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Posted on 10/03/2017

Director of Nursing / DON

The Holmstad - Batavia, IL

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Position TypeFull Time

Job Description

Job Overview:

This position reports to the Administrator - Healthcare and is management in nature. This position is responsible for assuring high quality and professional nursing care is provided to all residents. In performance of duties, the Director of Nursing is entrusted with the following responsibilities:

  • Develop, direct, implement, oversee and delegate nursing department functions.

  • Develop, direct, implement, oversee, define and delegate resident care.

  • In collaboration with Human Resources:

    • interview, hire, verify licensure, orient and train, develop, motivate and assure ongoing

    • education of all nursing department staff

    • evaluate skills competency, address deficiencies

    • review and evaluate performance, discipline as may be necessary, terminate

    • recommend salary increases and promotions

    • support employee safety and safety programs, employee health and wellness.

  • In collaboration with the Healthcare Administrator:

    • investigate suspected abuse allegations and injuries of unknown origin

    • complete occurrence reporting and root cause analysis

    • address and follow up on resident, family complaints

    • provide appropriate notifications to the State Board of Nursing

  • Develop, direct, implement, oversee, define and delegate survey management.

  • Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of the nursing services operating plan / budget.

  • Coordinate and establish relationships with other departments, interdisciplinary team, outside consultants, outside partners and third-party reimbursement staff to insure continuity of care.

  • Consult with the Medical Director on a regular basis, minimum of monthly.

  • Monitor the purchasing function and insures availability of supplies and equipment.

  • Represent the campus in professional and community activities.

  • Participate in Campus LifeConnect process.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Required: Graduate of an approved school of nursing (Bachelor of Science degree in nursing preferred).

  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State.

  • Minimum of 4 years of success in a leadership role, in an acute, sub-acute or longer term care setting.

  • Required: person with devotion to standards and principles of professional nursing and the ability to supervise and motivate employees, as well as have the following knowledge and skills:

    • regulations governing long-term care

    • clinical knowledge and unsurpassed technical expertise

    • clinical systems

    • PPS/Medicare & Medicaid payment systems

    • problem solving skills

    • exemplary leadership and management skills including team building

    • innovative/receptive to new ideas

    • ability to motivate team and serve as a resource to staff

    • time management and delegation skills

    • self-motivation for own professional development and improvement

    • ability to embrace the corporate philosophy and demonstrate the philosophy with interactions with residents, families, staff and the community.

  • Must be tactful and possess excellent communication skills (written and verbal,

  • English), and be able to communicate effectively with administration, staff, residents and others with whom this position has contact.

  • Required: good human relation skills and the ability to monitor and direct the activities of others.

  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and good judgment are necessary.

  • The position requires technology literacy and the ability to learn new systems.

  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Application Instructions

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