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Bear Mountain Health Care Assistant Director of Nursing in Worcester, Massachusetts

JOB PURPOSE:

Perform professional supervisory nursing practice in the care of patients / residents. Work involves supervising the provision of quality nursing care given at the facility including infection control. Responsible for maintaining the quality and adequacy of nursing practice, coordinating nursing and training programs, recognizing and assisting in solving professional, administrative and supervisory problems within the facility. Support Nursing Administrative operation by performing various duties to ensure overall compliance with nursing and company policies. Follow procedures, State and Federal regulations, Joint Commission, OSHA, Medicare/Medicaid guidelines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides guidance and direction to ancillary staff in both clinical and personnel issues.

  • Assist staff in assessing patient/resident status related to medical issues, social, psychological and spiritual issues.

  • Ensures that sufficient staff is available to meet the clinical needs of the patients/residents of the facility. Assist in monitoring staffing to ensure that sufficient staff is scheduled based on the clinical requirements of the patients/residents.

  • Review perspective admissions if required for determination of needs. Conducts tours for perspective admissions and families.

  • Ensures that staff abides by the principles and techniques of Infection Control and Safety.

  • Ensures that all staff complies with policies and procedures, rules and regulations as written. Disciplines staff as needed per policy.

  • Provides in-services/training to staff as needed related to clinical tasks, education and safety.

  • Assists in establishing public relations.

  • Evaluates emergency and disaster situations and offers assistance as needed.

  • Investigates accidents and incidents related to patients/residents, staff or visitors and provides first aid and follow up as indicated.

  • Investigates abuse allegations and reports such immediately to the DON/Administrator for follow up.

  • Shares on call responsibilities with other supervisory staff.

  • Develops a supervisory report to the DNS regarding pertinent issues.

  • Assumes administrative responsibility for the nursing department in the absence of the director.

  • Performs the duties of a charge nurse if required.

  • Performs daily rounds of all patients/residents in facility.

  • Reviews the clinical record of each patient/resident to ensure it is accurate and complete as needed.

  • Reviews assessments on patients/residents in the facility on a quarterly basis. Includes skin, falls, SR, B&B, elopement, etc.

  • Reviews care plans on all patient/residents to amend/delete items as required.

  • Ensures all documents are accurate and up to date.

  • Committed to working with residents and families to develop and implement strategies that promote person-centered care.

  • Applies “5 Star” customer service approach in all aspects of job.

  • Actively supports commitment to providing “5 Star” service on all quality objectives, with an emphasis on continual improvement.

  • Adheres to all company policies, procedures, and standards of conduct.

  • Reports to the appropriate managers any known or suspected violations of policy and procedures, regulations or standards of conduct.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate of approved nursing school required. BSN preferred.

  • Current registration as an RN in Massachusetts.

  • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience in long term care.

  • Strong knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid/Joint Commission guidelines required.

  • Must be computer literate. Knowledge of EMR required.

    SUPERIVISON OF OTHERS:

    Oversees all staff in the facility under the supervision of Administrator and DNS.

    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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 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. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT Work environment characteristics 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 not exposed to weather conditions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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