Has overall responsibility for the nursing services provided to residents at either The Mission (Blue Skies East) or The Vista (Blue Skies West) Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), and assists the applicable facility Administrator in supervising and managing SNF operations in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. In addition, ensures Blue Skies of Texas policies and procedures along with generally accepted nursing practices are carried out. The DON is expected to promote the Blue Skies of Texas philosophy of care and must reflect the highest standards of professionalism, commitment, and ethical behavior, as well as assess the total needs of residents and responsible parties and direct nursing care to address those needs. The DON is a key member of the Health Care Operations senior leadership team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for participating with other professional staff to include the Medical Director and other physicians, Medical Records Consultant, Consultant Pharmacist and Dietitian to ensure appropriate resident care is provided in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and policies.
Responsible for supervision, development and retention of quality nursing staff to ensure exceptional resident care; provides day-to-day management and is responsible for actions of all nursing staff.
Responsible for review and modifications, as necessary, to policies and procedures, to ensure current nursing practices are implemented and highest quality of care is performed.
Is an active participant in Quality Assurance Process Improvement program, coordinating with all interdisciplinary teams to achieve and maintain highest quality of care and services.
Responsible for development and implementation of Infection Control programs and Wound Care services.
Ensures the facility is adequately staffed at all times to meet the needs of patients served.
Serves as Assistant Administrator and assumes Administrator duties during the incumbent’s absence.
Oversees and signs off on the overall development of resident care plans to ensure they accurately represent quality care and quality of life.
Works in conjunction with other departments to coordinate the continuum of care and maintain an awareness of Blue Skies of Texas resident medical needs throughout the Company.
Follows established emergency action procedures during events such as evacuations, medical emergencies, fires, or resident transfers.
Participates in professional development through attendance at in-service and continuing education programs.
Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
This is a senior management position that requires a wide range of administrative and professional skills. It is important that the incumbent be able to deal effectively and sensitivity with Blue Skies of Texas residents in meeting their particular needs and perform procedures in accordance with Blue Skies of Texas policies and generally accepted nursing practices. Incumbent must be able to speak, read, write, and provide and follow verbal and written instructions in English; however, the ability to communicate in Spanish is helpful. Advanced problem-solving and analytical skills are essential. Incumbent works within very broad policy guidelines and with only minimal direction and guidance, and independent thought and action are integral to performing the functions of the position. Must reflect the philosophy and principles of Blue Skies of Texas in areas such as judgment, maturity, and lifestyle and serve frequently as a representative of the Company. Must meet all qualifications outlined in the licensed Registered Nurse (RN) job description.
Required: Possess previous management and administrative experience to include scheduling, employee relations, and strong problem-solving and communication skills. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree and specialized training to include geriatric nursing skills, supervisory skills, and infection control are desirable. Possess at least three years of previous experience as a Nursing Supervisor in a long-term care setting. Experience with Medicare to include Medicare Managed Care , Commercial Insurance, Tricare, VA and all State Standards and Care Plans.
Must be an RN licensed by, and in good standing with, the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners, and have current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator certifications. Must be current in attaining the Continuing Education Units necessary to meet and maintain licensing requirements.
Internal Number: 110120
About Blue Skies of Texas
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