The Nurse functioning at the middle level of nursing administration is accountable to the appropriate executive level administration. Guides and directs patient care units in implementation of hospital and departmental goals and standards. Assumes responsibility for the quality of patient care delivered in clinical areas defined within the organizational chart of the Department of Nursing. Is responsible for meeting the JCAHO standards for own administrative areas.
Promotes collaboration with physicians and personnel of other departments of the organization. 5 South, the ProgressiveCare Center, is a 22-bed Medicare certified, short term-Skilled Nursing Facility(a hospital-based sub-acute care unit). The patient's average length of stay is 10-15 days. In addition to Joint Commission standards, the facility/unit is managed in compliance with Long Term Care regulations.
Collaborating within an Interdisciplinary Team, we work with/encourage our patients and their family to actively participate in self-care modalities, education, and other determined components of care that will allow the patient to become as independent and as functional as possible. General awareness of CMS Prospective Payment system and Minimum Data Set requirements is beneficial but not required.
Miracle Workers - 2 years ago
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