Director Of Nursing (FT)

Job Description

  • Job Title Healthcare

Description

Job DescriptionTasks:
  • The Director of Nursing Services will maintain personnel records for individuals s/he supervises to assist with evaluations.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will review all provider materials provided by the Medical Coordinator/LPN and update all necessary information in electronic and written charts.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will be responsible to ensure that all medications are entered into CareSuite promptly and in a manner consistent with provider instructions.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will review all medication administration paperwork to determine if any medication errors have been made.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will ensure that Plans of Nursing Service are completed and distributed to all houses and programs promptly.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will investigate all MOIRs that require a nursing review and ensure they are available for the Special Review Committee meetings.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will review all Head Injury Protocol documentation and ensure it is available for the Special Review Committee meetings.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will ensure that Medical Evaluations for the use of SCIP-R are completed yearly for every resident and all new admissions.
  • The Director of Nursing Services ensures that semi-annual medication reviews are completed for each resident.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will ensure that medical chart audits are completed two times each year.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will ensure that all medical invoices are reviewed and approved and sent to the Finance Department promptly.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will serve as the agency contact to the pharmacy(ies) providing medications to residents.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will provide quarterly reports to the Board of Directors.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will complete all POCA requirements promptly.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will complete all IRC recommendations promptly.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will complete any assigned time studies in the required time frames.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will attend all required training events.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will ensure that the nursing department is represented at all Life Plan meetings.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will ensure that the Nursing Department presents at each monthly residential All-Staff Meeting and Day Services Staff Meeting.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will provide an article for the Lochland Newsletter once each year, as assigned.
Performance meets expectations when:
  • The Director of Nursing Services has accurate personnel records for individuals he supervises.
  • The Director of Nursing Services reviews all provider materials provided by the Medical Coordinator/LPN and updates all necessary information in electronic and written charts within two (2) business days.
  • The Director of Nursing Services ensures that all medications are entered in CareSuite to ensure no missed dosages occur and in a manner consistent with provider instructions.
  • The Director of Nursing Services reviews all medication administration paperwork to determine if any medication errors have been made within a week of the administration and to follow the Lochland Policy regarding Medication Errors.
  • The Director of Nursing Services ensures that Plans of Nursing Service are completed and distributed to all houses and programs within one (1) week of any changes or from the time of determining a new plan is necessary.
  • The Director of Nursing Services investigates all MOIRs that require a nursing review within three (3) business days and ensures they are available for the Special Review Committee meetings each month.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will review all Head Injury Protocol documentation within three (3) business days and ensure it is available for the Special Review Committee meetings each month.
  • The Director of Nursing Services ensures that all Medical Evaluations for the use of SCIP-R are completed by March 31stof each year for every resident and within one (1) month after the admission date for all new admissions.
  • The Director of Nursing Services ensures that semi-annual medication reviews are completed for each resident based on established deadlines.
  • The Director of Nursing Services ensures that medical chart audits are completed by June 30thand December 31steach year.
  • The Director of Nursing Services ensures that all medical invoices are reviewed and approved and sent to the Finance Department within one (1) week of receipt.
  • The Director of Nursing Services serves as the agency contact to the pharmacy(ies) providing medications to residents in a manner consistent with his/her supervisor’s expectations.
  • The Director of Nursing Services provides quarterly reports to the Board of Directors by the deadlines assigned.
  • The Director of Nursing Services completes all POCA requirements by the assigned due date.
  • The Director of Nursing Services completes all IRC recommendations by the assigned due date.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will complete any assigned time studies by the assigned due date.
  • The Director of Nursing Services attends all required training events and completes all online training by the dates assigned.
  • The Director of Nursing Services ensures that the nursing department is represented at all Life Plan meetings.
  • The Director of Nursing Services ensures that the Nursing Department presents at each monthly residential All-Staff Meeting and Day Services Staff Meeting.
  • The Director of Nursing Services provides an article for the Lochland Newsletter once each year, as assigned.

Function: Leadership and TrainingPercentage of time spent: 20%

Tasks:
  • The Director of Nursing Services will attend all Leadership Meetings and be prepared to present all medication errors.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will serve, on a rotating basis with the Registered Nurse, as the RN On Call for the agency.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will serve on the Special Review Committee.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will serve on the Incident Review Committee.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will ensure that all initial and annual training for staff is completed promptly.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will ensure that Direct Support Professionals are trained, as required by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, in medication administration and any additional tasks that may be delegated to them by a Registered Nurse.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will ensure that all medication errors are addressed in a manner consistent with the Lochland policy.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will maintain all training, certifications, and licenses as required by Lochland, Inc., the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, or the State of New York.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will complete other duties as requested by his/her supervisor.

