Director of Nursing (DON) ** $10,000 Sign-on bonus **
Company: Aperion Care
Posted on: June 26, 2022
SUMMARY: The primary purpose of the Director of Nursing position
is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of
our Nursing Department in accordance with current federal, state,
and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our
facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator and the
Medical Director, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care
is maintained at all times.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- 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 the nursing care facilities. Develop, maintain, and
periodically update written policies and procedures that govern the
day-to-day functions of the nursing service department. Make
written and oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator, as
necessary/required, concerning the operation of the nursing service
- Develops methods for coordination of nursing services with
other resident services to ensure the continuity of the residents'
total regimen of care. Maintain an ongoing quality assurance
program for the nursing department. Participate in facility surveys
made by authorized government agencies as necessary or as may be
directed. Assist the Quality Assessment & Assurance Committee in
developing and implementing appropriate plans of action to correct
identified deficiencies. Assist with discharge planning and perform
administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports,
evaluations, studies charting, etc. Monitor the facility's QI, QM,
and survey reports. Assist in the developing plans of action to
correct potential or identified problem areas.
- Assist in calculating the number of direct nursing care
personnel on duty each shift. Assign a sufficient number of
licensed practical and/or registered nurses for each tour of duty
to ensure that quality care is maintained. Assign a sufficient
number of certified nursing assistants for each tour of duty to
ensure that routing nursing care is provided to meet the daily
nursing care needs of each resident. Develop work assignments and
schedule duty hours, and/or assist nursing supervisory staff in
completing and performing such tasks. Delegate to nursing personnel
the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability
necessary to perform their assigned duties. Make daily rounds of
the nursing service department to ensure that all nursing service
personnel are performing their work assignments.
- Assist the HR Director in developing performance evaluations on
an annual basis for the nursing department. Ensure that
departmental disciplinary action is administered fairly and proper
documentation for such discipline is given to HR Director for
- Assist with infection control monitoring in establishing a TB
management program for employees. Report occupational exposures to
blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals.
Ensure that the department's policy and procedure manuals identify
safety precautions and equipment to use when performing tasks that
could result in bodily injury. Assist in identifying, evaluating,
and classifying routing and job-related functions to ensure that
tasks in which potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly
identified and recorded. Ensure that all personnel performing tasks
that involve exposure risks participate in proper in-service
- Review nurses' notes to ensure that they are informative and
descriptive of the nursing care being provided, that they reflect
the resident's response to the care, and that such care is provided
in accordance with the resident's wishes. Monitor medication passes
and treatment schedules to ensure that medications are being
administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as
scheduled. Provide direct nursing care as necessary.
- Coordinate continuing education/in-service training for nursing
- Report suspected or known incidence of fraud to Administrator.
- Assist the MDS/Care Plan Coordinator in planning, scheduling &
revising the MDS, including the implementation of RAPs and
Triggers. Encourage the resident and his/her family to participate
in the development and review of resident's plan of care.
- Maintain confidentiality of all resident care information
including protected health information. Report known or suspected
incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such
information.QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Must have, as a minimum, 3 years of experience as a supervisor
in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related health care
- Registered Nurse with current unencumbered state license.
- Current CPR Certification is required.
- Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English
- Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an
example of team work and team concept.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel,
residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel,
and the general public.
- Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and
procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that
pertain to nursing care facilities.
- Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement,
and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and
procedures that are necessary for providing quality care.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when
circumstances warrant such action.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the
- Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the
policies of the facility, which include a medical and physical
- Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 25
lbs. to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move
and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.
- May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents
during emergency situations.DON007
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