The Stayton Assistant Director of Nursing - Skilled Nursing in Fort Worth, Texas

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Position Summary:

Assist the DON in maintaining the standards of resident care, advising the medical staff, department heads, and administrator in matters related to nursing services. Assist the DON in establishing policies, interpreting those policies according to the standards of nursing practice, and with general staff development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assist the Don in administration of policies and procedures of the Health Center Department.

  • Assist the DON in planning, organizing, and supervising the Health Center Department around the clock in order to insure competent nursing care for the residents.

  • Assist or maintain an active staff development program.

  • Encourages increased competency and skill in all levels of the Health Center Department staff.

  • Advises the DON of any problems related to resident care.

  • Monitors the resident medical and nursing history for completeness and inclusion in the medical record.

  • Monitors MDSs and care plans for updating as needed.

  • May serve as care plan coordinator to conduct care plan conferences and maintains the each conference is interdisciplinary.

  • Participates in QAA.

  • Establishes and maintains good public relations.

  • Assists the DON to maintain the standards of care.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises employees in the Health Center. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Educational Requirements and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Nursing.

  • Registered Nurse with a current license in good standing.

  • Three years experience in long-term care preferred.

  • Previous management experience preferred.

  • Knowledgeable of standards of care and practices applicable to the delivery of geriatric services, complex medical conditions, multiple medical diagnoses, including preventive measures, rehabilitation, and promoting independence.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Language Ability:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, speaking the primary language of the residents.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to read and interpret physician orders, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, physicians, residents, and the general public.

  • Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as dosages, fluid intake & output, accurate measurements, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry as needed to the delivery of medical services.

  • Cognitive Demands:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Computer Skills:

  • Ability to use Microsoft Windows, including Word and Excel. Ability to use email and the Internet.

  • Competencies:

  • Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.

  • Provides leadership by exhibiting confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well.

  • Interacts with guests, residents and staff in a courteous and friendly manner.

  • Responds promptly to resident and visitor needs and assistance.

  • Supports organization's goals and values.

  • Balances team and individual responsibilities.

  • Manages people effectively by taking responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Improves processes, products and services.

  • Provides leadership by exhibiting confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well.

Environmental Adaptability:

  • Works primarily indoors in a climate controlled setting.

  • Team Members may be exposed to blood and/or body fluids with potential exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases.

  • Possible exposure to unpleasant odors.

  • Possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the MSDS Manual.

  • Continuous exposure to residents who are ill, confused, irritable and irrational.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds independently and up to 190 pounds with assistance of a second employee and/or mechanical devices. Must be able to push up to 350 lb. (wheelchair). The employee may occasionally be required to lift greater than 190 pounds with the assistance of additional staff and/or a mechanical lift. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

The Stayton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Stayton will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with The Stayton.