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Director of Nursing

Company: St. Ann's Residence
Location: Duluth
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

JOIN OUR CARING TEAM TODAY!St Ann's is seeking a professional, flexible, detail orientated individual with a dedication to working with senior citizens in a residential setting.JOB SUMMARY: Director of Nursing is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, supervising, coordinating and evaluating the agency's home care services for clients. The Director of Nursing develops the agency's policies and procedures with input from staff and ensures that staff is appropriately trained, supervised and follows agency procedures. The Director of Nursing is responsible for maintaining excellent quality in our home care services and for assuring that our services meet all applicable state and federal requirements. POSITION SPECIFICATIONS: Graduate of a school of nursing. Must be registered and licensed with the State of Minnesota as an RN, and must maintain current unencumbered license with the Board of Nursing. At least 5 years' experience in home care or long-term care and 5 years general nursing experience. 3 years supervisory and management experience. Working knowledge of the state requirements for the Comprehensive Home Care license, federal and state reimbursement programs used by our clients.Excellent judgment and decision-making abilities and problem solving skills. Ability to incorporate up-to-date evidence-based research into our agency's procedures and protocols. Ability to develop and monitor the agency's budget. Ability to develop and implement a quality management and quality improvement process for our agency and to gather, track and analyze data related to client outcomes and other key measures. Flexibility in dealing with changing situations. The ability to deal tactfully and use good communication and customer service skills with staff, clients and their families. Basic computer skills and ability to use spreadsheet applications and electronic records. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must receive a "not disqualified" criminal background result from Department of Human Services and may not be on the OIG exclusions list. Must be screened for TB. Current driver's license RESPONSIBILITIES: Organize, direct and evaluate the operations of our home care agency, including budgeting, staffing, supplies and equipment, including adjusting staffing needs as necessary to meet the clients' needs. Develop, maintain and update as necessary written policies and procedures that govern the daily functions of the agency, consistent with current nursing standards and evidence-based practice. Provide clinical leadership to licensed staff. Establish the agency's policies regarding the types of services we will provide, the geographical area where our services will be available, the types of reimbursement our agency can accept and other policies regarding the scope of our services. Establish agency billing policy and update the client contract document as necessary to reflect any changes in billing or other agency policy. Develop, implement and oversee our agency's quality management and quality improvement program, analyze resulting data and make changes necessary to improve client outcomes and agency operations. Develop relationships with other service providers, such as physicians, health plans, pharmacies, clinics, hospice providers, therapy services and establish protocols for coordinating their services for our clients receiving our home care service and to ensure smooth transitions for clients who may need hospitalization or a move to a nursing home or another setting. Responsible for hiring, disciplining and discharging staff, determining pay rates and awards, developing and implementing employee recognition programs and other personnel matters, consistent with state and federal employment law. Maintain current, up to date job descriptions for all staff. Periodically audit client records and supervise staff to assure that staff are following agency procedures, are providing quality services and are maintaining client records according to agency policy and state home care requirements. Is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the agency's infection control plan and TB prevention plan by the RN. Promotes a positive, team approach and a healthy work environment. Is available for on-call medical questions and/or emergencies via phone and to fill in for the RN due to illness or vacation. Assures compliance with regulations and is available for state licensure surveys. Responsible for ensuring that any issues identified in a licensure survey are appropriately addressed, either though changes in policies, procedures, training, etc. Responsible for contacting MDH regarding any requests for reconsideration or appeals of survey findings that appear to be undeserved or inappropriate. Responsible for compliance with the reporting requirements of the Vulnerable Adult Act and the Board of Nursing, including the investigation and immediate reporting of incidents of suspected client maltreatment to the Common Entry Point and the documentation and reporting of the findings of such investigations. Responsible for investigating complaints about our services submitted by clients, clients' representatives or others and identifying steps to address the complaint and communication with the clients and the clients' representatives about our agency's actions to resolve the Issue. Conduct home care staff meetings when appropriate and solicit and act on feedback from staff to improve operations and client outcomes. Assist staff with daily responsibilities when appropriate. During weather-related or other types of emergency situations, direct any necessary changes in operations, staffing and communications with clients, their representatives, other family members, and other appropriate professionals such as case managers, care coordinators and physicians. Wears appropriate professional apparel and nametag at all times and maintain good personal hygiene and grooming. Assure that staff are trained consistent with OSHA requirements regarding Employee Right to Know, blood borne pathogens, Material Safety Data Sheets, etc. and that they follow agency safety rules and regulations. The Home Care Director is responsible for identifying and eliminating to the extent possible any safety hazards for staff and for eporting and logging all work place injuries. Ensure that agency staff has adequate equipment, including protective equipment, which is needed to perform their jobs and that the equipment is in good condition. Attend relevant conferences and participate in appropriate professional nursing activities to ensure that current nursing standards and evidence-based practices are incorporated into our agency's policies, procedures and protocols. Develop & coordinate staff education to include 8 in-services per year.CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:Must be registered and licensed with the State of Minnesota as an RNMust maintain current licensureREQUIRED SKILLS:Must be punctual, with a good attendance record.Ability to use computers and electronic records.Must be flexible and adaptable to changing situations.Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills, be compassionate and work with tact and ethical awareness.Ability to follow St. Ann's guiding principles: Respect, Compassion, Responsibility, Team work.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Some travel to meetings and seminars may be required.Travel to other local facilities or primary residence for initial intake screening of prospective residents.We offer competitive wages, PTO, Health Insurance & 403b retirement plan.Apply in person at330 East 3rd Street,Duluth, MN 55805 orclick on "Apply" to apply onlineSaint Ann's Residence is an equal opportunity employer recblid 44y6664l6y3amukunfiytsefp8q3ja

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