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Assistant Director of Nursing
at Volunteers of America
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA has an opening for an Assistant Director of Nursing at their Laurel Manor facility in Colorado Springs, CO.
Bonus of $5,000 is offered
The primary purpose of the Assistant Director of Nursing Services is to assess, plan, implement and coordinate the clinical care program in conjunction with the Director of Nursing Services to ensure the highest quality of care is maintained at all times. The Assistant Director of Nursing Services will also supervise the day to day nursing activities in accordance to compliance with current Federal, State, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility as well as responsible to support, mentor and empower the nursing staff according to the nurse practice act.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Nursing Care Functions
2. Care Plan and Assessment Function
3. Committee Functions
4. Personnel Functions
5. Staff Development
6. Environment, Safety & Sanitation
7. Organizes and administers the delivery of nursing services and related ancillary services.
8. Analyzes and evaluates nursing care and related ancillary and therapeutic services rendered to improve quality of resident care and to plan the best utilization of staff time and activities.
9. Works toward the resolution of resident and family concerns; advises Director of Nursing of any special problems relating to care delivery.
10. Develops, monitors and maintains required and appropriate documentation on the residents' medical records, including a multi-disciplinary plan of care for all residents.
11. Collaborates and consults with residents' attending physicians, Medical Director and outside consultants.
12. Makes daily rounds to assess that quality care is being delivered to meet the residents' needs.
13. Assists with implementing and maintaining nursing service objectives, philosophy and standards of nursing practice and follows established policies and procedures.
14. Promotes harmonious relationships and favorable attitudes among the employees by direct intervention. Informs Director of Nursing of resolution of problem(s). Plans and works with all departments efficiently for the total care of residents.
15. Directs, supervises and participates in implementing changes and activities to improve nursing service in collaboration with the Director of Nursing.
16. Acts rapidly and effectively, following facility policies and procedures, and utilizes principles of management in any emergency situation.
17. Assists Director of Nursing in interviewing applicants when required.
18. Participates upon request in staff counseling/disciplinary actions.
19. Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of State and Federal regulations.
20. In the absence of the Director of Nursing, has administrative authority, responsibility and accountability for overseeing the daily operation of the nursing department in providing quality resident care.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and currently registered with the State of Board Examiners for Registered Nurses. Current CPR certification.
- Registered Nurse with minimum of two (2) years experience in nursing supervisory or nursing management in a long-term care setting.
- Other Skills and Abilities Required:
- Demonstrates knowledge of gerontology, rehabilitative, and medical-surgical nursing care.
- Ability to effectively manage staff, act as a team player and serve as a resource to staff.
- Knowledge of State and Federal regulatory requirements for long-term care.
- Ability to work with other disciplines as a team player. Knowledge of RAI process, Case Mix, and Medicare.
- Understanding of current Infection Control and OSHA guidelines.
- Knowledge of CQI theory and process.
- Ability to prioritize and complete assigned duties within a constantly changing environment.
- Knowledge of long-term care requirements for documentation, communication system(s) to address resident condition changes.
- Professional attitude, high degree of self-motivation and leadership qualities.
- Customer service oriented with knowledge of successful customer service techniques.
- Understanding of corporate compliance, and abuse prohibition.
- Able to communicate and work effectively with various levels of staff, residents, family members, the public and representatives of various regulatory agencies.
- Able to evaluate reports, programs, systems and other data against both judgmental and verifiable criteria.
- Able to handle stressful situations. Able and willing to work flexible hours.
- Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.