Director of Nursing


Plan, organize and direct the overall operation of nursing services in accordance with applicable regulations, policies, and guidelines to foster the highest degree of quality care.

The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Develop, review, and revise standards, guidelines, forms and job descriptions.
Provide and/or promote staff educational programs, monitor attendance and compliance with mandatory training as required.
Participate in regularly scheduled management meetings.
Coordinate the completion of the admission, discharge, and evaluation materials and process for all residents. Ensure appropriate documentation including functional assessments.
Ensure that all resident rights and responsibilities are protected and enforced.
Establish and maintain a close liaison with residents and families.
Promote an environment that allows residents to function as independently as possible.
Collaborate with the Medical Director and other professional service providers.
Coordinate with appropriate department directors and supervisors for services provided to the residents.
Maintain all documentation required by state agencies.
Organize and promote educational opportunities for residents and families.
Participate in the level of care committee for the continuing care retirement community.
Comply with state and federal requirements and regulations.
Maintain current knowledge for scope of practice for self and support staff.
See opportunities for personal and professional growth, related to clinical standards of practice, gerontology, rehabilitation, organization, management, regulatory agencies, infection control, and interpersonal skills.
Monitor usage of supplies and equipment and plan for long-range equipment replacement.
Prepare preliminary departmental Operating Budget.
Review, investigate and resolve customer grievances in cooperation with the Nursing Home Administrator.
Develop and coordinate the QAA process.
Participate in presentations to appropriate community organizations and individuals to meet community established occupancy goals. Promote a positive image.
Maintain and dispose of discontinued controlled substances per state pharmacy regulations.
Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise additional employees in the Health Center. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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