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Director of Nursing

Little Rock, Arkansas Little Rock ,AR
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Under the supervision of the Administrator, the Director of Nursing has the authority, responsibility, and accountability for the functions, activities, and training of the nursing services staff, in addition to the supervision of the Therapy Department and its’ functions within the facility. In the absence of the Administrator, the DON assumes responsibility for the facility. The DON is responsible for the overall management of resident care 24 hours a day, seven (7) days per week. The DON is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of age specific developmental factors specific to adult and geriatric residents (i.e. physical, cognitive, and socialization factors) in planning delivery of care
  • Demonstrates knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to care for residents with the following needs: therapeutic, neuro and dementia, dialysis, IV therapy, infectious disease and wound care, if applicable
  • Attends all mandatory in-services by employee’s anniversary date
  • Acts appropriately under the direction of the Administrator and acts as an active member of the interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrates ability to adjust to changes in shift assignments to meet resident and family needs
  • Ensures the residents receive skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, as needed
  • Successful completion of facility orientation on the care of a resident on a specialized dementia unit, as appropriate
  • Communicates and observes the Corporate Compliance Program effectively and complies with Code of Conduct when performing work functions
  • Develops and periodically updates statements of philosophy and objectives that define the type of nursing care the facility proposes to provide. Ensures that these are understood and implemented by nursing personnel
  • Supervises, evaluates, counsels, and disciplines inter-departmental personnel
  • Assists in the recruitment, interviewing, and selection and termination of nursing personnel
  • Ensures that a sufficient number of qualified supervisory and supportive nursing personnel are assigned for each unit/shift to meet the residents needs
  • Participates in all screening processes prior to admission. Assesses items needed by the facility to meet resident needs
  • 6Participates in coordination of resident services through departmental and appropriate staff committee meetings (i.e. Quarterly Quality Assurance and Assessment, Pharmacy Services, Therapy Services, Infection Control and Resident Care policy and procedure meeting)
  • Plans staff development programs that will enhance staff knowledge of quality resident care
  • 8Conducts periodic review to ensure all documentation is informative and descriptive of nursing care and of the resident’s response to that care
  • Participates in planning and budgeting for nursing services
  • Conducts periodic review to ensure that the nursing requirements of each resident admitted to the facility are reviewed and that the physician is consulted in planning resident care
  • Demonstrates knowledge of current Health Department Directives and ensures that directives are implemented by staff
  • Conducts periodic review that the facility and personnel are in compliance with State Code Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Maintains a current, valid Nursing License as a registered professional nurse, in good standing in the state the facility resides in.
  • Possesses a minimum one (1) year of experience in nursing service administration. Additional education or experience in such areas as rehabilitative or geriatric nursing is preferred
  • Possesses strong knowledge of state, federal and local regulations as they pertain to long term care

Little Rock, Arkansas

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Little Rock, AR
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