RN/Director of Nursing (SNF)

Job Code: 010209

LOCATION:  St. Clair County (MI)

We are assisting a client in their search for a seasoned Director of Nursing (DON) to manage a 170+ bed Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation center rated 4-star in staffing. The DON will manage the facility’s nursing program in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act, applicable State and Federal regulations, and policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Rounds on unit at least once daily
  • Performs general management functions such as hiring, disciplining and evaluating employees.
  • Interview and hire new nursing staff.
  • Plans and facilitates meetings and committees to address resident care issues.
  • Review time sheets for accuracy before payroll.
  • Manages the Nursing Department with the goal of achieving and maintaining the highest quality of care possible.
  • Develops and manages systems to assure clinical competencies.
  • Participates in developing, implementing and evaluating programs that promote the recruitment, retention, development and continuing education of nursing staff members.
  • Identification of training needs.
  • Initiates studies to evaluate effectiveness of nursing services in relation to their objectives and costs.
  • Develops and manages nurse – on call system.
  • Develops the department budget for approval, monitors expenses and stays within budget.
  • Investigate and resolve residents/family/employee concerns.
  • Ensures that annual competency evaluations and performance reviews are completed in the appropriate time frame.
  • Participating in Employee Recognition Program.
  • Pro-actively addresses survey and/or standards of care issues.
  • Develop and manage staffing schedular system.
  • Plans and guides the professional development of nursing staff.
  • Ensures that adequate nursing staff are available based on facility/census requirements.
  • Collect data to compile reports in a timely manner, and to meet deadlines.
  • Participates in facility “Performance Improvement Program.”
  • Assures that all clinical protocols and nursing policies and procedures are followed.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.
  • Assure Pharmacy, dietary, physician consults are followed in timely manner..
  • Assumes complete responsibilities for the Center in absence of Administrator.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Skilled in directing and motivating the workforce.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members,  and at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to react decisively and quickly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize.
  • Knowledge of training techniques for clinical staff.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of the Nurse Practice Act, state and federal regulations  policies and procedures regarding nursing standards and delivery of care.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred
  • Valid RN license in Michigan
  • Valid CPR certification
  • Three (3) years of experience as a Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, or equivalent supervisory nursing experience
  • Must have Skilled Nursing/Long Term Care Director experience

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

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