Job: Nursing Home Director of Nursing

Categories DON
Salary $70k to $80k
Location Nashville, TN
Job Information

Director of Nursing (DON)

We are seeking a Director of Nursing (DON) for our Skilled Care Facility in the  Memphis, TN area

SUMMARY:

Provides nursing care for residents according to established standards and practices relating to basic nursing, restorative, and personal care services where quality assurance, resident safety, and infection control are inherent responsibilities of the position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adheres to the scope of practice for nursing licensure per state regulatory guidelines
  • Monitors residents’ safety on a continuing basis, seeks assistance in emergencies, assists family members in times of stress or crisis, and performs established notification procedures during emergency situations
  • Prepares, administers, and charts the administration of prescribed medications; documents effectiveness and adverse reactions
  • Maintains and monitors MARs and EMARs on a daily basis and ensures accuracy.
  • Ensures and performs personal comfort of residents during bathing, cleaning, feeding, bed rest and all other activities
  • Maintains a close working relationship with community leadership to foster resident family support and resident Welfare
  • Attends meetings as required; works cooperatively with members of the management and care team, maintains effective interdepartmental and interpersonal relations with residents, staff, and visitors
  • Works to coordinate, support, and supervise home healthcare and hospice services for our residents
  • Ensures all resident documentation is complete and current while maintaining the standards set by the state and the company
  • Reviews incident reports and follow up notes regularly to ensure state reportable incidents are being reported, proper procedure is being followed and documented
  • Processes and implements physician’s orders accurately and promptly, using nursing judgment
  • Conducts inventory of all medical/nursing supplies and places monthly order for needed medical supplies
  • Monitors the careful and efficient use of supplies; checks medical supplies and sees that equipment is clean, disinfected and functions prior to use
  • Communicates changes of resident’s conditions, status, and questions/challenges with community leadership and their responsible party
  • Prepares for and participates in care conferences
  • Takes and records, at predetermined intervals, vital signs such as temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, and blood pressure and measures intake as needed
  • Collects sputum, urine, and stool, discharge drainage and other specimens as ordered
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, and resolving problems
  • Must be available to staff 24 hours to answer questions regarding residents
  • Participates in all new resident admissions
  • Performs monthly supervisory visits to all Med Technicians in states where RN delegation is permitted
  • Verifies the training and competency of certified medication aides in states where permitted
  • Provides training and orientation to the caregivers and medication room for personal care supervisors and medication nurses in applicable regions
  • Provides accurate and timely information regarding resident assessments and status to regional RN for HSS data collection; submits monthly healthcare reports
  • Performs other administrative duties such as answering phones and other related duties

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of a Professional Nursing Program, approved by the state of which you are employed, and licensed to practice as a registered or licensed nurse
  • Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in Assisted Living and Memory Care preferred. Some supervisory or leadership experience strongly desired
  • Demonstrates appropriate judgment skills to be able to make independent clinical decisions in routine and emergency resident care matters
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation, and interaction with residents’ families and families experiencing loss
  • Attention to detail to ensure accuracy
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and flexible hours when necessary to meet the needs of our residents
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating procedures, policies and employee manuals
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively in front of others
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English
  • Excellent verbal, oral and written communication skills
  • This position requires monthly local travel and occasional out of town travel for visits with Medication Technicians

Qualified DON’s please forward a copy of your resume for review to to Eric Clay at ericc@aurastaff.com or call Eric at 773-494-9365.

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