James L West offers specialized, compassionate, and life-enhancing care at every stage of Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or memory loss. The not-for-profit James L. West participates in Alzheimer's research and training, and it offers a day program, community education and outreach, and mentoring and training to the medical and healthcare communities.
The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of our Nursing Service Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator and the Medical Director, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.
Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the nursing services department as well as its programs and activities, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the nursing care facilities.
Develop, maintain, and periodically update written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing service department.
Determine the staffing needs of the nursing services department necessary to meet the total nursing needs of the residents.
Recommend the number of level of nursing personnel to be employed.
Assign a sufficient number of LVNs and RN for each tour of duty to ensure that quality care is maintained.
Provide the Administrator with information relative to the nursing needs of the resident and the nursing service department's ability to meet those needs.
Develop and participate in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of timely in-service training classes that provide instructions on "how to do the job" and ensure a well-educated nursing service department.
Ensure the adequate supplies of personal protective equipment are on hand and are readily available to personnel who perform procedures that involve exposure to blood or body fluids.
Monitor to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
Ensure that a stock level of medications, medical supplies, equipment is maintained on premises to adequately meet the needs of the resident.
Assist in the development of preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the nursing needs of each resident.
Prepare and plan the nursing services budget and submit to the Administrator.
Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university.
Must have, as a minimum, three (3) years of experience as a supervisor in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related health care facility.
Must have, as a minimum six (6) months experience in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices.
Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in this state.
Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work and team concept.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities.
Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.
Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Must function independently, and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a medical and physical examination.
Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
James L. West offers specialized, compassionate, and life-enhancing care at every stage of Alzheimer's disease, dementia or memory loss. The not-for-profit James L. West participates in Alzheimer's research and training, and if offers a day program, community education and outreach, and mentoring and training to the medical and healthcare communities.