Director of Nursing
Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ - Jersey City, NJ

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General Responsibilities:
  • Assures development and maintenance of nursing standards, policies, and procedures based on established nursing knowledge and research in accordance with all applicable federal, state, local professional and regulatory requirements.
  • Participates in the on-call process.
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with the Executive Director and other members of the management team.
  • Demonstrates effective leadership in managing daily operations in nursing.
  • Thoroughly and accurately evaluates performances of staff over the past year.
  • Discusses evaluation and develops specific action plans to improve performance.
  • Provides feedback throughout the year to help staff meet standards.
  • Consistently plans for adequate staffing and space requirements. Ensures that staff are properly educated to perform assigned duties.
  • Ensures accountability for and participation in the orientation process.
  • Provides orientation, initial and annual competencies, supervises and evaluates performance of Home Care Coordinator, and Clinical Coordinator.
  • Performs competencies on appropriate Nursing stafff as needed.
  • Assures quarterly supervisory visits to staff in the field occur.
  • Assures that staff maintain participants' medical record and fulfills Lutheran Senior Healthcare charting and reporting requirements
  • Assures that staff provide health counseling to participants and their families on an individual or group basis.
  • Serves as a liaison between Lutheran Senior Healthcare and contracted Home Health services (as needed).
  • Controls and prioritizes utilization of nursing staffing needs to reflect actual enrollee needs.
  • Maintains fiscal accountability for the provision of nursing services provided.
  • Participates in developing and organizing new staff orientation, training and on-going in-services training for staff, independent contracts.
  • Follows all Lutheran Senior Healthcare Policies and Procedures and OSHA safety guidelines.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results, and information about participants, clients or families.
  • Handles potentially infectious specimens with appropriate biohazard precautions, and practices Universal precautions.
  • Maintains safe working environment. Follows Lutheran Senior Healthcare's Safety Policies and Procedures and Universal Precautions.
  • Participates in and supports Quality Improvement initiatives.
  • Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.
  • Performs other duties as required or requested.

Experience and Skills

Education/Training/Certifications:

  • BSN
  • RN License - New Jersey
  • BCLS
  • Current driver's license and proof of auto insurance
  • Experience:

  • 5-years nurse management experience in a hospital, nursing home or community-based setting.
  • Minimum of 1 year working with the frail or elderly