies, charting, etc., as necessary.
Share weekend on call responsibilities.
Serve on, participate in, and attend various committees of the facility (i.e., IDT, Infection Control, Policy Advisory, Pharmaceutical, and Quality
Assessment and Assurance, etc.) As required, and as appointed by the DON.
Provide written and/or oral reports of the nursing services programs and activities as required, or as may be directed by such committee(s).
Attend weekly rehab meetings; coordinate admissions, discharges and care.
Review potential Admissions for appropriateness for admission.
Help to determine staffing needs of the nursing service department necessary to meet the total nursing needs of the residents of 3-2 hours PPD daily.
Delegate to nursing staff. The responsibility and accountability necessary to perform there assigned duties.
Assist DON in completing performance evaluation, schedules, orientation and annual inservice education for the nursing service department.
Participate in NAR; Monitoring IDT meets for resident falls, psychoactive.
Make daily rounds of the nursing department to ensure all nursing personnel are performing work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
Review complaints and grievances made or filed by NSG/Other department personnel in as Directed by DON.
Provide complaint/grievance reports to the DON as require or as may be necessary.
Ensure that departmental disciplinary action is administered fairly and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, handicap, or marital status.
Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facility's policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
Maintain facility IV's, Managed HMO/PPO pts.
Inform nursing services personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignment, etc.
Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions.
Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university.
2 years experience in long-term care.
Prior management experience preferred.
Must have, 1 year(s) of experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other related health care facility.
Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Nurse in this state.
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to ensure that medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as scheduled.
Provide direct nursing care as necessary.
Assure Blood glucose monitoring is completed/documented and glaucomatous are cleaned QD maintain refrigerator temp logs daily.
Assure house supply medicines and Med Carts are free of or paired drugs.
Assure labs are drawn timely and remits are complete.
Safety and Sanitation
Assist the DSD in developing safety standards for the nursing service department.
Ensure that the department's policy and procedure manuals identify safety precautions and equipment to use when performing tasks that could result in bodily in bodily injury.
Assist the DON in identifying, evaluating, and classifying routine and job-related functions to ensure that tasks in which potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded.
Ensure that all personnel performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood/body fluids participate in appropriate in-service training programs prior to performing such tasks.
Ensure that adequate supplies of personal protective equipment are on hand and are readily available to personnel who perform procedures that involve exposure to blood or body fluids.
Monitor nursing services personnel to ensure that they are following established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.
Ensure that nursing service work areas (i.e., nurses' station, medicine preparation rooms, etc.) are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner.
Ensure that all resident care rooms, treatment areas, etc., are maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner.
Ensure that all nursing service personnel follow established departmental policies and procedures, including appropriate dress codes.
The procedure for reporting hazardous conditions or equipment.
Ensure that personnel wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies (e.g., back brace, mechanical lifts, etc.) when lifting or moving residents.