Director of Nursing / DON
Company: Consulate Health Care
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: February 3, 2019
A position with Consulate Health Care means more than just a paycheck. We believe in creating a positive environment that reinforces your efforts to succeed and supports your long-term career development. We offer the opportunity to work with large corporation, but with the benefit of a small company feel As a Consulate Health Care Director of Nursing , you are entrusted with the responsibility of caring for our residents, families, co-workers, visitors, and all others; as well as demonstrating in all interactions, Consulate Health Care's five core values of Compassion, Honesty, Integrity, Respect, and Passion. The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of our Nursing Service Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our center and as may be directed by the Executive Director to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. You are entrusted to provide innovative, responsible healthcare with the creation and implementation of new ideas and concepts that continually improve systems and processes to achieve superior results. Responsibilities: As Director of Nursing you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. Responsible for planning, organizing and directing the functions for the nursing department. You will assume the primary role in ensuring the delivery of high quality, efficient and safe patient care. Supervises Assistant Director of Nursing, Unit Managers, Clinical Nurses, and Nursing Assistants. In the absence of the Executive Director, you are charged with carrying out the resident care policies established by this center. Embrace Consulate Health Care's five core values of compassion, honesty, integrity, respect, and passion, and incorporate them into the daily job function. Set and monitor achievement of goals and objectives for the nursing department consistent with established philosophy and standards of practice and nursing ethics. Recruit, hire and retain qualified nursing staff to deliver efficient resident care in accordance with the established staffing plan and state mandated staffing requirements. Evaluate and continually update competency/skills checklists for nursing staff including contracted staff. Prepare and assure adherence to an annual operating budget for the nursing department. Maintain and guide the implementation of current policies and procedures, which reflect adherence to corporate and external regulatory guidelines and principles of person centered care. Collaborates with the Interdisciplinary Team. Assure compliance with resident rights policies and work to resolve resident grievances. Requirements: Must possess, as a minimum, an RN Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university. Must have proven leadership ability with two (2) years of experience in nursing services administration preferred. Documented training and/or experience in a setting providing services to the same age/type of resident population served by this center. Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate skills related to management, planning and budgeting. Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to center functions. Knowledge of accreditation standards and regulation compliance requirements. Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in this state. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
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