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Director of Nursing

Company: Jericho HR Group
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

Holds around-the-clock 100% accountability for the management of clinical nursing practice and patient care on a daily basis including safe patient care, staff attendance, and all functions regarding patient care Implements changes necessary for the clinical departments involved to maintain and improve quality patient care Ensure that each nurse on staff is properly licensed and abides by the standards for care established by the organization and state and federal laws Assumes accountability for remaining current on standards of care as established by CMS, The Joint Commission, etc. and promotes compliance on a daily basis Participates in all admission decisions ensuring that the patient clinical needs can be met at the hospital Ensures that daily patient assignments are commensurate with the level of education, training, and demonstrated competencies of personnel Ensures nursing personnel use the nursing process in managing patient care and ensures continuity from admission through discharge Participates in daily and weekly interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss patient status, census changes, pending admissions, discharges, etc Communicates and interprets policies and procedures to nursing staff, and monitors staff practices and implementation Performs rounds to observe care and to interview staff, patients, families and physicians Monitors staff for compliance with OSHA mandates and facility policies on workplace safety Monitors the nursing budgeted FTE level, and makes changes according to the acuity of the patients and the needs of the hospital on a daily basis Is accountable for the management of nursing personnel functions, seeks to recruit and retain an appropriate mix of qualified, competent, nursing personnel as needed Develops a plan for the nursing department that focuses on the provision of high-quality, cost-effective care for the patient that is consistent with the hospital's strategic plan Establishes, implements, and monitors the infection control program which is designed to prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection Prepares and reviews infection control surveillance reports to identify trends and to develop effective actions to control and prevent infections Provides written quarterly reports to the medical staff in regards to infection prevention and control process and quality issues Reports mandatory quality and infection control data to the appropriate regulatory body within the required timeframes Collaborates with Performance Improvement Director and the Interdisciplinary Team in the development and implementation of Performance Improvement measures Monitors, tracks, and trends Performance Indicators as applicable. Collects data and makes recommendations based on results Supervises and directs all activities of the Resource Management Department as assigned by the Administrator Supervises and directs all activities of the Respiratory Therapy Department as assigned by the Administrator Supervises and directs all activities of the Housekeeping Department as assigned by the Administrator Acts in an administrative capacity in the absence of the Administrator Qualifications: LTAC experience Registered Nurse from an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred. Involvement in budgetary processes, personnel management, and infection control practices. Two years management experience preferred. ACLS certification. CPR certification. CCRN/PCCN certification preferred.

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