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Director of Nursing

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Inglis enables people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. The primary purpose of the Director of Nursing position is to utilize nursing knowledge and assessment skills in the development and implementation of individualized nursing care plans to ensure that customer needs and all applicable regulations are met. The Director of Nursing will also assist in the orientation and supervision of staff, attend to the daily operations of the neighborhood and assume a leadership role.  It is essential that all duties are performed with the highest level of integrity, while supporting Inglis Values and Standards of Excellence, ensuring the achievement of competencies and compliance with regulatory agencies.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job. This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
•    Partners with the ADONs, NCL’s, and other Nursing Leaders to plan, organize, develop and contribute to the overall operation of the Nursing Department.  
•    Ensures all regulatory requirements are met and that the facility is DOH compliant.
•    Ensures resident safety by ensuring complete and accurate documentation of incidents, initiates investigations and interventions as indicated, and maintains the confidentiality of all resident care information.
•    Ensures that resident care records are maintained with pertinent resident data via the nursing process, the care provided and resident/family response to care. 
•    Partners with the Infection Preventionist to improve the use of antibiotic use by:
o    Communicating with nursing staff and prescribing clinicians the facility’s expectations about the use of antibiotics.
o    Monitoring and enforcing stewardship policies
o    Educating staff in conjunction with Clinical Education and celebrating improvement.
•    Assures that each resident's family/responsible party and physician are notified of any significant change in resident condition immediately. 
•    Initiates care plans on new admissions and readmissions in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Care Plan Team that includes the resident and family members by conducting a comprehensive assessment to develop an individualized care plan for assigned residents.
•    Ensures that each neighborhood participates in quality improvement measures that will surface questions and issues to address and takes follow-up steps to ensure quality outcomes. 
•    Complies with Controlled Substances policy and procedures in maintaining accurate inventories and controlled logs. Follows appropriate guidelines for investigation of discrepancies. Adheres to all infection control policies and procedures and maintain infection control log.
•    Partners with the Nursing Leaders and Occupational Health to ensure staff comply with the annual flu vaccination program.
•    Ensures that all nursing personnel are knowledgeable of the residents' responsibilities and rights including the right to refuse treatment and their responsibility to report such refusals immediately.
•    Ensures call lights are promptly answered in a courteous/professional manner.
•    Partners with Learning and Development and Clinical Education staff to ensure neighborhood employees are fully competent in operating policies and procedures and effectively uses available tools to support employee learning needs.
•    Partners with the Neighborhood leaders to create a culture of learning, integrity, service and teamwork; supports safety and maintains clean facilities for residents and staff.
•    Partners with ADONs, NCLs and RN Supervisors on performance management, performance planning and the appraisal processes to set expectations and to build strong competencies and appropriate behavior.
•    Partners with the ADONs, NCLs, and RN Supervisors to ensure consistency with documentation for disciplinary actions.
•    Supports neighborhood project implementation.  (Varies based on each neighborhood project.)
•    Partners with the ADONs, NCLs and RN Supervisors to ensure all Inglis mandatory Compliance Training is completed by due date.
•    Conducts initial and ongoing MDS and audits as assigned in an accurate and timely manner.
•    Admits, transfers, and discharges residents as required.
•    Provides written and/or oral status reports of residents to assure necessary follow-up actions.
•    Requisitions and arranges for diagnostic and therapeutic services, as ordered by the physician.
•    Prepares, administers and documents medications as ordered by the physician and utilizing all standards/policies of medication administration.
•    Ensures that an adequate supply of floor stock medications, supplies and equipment is on hand to meet the nursing needs of the residents.
•    Monitors residents and take appropriate action for side effects and adverse reactions to medications.

PERSON CENTERED CARE
•    Is committed to learning, implementing and maintaining the Person-Centered Care model
•    Champion for culture change and supportive leadership.
•    Demonstrates a real sense of inquiry and a personal willingness to learn.
•    Demonstrates the ability to take responsible actions within the parameters of the role without a constant need to be directed by others.
•    Demonstrates politeness and respectfulness and evidences the self-awareness of the effect of her/his behavior on others.
•    Demonstrates mutual respect for diversity.

PEOPLE & TEAM LEADERSHIP
•    Demonstrates Inglis people and leadership values and behaviors
•    Demonstrates the ability to follow-up on schedules, set priorities and achieve deadlines
•    Demonstrates the Inglis Code of Conduct and builds trusted partnerships throughout the Inglis organization.
•    Establishes and maintains effective relationships by gaining trust and respect.
•    Is approachable and easy to talk with; puts forth an extra effort to make people at ease; is patience and builds rapport with customers and is a good listener.
•    A team player and has the trust and support of peers.
•    Promotes collaboration within the department

TECHNOLOGY: 
•    Actively engages in the use of computer systems and technology to enhance the day-to-day flow of information
•    Encourages and supports staff on the appropriate use of computer systems and technology
•    Understands common computer terminology and fundamentals of computers
o    Network account login, Basic Windows skills
o    Parts of the Windows desktop
o    Use the mouse; move and resize windows
o    File management, Open, view and print files
o    Save files, dating, and basic version control