Performance meets expectations when:
  • The Director of Nursing Services attends all Leadership meetings and presents all medication errors.
  • The Director of Nursing Services serves as the RN On Call for the agency in a manner consistent with agency expectations.
  • The Director of Nursing Services attends all meetings of the Special Review Committee.
  • The Director of Nursing Services attends all meetings of the Incident Review Committee.
  • The Director of Nursing Services ensures that all initial and annual training for staff is completed by the deadlines assigned.
  • The Director of Nursing Services ensures that Direct Support Professionals are trained, as required by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, in medication administration and any additional tasks that may be delegated to them by a Registered Nurse in keeping with agency needs and expectations.
  • The Director of Nursing Services ensures that all medication errors are addressed in a manner consistent with the Lochland policy.
  • The Director of Nursing Services maintains all training, certifications, and licenses as required by Lochland, Inc., the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, or the State of New York.
  • The Director of Nursing Services completes assigned duties by the deadlines established.
  • Function: Supervision
Percentage of time spent: 10%

Tasks:
  • The Director of Nursing Services will provide daily supervision for the Registered Nurse and Medical Coordinator/LPN, including ensuring they have done any assigned tasks.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will hold weekly meetings with members of the nursing department and the Behavior Intervention Specialist, and keep notes on topics covered, issues addressed, and other relevant information.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will evaluate the Registered Nurse biannually based on his/her position description.
  • The Director of Nursing Services, with the Registered Nurse, will evaluate the Medical Coordinator/LPNs biannually based on his/her position description.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will provide progressive guidance for members of the nursing office staff, as required.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will ensure that all members of the nursing department maintain up-to-date training as required by Lochland, Inc., and OPWDD.
Performance meets expectations when:
  • The Director of Nursing Services provides daily supervision for the Registered Nurse and Medical Coordinator/LPN, including ensuring they have done any assigned tasks.
  • The Director of Nursing Services holds weekly meetings with members of the nursing department and the Behavior Intervention Specialist, and keeps notes on topics covered, issues addressed, and other relevant information.
  • The Director of Nursing Services evaluates the Registered Nurse biannually based on his/her position description.
  • The Director of Nursing Services, with the Registered Nurse, evaluates the Medical Coordinator/LPNs biannually based on his/her position description.
  • The Director of Nursing Services provides progressive guidance for members of the nursing office staff, as required or requested.
  • The Director of Nursing Services ensures that all members of the nursing department maintain up-to-date training as required by Lochland, Inc., and OPWDD.
  • Function: Direct Care of Residents
Percentage of time spent: 10%

Tasks:
  • The Director of Nursing Services and the Registered Nurse will complete all individual consultations/assessments with residents related to medical concerns promptly.
  • The Director of Nursing Services and the Registered Nurse will be responsible for initiating and discontinuing all Head Injury Protocols for residents.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will be responsible for assessing the ability of residents to attend programming events, as necessary, and to communicate that information to the appropriate parties.
  • The Director of Nursing Services will assist in the transportation of individuals to provider appointments, when necessary.
Performance meets expectations when:
  • The Director of Nursing Services and the Registered Nurse complete all individual consultations/assessments with residents related to medical concerns promptly.
  • The Director of Nursing Services and the Registered Nurse initiate and discontinue all Head Injury Protocols for residents in a manner consistent with standards of care.
  • The Director of Nursing Services assesses the ability of residents to attend programming events, as necessary, and communicates that information to the appropriate parties.
  • The Director of Nursing Services assists in the transportation of individuals to provider appointments, when necessary.
EVALUATION:In addition to ongoing feedback from his/her supervisor, there is a biannual evaluation of performance completed by the Executive Director and the Chief of Compliance and Strategy.

EMPLOYMENT TERMS:

This is a part-time position for thirty-two hours per week. Additional on-call responsibilities are assigned on a rotating basis. The employee must always maintain confidentiality. Lochland, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is a salaried, exempt position.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES NEEDED:
Must possess demonstrated effective skills in the following areas:
Working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Administrative skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Supervisory skills.
Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Valid New York State Driver’s license.
  • Valid New York State Registered Nurse license.
  • Ability to work collegially with others.
  • Ability to delegate appropriately.
  • Ability to relate effectively to the residents of Lochland, Inc., its staff, Board of Directors, and other professionals in the field.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Professional appearance, ethical conduct, and ability to maintain confidentiality.


       
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