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Director of Nursing - Long Term Care

Company: Job Juncture
Location: Waterloo
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:


  • Department: Nursing Administration

    • Full Time, Days
    • Direct Hire 
    • Competitive Salary, DOE
    • Excellent Benefits Package
    • Location: Waterloo, NY


        • The Director of Nursing (DON) maintains responsibility to ensure that personal performance, group performance and achieved outcomes conform to the principles of the Healing Environment.  The DON designs systems within their scope of responsibility and influence to address work allocation or assignments, communication within and external to the department, enhancement of human and social capital, and effective resource management.  The DON embraces change and fosters staff engagement through critical thinking, clear communication of expectations, creative thinking, and reflection.  Leadership behavior supports staff empowerment by providing the information, resources, opportunity and support needed for performance excellence.  The DON serves as a coach encouraging growth and development of individuals within their area of responsibility and in promptly addressing performance behavior not consistent with organizational and/or professional practice standards.  The DON participates in the strategic planning process by establishing departmental goals and objectives that assist in achieving the vision.  Works collaboratively with other leaders throughout the organization to ensure knowledge-based patient/resident/family centered decision making, quality care delivery and regulatory compliance.  The DON effectively monitors department outcomes and takes action to resolve non-conformance.


          • Ensures that the nursing care delivered is grounded in the principles of relationship-based care and reflects a patient / family centered focus. Creates the expectation through role modeling that professional nursing practice means working in partnership with colleagues within nursing, other disciplines, and the patient / resident / family to achieve the best possible outcome. Demonstrates broad based knowledge of nursing in general as well as knowledge specific to the chosen area of practice.  Applies nursing practice knowledge in daily interaction with patients/resident/ families and other members of the healthcare team and holds staff accountable for the same.


          • Establishes clinical indicators and measures the quality and effectiveness of nursing care delivered in the area of responsibility. Acts to improve results and achieve nursing clinical excellence. Anticipates quality or safety issues and takes action to mitigate. Assures the reporting of adverse and near miss events and investigates circumstances contributing to the event. Develops and maintains systems for survey readiness.


          • Utilizes nursing research, nursing literature and evidenced based information to find innovative solutions to achieve the best patient/resident outcomes and enhance the patient / resident / family experience. Fosters staff nurse engagement and creativity by providing feedback, encouragement and recognition for innovation.  Serves as a role model and change agent to inspire transformative nursing care delivery.


          • Creates a positive performance-oriented unit / department through open and consistent communication with staff. Teaches and coaches staff regarding expectations for patient / family centered care that promotes healing and satisfaction. Promotes a standardized approach to hand off communication to ensure patient/resident safety. Facilitates care coordination through use assessment forms, documentation, bedside report and time outs.


          • Analyzes workflow / work processes to ensure effective efficient high quality nursing care delivery. Collaborates in the design and improvement of nursing systems; and identifies the resources required to ensure that interventions are safe, effective, delivered on time and are culturally sensitive. Assures that staffing and scheduling decisions consider appropriate ratios, acuity and intensity of patient/resident care and the skill level of the nurse assigned.  Collaborates with the clinical leaders to resolve resource issues.


          • Performs other duties as assigned.


            • EDUCATION:

              • Minimum:

                • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

                • Preferred:

                  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing required;

                  • Master's Degree preferred.

                  • LICENSE:

                    • Minimum:

                      • Current New York State Registered Professional Nurse licensure.

                      • WORK EXPERIENCE:

                        • Minimum:

                          • Three to five years' managerial experience and three to five years experience in Long Term Care setting.

                          • SKILLS:

                            • Minimum:

                              • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with medical staff, other department managers, and the public in a professional and courteous manner. 

                              • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people under stress. 

                              • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with discretion

                              • Preferred: 

                                • Broad knowledge base regarding LTC regulations

                                • About the area:
                                  Waterloo is a city in central New York State. It is located at the northern end of Seneca Lake, known as the Finger Lakes Region. It boasts quality wine trails, a rich history, natural beauty, and four-season attractions.
                                  On Cayuga Lake, the city of Ithaca is home to Cornell University. The surrounding area is marked by high gorges, many with dramatic waterfalls, including Taughannock Falls and Buttermilk Falls.
                                  Near the tip of Seneca Lake, Watkins Glen State Park has rocky cliffs and cascading waterfalls, plus trout fishing. Southwest is the Corning Museum of Glass. To the north is the Old Erie Canal, a pivotal 19th-century waterway now offering hiking, canoeing and fishing. In the northwest, the city of Rochester overlooks Lake Ontario.
                                  Not a far drive to a top-rated mall, great restaurants and tons of outdoor activities.  You can find Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges and Ithaca are nearby.

Keywords: Job Juncture, Syracuse , Director of Nursing - Long Term Care, Executive , Waterloo, New York

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