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Director Of Nursing - Hospice

Company: Gracia Hospice
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities The Director of Nursing will verify the provision of quality care that promotes the highest practicable physical, mental and psychological well-being of each resident as determined by resident assessments and individual plans of care. Essential Functions

  • Responsible for interdisciplinary involvement in the development of plans of care to meet each resident's needs
  • Oversee/direct/coordinate nursing staff to provide proper resident care consistent with standard nursing practices
  • Keep current with the changes in all regulations related to resident care
  • Communicate with attending physician and medical director regarding resident care issues as needed
  • Assure provision of appropriate medication, treatments and nursing services according to care plans and physician's instructions
  • Assure compliance with state/federal regulations and company standards
  • Perform direct care/procedures when needed; such may include procedures for which the staff is not qualified or licensed to perform
  • Develop and verify implementation of POCs
  • Attend QA meetings
  • Review any/all regulatory reports (2567, Quality Monitoring reports, Quality Indicators, etc.)
  • Review resident clinical records
  • Review facility reports (facility QA reports and Simple CFS reports, etc.)
  • Review consultant reports and provide feedback on any POC
  • Communicate and coordinate with physicians, discharge planners or appropriate facility representatives from health care facilities regarding resident admissions, transfers and discharges as needed
  • Communicate and supervise nursing personnel with respect to professional conduct and counsel employees about job performance as needed
  • Provide training to the pertinent facility staff
  • Use diplomacy but firmness in settling any disputes, complaints, etc. concerning nursing personnel or residents or families in conjunction with the administrator Educational/Training Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree preferred Licensing Requirements
      • Registered Nurse (RN) licensure required
      • RUG certification preferred Experience Requirements
        • Experience as a DON in a skilled nursing facility Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative but not necessary all inclusive, of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to effectively communicate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Action Rarely Occasionally Frequently Lifting - 1-25 lbs - - X Lifting - 25-50 lbs - X - Lifting - 50+ lbs - X - Carrying - 1-25 lbs - - X Carrying - 25-50 lbs - X - Carrying - 50+ lbs X - - Pushing/Pulling - 1-25 lbs - - X Pushing/Pulling - 25-50 lbs - - X Pushing/Pulling - 50+ lbs - - X Sliding/Transferring - 1-25 lbs - - X Sliding/Transferring - 25-50 lbs - X - Sliding/Transferring - 50+ lbs - X - Standing - - X Sitting - X - Walking - - X Speaking - - X Driving X - - Balancing/Climbing X - - Stooping/Kneeling - X - Crouching/Crawling - X - Reaching - - X Hearing/Listening - - X Seeing - - X Turning/Twisting/Leaning - - X Job Requirements:Gracia Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Gracia Hospice does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment decisions are based on legitimate, non-discriminatory criteria.

Keywords: Gracia Hospice, Corpus Christi , Director Of Nursing - Hospice, Healthcare , Corpus Christi, Texas

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