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Director of Nursing - Long Term Care

Company: USA Staffing Network
Location: Waterloo
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

(Only QUALIFIED Healthcare Professionals accepted) Nurse Management - DIRECTOR OF NURSING - LONG TERM CARE
Department: Nursing Administration
Full Time, Days
Direct Hire
Competitive Salary, DOE
Excellent Benefits Package
Location: Waterloo, NY
POSITION SUMMARY:
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.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
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.
QUALIFICATIONS:
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

Keywords: USA Staffing Network, Syracuse , Director of Nursing - Long Term Care, Executive , Waterloo, New York

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