Health Services Director - Full-Time 1st Shift

  • Willow Springs
  • 191 Churn Creek Rd
  • Posted: Apr 22, 2019
Nursing

Job Description

Willow Springs is an Established Dementia care facility where we pride ourselves in our philosophy of Care. Our interaction with our residents are specifically created to promote dignity and respect. We strive to incorporate a familiarity and balance into each resident’s experience, ensuring a deserved contentment and cherished sense of belonging.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

* Registered Nurse preferred, Licensed Practical Nurse with strong background in long-term care will be considered.
* State license current and in good standing
* Previous supervisory and/or management experience in a related healthcare setting
* Ability to establish effective relationships with residents, family members and staff
* Strong documentation skills
* Ability to develop systems for monitoring resident health conditions and for ensuring efficient and safe delivery of resident care
* Strong organizational skills and ability to re-prioritize daily tasks, in order to accommodate fluctuating needs of the residents and the facility
* Ability to represent the facility in a positive and professional manner
* Experience in training and staff development
Essential Functions:

* In conjunction with Administrator, is responsible for hiring, supervising, evaluating, and providing progressive discipline for all care staff
* Develops and monitors work schedules for all Caregivers and Nursing staff to ensure adequate staffing for quality resident care
* Serves as member of facility management team and may act as Administrator in Administrator’s absence
* Assists Administrator with other management duties as needed
* Operates department within established budgetary guidelines
* Assists with marketing responsibilities and networks with referral sources within the healthcare community
* Provides training to all staff members on health related topics, and assists in maintaining staff training records
* Acts as role model to other staff members in terms of professional appearance, communication and conduct
* Is responsible for oversight of the resident assessment process
* Coordinates with team members to ensure that resident service plans accurately address resident needs and are updated as resident needs change
* Participates in resident and family care conferences
* Serves as liaison between resident, family and physician regarding resident health care issues
* Ensures that changes in resident condition are evaluated, monitored, documented and effective interventions are implemented
* Performs skilled nursing tasks as defined by JEA policy and procedure, and as allowed by state law
* Provides oversight of medication management systems, and ensures that medications are dispensed in a safe and effective manner, that MARS are accurate and complete, and that medication cart is orderly, with all medications appropriately packaged and stored
* Ensures that systems are in place to effectively monitor resident health concerns such as weight and nutrition, skin integrity, mobility, fall management, and challenging behaviors
* Maintains an adequate inventory of healthcare supplies and equipment, and follows appropriate facility protocol for purchasing
* Monitors Alert Charting system on a daily basis
* Reviews Resident Health Record on a routine basis and ensures that documentation meets facility standards and adequately addresses the residents’ healthcare issues, including identified concerns, interventions and outcomes
* Serves as a role model to other staff in demonstration of courtesy, gentleness, effective approach and conversational techniques with residents
* Ensures that all resident care is provided in a safe and effective manner, while consistently maintaining resident dignity, choice, and respect
* Maintains knowledge of current OSHA and state regulations, and routinely monitors facility compliance with the regulations related to resident care and nursing functions