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ADON RN Assistant Director of Nursing

Company: Saturn Nursing and Rehabilitation
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:


  • Competitive Pay
  • Benefits for the Entire Family
  • Scheduling App
  • Recognition and Rewards Program
  • Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Pay
  • 401k Plan Available
  • Employee DiscountsThe Assistant Director of Health Services (ADHS) assists the Director of Health Services (DHS) in managing the department of health services (nursing). The position conducts the nursing process - assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation - under the scope of the State's Nurse Practice Act of Registered Nurse licensure. - The position coordinates resource utilization, timely and appropriate care interventions, and interdisciplinary communication to enhance patient and family satisfaction, adherence to center's clinical systems and regulatory compliance for the center. - The ADHS Duties is responsible for collecting, trending, analyzing, and reporting data and manages the nursing department in the absence of the DHS. - - -Education/Qualifications -
    Currently licensed as RN in the state in which the facility is located; Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred. -
    Current CPR certification. -Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements including, but not limited to, OSHA and CMS -Strong organizational and analytical skills. - -Computer skills required. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office products including word, power point and excel. -Persons who have been found guilty of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or mistreatment or misappropriation of property by a court of law; or who has a finding in the State nurse aide registry concerning abuse, neglect, exploitation, mistreatment of residents or misappropriation of resident property, or has had a disciplinary action in effect taken against his/her professional license are not eligible for employment in this position. - -Experience -
    Required: Two years' experience as a RN with 1-year nursing supervisory experience. -Prefer experience in long-term care or geriatric nursing. - -Residents Rights -
    Knows and respects patient rights -Ensures protected health information is kept confidential -Reports complaints made by residents/patients to supervisor -
    Reports all allegations of patient abuse, neglect and/or misappropriation of patient property -Safety and Sanitation -
    Follows established safety policies and procedures -Follows established infection control policies -Demonstrates job-specific knowledge of fire and disaster preparedness during drills or actual situations -Staff Development -
    Attends and participates in scheduled in-service training, educational classes, and meetings to maintain current certification and as managed by regulatory agencies and company policies. -Attends and participates in QAPI as requested -Attends and participates in staff training and orientation. Prepares staff training and implements. -
    Participates in nursing leadership development - -Quality Process Responsibilities -
    Promotes an understanding of the vision, mission, plans and standards of the organization and nursing services within the defined areas of responsibility. -Follows the ongoing QAPI process steps, monitors trends, and implements performance improvement initiatives. -
    Assures that individuals' rights are honored, and that care is delivered according to those rights and the individual's wishes. Ensures patients' rights, safety, and choices are safeguarded. -Evaluates the quality and appropriateness of healthcare using root cause analysis and monitors outcome trends. -Facilitates and participates with the nursing staff in daily care risk identification and resolution, including communication with the patients, families, and physicians. -Involves staff in problem solving and resolution of patient/family and staff complaints/concerns. -Active participant in the QAPI committee -
    Ensures adherence to documentation guidelines. -Leadership Responsibilities -
    Accepts accountability for services provided to recipients. -Promotes shared decision-making by providing input into care decisions and by keeping staff informed of patient care activities. -
    Facilitates collegial relationships among nurse managers and other healthcare professionals. -Collaborates with the Director of Health Services and others in planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care delivery. -Maintains and evaluates an environment that empowers and supports nurse managers in problem solving and in decision-making to address identified issues. -Ensures accountability for professional practice. -Flexes hours when necessary to accommodate staff education; to address patient care issues; and to meet with family members unavailable during routine shift hours. -
    Participates in weekend clinical coverage and "on call" rotation ensuring continuity of patient care, staff supervision and availability of nursing leadership to families and visitors when necessary. -Functions as acting DHS in the absence of the DHS. -Clinical Systems and General Nursing Care Responsibilities -
