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Director of Nursing
Manages and assumes 24-hour responsibility and accountability for all resident care, family services, administrative more, oversight, quality measures and compliance. Manages the facility in accordance with policy and procedure, State and Federal regulations to promote high quality care and service. Involved and reviews, interviews and hires staff for the facility and provide orientation to facility. Plans and implements the overall nursing policies, procedures, and services for a long-term care facility. Generally manages nurses, certified medication aides and certified nursing aides. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. To insure DON is proficient and understands HIPPA compliance.
A. Associate Degree in Nursing with a current license to practice nursing in Oklahoma. Bachelor of Science Degree preferred.
B. Three years of supervisory and leadership experience in a hospital or long term care facility with a specialization in geriatrics. Previous experience as a Director of Nursing in long term care preferred.
Is responsible to the Nursing Home Administrator.
Has administrative authority, responsibility and accountability for the functions, activities,
orientation and in-service education of the nursing staff.
1. Is responsible for the development and maintenance or nursing service objectives,
standards of nursing practice, nursing policy and procedure manuals.
2. Perform pre-admission nursing assessment for prospective residents. Obtain current
history and physical for all admissions to Health Care Center.
3. Assess current residents/tenants when determination for continued stay or possible
transfer is needed.
4. Serve as member of Facility Admissions Committee.
5. Initiate, design and implement nursing care plan for all residents.
6. Assess and assure proper treatment of all wounds and skin problems. Report at least
quarterly on results of skin management efforts.
7. Administer bowel and bladder training program for all residents who can benefit.
8. Administer facility infection control program; identify problems, initiate corrective
actions, report results, evaluate effectiveness. Report infection incidence at weekly staff
meeting and quarterly Quality Assurance.
9. Provide input at all weekly rehabilitation meetings and periodic rehab rounds. Assure
coordination of rehab rounds. Assure care plans are updated consistent with resident
needs. Measure and track wound healing in facility.
10. Responsible for QM tracking
Human Resources Management:
1. Function as employee health nurse for on-the-job incidents; treat and refer, appropriate
to scope of practice under Oklahoma Law.
1. Recommend number and levels of nursing personnel to be employed. Establish and
maintain appropriate schedules for all nursing staff.
2. Hire and evaluate all nursing staff for Health Care. Take appropriate action to assure
staff meet acceptable standards of practice.
3. Administer Nursing payroll, including calculation and review of time cards, preparation
of forms. Resolution of disagreements regarding hours of pay.
4. Assure all nursing staff have current job descriptions and performances evaluations are
done annually per policy.
5. Provide regular program of in-service education to licensed and certified staff.
6. Keep facility compliant in the EMR by checking infection reports, bowel and bladder
assessment, Braden scale, command center.
7. Sign electronically MDS care plans.
8. Do weekly wound assessments in EMR.
9. Conduct weight meetings.
10. Address Pharmacy recommendations.
11. Review all reports for falls and injuries.
12. Review all current infections and follow the facility policy and procedure on tracking and
13. Conduct a weekly meeting with care coordinators to review pertinent issues.
14. Tracking of Physician progress notes to ensure compliance with State and Federal
15. Random medication/treatment cart audits.
1. Establish recommendation for annual budget for nursing labor, supplies, contractors,
and charges for services rendered.
2. Review financial results monthly and make adjustments as needed to maintain
compliance with budget. Manage wheelchair inventory. Determine ongoing needs and
recommend acquisition strategies.
3. Respond to periodic third-party insurance inquiries pertaining to coverage of residents.
1. Maintain ongoing consultation with Medical Director on wide range of clinical and
administrative matters. Monitor quality of attending physician involvement with
residents and assist Medical Director in resolution of care related issues.
2. Administer facility Medical Records of RCC and RA per regulatory guidelines.
1. Assumes temporary authority for leadership of facility in the absence of Nursing Home
Director of Nursing
Concordia Life Plan Community is looking to hire a Director of Nursing. The Director of Nursing directs health-related services for the Nursing Center, Memory Support Center, and Assisted Living Center at Concordia. The Director of Nursing will assist in achieving and maintaining occupancy goals, with activities including evaluations and other functions surrounding the admission process. The Director of Nursing promotes resident satisfaction and works to achieve of satisfaction goals, motivates residents to function independently. The Director is responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, and leading the Nursing Center, Memory Support Center, and Assisted Living Center care staff, clerical and receptionists, and social services, and will have oversight of the contracted services for the Medical Director, Therapy, Pharmacy, Hospice, and other ancillary providers as directed by the Administrator.
Cherelle Thomas – Human Resources Manager