The purpose of this position is to supervise nursing assistants and staff nurses, and to provide and coordinate resident care in compliance with facility policies and procedures to assess resident care needs and take action as appropriate. Clinical Directors serve as work group leaders for specific units of the facility and provide day to day supervision, training and support to direct care providers. They are responsible for coordinating communication among and between departments to ensure all aspects of resident care plans are understood and implemented.
Take appropriate action to ensure adequate staffing.
Train, assign, supervise and coordinate the efforts of direct caregivers.
Report changes in resident condition to the DON and/or the resident's physician, supervise the distribution of medications and interpret provisions of the care plan and physician's orders.
Must be organized, self-directed and highly motivated with demonstrated ability to lead, influence and direct others.
Must possess a positive attitude toward the elderly.
Must be able to speak, read and understand English, follow written and verbal directions and be able to write legibly. Must have computer skills sufficient to enter and retrieve information from a computerized resident charting program and to take courses on a web-based employee training program.
Must be able to lift and move 50 pounds occasionally, and occasionally bear weight of 100 pounds or more. Requires standing, walking, bending, stooping, pulling, stretching, turning, grasping and reaching and some lifting. Visual acuity to determine the accuracy, thoroughness and quality of work assigned and completed. Aural acuity to receive detailed information through oral communication, often from persons with speech impairment. Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken word, often with residents with hearing impairments.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and current license as an RN in good standing in the facility's state.
One or more years experience in a skilled nursing facility, preferably in a supervisory role.