TITLE: DON & MDS Coordinator for Sniff Unit
Are you considering a career change?
Looking for a smaller community(@14K population), that offers a low cost of living(11% lower than US average) and plenty of activities in the area but is within a couple of hours of Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.
Outdoor activites abound if interest in boating, fishinf, swimming, biking and golf is of interest and in a climate that offers many sunny days.
If so, an opportunity to work ina fairly new facility that is part of a system is looking for someone to join their team.
This state-of-the-art hospital is currently licensed with 52 medical/surgical beds, 12 acute rehabilitation beds, 12 intensive care beds, and an eight-bed labor, delivery and post-partum unit, and is the only all private bed hospital in the area.
There is a 16-bed emergency department open around the clock. The surgery department has six major operating rooms and two endoscopy suites, plus a modern, high-tech cardiac catheterization unit.
The diagnostic imaging department provides all digital modalities for outpatient and inpatient testing, from digital mammograms and simple x-rays to high-tech PET-CTs for cancer detection and nuclear medicine.
If this sounds like a place you might want to work and live continue to review the position.
Here is a Summary:
The primary purpose of this position is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of the Nursing Service Department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern the facility and as it may be directed by the Administrator and the Medical Director to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.
Responsibilities and Administrative Functions:
Person will plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the nursing staff as well as all programs and activities in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern nursing care facilities.
Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator, as needed concerning the operation of the nursing department.
Develop, maintain, and periodically update written job descriptions for each level of nursing personnel in accordance with pertinent laws and regulations.
Assist the Quality Assurance Committee in developing and implementing appropriate plans of action to correct any identified deficiencies in the department.
Act as Infection Control Coordinator for SNU Committee Functions: Serve on, participate in, and attend various committees of the facility as appointed by the Administrator (i.e.act as leader of a team for the facility by performing three audits per quarter per Tracer schedule).
Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as needed.
Attend Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Meetings in SNU.
Personnel Function: determine the staffing needs of the SNU which are necessary to meet the total nursing needs of all residents on the unit.
Assist the Administrator/HR Director in the recruitment and selection of nursing personnel.
Assign an appropriate number of licensed nursing staff according to the need.
Assist charge nurse in developing work assignments and scheduling of hours to assure all work is completed in a timely manner.
Make daily rounds to assure that nursing personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
Nursing Care Functions: evaluate potential residents for appropriateness for the SNU and work with the social services coordinator to assure that a census of 85%+ is maintained throughout the calendar year on the SNU.
Ensure that direct nursing care be provided by licensed staff (i.e. CNA, LPN, RN).
Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to ensure that medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as scheduled.
Review nurses' notes to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided, that they reflect the resident's response to the care, and that such care is provided in accordance with the resident's wishes.
Provide direct nursing care as necessary to meet staffing requirements of the unit.
Staff Development: participate in Annual Skills Training to keep abreast of changes and/or new technology.
Participate in 10 out of 12 Mandatory SNU Monthly In-Service Meetings.
The Director of Nursing will provide leadership training that includes administrative and supervisory principles essential for nurses and charge nurses.
New employee SNU Orientation will be implemented using a standard training module.
Attend and participate in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in the profession, as well as to maintain license.
In addition attend various ACHA scheduled events. Participate as a member of the Quality Committee- ACHA.
A Bachelor's of Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university is required. A Master's is preferred.
Must have a minimum of three (3) years experience as a supervisor in a hospital, nursing care facility or other related acute health care facility.
Must have a minimum of six (6) months experience in a rehabilitative and restorative nursing practice.
Valid Arizona RN License
ACLS required within 90 days of hire.
The pay depends on experience but the range is 85000-110000. Facility offers a great benefit package and some relocation.