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ADON Assistant Director of Nursing Health Services

Lillington Universal Healthcare
Lillington, NC
  • Posted: 3 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

SIGN-ON BONUS! $5,000 for RN NURSE - SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

  • Competitive Pay
  • Benefits for the Entire Family
  • Scheduling App
  • Recognition and Rewards Program
  • Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Pay
  • 401k Plan Available
  • Employee Discounts

The Assistant Director of Health Services (ADHS) assists the Director of Health Services (DHS) in managing the department of health services (nursing). The position conducts the nursing process – assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation – under the scope of the State’s Nurse Practice Act of Registered Nurse licensure.  The position coordinates resource utilization, timely and appropriate care interventions, and interdisciplinary communication to enhance patient and family satisfaction, adherence to center’s clinical systems and regulatory compliance for the center.  The ADHS Duties is responsible for collecting, trending, analyzing, and reporting data and manages the nursing department in the absence of the DHS.   

Education/Qualifications 

  • Currently licensed as RN in the state in which the facility is located; Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred. 

  • Current CPR certification. 

  • Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements including, but not limited to, OSHA and CMS 

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.  

  • Computer skills required. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office products including word, power point and excel. 

  • Persons who have been found guilty of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or mistreatment or misappropriation of property by a court of law; or who has a finding in the State nurse aide registry concerning abuse, neglect, exploitation, mistreatment of residents or misappropriation of resident property, or has had a disciplinary action in effect taken against his/her professional license are not eligible for employment in this position. 

 

Experience 

  • Required: Two years’ experience as a RN with 1-year nursing supervisory experience. 

  • Prefer experience in long-term care or geriatric nursing. 

 

Residents Rights 

  • Knows and respects patient rights 

  • Ensures protected health information is kept confidential 

  • Reports complaints made by residents/patients to supervisor 

  • Reports all allegations of patient abuse, neglect and/or misappropriation of patient property 

Safety and Sanitation 

  • Follows established safety policies and procedures 

  • Follows established infection control policies 

  • Demonstrates job-specific knowledge of fire and disaster preparedness during drills or actual situations 

Staff Development 

  • Attends and participates in scheduled in-service training, educational classes, and meetings to maintain current certification and as managed by regulatory agencies and company policies. 

  • Attends and participates in QAPI as requested 

  • Attends and participates in staff training and orientation. Prepares staff training and implements. 

  • Participates in nursing leadership development 

 

Quality Process Responsibilities 

  • Promotes an understanding of the vision, mission, plans and standards of the organization and nursing services within the defined areas of responsibility. 

  • Follows the ongoing QAPI process steps, monitors trends, and implements performance improvement initiatives. 

  • Assures that individuals’ rights are honored, and that care is delivered according to those rights and the individual’s wishes. Ensures patients’ rights, safety, and choices are safeguarded. 

  • Evaluates the quality and appropriateness of healthcare using root cause analysis and monitors outcome trends. 

  • Facilitates and participates with the nursing staff in daily care risk identification and resolution, including communication with the patients, families, and physicians. 

  • Involves staff in problem solving and resolution of patient/family and staff complaints/concerns. 

  • Active participant in the QAPI committee 

  • Ensures adherence to documentation guidelines. 

Leadership Responsibilities 

  • Accepts accountability for services provided to recipients. 

  • Promotes shared decision-making by providing input into care decisions and by keeping staff informed of patient care activities. 

  • Facilitates collegial relationships among nurse managers and other healthcare professionals. 

  • Collaborates with the Director of Health Services and others in planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care delivery. 

  • Maintains and evaluates an environment that empowers and supports nurse managers in problem solving and in decision-making to address identified issues. 

  • Ensures accountability for professional practice. 

  • Flexes hours when necessary to accommodate staff education; to address patient care issues; and to meet with family members unavailable during routine shift hours. 

  • Participates in weekend clinical coverage and “on call” rotation ensuring continuity of patient care, staff supervision and availability of nursing leadership to families and visitors when necessary. 

  • Functions as acting DHS in the absence of the DHS. 

Clinical Systems and General Nursing Care Responsibilities 

  • Coordinates nursing care with other healthcare disciplines and assists in integrating services across the continuum of healthcare. 

