Director of Nursing
Company: Midwest Health
Location: Garden City
Posted on: February 22, 2021
The health and wellbeing of our staff members and residents is
our number one priority. Our community is strictly following the
CDC guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and has
restricted community access in accordance with state and local
health agency direction. Our infectious disease protocols include
but are not limited to:
- Screening staff members at the beginning and part way through
- All staff members are wearing face masks at all times while
inside the community.
- Staff members have access to PPE including gloves, face masks,
face shields, and gowns, if ever needed.
- Our community is utilizing telemedicine as much as possible.
This ensures our residents are getting the care they need with as
little risk of exposure as possible.
- As always, we are committed to transparency and will make all
staff, residents, and families aware of any COVID-19 positive cases
at our communities. Job Summary The Director of Nursing is required
to effectively manage, direct and administer the nursing department
in accordance with company policies and procedures, standard
nursing practices and governmental regulations to maintain quality
care for all residents. Duties and Responsibilities:
- Comply with the Facility's personnel, safety, and corporate
policies and procedures.
- Comply with the nursing department's policies and
- Treat residents, family members, visitors, and team members
with respect and dignity.
- Timely completion of assigned in-service training
- Report to work on time and as scheduled.
- Work with the administrator, consultants and facility staff in
planning all aspects of nursing services including the relationship
of other disciplines and departments.
- Monitor Department activities and communicate polices.
- Assist in developing methods for coordinating nursing services
with other resident services, inside and outside the facility, to
ensure the continuity of the residents' total regimen of care.
- Assist nursing with implementation and monitoring of policies,
procedures and forms for use in Facility.
- Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by
authorized government agencies as requested by the
- Participate in developing, implementing, and periodically
updating the resident's written discharge plan.
- Evaluate performance, assist, coach and discipline as
- Maintain records, manage budgets and supplies.
- Ensure equipment and work areas are clean, safe and orderly
universal precautions and infection control, isolation, fire,
safety and sanitation practices.
- Conduct regular rounds to monitor resident care.
- Monitor resident care activities and documentation to ensure
the delivery of nursing care according to the physician's
- Ensure medication administration is in accordance with nursing
standards and facility policies.
- Monitor admissions, discharges and transfers of residents for
compliance with facility policies and state regulations.
- Assist with review and assist with resolution of complaints and
- Monitor personal and nursing staff understanding and compliance
with all rules regarding residents' rights.
- Ensure any violation of residents' rights are reported and
dealt with in accordance to facility and state
- Encourage attending physicians to record and sign progress
notes, physicians' orders, etc., on a timely basis and in
accordance with current regulations.
- Review nursing documentation to ensure documentation is
informative, inclusive and descriptive of the nursing care that is
being provided. That documentation reflects the resident's response
to the care as outlined in the resident's plan of care and that the
plan is kept current.
- Assist with nursing schedule when scheduler is out of the
office, during staffing issues and when assistance is
- Monitor adequacy of staffing patterns to assure quality
- Assures qualified staff is available by engaging in recruitment
and hiring staff.
- Ensure the department has a high morale and staff address each
other in a respectful manner.
- Must have a valid Registered Nurse (RN) license that is in good
standing with the State
- Must have a valid CPR certification.
- If required to operate a motor vehicle for business purposes,
must successfully complete the requirements contained in Company's
Motor Vehicles policy.
- Must have basic computer skills.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English
- Ability to be on-call as needed.
- Must be able to work beyond normal working hours and on
weekends and holidays when necessary.
- Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during
- Must be able to perform the essential position functions of the
job with, or without reasonable accommodation.
- Employee is required to use a transfer/gait belt or to obtain
the assistance of another employee when attempting to assist
residents when lifting or carrying objects in excess of 25 pounds.
The employee must be aware that during the normal, routine
performance of the essential functions, some of the following body
movements may occur naturally, although they may not be a
requirement of the job.
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