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Job ID DON-01
Title Director of Nursing
Department Nursing
Job Description:

Develop and maintain the nursing-service objectives, standards of nursing practice, nursing policy and procedures manuals, written job descriptions for each level of nursing personnel, make daily rounds, coordinate nursing services with other resident services; staff the recommended number and levels of nursing personnel to be employed, and staff development.

Participate in planning, budgeting, and the development and implementation of resident-care policies, plan and conduct orientation programs for personnel, plan and conduct scheduled in-service training for all direct resident-care personnel, and participate in medical reviews as dictated by the residents' levels of care.

The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with the current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures.

  • Ensure that nursing personnel provide treatments, medications, restorative and rehabilitative nursing care and activities of daily living as stated in care plans to make certain optimum comfort and care is provided.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled conferences with resident activities/social services director, dietary manager, and other professionals to review and update resident assessments, MDS, and comprehensive care plans and other services needed by residents.
  • Assure that licensed personnel accompany visiting physicians and physician's orders are carried out properly.
  • Conduct daily rounds of residents in order to update knowledge of residents' physical and emotional conditions, and assure that staff is providing proper and adequate care.
  • Oversee and review controlled substances to assure proper count and documentation.
  • Complete chart audits to assure proper charting and documentation of care.
  • Attend QA meetings and assist in maintaining QA data and preparing reports.
  • Provide required staff, in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, to assure uninterrupted service to residents.
  • Periodically evaluate work of each employee in nursing department and discuss each evaluation with respective employee.
  • Based upon employees' merits, award promotions when vacancies or new positions occur, and recommended pay increases as merited by employees.
  • Evaluate, plan and organize nursing care according to established policies.
  • Coordinate admissions, room assignments, and discharges of residents.
  • Supervise nursing activities and promote improvement in nursing care.
  • Receive reports from charge nurses on all shifts and work closely with them to insure maximum total care.
  • Assign skilled personnel according to resident's needs.
  • Prepare and post work schedules at least two weeks in advance.
  • Assure that personnel are familiar with fire drill regulations, procedures, and the disaster plan.
  • Promote effective working relationships with the administrator, medical staff, personnel, volunteers and agencies affiliated with the facility.
  • Delegate responsibility and authority.
  • Be accountable for nursing compliance, excellence, and delivery of resident care services in adherence with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Manage the nursing staff through appropriate hiring, orientation, in-service training, evaluation, assignment, dismissal, and delegation of duties.
  • Review and ensure proper resident charting and procedure documentation.
  • Be responsible for direct handling of emergency situations.
  • At least two full years of nursing experience, preferably in long-term care with proven leadership and management skills.
  • Working knowledge of nursing services, rehabilitation, therapy, administration, supervision, resident care, etc. Comprehensive knowledge of general nursing theory and practice with knowledge of principles and methods involved in instruction of nursing and auxiliary personnel, ability to assess residents' needs, familiarity with nursing facility policies regulations and procedures, knowledge of application of techniques and methods of resident care, awareness of special diets and their observance, use of medical and nursing equipment, and knowledge of medications and their effects.
  • Professional standards and code of ethics must be adhered to at all times.
  • A sincere interest in geriatric nursing, maintain a good working relationship with staff, residents, families, and others. Identify problems and make decisions, possess leadership skills, compassion, understanding, competence, and be a good visionary.
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited educational institution school of nursing.
  • Hold a current, unencumbered license in this state as a Registered nurse.
    Continuing Education:
  • As required by state and facility, including seminars.
  • Varies
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