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Director of Nursing

Chicago, IL | Full Time
14 Days Ago

Job Description

Are you looking for a rewarding career in Nursing? We are currently searching for a full-time Director of Nursing to lead our friendly, caring and supportive clinical team!

As the Director of Nursing you will provide leadership to the Clinical Department. You will oversee the work that ensures our residents receive the high standard of care they have grown to expect at Warren Barr Lincoln Park.

Summary/Objective

In keeping with our organization’s goal of improving the lives of the Guests we serve, the Director of Nursing plays a critical role in providing superior customer service and nursing services to all Guests in the facility.  The Director of Nursing is responsible for the planning, development and overall operation of the Nursing Department which ensures Guests receive quality care 24 hours a day.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.      Plans, directs, and supervises the activities of the nursing staff.

2.      Ensures the nursing department is in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

3.      Develop, implement and update department policy and procedures when necessary or as directed.

4.      Responsible for providing consistent and sufficient staffing for Guest needs as well as regulatory requirements.

5.      Participates in Federal, State and Local agency annual surveys.

6.      Review with appropriate department heads any deficiencies noted by government agencies during inspections. 

7.      Responsible for operating the Nursing Department within budgetary guidelines and limitations.

8.      Completes annual performance reviews of all subordinate staff.  Provides guidance and education to staff in regards to their performance.

9.      Provides counseling and disciplinary action to subordinate staff members as needed.

11.  Responsible for training and educating staff members.

12.  Assure that established infection control and standard precaution practices are maintained at all times.  Follow established safety precautions when preforming tasks and using equipment and supplies.

13.  Reports all hazardous conditions, damaged equipment and supply issues to the appropriate persons.

14.  Maintains the comfort, privacy and dignity of Guests and interacts with them in a manner that displays warmth, respect and promotes a caring environment.

15.  Must answer and respond to call lights promptly and courteously when working in Guest care areas.

16.  Assist with new admissions, re-admissions and assist with the transfer of Guests to different rooms within the facility.

17.  Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with Guests, visitors, families, peers and supervisors.

18.  Attend and participate in departmental meetings and in-services.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position directly supervises all Nursing staff including but not limited to R.N’s, L.P.N’s and C.N.A’s.

Work Environment
This job operates in a health care setting. This role requires regular walking to various locations around the facility.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

This role may also come into contact with Guests who may have contagious illnesses. 

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This position is part of a health care facility that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Rotating shifts as well as holiday and work during inclement weather will be required. 

Travel
Travel to and from company headquarters and other locations will be required.

Required Education and Experience

1.      Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Nursing or related field

2.      Graduate from and accredited nursing program.

3.      Current State License as Registered Nurse.

4.      C.P.R. Certified

5.      5 years R.N. experience

6.      Previous experience managing a department.

Preferred Education and Experience

10 years R.N. experience.

3 years Director of Nursing experience or similar role.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

1.      Knowledge of Joint commission procedures.

2.      Knowledge of IDPH regulations.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Warren Barr Lincoln Park is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, expression or orientation, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. When completing this application, you may exclude information that would disclose or reference this information, or any information relating to any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

 

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