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Director of Nursing Services

Company: ResCare Community Living
Location: Middletown
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

This position plans, directs, and coordinates health services for all assigned service sites. Provides oversight and direction for clinical services, and health & wellness for all clients in assigned area of responsibility. Responsible to supervise all nursing personnel, and ensure care and services are coordinated with behavioral and programmatic staff in partnership with the Executive Director. The Director of Nursing is accountable for overseeing the day-to-day clinical operations to ensure quality of care & services, regulatory compliance, support of business development & growth, achievement of key performance indicators, management of nursing performance and staff development.
--- Oversees and directs the selection and hiring of clinical staff. Conducts interviews and makes hiring decisions. Ensures staff competency and performance.
--- Conducts/participates in quarterly quality improvement meetings, reviews pertinent available data, identifies trends and oversees the implementation of improvement plans relating to health services
--- Collaborates with ED in the implementation of quality improvement activities and corrective action plans.
--- Actively participates in weekly team/staff meetings
--- Participates in the Interdisciplinary team (IDT/PDP) meetings
--- Chairs committees as applicable (e.g. safety, infection control, incident/accident review, human rights, etc.).
--- Participates in the development of the person served support plan, ensures collaboration between nursing, behavioral and programmatic team members
--- Provides training as indicated for staff including but not limited to medication administration, signs and symptoms of illness, corrective action plans, clinical processes, etc.
--- Responsible to ensure delegated clinical tasks are completed appropriately, and that delegates receive applicable training, supervision and routine performance reviews
--- Responsible to ensure that there is a nurse on call after hours for all homes (and participates in on-call rotation)
--- Ensures direct, on-site supervision for all staff at least annually
--- Facilitate communication and serve as a liaison between and among nursing staff, nursing and direct care staff, the work site and community medical providers, professional consultants and direct care in coordination with Operations management
--- Provides feedback to Operations management regarding necessary changes and revisions.
--- Ensures assigned staff are evaluated fairly and timely in accordance with ResCare performance evaluation procedures
--- Accountable to ensure all clinical staff appropriately and successfully complete orientation and all required in-services
--- Coordinate and oversee all activities associated with medical contract providers
--- Attend/complete all manager training as applicable
--- Ensures on-call nursing coverage to ensure weekend and after-hours access to clinicians by staff and individuals served (participates in on-call rotation as needed)
--- Assists operations management team in fostering positive community relations with external customers as needed
--- Responsible for the oversight of and response to external and internal surveys and audits within assigned area relating to health services and in collaboration with operations leadership
--- Responsible to ensure that mortality reviews are completed within five days of death and submit to State Health Services Director and Assigned Director, Clinical Practice
--- Review utilization report at least monthly to ensure adequate hours on client plans and increase or decrease as needed to ensure client needs are met
--- Ensures nursing services are delivered according to authorizations and plan of care
--- Monitor due dates for nursing assessments and ensure timely completion
--- Ensures all medication and service authorizations are obtained timely
--- Provides direct nursing care as needed
Education: Degree from an accredited school of nursing Qualifications:
--- Must be a Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing and currently licensed by the State
--- Must have no less than 2 years nursing experience, and at least 1 year in related management/supervisory role
--- Experience in providing services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities, or related disorders preferred
--- CPR certification
--- Valid driver's license, with a satisfactory driving record, as defined by ResCare's vehicle policy
--- Must meet all agency requirements for pre- employment as required by ResCare and/or State regulations
--- Must have the ability to use a computer utilizing company documentation systems
--- Ability to communicate (verbally and written) with all levels of personnel, internal and external to the company
--- Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
--- Capable of working responsibly with highly confidential information
--- Must maintain state regulatory certifications, as required by state/program requirements
--- Maintains certification an any/all state-required clinical certifications (e.g., Medication Delegation instructor)
PandoLogic.Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Health Director

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