Director of Nursing
NaphCare, Inc. - Mobile, AL

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Position Requirements: Must be hold a current unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the state of employment and hold a valid CPR card. A minimum of 3-5 years of progressive administrative/management experience in a healthcare setting, with 1 year experience in correctional healthcare preferred.

Position Summary: In collaboration with the Health Services Administrator (HSA), the Director of Nursing (DON) is responsible for leading directing, managing, and evaluating all clinical nursing operations. He/she is responsible for staff development, nursing education, management of nursing practice, and for assuring all operations are in compliance with contract requirements, NCCHC, ACA, and professional nursing standards. The DON directs nursing care to provide quality healthcare and achieve the goals of the nursing department and ensures the integration of evidence-based practice and research application that fosters nursing excellence in the delivery of care.

Performance Expectations:
  • Uses administrative knowledge and expertise to ensure that clinical processes and systems are followed appropriately according to P&P, company performance and accreditation standards.
  • Work cohesively with the HSA and Medical Director in the management of the healthcare delivery system and administrative operations in coordination with other functions within the facilities. Must direct activities of the healthcare staff.
  • Monitor compliance with site-specific policies and procedures and take appropriate corrective action. Ensure compliance with ACA, NCCHC, company policies & procedures.
  • Use all functions and applications of TechCareTM relevant to the position with no supervision, and ensures that all staff are trained and uses the TechCare system in accordance to Company Policies and Procedures.
  • Use all functions and applications of ADP eTime and SchedulerTM relevant to the position with no supervision, ensure that all staff are trained and using the Time Stamp function in accordance with policy and procedure; and collaborate with the HSA to create staffing schedules within the ADP system.
  • Maintain an open line of communication on a regular basis and work collaboratively in directing quality healthcare in compliance to contract requirements.
  • Proactively take action to solve problems using organizational guidelines, meet established goals, take responsibility for results and outcomes, and knows when to consult others for results beyond own authority.
  • Settle disputes equitably but not with over-accommodation or saying “yes” to soon or too often. Effectively work to reach agreement or de-escalate conflicts between staff members, and de-escalates conflict by finding common points and agreement.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, peers, and employees at all levels of the organization. Maintains clear lines of communication throughout issue- resolution process, and viewed as a trusted advisor.
  • Demonstrate personal performance based on professional practice standards, relevant statutes, rules and regulations and organizational criteria.
  • Collaborate with nursing staff at all levels, interdisciplinary teams, executive leaders and other stakeholders in streamlining services within the facility.
  • Complete at least 12 hours of CEU pertinent to correctional health care per year.
  • Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice and administration. Develop systems to ensure and monitor patient care and patient safety within the facility.
  • Assist with recruiting efforts and demonstrate proficiency in assessing and selecting high performing managers with skills that would fit within the corrections environment. Coordinate and/or participate in the interviewing and selection of Independent Contractors.
  • Ensure orientation of all clinical personnel by coordinating all new hire and annual training activities. Serve as a professional role model and mentor to motivate, develop, and retain nursing staff. Coordinate and evaluate nursing staff orientation and training to both facility and company policies, and develop and maintain nursing mentor program.
  • Act as the nursing liaison to all medical disciplines, including but not limited to, dental and psychiatric services.
  • Proactively take action to solve problems using organizational guidelines, meet established goals, take responsibility for results and outcomes, and knows when to consult others for results beyond own authority.
  • Assist with disaster plans and emergency preparation. Adhere to and enforce all safety and security policies and procedures and participate in all applicable safety/emergency drills.
  • Make clinical rounds to all designated areas within the facility to ensure appropriateness of patient care plans implemented by the nursing staff.
  • Recognize individual and team accomplishments, identifies staff with talent for potential promotion and succession planning, and ensures all annual performance evaluations are conducted and completed with personnel.
  • Observe and evaluate the performance of the nursing staff and ensure all evaluations for nursing personnel are completed.
  • Work in accordance with the HSA and the Medical Director to fulfill the contractual requirements for the delivery of quality healthcare.
  • Assist and support staff in developing and maintaining problem-solving and nursing diagnoses competency.
  • Ensure nursing practice conforms to state licensure, accreditation, and regulatory agency requirements, and company policies and procedures.
  • Identify and proactively communicate potential labor management issues and use appropriate resources to address labor management problems.
  • Establish a professional environment that supports ethical and legal standards of nursing practice. Models sound judgment regarding personal conduct/emotional maturity evidenced by handling conflict in the work environment, separating professional vs. personal issues, and effectively delivering care with compassion while maintaining objectivity.
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in data analysis and decision-making process. Participate in all monthly, quarterly, and annual meetings as assigned and required in accordance with contract compliance. Utilize appropriate resources to resolve routine medical and clinical issues and has basic knowledge and skills related to performance improvement processes. Assist with the development tools for continuous quality assurance studies and coordinate staff members to participate in quality assurance activities.
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NaphCare, Inc. is uniquely qualified as a correctional healthcare partner, having provided a wide range of services since 1989. Our...