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Director of Nursing (DON)

Company: Keosauqua Health Care Center
Location: Keosauqua
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION DESCRIPTIONPOSITION TITLE: Director of Nursing DEPARTMENT: Nursing REPORTS TO: Administrator POSITION PURPOSE: Plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the facility's nursing department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that governor facility, as may be directed by the Administrator, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:

  • Responsible for the planning, organizing, direction, supervision, and evaluation of all the nursing services provided in the facility
  • Ensures nursing department compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and implementation of nursing programs
  • Ensures maintenance of records and reports concerning resident care
  • Ensures the orientation and training of nursing services personnel
  • Manages the Nursing Services department within the budget
  • Develop, maintain, and periodically update written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing department
  • Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator as required concerning the operation of the nursing department
  • Provide the Administrator with information relative to the nursing needs of the resident and the nursing service department's ability to meet those needs
  • Develop methods for coordination of nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of residents' total regimen of care
  • Preform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary
  • -Monitor the facility's survey reports and assist in developing plans of action to correct potential or identified problem areas
  • Serve on, participate in, and attend various committees of the facility as appointed by the Administrator
  • Determine the staffing needs of the nursing department necessary to meet the total nursing service personnel
  • Ensure development of work assignments and schedule duty hours of nursing service personnel
  • Perform other duties as assigned - EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Registered Nurse License required with a minimum of four years related experience. Bachelor's Degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be organized and have the ability to communicate effectively with residents, their families, medical personnel, and facility staff in a confidential and professional manner. -

Keywords: Keosauqua Health Care Center, Cedar Rapids , Director of Nursing (DON), Executive , Keosauqua, Iowa

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