Human Resources

Job Announcement Description

Job Title:   Assistant Director of Nursing / Staff Educator  
Department:   Kane Regional Centers
Salary:   $4,922.74 per month
How to Apply:   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application.

Minimum Requirements:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing And two (2) years of supervisory or management experience in a long-term care or health care facility OR an Associate’s Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma And four (4) years of supervisory or management experience in a long-term care or health care facility AND three (3) years of experience teaching the adult learner in a long-term care setting.

MUST SHOW PROOF OF A CURRENT LICENSE TO PRACTICE AS A REGISTERED NURSE IN PENNSYLVANIA AND CURRENT CPR/BLS CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT. 

Job Summary: 
The incumbent assists the Director of Nursing in planning, organizing, developing and directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Department as well as plans, develops and directs in-service educational programs in accordance with the Professional Nursing Law and current Federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern the facility under the direction of the Director of Nursing

Duties: 

  • Supervises and directs assigned units, coordinates and delegates duties on all shifts and assists in coordinating interdisciplinary health care delivery of resident care services.
  • Participates in facility surveys and inspections made by government agencies as requested by the Administrator or Director of Nursing.
  • Serves on, participates in or assures that assigned staff attends various committees of the facility such as Infection Control, Quality Assurance and Safety.
  • Makes daily rounds of the Nursing Department to ensure that all nursing personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
  • Oversees time and attendance of subordinates, recommends and implements disciplinary action when appropriate and completes performance appraisals.
  • Oversees and assures that discipline is administered fairly and in a nondiscriminatory fashion.
  • Reviews the results of QA audits and ensures that corrective action is taken and results are reported to the Director of Nursing.
  • Oversees the monitoring of nursing care to ensure that all residents are treated fairly and with kindness, dignity and respect.
  • Reviews employee, resident and family complaints or grievances and incident reports; assists the Director of Nursing as directed in conducting required investigations.  Implements recommendations for corrective action.
  • Investigates allegations of resident abuse or misappropriation of resident property and reports findings to Director of Nursing.
  • Assists, develops and reviews with the Director of Nursing a plan of correction for deficiencies in the Nursing Department noted during survey inspections and provides the necessary steps to correct deficiencies.
  • Assesses residents’ needs and staff competencies to ensure continuity of care and maintenance of a safe, therapeutic environment.
  • Assesses, plans, supervises, monitors and evaluates the delivery of resident care/activities by utilizing shift reports, medical records, direct observation and feedback from others.
  • Ensures that reports and evaluations of resident care and staff incidents are accurate and timely; makes recommendations in accordance with standards, policies and procedures to the Director of Nursing.
  • Conducts needs analysis studies to determine training needs within the organization.
  • Confers with management to gain specific information on work situations to design training programs for employees to better understand changes in policies, procedures, regulations and technologies.
  • Formulates teaching outlines and determines instructional methods such as individual training, group instruction, lectures, demonstrations, conferences, meetings and workshops; selects or develops tests or evaluation procedures to be used at the completion of training and teaching aids such as handbooks, demonstration models, multi-media visual aids, computer tutorial aids and reference works.
  • Conducts and coordinates training sessions covering specified areas such as new employee orientation and on the job training.
  • Completes competencies on all nursing staff in orientation according to their scope of practice.
  • Measures progress and evaluates the effectiveness of training.
  • Secures, develops and maintains records, reports, instructional manuals, reference materials, etc. pertinent to in-service educational programs and mandatory educational programs.
  • Revises the design of training curriculum and methods to improve training effectiveness, as needed.
  • Performs related duties as assigned or directed by the Director of Nursing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Nursing and medical practices and the laws and regulations that govern long-term care.
  • Principles and practices of supervision and teaching.

Ability to:

  • Supervise, plan, direct and evaluate the quality of care and treatment provided by professional and direct care nursing staff.
  • Manage and direct a large and culturally diverse workforce.
  • Seek new methods and principles to incorporate into existing practices.
  • Prepare and administer medications and perform treatments.
  • Prepare and present material in group settings using a variety of media including personal computers, Microsoft Office products, overheads and videos.
  • Communicate effectively with residents and colleagues. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff.
  • Work with ill, disabled, and elderly people within a long-term care facility.

Veteran's Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER-M/F/V/D 


 

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