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Director of Nursing Sandgate Care and Rehab - Fort Pierce, FL

Company: Sandgate Care and Rehab
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:



POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Nursing is responsible for administration of nursing service in the Center. He/she directs, plans, and coordinates service activities of professional Nursing and auxiliary Nursing personnel in rendering customer care. The Director of Nursing interprets Center policies and regulations to all Nursing personnel and ensures compliance, as well as analyzes and evaluates Nursing and related services rendered to improve quality of customer care and to better utilize staff time and abilities. The Director of Nursing Services also ensures the provision of in-service training programs for nursing personnel.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES: (Essential job functions are identified with an asterisk.*)

  • Participates in the development and/or the implementation of philosophy, objectives, policies and standards of Nursing practice in accordance with the goals of the organization and the individual Center;
    • Monitors Nursing care to assure that all customers are treated fairly, with compassion, dignity and respect;
      • Collects and analyzes clinical data from internal and external sources for Quality Assurance measures. Presents findings and plans for continuously improvement monthly to the Quality Assurance/Risk Management Committee;
        • Completes daily rounds on the units to observe customers and to determine if Nursing needs are being met;
          • Reviews Nursing User Defined Assessments and Progress Notes to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the Nursing care provided and that they reflect the customer's response to the Plan of Care;
            • Works with the Administrator to develop, allocate and control the budget for the Department of Nursing Services;


              • Maintains cohesive public and professional relationships, including community, customer, family and Physician services;
                • Provides a formal liaison between the Medical staff and the department of Nursing Services;

                  • Provides direction to Nursing staff through written policies, procedures, Nursing administration meetings, routine staff meetings, and written memos;
                    • Develops short and long-range plans for the Nursing department that are compatible with those of the Center;
                      • Serves on various committees such as Safety and Quality Assurance/Risk Management, as applicable, which meet to evaluate activities within the Center and to recommend changes in operations and follows up on committee recommendations affecting Nursing services;
                        • Participates in the assessment of customers to be admitted by evaluating the level and amount of care required by prospective customers in relation to existing Nursing capabilities;
                          • Coordinates the revision and implementation of Infection Control procedures as outlined in company policies. Assures that all Nursing staff are trained and utilizes all facets of Infection Control procedures to protect staff, customers and families;
                            • Makes recommendations to the Administrator regarding Nursing care equipment/supplies required to meet the needs of the customers and assures that adequate supplies are available;
                              • Assures that each customer's attending Physician and family or responsible party are promptly notified of any significant change in the customer's health condition;
                                • Ensures that the Nursing care developed through the customer's Care Plan is implemented and that these Care Plans are periodically reviewed and modified as necessary;
                                  • Coordinates Nursing services with all other services and departments to ensure proper care of the customer;
                                    • Assures that all Physician Orders are followed as prescribed;
                                      • Assures that each customer's accident or incident is fully documented and reported in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Center and the Federal/State rules and regulations;
                                        • Determines the staffing needs of the Nursing department necessary to meet the Nursing needs of the customers;
                                          • Coordinates supervisory and ancillary Nursing department schedules;
                                            • Recruits, interviews, and hires professional personnel;
                                              • Reviews and evaluates the work performance of Nursing staff as well as counsel/discipline personnel according to established company personnel policy;

                                                • Concerns his/herself with the safety of all Center customers in order to minimize the potential for fire and accidents. Also, ensures that the Center adheres to the legal, safety, health, fire and sanitation codes by being familiar with his/her role in carrying out the Center's fire, safety and disaster plans and by being familiar with current SDS;

                                                  • Puts Customer Services First: Ensures that customers and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals' needs and rights;

                                                    • All team members are responsible for the development and success of new team members. Position accepts assignments to mentor new team members and train them in accordance with policies. This includes partnering with new team members, as assigned, to train them in processes to follow, systems and equipment to use (and do so properly and safely), facilitating relationship development with other team members, customers and families, and to model the Senior Services Mission, culture and expectations.

                                                      • Performs other duties as requested.

                                                        SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

                                                        • The Director of Nursing Services must be a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing, college or university with a current registered nurse license by the State Board of Nursing.

                                                          • A minimum of five years full-time or equivalent clinical experience with at least two years experience in nursing supervision in the long-term care setting is required.

                                                            Job Type: Full-time


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