Oakwood Care Center

Summary/Objective In keeping with our organization's goal of improving the lives of the Residents we serve, the Director of Nursing plays a critical role in providing superior customer service and nursing services to all Residents in the facility. The Director of Nursing is responsible for the planning, development and overall operation of the Nursing Department which ensures Residents receive quality care 24 hours a day.

Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Plans, directs, and supervises the activities of the nursing staff.
  2. Ensures the nursing department is in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  3. Develop, implement and update department policy and procedures when necessary or as directed.
  4. Responsible for providing consistent and sufficient staffing for Resident needs as well as regulatory requirements.
  5. Participates in Federal, State and Local agency annual surveys.
  6. Review with appropriate department heads any deficiencies noted by government agencies during inspections.
  7. Responsible for operating the Nursing Department within budgetary guidelines and limitations.
  8. Completes annual performance reviews of all subordinate staff. Provides guidance and education to staff in regards to their performance.
  9. Provides counseling and disciplinary action to subordinate staff members as needed.
  10. Responsible for training and educating staff members.
  11. Assure that established infection control and standard precaution practices are maintained at all times. Follow established safety precautions when preforming tasks and using equipment and supplies.
  12. Reports all hazardous conditions, damaged equipment and supply issues to the appropriate persons.
  13. Maintains the comfort, privacy and dignity of Residents and interacts with them in a manner that displays warmth, respect and promotes a caring environment.
  14. Must answer and respond to call lights promptly and courteously when working in Resident care areas.
  15. Assist with new admissions, re-admissions and assist with the transfer of Residents to different rooms within the facility.
  16. Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with Residents, visitors, families, peers and supervisors.
  17. Attend and participate in departmental meetings and in-services.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Nursing or related field
  • Graduate from and accredited nursing program.
  • Current State License as Registered Nurse.
  • C.P.R. Certified
  • 5 years R.N. experience
  • Previous experience managing a department.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 10 years R.N. experience.
  • 3 years Director of Nursing experience or similar role.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Knowledge of MDH and Federal regulations.
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