Director of Nursing
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Under the direction of the Director of Nursing (DON), assists in
administering and coordinating all nursing related services.
Assist in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the
Director of Nursing (DON) as directed by the Director.
Covers for the DON in their absence.
Provides weekend, administrative on call coverage as scheduled by
the Director of Nursing.
Participates in the development of nursing policies and procedures
according to regulations.
Responsible for day-to-day oversight and operation all nursing
Responsible for the coordination and oversight of the electronic
medical record system for all nursing units and functions.
Identify and formulate nursing staff educational needs and
coordinates as needed.
Implements effective mechanisms for the supervision and performance
appraisal of nursing personnel assigned to job responsibility
Participates in Committees and performs audits for reporting to
these Committees including; Quality Assurance, Safety, Exposure
Control, Admissions, Medical Staff, Pharmacy Meeting, Unit
Meetings, and Department Head Meetings.
Monitors and evaluates the quality and appropriateness of nursing
care on a daily basis.
Participates in professional activities within the Community
including job fairs and other assigned events.
Performs ongoing audits regarding resident care under the direction
of the DON including but not limited to: Admission & Discharge
Records, Medical Documentation, psychotropic usage, quality
indicator performance, MAR/TAR omissions, medication errors, falls
and occurrence reports, wound care management, plans of correction,
mock survey findings and corrections, abuse investigations,
Resident CPR status, etc.
Under the direction of the DON, coordinates and oversees the
incident/accident (occurrence) program and the Residents Safety
Committee for all nursing units.
Oversees Restraint/Enabler Committee and assures proper usage and
documentation throughout the facility
Functions as Infection Control Officer for entire facility,
maintains nosocomial surveillance, immunizations, standards of
care, compliance with precaution needs, coordination of outbreak
control. Responsible for monthly reports to QA and DOH as
Ensures maintenance of unit master lists, 802 forms, and other high
risk diagnosis'/procedures. i.e fluid restrictions, Coumadin
residents, dialysis, etc.
Coordinates and oversees the wandering development which includes
maintaining current logs, lists of all room alerts and residents
photos for established facility procedures and assigned nursing
units. Incorporates this program and into the Safety Committee.
Responsible for the LAB Program which includes the monitoring
/auditing of appropriate labs ordered for each resident such as
labs, testing, sonograms, x-rays, and consults. Maintains the lab
printer acts as the liaison with the LAB reports from unit
computers to follow up with the physicians and monitors this is
Acts as liaison with the Medical Director, Bioreference, Medfax,
Long Term Solutions, Pharmscript, Rehab Therapy, and Morrison to
coordinate quality services and effective communication
Performs audits for QA as directed by the DON/administrator on the
monthly /quarterly basis and reports to the QA committee.
Responsible for the follow up on all pharmacy consultations and
issues and pharmacy committee audits /follow up. Responsible for
the prompt follow up of all of the Medication Regimen Reviews.
Keeps the DON informed of any/all important events, concerns, feed
back, problems, in the nursing department.
Communicates daily with the administrator /DON to follow up
on/relay any concerns issues, problems, and investigations.
Responsible for behavior management program development and ongoing
monitoring and audits.
Assists in the preparation of the Health services operating and
capital budget, monitors expenditures and prepares variance
Covers Nursing Unit in the absence of the Nurse Manager or Licensed
Follows up on Daily Nursing Report issues and resident/family
Arranges for the coordination and return of medication to the
pharmacy and the storage and destruction of medications as
Performs other duties as requested by the Administrator /DON.
Experience : 5 years in LTC or Acute Care Setting
IV Therapy experience
5-7 years experience in a LTC facility.
New York State Registered Nurse
Progressive supervisory /managerial experience,
Microsoft Office - Including Word, Excel, Power Point
Knowledge of LTC State and federal regulation's. Knowledge of MDS,
Care Planning , infection control, Employee Health and Budget
Ability to communicate effectively
Strong knowledge of Electronic Medical Record Processes
Excellent Clinical Assessment Skills
Excellent Documentation Skills
Please apply online at www.archcare.org/careers
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