Under the guidance of the Director of Nursing the incumbent of this position will oversee the nursing staff to provide the professional nursing care for the residents of the long-term care facility in accordance with the guidelines set down by the company and the government entities who oversee regulation of long-term care facilities. Upholds the philosophy, core values and goals of the organization and ensures the Christian Mission of Lutheran Senior Services is realized so that “Older Adults Live Life to the Fullest”.
Coordinate and monitor the daily activities of the nursing services department personnel.
Maintain consistent application of Lutheran Senior Services policies; participate in coaching/counseling of nursing service personnel as necessary.
Participate in the development, maintenance and updating of written policy and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Services Department.
Perform administrative duties, including, but not limited to workforce performance evaluations, determining work assignments and scheduling, medical record documentation, completion of RAI/MDS, and other written and oral reports as required.
Participate in direct resident care when necessary.
Participate in Committee meetings as required.
Function in the capacity of the Director of Nursing, Charge Nurse, and /or MDS Coordinator in his/her absence.
Assist with in-service training of the nursing services, department personnel.
Participate in survey (inspections) made by authorized agencies.
Maintains a safe work environment; practices good infection control procedures. Must demonstrate, upon request, the fundamentals of disaster preparedness as outlined in the Disaster Preparedness Plan.
Maintain the confidentiality of all pertinent resident and employee information to assure their privacy is protected.
Support and uphold all federal, state and local regulatory laws and standards.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
Two-Four years of related supervisory experience in a geriatric environment.
Must be CPR certified upon hire or within 31 days of beginning employment with LSS
Must hold a current state applicable nursing license.
Demonstrates the initiative and the ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
Must be able to follow direction written or oral.
Must have patience, tact, flexibility, a cheerful disposition, enthusiasm as well as the willingness to handle difficult situations.
Must have legible handwriting, good telephone and filing skills.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The physical activities and demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
The employee frequently is required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
A well lighted and ventilated working area that has its own temperature control system (air conditioning and heat).
Is subject to emotionally upset residents, and family members.
Is willing to work beyond normal working hours, weekends and holidays when necessary.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, including exposure to AIDS and Hepatitis B virus.
Appropriate ergonomic and personal safety equipment is provided as needed.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and standards and LSS policies and procedures.
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