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PPEC Director of Nursing

Company: Advanced Care Partners
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

The Director of Nursing is a full-time employee and is directly responsible for the supervision of clinical services of the PPEC. The Director of Nursing utilizes the nursing process to provide for continuity of nursing care. She/he supervises and coordinates the children's needs based on assessment data and implements a plan for optimum quality of care. The Director of Nursing demonstrates the core nursing competencies established by Advanced Care Pediatrics to ensure effective and efficient care on an ongoing basis. She/he is responsible for maintaining compliance with all Federal and State regulations and ensures compliance with company's policies and procedures. The Director of Nursing is available on the premises of the Center during the hours when services are being provided.RESPONSIBILITIES:Enforces and demonstrates compliance with all State and Federal regulations, Medicaid Regulations, and Advanced Care Pediatrics policies and procedures;Organizes and directs the clinical operations of the Center;Directs the provision and quality of nursing services provided to individuals;Supervises all nursing staff and unlicensed assistive personnel;Maintains contact with individual's primary health care provider at the least every 90 days and more often, as needed, and shall document the contact in the individual's medical record;Shall initiate the individual's Plan of Care and Re-certification process;Ensures the individual's Plan of Care is executed as written by the physician;Ensures timely and accurate documentation in the individual's medical record;Ensures coordination of care and services among multi-disciplinary team members and physicians;Shall develop, coordinate and implement written goals and objectives, standards of practice, policies and procedures and an organizational plan for the nursing service and shall address at the minimum:The assessment of the individual's health service needs;Ongoing observation and monitoring of the individual's condition;Notification of the Administrator it there is a significant change in the individual's health statusThe assessment and implementation of the individual's need for referral to the individual's primary health care provider and/or specialist;The maintenance of records as per Advanced Care Pediatrics.Enforces and demonstrates compliance with all State and Federal regulations, Medicaid Regulations, and Advanced Care Pediatrics policies and procedures;Assists Administrator with:Staff development, in-services and continuing education;Staff performance review;Progressive discipline and counseling of Center staff;Compliance and participation in the continuing quality improvement and utilization review;Appropriate daily Center staffing with an adequate number of qualified personnel and/or independent contractors to meet state specific guidelines;Other duties as assigned by the Center Administrator.Competencies, Education and Credentials:The Director of Nursing shall be a registered professional nurse and have the following qualifications:Hold a current Florida registered nurse license;Hold a current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR);Have a minimum of two years general pediatric nursing experience of which at least six months shall have been spent caring for medically fragile infants or children in a pediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care, PPEC or similar care setting during the past five years;Demonstrates adequate knowledge of home ventilators, apnea monitors, oxygen, trachs/trach care and suctioning, special feedings, G-tubes, N/G tubes and IV's;Evidence of negative TB skin test or chest x-ray;Satisfactory criminal background check; andNursing supervision and/or administration experience preferred.Physical Requirements:Ability to stand, lift or assist in lifting an individual;Must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, squat and generally demonstrate flexibility to meet the care needs of individuals;Must be able to see with visual and listen with hearing acuity to appropriately monitor individual's and associated medical equipment;Must have strength and manual dexterity, including grasping and manipulating small objects, to operate medical equipment appropriately; andMust be able to respond in emergency situations.

Keywords: Advanced Care Partners, Fort Pierce , PPEC Director of Nursing, Executive , Fort Pierce, Florida

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