  • Notifies other Departments of patient changes, i.e., room changes, LOA, new admits, discharge, etc. 

  • Promotes nursing process and critical thinking in nursing care delivery. 

  • Ensures patients have needed supplies and equipment to properly manage care. 

  • Participates in clinical risk identification, strategy planning, and risk reduction. 

  • Makes daily rounds and spot checks documentation accuracy and completeness on new admissions, patients with change in condition, patients triggering occurrence investigations, and patients to be discharged. 

  • Visits each newly admitted patient as soon as possible upon arrival, validating accuracy of assessments and implementation of risk reducing measures. 

  • Identifies, places, and monitors patients in the appropriate programs. 

  • Oversees and evaluates systems to plan, promote, develop, assess, interpret, validate, and evaluate the implementation of clinical programs, policies, procedures, and forms. 

  • Oversees and evaluates systems for patient and staff data collection, information systems, and processes to support the practice of nursing and care delivery. 

  • Oversees and evaluates systems for discharge planning and communication to be released with patient. 

  • Facilitates and participates in occurrence investigation ensuring timely and accurate reporting to nursing administration. 

  • Ensures staff competency for emergency response and clinical care delivery. 

  • Oversees infection control practices within the facility. Ensures infection control standards and biohazard waste procedures are met by collecting, trending, and reporting data. 

  • Demonstrates the ability to administer medications and/or treatments timely and according to facility policy.  

  • Demonstrates ability to receive, transcribe, and carry out physician orders. 

  • Charts progress notes in an informative, factual manner that reflects the care administered as well as the patient’s response to care. 

  • Helps to ensure that nursing staff make appropriate diagnoses, evaluate residents accurately, develop a person-centered care plan, select appropriate interventions, and communicate effectively. 

Personnel Development Responsibilities 

  • Participates in the recruitment, selection, and retention of personnel. 

  • Conducts education sessions, unit or functional area team meetings, and competency validation. 

  • Evaluates performance of direct report personnel. 

  • Assures appropriate orientation, education, credentialing and continuing professional development for personnel. 

  • Provides guidance and counseling for nursing personnel 

Resource Utilization Responsibilities 

  • Oversees appropriateness of staffing and scheduling of personnel within scope of practice, competencies, patient needs and complexity of care. 

  • Prepares work assignment sheets, taking into consideration resident safety, resident acuity, staff availability, and competency of staff. 

  • Adjusts clinical resources and provides support to ensure patients’ care needs are met. 

  • Completes referrals for patient services as needed by assessing needs. 

  • Supports and promotes product standards. 

  • Oversees and evaluates systems to ensure timely medical management and auxiliary service availability.  

Fiscal Management Responsibilities 

  • Assists the Director of Health Services with planning, implementing, monitoring of the budget in assigned areas of responsibility. 

  • Coordinates patient supply needs and accurate par levels through the ancillary specialist. 

  • Understands supports and communicates accurate supply charge system. 

  • Assures accuracy of the midnight census. 

  • Oversees master scheduling process for the nursing department 

Supervisory/People Management Responsibilities 

  • Assists in planning, coordinating, and conducting continuing education programs and special in-service training sessions relevant to the needs of department personnel. 

  • Staffs the department with capable people. 

  • Ensures that employees are adequately oriented and trained to perform their duties. 

  • Reviews employee performance annually and makes recommendations for pay increases, promotions or performance improvement plans as deemed appropriate. 

  • Counsels/disciplines personnel as necessary up to and including termination. 

  • Establishes and maintains effective two-way communication to understand the needs and concerns of employees. 

  • Properly manages employees’ personal information. 

  • Devotes adequate time and attention to personal development and training, particularly in the management of people resources. 

  • Receives, investigates, and responds to employee complaints 

Administrative Responsibilities 

  • Participates in staff meetings, departmental head meetings and other facility meetings and sits on required committees. 

  • Maintains confidentiality of necessary information. 

  • Follows organization policies and procedures 

  • Performs any miscellaneous work assignments as may be required. 

Physical Demands 

  • Primarily large in nature with exerting up to 35 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body; climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, tasting, smelling, near acuity, far acuity, depth perception, accommodation, color vision. 

Travel 

  • Less than 10% of the time 

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