The Director of Nursing for Carmel Manor, being directly responsible to the Administrator and in a collaborative relationship with the Medical Director and Ancillary Services, develops and implements the objectives, policies and standards for nursing care of residents which reflects the mission and philosophy of the Carmelite Sisters of the Aged and Infirm, the purpose of the Home, and assures compliance with State and Federal guidelines.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Implements the philosophy, objectives, policies and standards for nursing care of residents which reflects the purpose of the Home and idealism of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.
- Conducts fall investigations and develops interventions.
- Conducts skin evaluations and reviews follow-up with treatment nurse.
- Assures continuity of care by coordinating the activities and distribution of work assignments for each shift.
- Assures orientation and on-the-job training of nurses and nurses aides, distributes work assignments and evaluates and disciplines aides assigned to the unit.
- Receives QA monitors for department and develops plan of correction for all below threshold. Implements this plan with staff and follows up with repeat monitoring.
- Establishes, monitors and enhances the quality of nursing care given.
- Insures appropriate care level of residents.
- Reviews pharmacy consult sheets and distributes to nurses or physicians as required. Monitors for compliance and reviews physicians’ responses.
- Storage and destruction of narcotics with pharmacist. Prepares all forms sent with drugs.
- Follows up on skin rounds made by nurses weekly.
- Investigates medication errors or drug shortages and prepare report.
- Establishes/maintains standards for Medicaid/Medicare and OBRA implementation.
- Interprets and implements administrative policies established by the Governing Board effecting home operation and resident care.
- Formulates, defines and interprets nursing policies to personnel and maintains a current manual of nursing policies and procedures.
- Prepares and administers the budget for the department.
- Plans, organizes and directs effective administration of each nursing unit to assure residents of a comfortable, clean, orderly and safe environment.
- Establishes and maintains an effective system of records and reports and submits reports as required from the City, State, and Federal Agencies.
- Evaluates performance against objectives and standards for each nursing supervisor and manager and ensures each staff member of periodic evaluation.
- Collaborates in the process of choosing new personnel and in the process of terminating undesirable personnel.
- Arranges and conducts staff meetings.
- Continues professional growth through in-service meetings, current literature and workshops.
- Maintains required continuing education units according to state regulations.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing (advanced degree preferred). Current licensure by Kentucky State Board of Nursing. Communication skills necessary to understand resident charts, doctors orders, nursing care plans and medication orders, and to communicate with residents, staff and family members. Five years nursing experience in long term care required, plus advanced courses in Nursing Administration, Rehabilitative and Restorative Nursing Care, and demonstrated management skills.
Diseases And Disorders