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Director of Nursing in Pittsburg, KS at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 6/22/2018

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY
The Director of Nursing (DON) is the leader for the daily clinical operations of resident care within the community. Administrative responsibilities include providing development of future health care delivery strategies, and maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
  • Achievement of high quality resident care standards which are compliant with state and federal regulations. 
  • Assumes responsibility for forecasting, planning, developing, organizing, implementing, directing and evaluating all clinical services and programs. 
  • Assumes responsibility, administrative authority and accountability for the supervision of nursing care provided to those we serve. 
  • Assumes responsibility, administrative authority and accountability for the Quality Assurance program within Ascension Living. 
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of the Nursing Department’s budget. 
  • Monitors admissions, discharges and transfers to assure appropriate care and compliance with State and/or Federal regulations. 
  • Ensures that the Policies and Procedures of the Health Center are updated and in compliance with State and Federal requirements. 
  • Assists in the recruitment and hiring of clinical staff members. 
  • Serves as a temporary substitute for Nursing personnel. 
  • May be considered a member of the Weekend Call rotation. 
  • Serves as a community resource for nursing and long term care related issues. 
  • Attends in-services and meetings as needed. 
  • Other reasonable responsibilities as community changes and needs dictate, as requested by the Administrator or ED. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES 
  • Coaches and provides career development to staff. 
  • Coordinates with Human Resources for appropriate staffing levels. 
  • Establishes employee goals and conduct employee performance reviews. 
  • Responsible for staff scheduling to include: work assignments, employee training, time off, breaks and overtime assignments. 
  • Schedules and conducts department meetings. 
  • Supervises staff in accordance with Ascension Living policies and procedures.


Job Requirements


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE


  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required. 

  • BSN from an accredited college or university desired. 

  • Three years nursing management experience in senior care preferred. 

  • Experience with current and emerging delivery systems with capability of implementing changes as needed. 



CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS


  • Valid license as a registered nurse in the state in which employed required. 

  • CPR Certification required upon hire, or obtain within thirty (30) days of employment. 



 
Via Christi Villages / Ascension Living is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status.

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