Director of Nursing - Poet's Walk
Position Summary: Coordinates and manages the Nursing program, enabling residents to lead a quality life while maintaining their dignity. This position reports to the Executive Director and directs the caregiver and nurse staff. Essential Functions: Directly oversees the delivery of care to residents to ensure that emotional, physical, psychological and safety needs are met through all program services and activities. Supports company's programs and utilizes systems in the delivery of care to residents; including but, not limited to: Electronic Health Records (HER)/Documentation and Electronic Medication Record (eMAR) Recruits, trains, evaluates, disciplines, and terminates nursing department associates in accordance with Spring Hills, LLC Human Resources Policies. Conducts residents' assessments according to State regulations and company standards using PCC; and, completing associated Service Plans and POC task assignments within established timeframes. Collaborates with key team members to discuss residents/families factors causing changes in level of care. Advises Business Office Manager (BOM) when care levels have changed to maintain accurate billing. Oversees the Spring Cottage (memory care) Signature Touches program to ensure compliance with company policy for quality of memory care. Ensures compliance with all state regulations. Using scheduling program to create/maintain work schedules to ensure appropriate staffing; uses Time & Attendance and to monitor and to keep nursing payroll within the established budget. Adheres to company policy against use of per diem (agency) workers. Works the floor, as needed, to help fill non-coverable shifts. Utilizes company tools to manage the nursing department budget; including use of department Spend Down and review of monthly financial statements. Maintains inventory and requisitions nursing department supplies/equipment to ensure supply is adequate and residents are being bill appropriately. Ensures all accidents/incidents are completed per company standards and State regulations. Oversees associate accident reporting process. Audits nursing department documentation to ensure company polices and practices are in place, and in use, at all times Routinely meets with nursing department staff to ensure their understanding of company policies and to educate/re-educate, as needed. Participates in semi-annual Compliance Audits and develops plans of correction, as required. Works closely with third party providers to ensure delivery of quality services; eg: home care agencies, hospice, private caregiver services, etc. Works closely with vendors to ensure quality delivery of onsite specialized services; eg: physicians, pharmacy, laboratories, etc. Is familiar with and understands emergency equipment and procedures. Participates in annual disaster drills and monthly fire drills. Coordinates annual Elopement drills. Ensures that all nursing department staff attend daily Stand-Up and completes all required in-service and/or online training. Consistently participates on conference calls, implementing new policies and/or programs, as directed. Understands and utilizes company systems and tools in carrying out functions. Works cooperatively and collaboratively with peer managers to ensure a seamless interdisciplinary system of assisted living services. Upholds company culture by consistently following: Our Mission, Our Team Member Promise, our Code of Conduct, and the Spring Hills CARE Standards. Maintains residents' and associates' confidentiality at all times. Experience and Education: A nursing degree or diploma, two plus years related experience in management, equivalent combination of education and experience. Must hold a valid license to practice nursing in the State worked in. Dementia care required.