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Director of Nursing

Company: Fort Norfolk Retirement Community Inc
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

The Director of Nursing (DON) is responsible for the oversight of the nursing care programs and staff of Health Services (Health Care, Assisted Living/Memory Support, and the Clinic) in accordance with current Federal, State, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations. The DON establishes and implements policies and procedures, develops staffing plans, reports and budgets, coordinates with other departments, and ensures quality resident care. The DON is considered essential personnel and must be available before, during and after inclement weather or any disaster situation.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the activities of nursing services in compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, and guidelines
  • Provide medical assessment of applicants for admission; delegate this responsibility when necessary
  • Develop and implement procedures that ensure nursing equipment and supplies are approved, ordered, maintained, and used in an efficient manner to ensure adequate coverage of needs and avoid waste
  • Assist in patient care as needed. Make rounds to monitor staff performance. Advise Administrator of status of seriously or critically ill patients and unusual situations. Ensure proper procedures are followed for discharges and transfers
  • Oversee staffing, recruitment and selection, orientation and training, scheduling, employee relations, counseling, and discipline. Review and respond to complaints/grievances
  • Complete appropriate forms, reports, evaluations, and studies
  • Supervise development and maintenance of care plans for each resident in coordination with resident/family, staff, Medical Director, other physicians, and consultants/vendors (i.e., hospice, dialysis); supervise care plan meetings, risk meetings
  • Provide Health Care Oversight, as needed, as required for Assisted Living regulations (Department of Social Services)
  • Coordinate an ongoing Quality Assurance program and provide appropriate plans of action to correct any identified deficiencies
  • Develop departmental budget and staffing plan
  • Maintain written record of residents' complaints or grievances, action taken, and status of the complaint. Report actions to Health Services Administrator
  • Develop, maintain, and periodically update Nursing Procedures Manual, policies, procedures, and job descriptions. Train staff on and monitor compliance with policies and procedures (including safety, emergency preparedness, infection control, etc.). Maintain a reference library of nursing material and best practices
  • Make reports and recommendations to Health Services Administrator and Assistant Executive Director as necessary or required concerning the operation of nursing services
  • Develop methods for coordination of nursing services with other resident services, to ensure the continuity of the residents' total regimen of care
  • Participate in surveys and inspections made by government agencies
  • Participate in resident Level of Care discussions, in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary team
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Attend in-service classes and staff meetings. Participate in various committees

    • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.
    • At least 4 Years of progressively responsible work experience in the long-term care industry or related field, including experience in nursing supervision
    • Knowledge of the regulatory process as it relates to state surveys
    • Current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse from the State Board of Nursing of the Commonwealth of Virginia
    • ISP and UAI certification (If not certified, will provide opportunity for training)
    • Current Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)PI201775722

Keywords: Fort Norfolk Retirement Community Inc, Norfolk , Director of Nursing, Executive , Norfolk, Virginia

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