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Director of Nursing

Company: West Park Hospital-WY-US
Location: Rifle
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Grand River Long Term Care Center -- Nursing Administration Rifle , CO Leadership Full Time , Days Posted 07/22/2020 POSITION TITLE: Director of Nursing DEPARTMENT: Care Center REPORTS TO: Administrative Director,--Care Center-- JOB PURPOSE: To improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. BASIC FUNCTION: Responsible for the overall development, implementation, management and evaluation of the nursing program at E. Dene Moore Care Center (EDMCC) for Grand River Hospital District (GRHD). -- Advises management, patient care staff and administration in matters related to nursing services and resident care. Develops and evaluates nursing policies, procedures, structure and standards of performance, and objectives for nursing personnel and interprets to staff, management, residents, family members and administration. Communicates with Administrative Director, staff and residents regarding nursing services and care on an ongoing basis. Provides day to day supervision of EDMCC nursing staff. Responsible for development of and adherence to departmental budgets. Recruits, supervises, and evaluates EDMCC nursing staff to ensure efficient operation and the highest quality of care for EDMCC residents. Promotes a positive work environment and handles staff and resident concerns and questions promptly and professionally. Communicates with residents and resident family members regarding their care. Assists with d evelopment and execution of training and orientation for assigned staff for all required systems, applicable policies and procedures and duties. Facilitates additional training with staff when required. -- Uses discretion when handling sensitive issues within EDMCC and applies sound decision-making in resolving issues. Works in collaboration with Human Resources and Administrative Director to appropriately handle disciplinary action as necessary. Responsible for timekeeping record processing for assigned staff and oversight of nursing scheduling. Works in collaboration with EDMCC nursing staff, Activities Department, Dietary Department and support staff and collaborates and communicates interdepartmentally with other GRHD departments and personnel to ensure excellent coordination of care. -- Attends various meetings and serves on committees as assigned. Conducts meetings with staff to ensure compliance with organization's policies and standard practices and communicates changes with staff. Facilitates regular service huddles. Represents EDMCC to community which may include community presentations and attendance at community events. Provides support to Administrative Director and assists with tasks and completion of special projects as assigned. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks and other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Education : Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing. Valid registration as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado required. Must have current BLS card within 3 months of initial employment and maintain current status throughout GRHD employment. Experience : At least 3 years of professional leadership experience in a similar role preferred. Five years of nursing experience preferred. Significant professional experience in a long-term care setting preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of principles and practices associated with the rights and responsibilities of patients and caregivers. Knowledge of and ability to use industry standards, policies and procedures relevant to the function of the position and the organization. Knowledge of and ability to assess ailments and injuries of patients and residents and ability to implement a treatment plan. Knowledge of the operating principles, major issues, governmental regulations and code of ethics for the healthcare industry; ability to apply this understanding appropriately to related situations. Knowledge of the relevance of health information and appropriate documentation methods; ability to record medical histories, symptoms, vital signs, medications, diagnoses, treatment plans, procedures, tests and medical results in written and electronic format. Strong leadership and supervisory skills required. Skilled in computer based applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required; both verbally and in writing. Problem solving and analytical skills required. Skilled in developing and maintaining department quality improvement. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents, patients, employees, the public and other agencies. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergent situations. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Must be proficient within six (6) months of hire in--Meditech, Kronos, American Health Tech, QHN, and Allscripts Touchworks. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here 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 essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use the hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Must be able to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds and be able to push/pull 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. WORKING CONDITIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. This position performs tasks that involve Category I exposure to bloodborne pathogens, body fluids and communicable diseases. Frequent exposure to chemical hazards and toxic substances. Works with and around residents experiencing various states of physical and psychological conditions. Works with medical preparations and other conditions common to a nursing home environment.

Keywords: West Park Hospital-WY-US, Snowmass , Director of Nursing, Executive , Rifle, Colorado

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