Director of Nursing
Company: Mission Point Healthcare Services
Posted on: February 23, 2021
Position Summary: The Post-Acute Rehabilitation Director of
Nursing is to be a strong collaborative partner with the medical
director, interdisciplinary team and staff. Leading the team to
clinical excellence and outstanding outcomes. Principal Duties and
- Use of data analytics to improve quality performance, cost
effective use of resources and improved patient experience.
- Promote individualization of patient care and treatment based
on patient characteristics, patient goals, and particular and/or
indicated medical needs.
- Measure patient experience to improve process.
- Prioritize connectivity between department, patient/family and
across health settings and back into the community.
- Responsible for ensuring proper Policies, Procedures, and
Protocols for care are in place to include the entire nursing
process (assessment, plan, implementation, and follow up) for use
of antibiotics in the care of the residents. The role of the DON
includes adequate education and monitoring to ensure the
process--is implemented, communication, evidence based standards of
practice vs perceptions, and expectations of staff in their
- Develops, maintains, and implements nursing policies and
procedures that conform to current standards of nursing practice,
facility philosophy, and operational policies while maintaining
compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
- Communicates and interprets policies and procedures to nursing
staff, and monitors staff practices and implementation.
- Participates in all admission decisions, and may visit
prospective residents before admission to assess overall health
- Participates in daily or weekly management team meetings to
discuss resident status, census changes, personnel, or resident
complaints or concerns.
- Evaluates the work performance of all nursing personnel,
assists in the determination of wage increases, and implements
discipline according to operational policies.
- Ensures delivery of compassionate quality care and nursing
supervision as evidenced by adequate services and staff coverage on
unit, absence of odors, general cleanliness, prevention of pressure
wounds, and apparent maintenance of optimal resident
- Demonstrates knowledge of and application of Key Clinical
Quality Indicators, and proactively monitors and implements systems
to achieve and/or surpass company thresholds.
- Exercises overall supervision of resident assessments and care
plans. Assures resident care conferences are conducted.
- Reviews 24-hour report from every unit daily to monitor and
ensure timely, effective responses to significant changes in
condition, transfers, discharges, use of restraints, unexplained
injuries, falls, behavioral episodes, and medication errors.
- Collaborates with physicians, consultants, community agencies,
and institutions to improve the quality of services and to resolve
- Coordinates nursing services with all other departments
including Therapy and Pharmacy consultants.
- Oversees nursing schedules to assure they meet resident needs
and regulatory and budgetary standards.
- Oversees and supervises development and delivery of in-service
education to equip nursing staff with sufficient knowledge and
skills to provide compassionate, quality care and respect for
- Proactively develops positive employee relations, incentives,
and recognition programs. Promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and
- Performs rounds to observe care and to interview staff,
residents, families or other interested parties.
- Monitors staff for compliance with OSHA mandates and facility
policies on workplace safety.
- Proactively develops procedures and incentives to promote
workplace safety and safe work practices.
- Establishes, implements, and monitors the infection control
program designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable
environment designed to prevent the development and transmission of
disease and infection.
- Prepares or reviews infection control surveillance reports to
identify trends and to develop effective actions to control and
prevent infections. Submits an infection control report to the QA
- Participates in budget development for the nursing department,
and for medical, nursing, and central supplies. Assures nursing
staff properly charges out ancillaries used.
- Helps the Administrator prepare staff for inspection surveys,
instructing staff on matters of conduct and disclosure, being
interviewed by inspectors, immediate corrections of problems noted
by surveyors, etc.
- Reviews and reinforces important standards previously
- Participates in the preparation of the Plan of Correction
response to an inspection survey, and implements any follow-up QA
required for any nursing allegations.
- Communicates directly with residents, families, medical staff,
nursing staff, interdisciplinary team members, and Department Heads
to coordinate care and services, promote participation in care
plans, and maintain a high quality of care and life for
- Promotes customer service and hospitality and responds to and
adequately resolves complaints or concerns from residents or
families about nursing services.
- Monitors facility incidents and complaints daily to identify
those defined as unusual occurrences by State policy and promptly
reports such occurrences to Administrator for appropriate
- Monitors complaint reports daily for allegations of potential
abuse or neglect, or the loss or misappropriation of resident
property, and participates in these investigations.
- Promotes compliance with accident prevention procedures, safety
rules, and safe work practices to prevent employee injury and
illness and control worker's compensation costs.
- Responsible for surveillance, infection definition based on
standards of practice, education, tracking, data management,
analysis of data, communication with the Medical Director and
Consultant Pharmacist, and ongoing system review.
- Assures staff is trained in fire and disaster and other
emergency procedures, and evaluates performance during drills.
- Acts in an administrative capacity in the absence of the
- Conduct staff meetings and in-services as requested.
- Answer incoming calls when necessary and direct calls
- Provide for clinical education specific to/for patient specific
- Assists in the dining room during assigned meals.
- Perform other tasks as required. Mission Point's Expectations
of all Employees:
- Adheres to all Mission Point Policies and Procedures.
- Conducts self in a manner consistent with Mission Point's Core
Values at all times.
- Maintains a positive and respectful attitude with all
- Consistently reports to work on time and prepared to perform
the duties of the position.
- Meets productivity standards and performs duties as workload
- Maintains the privacy of all patient information and company
- Treat residents, family members, visitors, and team members
with respect and dignity.
- Able to safely perform the essential functions of the job with
or without reasonable accommodation.
- Must maintain an active license or the required
certification(s) (if required by the job). Supervisory
Responsibilities: Assist in hiring, training, supervising, and
conducting annual reviews for nursing department, and perform staff
retraining, counseling sessions, and implementation of disciplinary
actions as necessary. Qualifications Required/Desired
Qualifications: -- Education, Training, and Experience:
- Must possess a current Michigan license as a Registered Nurse
and have graduated from an accredited school of nursing.
- 5 years management experience in the health field;
rehabilitation and acute medical surgical experience preferred
- 10 years clinical experience.
- Demonstrate systematic application of substantial knowledge and
skills derived from biological, physical, social, psychological,
and behavioral sciences, to the care, treatment, counsel, and
health teaching of individuals who are experiencing change in the
normal health processes or who require assistance in the
maintenance of health, and the prevention or management of illness,
injury, or disability.
- Must possess and demonstrate a high degree of leadership,
organizational ability, and communication skills.
- Knowledge of long-term care management, policies, budgeting,
personnel management, and census development is required. Specific
skills, knowledge, and abilities:
- Knowledge of current federal and state laws and regulations
that apply to the practice of nursing in a long-term care
- Has strong organizational and time management skills and the
ability to prioritize responsibilities.
- Ability to make presentations before top management, public
groups, and staff.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and
draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret journals, financial
reports, and legal documents.
- Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions,
percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Other
- Must be able to work overtime. Must be available on an
"on-call" basis. May be summoned to the facility in an emergency
and is expected to report to the facility in an emergency.
- Tolerate frequent exposure to blood, body tissues, and fluids
with occasional exposure to hazardous materials and infectious
diseases. As well as, frequent exposure to chemicals and latex, and
plastic materials used for personal protective equipment. --
- Manual dexterity required to operate modern office
- Ability to travel as needed or assigned.
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