Director of Nursing (DON)

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Tampa, FL

Job description
We are now hiring a Director of Nursing.

In this position you will be responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting, budgeting, inventory control, and management of facility, people, supplies, and equipment in such a way that meaningful nursing service is established to render the optimum level of resident care.

The Director of Nursing serves as the Quality Assurance Coordinator and reports in all matters directly to the Administrator.
Education requirements
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and hold a current Registered Professional Nurse's license in the State of Florida.
Experience requirements
• Must be qualified to assume the position by training and/or previous experience of a supervisory status, preferably in a health care facility.
• Must have training in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices.
• Must have long-term care (LTC) experience.
• Must be physically and mentally capable of performing routine job duties.
• Must exhibit excellence in all aspects of quality nursing including rehabilitative, restorative, and any specialized care areas provided by the facility.
• Must exhibit leadership qualities that motivate and direct the nursing staff.
• Must be personable with residents, families, and staff in a professional and cooperative manner.
• Must have compassion, tolerance, and understanding for the elderly.
• Must have thorough knowledge of JCAHO, OBRA, IDPH, and HFS regulations.
• Must have working knowledge of nursing services, nursing administration, rehabilitation, general nursing, and geriatric nursing.
• Oversee new nursing employee orientation process and individual personnel records on each department member.
• Delegate to department supervisors performance evaluations and daily review responsibility of medicine.
• Review admissions/referrals and all incident reports monthly.
• Develop and implement resident care policies.
• Interview and select residents for admission.
• Interview and hire appropriately qualified personnel.
• Propose staffing needs and organization of the department and submit to the Administrator for approval.
• Give performance evaluations of supervisors and charge nurses. Document results in personnel file.
• Make rounds to stay updated on each resident’s status.
• Provide opportunities and materials for regular staff meetings and in-service education pertaining to the nursing department.
• Promote in position and recommend increase in pay as the individual merits, under the direction of the Administrator.
• Address resident and family problems and concerns as needed and schedule conferences with the resident and family.
• Coordinate resident care plan with the physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech therapy department.
• Schedule and conduct regular conferences with the staff.
• Serve as chairperson of the Quality Assurance Committee and any other committees as required.
• Attend department head, QA, and Medicare/Medicaid Pre-planning meetings and others as deemed appropriate.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of any changes in JCAHO, Federal, and State regulations, and modify department policies to assure compliance.
• Furnish information regarding residents only to authorized agencies or people.
• Follow established fire, disaster, safety, infection control and evacuation policies and procedures.
• Assist in developing and maintaining nursing service objectives and
standards of nursing practice and completing audits of sample EMR charting monthly.
• Supervise scheduling of sufficient staff; employee status verification and criminal background check; work of all nursing personnel; MDS/Care Plan Coordinator, as well as the Director of Rehabilitation.
• Ensure physicians are visiting on a regular basis; that all licensed personnel have a current and valid license as required by the State of Florida; that nursing personnel provide treatments, medication, diets, rehabilitative nursing care, activities of daily living, protective services, and training in self-care.
• Prepare monthly Medicare information summaries; clinical nursing reports for the quarterly Quality Assurance meetings; Performance Improvement reports as required by JCAHO guidelines; and Plan of Correction as required by State and Federal surveys.
• Good administrative, managerial, organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills.
• Must have the ability to supervise and work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
• Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc. of the Nursing Department.
• Must be able to make independent decisions and mature judgments.
Work hours
• Must be able to work as the weekend Supervisor as part of Department head monthly rotation.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.