Director of Nursing Services
The primary purpose of the position is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of the Nursing Service Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator and the Medical Director, to make certain that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times
• Must hold a current, Registered Nurse license
• Previous experience as a Director of Nursing Services in a skilled nursing facility or sub-acute setting is preferred
• Must have a proven track record of integrity and performance, and an in-depth knowledge of the Long Term Care industry (customer satisfaction; employee satisfaction; regulatory compliance; clinical)
• Embrace the standards, values, and beliefs of the organization
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Must exhibit sound judgment making skills, patience and compassion
• Strong analytic and problem solving skills
• Be capable of maintaining effective working relationships with residents, family members, staff members and stakeholders
• Possess the flexibility to approach skilled nursing and long term care services through a resident-centered model
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Position:
• Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the nursing service department, as well as its programs and activities, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern nursing care facilities
• Responsible for staffing development goals as facility census reaches capacity
• Maintain written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing service department
• Develop and implement a nursing service organization structure.
• Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator, as necessary/required, concerning the operation of the nursing service department.
• Develop methods for coordination of nursing services with other resident services to enhance the continuity of the residents’ total regimen of care.
• Actively participate in an ongoing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Program for the nursing service department.
• Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies
• Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of an ongoing risk management program for the nursing service department
• Responsible for resident care and services to achieve quality outcomes and high customer satisfaction
• Monitor and evaluate programs to promote the recruitment, retention, career development and continuing education of staff
Job Status: Full Time