DicksonHealth and Rehab is looking for a Director of Nursing. We are a70 bed Skilled Nursing Facility in Dickson, TN (outside of Nashville).
The ideal candidate will be a team leader with a desire to deliver high-quality care with a solid track record of excellent performance in the areas of clinical services, employee recruitment and retention, and positive community relations.
Primary responsibilities of this position include overall management of the day-to-day clinical operations of the community, maintaining compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, ensuring continuity and consistency in delivery and quality of resident services, training and development of staff, development and implementation of programs to enhance resident satisfaction, and establishment of a climate necessary for continuous improvement. Below is the position description.
POSITION SUMMARY: Administrative authority regarding the operation of the Care Center. Coordinates all departments relating to nursing. Accountable for all functions, activities, training, and education of all nursing employees. Shares responsibility with Medical Director for execution of resident care policies, federal and state regulations. Exercises initiative and independent judgement.
MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS: - Develops and maintains nursing service objectives, standards or nursing practice and policy and procedure manuals. - Assists Medical Director with resident care policies and works with administrator in executing policies. - Responsible for preventative medicine practice for residents. - Assists in coordinating nursing services with other resident related services provided within and outside the facility. - Evaluates resident records to assure accuracy, care plans are current and complete and residents are receiving optimal nursing care. - Monitors lab, x-ray, dental, optometry, podiatry services, hearing services and rehabilitative services. - Monitors RUGS Case mix classification system. - Manages and oversees the nursing budget. Implements strategies to meet budget parameters. - Assist social services in the selection of perspective residents. - Works with administration in interpreting, maintaining, updating, and executing personnel policies, facility manuals and job descriptions. - Coordinates and delegates nursing orientations and on-going education for all nursing staff. - Participates in inservice education as requested. - Responsible for supervising direction of resident care. - Evaluates and advises Associate Director of Nursing, Nursing Supervisors, off shift Nursing Supervisors and nursing support personnel. - Responsible for 24-hour supervisory nursing coverage of the care center by preparing schedules for nursing supervisors. - Coordinates and delegates nursing coverage to appropriate personnel as necessary. - Participates in on-call schedule for administration. - Represents the facility at outside functions and provides good public relations.
JOB SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- CurrentTennessee RN license.
- Must have current certification in Adult CPR
- DON and/or ADON experience in geriatric nursing.
- Knowledgeable in rehabilitative and restorative nursing.
- Must be able to communicate with all employees and give supervision and management direction.
- Thorough knowledge of state and federal regulations regarding long term care.
- Knows and practices good safety habits.
- Develops and implements new programs as necessary.