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Assistant Director of Nursing

Presence St. Joseph’s Community Living Freeport Full-Time
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SUMMARY 

The Assistant Director, Nursing assesses, plans, develops, directs, and evaluates patient care activities and personnel in assigned departments. Implements policies and procedures, maintains and improves the level of patient care and standards of care in assigned units, and ensures compliance with established standards and practices and regulatory requirements by all nursing personnel. Functions as the Director of Nursing in the absence of the Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Hires talented and dependable staff, and delegates responsibility effectively. Trains nursing staff on new processes and procedures. Develops employees to achieve established organizational goals.

2. Manages employee performance by providing feedback, corrective counseling, and regularly scheduled performance evaluations. Keeps an accurate log on performance improvement data collection. 

3. Investigates and evaluates resident incidents. Evaluates nursing care and documentation by checking nurses’ notes and care plans. Conducts correctional and educational in-services relating to resident care and documentation.

4. Maintains open communication and open-door policy for direct reports. Addresses and resolves employee issues in a timely manner. Promotes positive patient, visitor, physician and interdepartmental
interactions/communications.

5. Serves as leader for group of personnel rendering nursing care to a number of patients.

6. Collaborates with facility teams, committees and task forces. Participates in the determination of services, reviews and makes recommendations for changes in department policies/procedures to improve resident care; updating annually or as required.

7. Aides in facility planning and program development. Actively participates in interdisciplinary teams to improve services, solve problems and resolve resident issues.

8. Chairs Infection Control Committee and calculates infection control statistics.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES                             

  • Does Not Supervise Employees
  • Directly supervises employee(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience                             
Graduate of an accredited nursing program is required. Minimum one year of experience required.
Experience in long term care preferred.

Computer Skills                             
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 
Registered Nurse with current Illinois License is required. CPR certification is required.


AGE SPECIFIC CARE 
The patient populations cared for by the employee in this job include:

  •  Not Applicable (Does Not Provide Patient Care)
  •  Neonatal (0 – 28 days)
  •  Infant (28 days – 1 year)
  •  Pediatric (1 – 12 years)
  •  Adolescent (13 – 18 years)
  •  Adult
  •  Geriatric


WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Demands 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Patient Handling Category
    
High Level: Normal routine includes but are not limited to dependent patient transferring tasks, lifting tasks, repositioning, tasks, bathing patients in bed, making occupied beds, dressing patients, turning patients in bed, and tasks with long durations. When a lift or carrying task involves more than 35 lbs. of the patient’s weight, or is unpredictable and could exceed 35 pounds, then assistive devices should be used.
  Medium Level: Normal routine includes partial patient assists that require no more help than stand-by, cueing, or coaxing, or caregiver is required to lift no more than 35 lbs. of a patient’s weight.
  Low Level: Duties performed routinely do not include patient transferring tasks or patients are Independent - that is: patients perform tasks safely, without staff assistance or without assistive devices.

Object Handling Categories

Work requires the ability to lift/carry objects routinely as follows:
  Heavy Lifting: Objects weighing 35-50 pounds lifted on a regular basis. Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, pallet jacks, forklift trucks, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.
  Medium Lifting: Objects weighing 15-35 pounds lifted on a regular basis.
  Light Lifting: No lifting of objects weighing more than 15 pounds on a regular basis.

Other Physical Demands (check all that apply)

  •   Work requires the ability to stand up to two or more hours at a time
  •   Work requires the ability to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity
  • Work requires sufficient auditory and visual acuity to interact with and/or care for others
  • Work requires color vision

OSHA Exposure Category                             

  Category I: Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.
  Category II: Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or
potential for exposure may occur.
  Category III: Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their 
employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.

TB Exposure

  •   The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  • There may be an occupational risk for exposure to TB and the incumbent is required to take TB control training, PPD skin tests and/or health screenings.
  • The incumbent works with patients who have known or suspected TB; enters isolation rooms.
  • There is an occupational risk for exposure to TB and the incumbent is required to take Particulate Respirator Fit testing, in addition to TB control training, PPD skin tests and/or health screenings.
  • There is no occupational risk for exposure to TB.

CORPORATE COMPLIANCE 

Responsible for remaining up-to-date on all Federal, State and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements, which apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws and regulations.   

Will comply with all aspects of the Presence Health Corporate Compliance Plan to include the immediate reporting of any known or suspected illegal or unethical behaviors, criminal conduct or patient/employee safety violations or issues.

SERVICE PROMISES

Responsible for reading and understanding the Presence Health Service Promises, and committing to modeling and upholding the values of Honesty, Oneness, People, and Excellence.  

Will sign an annual commitment statement and will be held accountable for the Service Promises daily and during the annual performance review.


Skills required

Leadership
Innovation
Interpersonal Skills
Coordinating
Training
Hospitality
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