Director of Nursing - Long Term Care
Company: Job Juncture
Posted on: May 16, 2022
DIRECTOR OF NURSING - LONG TERM CARE
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing required;
Master's Degree preferred.
Current New York State Registered Professional Nurse licensure.
Three to five years' managerial experience and three to five years
experience in Long Term Care setting.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with medical staff,
other department managers, and the public in a professional and
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people under
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with
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
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
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.
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