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Director of Nursing

York Area, PA 17401

Post Date: 08/13/2018 Job ID: 18904 Industry: Medical/Healthcare Pay Rate: $50,000/year

The Director of Nursing is responsible for coordinating the well-being of residents and supervising the work performance of other employees.

Primary Job Duties:

• Supervises an assigned nursing area and assigns work to personal care aides, LPNs and med techs as appropriate. Provides instruction and direction in methods and techniques of nursing and resident care. Ensures that care, comfort and well-being of the resident are attained in accordance with established policies and procedures.

• Provide functional supervision to personal care staff; including assigning work and confirming that work is accurately completed.

• Assist with the assessments & RASP (Resident Assessment Support Plan) process. Also assists with admissions and discharges.

• Receive verbal orders from physicians including lab work, x-rays, Holter monitor requests, etc. Provide follow up with appropriate documentation. Verify medication orders with physician upon resident admission or discharge from hospital. Assist with resident health assessments. Supervise and assist residents with medications, including insulin injections and blood sugar checks.

• Administers physician ordered pharmacological agents, therapeutic treatment and hypodermic injections. Observes, interprets, records and reports resident’s response. Completes all necessary documentation

• Ensures that resident support plans, charts and treatment schedules are followed by staff. Processes admission and discharges of residents.

• Assists physicians/CRNPs with rounds as needed. Provides information/updates to nursing staff, supervisors, administration, physicians, and other disciplines as appropriate to coordinate continuity of care.

• Orders and receives medications, treatment supplies, resident care supplies, and nursing station supplies for an assigned area as needed.

• Assist in orientation of new LPNs, Med Techs, and PCA’s.

• Maintains a high degree of safety awareness and infection control practices.

• Assist as necessary with staffing issues, including finding coverage for call-offs. Ensures appropriate staffing levels are maintained, assisting in finding coverage and covering shifts, as needed.

• Assess residents in the hospital to determine appropriateness for return.

• Performs other duties as directed by the Administrator.

Secondary Job Duties:

• Attends and participates in staff meetings, projects, special events, committees, and continuing education sessions as appropriate.

• Responsible to issue employee discipline (oral and written), as appropriate and in consultation with the Resident Care Manager, as necessary. Monitors employee break times, meal times and completes employee incident reports immediately.

• Promotes and encourages individualized resident independence while maintaining resident dignity, individuality, confidentiality and following infection control policies.

• Works as a member of a team to provide essential nursing services and uses effective communication skills

• Assist residents with initial set up and periodic rearrangement of items and clothing

• Assist with the delivery of personal mail as appropriate

• Assist with the preparation of units as turnover occurs

• Assist with the monitoring of resident schedules including physician appointments, transportation, etc. Participates in on-call rotation as scheduled

• Current PA Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse

• Current CPR and First Aid Certification

• One (1) year experience supervising a nursing staff

• Basic computer skills for assessment, data entry, and medication administration

• Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and of resident care management

• Ability to maintain a therapeutic attitude toward an effective relationship with residents

• Ability to instruct staff, assign work, evaluate performance, and prepare reports

• Ability to lift, bend, stoop, push, pull or transport residents, supplies or furniture up to 75 pounds (assisted if needed)

OFFICEforce is locally owned and operated, serving central Pennsylvania, with locations in York, Lancaster, and Hanover. If you have any questions about this or any of our other positions, please feel free to contact us at (717) 850-0000. OFFICEForce staff are available Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 5:00pm, and you may also stop by our office located at 1427 N George St, York, Pennsylvania.

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