Job opening in a 100 bed hospital located in NW AZ, for a Director of Nursing and MDS/Coordinator for Sniff unit to join their team. This position is located near Bullhead City, AZ.
Job Administrative Functions:
Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the nursing staff as well as all programs and activities in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern nursing care facilities. Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator, as needed concerning the operation of the nursing department. Develop, maintain, and periodically update written job descriptions for each level of nursing personnel in accordance with pertinent laws and regulations. Assist the Quality Assurance Committee in developing and implementing appropriate plans of action to correct any identified deficiencies in the department.
Act as Infection Control Coordinator for SNU Committee Functions:
Serve on, participate in, and attend various committees of hospital as appointed by the Administrator (i.e. act as leader of Tracer Team 12 for hospital by performing three audits per quarter per Tracer schedule). Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as needed. Attend Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Meetings in SNU.
Determine the staffing needs of the SNU which are necessary to meet the total nursing needs of all residents on the unit. Assist the Administrator/HR Director in the recruitment and selection of nursing personnel. Assign an appropriate number of licensed nursing staff according to the Staffing Grid of hospital. Assist charge nurse in developing work assignments and scheduling of hours to assure all work is completed in a timely manner. Make daily rounds to assure that nursing personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
Nursing Care Functions:
Evaluate potential residents for appropriateness for the SNU and work with the social services coordinator to assure that a census of 85%+ is maintained throughout the calendar year on the SNU. Ensure that direct nursing care be provided by licensed staff (i.e. CNA, LPN, RN). Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to ensure that medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as scheduled. Review nurses’ notes to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided, that they reflect the resident’s response to the care, and that such care is provided in accordance with the resident’s wishes. Provide direct nursing care as necessary to meet staffing requirements of the unit.
Participate in Annual Skills Training to keep abreast of changes and/or new technology. Participate in 10 out of 12 Mandatory SNU Monthly In-Service Meetings. The Director of Nursing will provide leadership training that includes administrative and supervisory principles essential for nurses and charge nurses. New employee SNU Orientation will be implemented using a standard training module. Attend and participate in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in the profession, as well as to maintain license. In addition attend various ACHA scheduled events. Participate as a member of the Quality Committee- ACHA.
- Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university.
- Must have a minimum of three (3) years experience as a supervisor in a hospital, nursing care facility or other related acute health care facility.
- Must have a minimum of six (6) months experience in a rehabilitative and restorative nursing practice.
License/Certification required upon hire:
- Valid Arizona RN License
- Required within 90 days: ACLS
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