The Director of Nursing reports to the Chief Nursing Executive, and is responsible for the planning, development, and direction of the overall operation of our Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines and regulations that govern the facility to ensure the highest degree of quality care is always maintained. This position is responsible for all patient care activities, unit operations and staff, fiscal management, and monitoring to ensure continuous quality improvement services are delivered.
This five star facility has had excellent state surveys for many years, and is licensed for 43 beds.
- Plans, develops, organizes, implements, evaluates, and directs the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) programs and activities in accordance with current rules, regulations and guidelines that govern nursing care facilities.
- Leads using organizational mission, goals, service and performance excellence standards (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support consistent patient, employee and physician satisfaction as a measurement of success.
- Develops, maintains, and updates policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Skilled Nursing Facility.
- Develops methods for coordination of nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the resident’s total regimen of care.
- Participates in facility surveys made by government agencies.
- Monitors the SNF’s QA and survey reports, and develops and implements appropriate plans of action to correct identified deficiencies.
- Performs administrative duties, including completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc.
- Oversees and approves departmental staffing schedules, and provides staffing to meet patient care and operational requirements.
- Facilitates professional development for immediate and long-range training needs of staff to include monitoring of education, clinical competence, compliance, and organizational initiatives.
- Collaborates with the CNE/COO on financial management, assists with monitoring of monthly budget, implements strategies to achieve equipment expenditures and determines realistic revenue projections/goals.
- Demonstrates the ability to respond positively to changing circumstances, maximizes opportunities, and minimizes problems.
- Provides leadership in SNF-related matters to develop and maintain a positive relationships with peers and medical staff.
- Creates an inclusive environment and facilitates staff development through coaching, recognition, daily rounding, and visibility within the unit.
- Facilitates quality initiatives for all areas within SNF in collaboration with the Clinical Outcomes Department, models improvement processes in daily operations, and maintains compliance with all state and regulatory standards.
- Monitors compliance of the daily operations to ensure policies, practices, procedures, and performance standards are followed.
- Responsible for customer service excellence and provides strategic planning and budget development input.
- Maintains current knowledge of management theories, current clinical skills, and has the competency to support the delivery of care.
- Associates Degree in related field required; BSN or similar degree preferred.
- Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in North Carolina.
- Five (5) years of professional experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) with long-term care experience.
- Two (2) years of management/leadership experience preferred.