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DIRECTOR OF NURSING

Santa Cruz, CA | Full Time
16 Days Ago

Job Description

SUMMARY

Plans, coordinates and manages the nursing department. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of nursing care and services provided to the residents. Ensures quality care that is consistent with company and regulatory standards. May be designated to assume responsibilities of daily operations of the facility in the Administrator’s absence.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Ensures nursing staff is providing quality and appropriate resident / patient care that meets or exceeds company and regulatory standards.

Assists in the preparation of annual budget for facility. Monitors monthly performance of nursing services in relation to budget and intervenes as needed.

Schedules and performs resident / patient rounds to monitor and evaluate the quality and appropriateness of nursing care.

Maintains administrative authority, responsibility and accountability for the proper charting and documentation of care and of medications and treatments.

Recruits, hires, provides orientation/training, and retains a sufficient number of qualified staff to carry out nursing programs and services. Ensures employee performance meets or exceeds expectations and periodic performance appraisals are conducted on a timely basis.

Develops and implements the written staffing plan and nursing schedule that reflects the needs of the resident and resident population.

Ensures all required records are maintained and submitted, as appropriate, in an accurate and timely manner.

Evaluates current and potential residents and patients to ensure facility can provide appropriate level of care.

Evaluates market studies and develops clinical programs to meet the needs of the community.

Maintains regular and ongoing communication with facility Medical Director ensuring programs and care services meet the needs of patients / residents.

Completes required forms and documents in accordance with company policy and state and/or federal regulations.

Manages all aspects of state or federal government survey processes.

May occasionally be required to perform patient care duties.

 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.

Valid State licensure as an RN

One to three (1-3) years of management or supervisory experience in long-term care, acute care, restorative or geriatric nursing preferred.

Other certifications as required by State.

Proficient in the use of personal computer.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises nursing staff and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible.

Skills for DIRECTOR OF NURSING

The job skills required for DIRECTOR OF NURSING include Long Term Care, Nursing Care, Patient Care, Responsibility, Coordination,and Geriatrics etc. Having related job skills and expertise will give you an advantage when applying to be a DIRECTOR OF NURSING. That makes you unique and can impact how much salary you can get paid. Below are job openings related to skills required by DIRECTOR OF NURSING. Select any job title you are interested in and start to search job requirements.

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