Director of Nursing (DON)

  • Keota Health Care Center
  • 204 N Keokuk Washington Rd
  • Jan 03, 2019
Nursing

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

* Directs operations and maintains compliance with State and Federal regulations affecting the facility’s nursing functions.
* Recommends establishment or revision of policies, procedures, and methods and develops organizational structure and standards of performance.
* Advises and assists Administrator, Medical Director, and medical staff in planning and developing administrative and operational policies and procedures, facilities use and planning, and strategic planning.
* Coordinates implementation of methods and procedures to ensure achievement of objectives.
* Coordinates, integrates, and evaluates functions and activities of nursing program.
* Consults with Administrator, Medical Director, department heads, and others to coordinate nursing activities with other facility activities.
* Interprets policies and objectives of nursing service to staff
* Analyzes and evaluates overall patient care program.
* Confers with managers and staff concerning problems of patient care.
* Evaluates the education and training needs of personnel and directs development and implementation of in-service programs through subordinate staff.
* Makes regular periodic rounds of Resident care units.
* Develops and promotes cooperative working relationships with other facilities, hospitals, community agencies, and with other departments.
* Directs the preparation and monitoring of nursing services budget.
* Performs personnel management functions such as establishing personnel qualification requirements, drafting procedure manuals, initiating in-service programs, and installing record and reporting systems.
* Initiates studies to evaluate effectiveness of nursing services in relation to their objectives and costs.
* Prepares periodic reports concerning patient care service.
* Maintains appropriate communication with Regional Clinical Care Coordinator.
* Represents the facility to foster good public relations with outside groups and agencies.
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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience::

B.S.N. preferred; Associate’s degree (A. A./A.S./A.A.S.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school required; Three to five years long term care experience

Certificates and Licenses: :

Current Registered Nurse License in good standing in state of facility location.

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