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Assistant Director of Nursing

Company Name:
Tennessee Health Management
Summary:
The purpose of this position is to administer the Nursing Services under the direction of the Director of Nursing Services in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility, and local, state and federal regulations, to maximize the fulfillment of care-giving needs of the patients.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Recognize and respond to changes in patients' conditions and document observations, interventions and outcomes.
Orient, instruct and supervise other nursing personnel.
Evaluate patient' condition and care and develop overall care plans for patients, including rehab and restorative activities.
Review and re-write care plans as directed.
Order medications from facility pharmacy.
Requisition diet orders and supplies.
Perform emergency procedures such as Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Recognize, intervene and report accidents and incidents when they occur.
Assist with the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating and directing of the Nursing Services Department, as well as related programs and activities, incompliance with rules and regulations governing long term care facilities, employers, and in accordance with facility policy.
Assist in facilitating the coordination of nursing services with other departments to maintain quality care for patients, and offer equal opportunities for employees.
Assist in reviewing, monitoring, intervention and documentation of complaints and grievances from patients, families, visitors and employees.
Assist in organizing, managing, reviewing, monitoring, authorizing and administering nursing care functions for patients within the facility.
Complete the monthly Medication Administration Records.
Assist with the scheduling report of personnel; as well as the daily assignments of individuals working in the Nursing Services Department.
Assist in making routine rounds and conducting tours with others.
Monitor the workplace for possible health and safety hazards and assist in the development and conducting of routine health, safety and back care training programs to prevent worker injuries.
Assist the DON in conducting disability management programs to reduce worker injuries and track departmental accountability; assist in following up with routine personal contact of injured workers.
Consider and offer reasonable accommodations for early return to work programs.
Solicit, review, intervene and report complaints and grievances made by patients, families, visitors and employees.
Attend and participate in orientation programs, on-going training and educational classes.
Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records, conditions, and other information relating to patients, employees and facility.
Meet or exceed the dress code of the facility as specified in the Employee Handbook, which includes neat, clean, odor-free grooming and dress.
Follow the established universal precautions and isolation procedures.
Encourage an atmosphere of optimism, warmth and interest in patients' personal and health care needs.
MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in the development and implementation of universal precautions and isolation procedures, and assist in reviewing and monitoring compliance by staff.
Assist in reviewing and determining the valid licensure and certification for the position held in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Assist in inventorying, identifying and monitoring the storage of equipment, supplies, etc.
Assist in the planning, developing and conducting in-service education for staff on related Nursing Services functions.
Participate in various committees of the facility, such as care plan, infection control, pharmaceutical, budget, quality assessment and assurance, ADA compliance committee, etc., and any others as assigned by the DON.
Participate in surveys made by authorized government agencies.
Assist in determining the staffing needs of the Nursing Services Department, recommendation of number of employees needed, and assist with the recruitment and hiring of Nursing Service personnel
Meet with nursing personnel, as scheduled, to assist in identifying and correcting problems, and/or the improvement of services.
Assist in arranging for and overseeing patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
Assist in developing, maintaining and periodically updating written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Services Department.
Assist in maintaining a reference library of written nursing materials that will assist the Nursing Services Department to meet patients' needs and comply with state and federal regulations.
Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Registered Nursing Degree preferring, Licensed Practical Nursing required.
Relevant Experience:
Two (2) years experience in supervision of others in a hospital, long term care facility, or other health care institution. Minimum of one (1) year experience implementing total patient care and care planning. Minimum of six (6) months experience in geriatric and/or psychiatric nursing.
Computer Skills:
Intermediate skills, including Microsoft Office.
Licenses/Certifications:
Licensed Practical Nursing License in the State where the facility is located.

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