    Coordinates nursing care with other healthcare disciplines and assists in integrating services across the continuum of healthcare. -
    Notifies other Departments of patient changes, i.e., room changes, LOA, new admits, discharge, etc. -Promotes nursing process and critical thinking in nursing care delivery. -Ensures patients have needed supplies and equipment to properly manage care. -Participates in clinical risk identification, strategy planning, and risk reduction. -Makes daily rounds and spot checks documentation accuracy and completeness on new admissions, patients with change in condition, patients triggering occurrence investigations, and patients to be discharged. -
    Visits each newly admitted patient as soon as possible upon arrival, validating accuracy of assessments and implementation of risk reducing measures. -Identifies, places, and monitors patients in the appropriate programs. -Oversees and evaluates systems to plan, promote, develop, assess, interpret, validate, and evaluate the implementation of clinical programs, policies, procedures, and forms. -Oversees and evaluates systems for patient and staff data collection, information systems, and processes to support the practice of nursing and care delivery. -Oversees and evaluates systems for discharge planning and communication to be released with patient. -
    Facilitates and participates in occurrence investigation ensuring timely and accurate reporting to nursing administration. -Ensures staff competency for emergency response and clinical care delivery. -Oversees infection control practices within the facility. Ensures infection control standards and biohazard waste procedures are met by collecting, trending, and reporting data. -Demonstrates the ability to administer medications and/or treatments timely and according to facility policy. - -Demonstrates ability to receive, transcribe, and carry out physician orders. -
    Charts progress notes in an informative, factual manner that reflects the care administered as well as the patient's response to care. -Helps to ensure that nursing staff make appropriate diagnoses, evaluate residents accurately, develop a person-centered care plan, select appropriate interventions, and communicate effectively. -Personnel Development Responsibilities -
    Participates in the recruitment, selection, and retention of personnel. -Conducts education sessions, unit or functional area team meetings, and competency validation. -
    Evaluates performance of direct report personnel. -Assures appropriate orientation, education, credentialing and continuing professional development for personnel. -Provides guidance and counseling for nursing personnel -Resource Utilization Responsibilities -
    Oversees appropriateness of staffing and scheduling of personnel within scope of practice, competencies, patient needs and complexity of care. -
    Prepares work assignment sheets, taking into consideration resident safety, resident acuity, staff availability, and competency of staff. -Adjusts clinical resources and provides support to ensure patients' care needs are met. -Completes referrals for patient services as needed by assessing needs. -Supports and promotes product standards. -Oversees and evaluates systems to ensure timely medical management and auxiliary service availability. - -Fiscal Management Responsibilities -
    Assists the Director of Health Services with planning, implementing, monitoring of the budget in assigned areas of responsibility. -Coordinates patient supply needs and accurate par levels through the ancillary specialist. -Understands supports and communicates accurate supply charge system. -Assures accuracy of the midnight census. -
    Oversees master scheduling process for the nursing department -Supervisory/People Management Responsibilities -
    Assists in planning, coordinating, and conducting continuing education programs and special in-service training sessions relevant to the needs of department personnel. -Staffs the department with capable people. -Ensures that employees are adequately oriented and trained to perform their duties. -
    Reviews employee performance annually and makes recommendations for pay increases, promotions or performance improvement plans as deemed appropriate. -Counsels/disciplines personnel as necessary up to and including termination. -Establishes and maintains effective two-way communication to understand the needs and concerns of employees. -Properly manages employees' personal information. -Devotes adequate time and attention to personal development and training, particularly in the management of people resources. -
    Receives, investigates, and responds to employee complaints -Administrative Responsibilities -
    Participates in staff meetings, departmental head meetings and other facility meetings and sits on required committees. -Maintains confidentiality of necessary information. -
    Follows organization policies and procedures -Performs any miscellaneous work assignments as may be required. -Physical Demands -
    Primarily large in nature with exerting up to 35 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body; climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, tasting, smelling, near acuity, far acuity, depth perception, accommodation, color vision. -Travel -
    Less than 10% of the time.Powered by JazzHR

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