Director of Nursing

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is seeking a Director of Nursing (DON) at our skilled nursing facility, Mary, Queen and Mother Center. This position is responsible for coordinating the Planning, Developing, Organizing, Implementing, Evaluating, Controlling, Directing, and Staffing of a 24 hour Nursing Care Facility in accordance to Federal, State, and MQMC Guidelines.

Duties & Responsibilities
•Directs all Nursing activities to ensure Quality of Care for all Residents.
•Oversee the assessment, intervention and evaluation of residents who are ill, newly admitted or exhibit a change in condition.
•Ensure ADONs assist Supervisors and/or Charge Nurses with activities of the medical director, staff physicians, and consultant while ensuring the follow through of orders.
•Ensure ADONs review staff schedules to ensure adequate coverage at all times. Replace staff as needed and make adjustments for census and acuity that includes Adjusting and Reducing Staffing Schedules when Census is low to meet budgetary requirements.
•Coach, Mentor, and or Develop all Nursing Staff as necessary to maintain a positive cohesive team environment that delivers high Quality Nursing Care to all Residents.
•Ensure that Supervisors and Charge Nurses are Leading, Supervising, and Assisting CNAs and CMTs in delivering Quality Care to all Residents including Call Light Management.
•Conducts multiple Daily Rounds independently and with ADONs to ensure that all staff is performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
•Ensures that a written plan of care (preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident is maintained.
•Ensures administrative duties such as completing Medical Documents, Charting, Progress Notes, Doctors Orders, etc. are completed by the nursing staff
•Ensures ADONs are Conducting Chart Audits to all new Admissions within 24 hours of Admission.
•Utilizes Matrix System to ensure Nursing Practices are compliant with State & Federal Guidelines. This is to include but not limited to the following daily review: Open Events, Dashboard, and Facility Report.
•Assist in the coordinating of all disputes and complaints concerning staff or resident and family members with diplomacy.
•Ensures Daily Attention to the Accountability and Responsibility of all Nursing Staff that includes Employee Performance, Employee Attendance, and other issues.
•Ensures that incident reports are complete and an investigation initiated with follow up as appropriate to include all Investigations are completed within 24 hours. Report to Administrator Resident Care Complaints, Abuse and Neglect, and or issues that are not in compliance with State, Federal, and MQMC Guidelines.
•Assures the needs of the residents are met by hiring qualified personnel, and terminating Nursing employees according to policies.
•Consults and works with Human Resources to make personnel needs known and to comply with regulations and policies related to personnel issues. Responsible for ensuring staff follows HR Policies and Procedures. Assists the development, maintenance and updating of written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the department with the support of the nursing staff.
•Assists in preparing objectives and budget for Nursing Service.
•Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Experience Requirements
•Graduate of a professional Nursing program with a current Missouri state license.
•Knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing extended care facilities including knowledge of the Resident
Assessment Instrument (RAI) process and Medicare regulations including Prospective Payment System (PPS).
•Knowledge of the operation and organization of an extended care facility.
•Minimum five (5) years Nursing experience in long term care.
•Specialized interest and experience in geriatrics and Nursing care of the chronically ill and convalescent resident.

Skills & Attitudes Requires for Success in Job
•Must be tactful, courteous, and patient in dealing with staff, residents, and public contact.
•Must be in good physical and emotional health
•Possess responsibility, initiative, leadership, tact, and creativity in developing Nursing care.
•Be flexible to a working schedule that adapts to the needs of all shifts.
•Must possess communication skills adequate to direct contact with employees, physicians, vendors, residents, families and visitors, must be able to assess and accurately service the needs of these persons by referring them to the delegated authority. Must be able to handle and maintain confidential information.
•Must possess independent judgement and evaluate consequence of errors. Must be able to function independently within the confines of the position.
•Must possess good Nursing assessment skills and knowledge of all current residents.
•Must be able to set an example to the Nursing personnel in regards to promptness, manner, dress/appearance, demeanor, safety, cooperation, Nursing practice, etc.

CRSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

• Dental, Health Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement
• 403b
• Pension 401a

Apply at Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 7601 Watson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63119 or online at or submit resume online to

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