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Job Announcement Description

Job Title:   Director of Nursing 
Department:   Kane Regional Centers
Salary:   $5,818.12 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 of Science Degree in Nursing AND three (3) years of supervisory and management experience in a long-term care or health care facility; OR an Associate Degree in Nursing or a Diploma Nursing Program AND five (5) years of supervisory and management experience in a long-term care or health care facility.

Must possess a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania.

Duties: 

  • Plans, supervises, develops, organizes, implements, evaluates and directs the nursing department, as well as its programs and activities in accordance with current rules, regulations and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.
  • Develops, maintains and periodically updates written policies and procedures that govern day-to-day functions of the nursing department, assuring that time frames are met.
  • Organizes facts/ideas and exchanges information with others clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Communicates the operation of the nursing department, resident and unit status to the Administrator.
  • Ensures that resident and unit information is shared from shift to shift with supervisory personal.
  • Develops methods for coordination of nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the residents’ total regimen of care.
  • Implements and maintains an ongoing quality improvement program for the nursing department.
  • Serves on, participates in, or assures that assigned staff attends various committees of the facility such as Infection Control, Quality Assessment and Assurance, Pharmaceutical, or Budget.
  • Identifies staffing needs in the nursing department to ensure that routine nursing care is provided and that quality care is maintained.
  • Identifies staffing patterns and assigns staff accordingly to meet resident care needs in accordance with Federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern the facility.
  • Delegates to nursing supervisory personnel the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability necessary to perform their assigned duties.
  • Makes daily rounds of the nursing department to ensure that all nursing service personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with Kane Regional Center policy, procedures and acceptable nursing standards.
  • Recommends promotion actions and completes performance appraisals.
  • Reviews employee, resident and family complaints or grievances and assists the Administrator as directed in conducting the investigation; implements recommendations for corrective action resulting from the investigation.
  • Assists, develops and reviews with the Administrator, a plan of correction for deficiencies in the nursing department, noted during survey inspections and provides the necessary steps to correct such deficiencies.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all resident information and assures that the resident’s rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights are protected.
  • Oversees and assures the accurate completion of the MDS forms within established timeframes.
  • Prepares and plans the nursing department budget and submits to the Administrator for his/her review, recommendation and approval.
  • Oversees and assures that discipline is administered fairly and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, handicap and marital status.
  • Performs other related duties as required or requested.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that govern long-term care.
  • Principles and practices of supervision.

Ability to:

  • Read and interpret financial records and reports.
  • Work with ill, disabled, elderly and emotionally upset people within a long-term care facility.
  • Plan, organize, direct, control, coordinated and evaluate the quality and appropriateness of care and treatment provided by both professional nursing staff and direct care staff in all resident areas.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, supervisors and employees.
  • Seek new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices.
  • Manage and direct a large and culturally diverse workforce.
  • Communicate with professional medical and subordinate nursing staff on resident care needs and concerns.

Residency: Must become a resident of Allegheny County within one (1) year of appointment.

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

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


 
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