This position coordinates Nursing Services in accordance with Tennessee State Veterans’ Home Board polices and applicable state and federal laws. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Set resident care standards in accordance with accepted current standards of care to provide high quality care to residents.
- Assess, direct and supervise residents’ care needs and assist in the development of individualized plans of resident care to include making recommendations for special rehabilitation programs, family involvement and the physician’s plan of care for the resident.
- Responsible for development and implementation of nursing rehabilitation and restorative programs.
- Assess resident responses to medication and treatments and make appropriate recommendations for nursing action to be implemented.
- Conduct or participate in resident care conferences.
- Direct, evaluate and supervise all resident care and initiate corrective action as necessary.
- Conduct daily resident rounds and initiate corrective action and report problems to the Administrator as necessary.
- Analyze Quality Indicator reports, identify concerns and implement corrective action to improve resident care.
- Identify safety hazards and initiate corrective action. Responsible for analysis of resident incident and accident investigation reports to determine cause(s) and implement corrective action(s), when appropriate.
- Responsible for the development of nursing service objectives and performance standards of nursing practice for each category of nursing personnel.
- Direct and implement nursing service educational programs including, but not limited to, orientation and in-service for licensed and unlicensed nursing personnel.
- Conduct staff meetings with all shifts for purposes of planning, coordinating and implementing nursing service policies and procedures.
- Demonstrate consistent management of nursing service problems, emergency situations, and initiate “life-saving” measures in the absence of a physician.
- Responsible for nursing service compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
- Participate in committee meetings and function on committees as assigned.
- Communicate daily with nursing personnel providing clear, concise information as well as specific assignments.
This position requires a current valid Tennessee Nursing license as a Registered Professional Nurse in good standing.
Candidate will have at least two years of leadership experience in Long Term Care.
The DON is responsible for the overall clinical services provided 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
- Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; advises for additional resources
- Attendance/Punctuality – Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time
- Dependability – Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
- Professionalism – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions
- Desktop/Notebook computers
- MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Point Click Care nursing software.
- Excellent Pay
- Pension eligible after five years employment transferable from other State agencies.
- Continuing education reimbursement
- Extended Disability benefit
- Health Insurance, Vision, Dental