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Director of Nursing - Memory Care Building (Round Rock, TX) in Round Rock, TX at Poet’s Walk

Date Posted: 2/27/2018

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Job Description

                                             Director of Nursing - Memory Care

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  • Directly oversees the delivery of care to residents to ensure that emotional, physical, psychological and safety needs are met through all program services and activities.
  •  Supports company’s programs and utilizes systems in the delivery of care to residents; including but, not limited to: Electronic Health Records (EHR)/Documentation and Electronic Medication Record (eMAR)
  • Conducts residents’ assessments according to State regulations and company standards using EHR; and, completing associated Service Plans and POC task assignments within established timeframes.
  • Collaborates with key team members to discuss residents/families factors causing changes in level of care.
  • Advises Business Office Manager (BOM) when care levels have changed to maintain accurate billing.
  • Oversees the Spring Cottage (memory care) Signature Touches program to ensure compliance with company policy for quality of memory care. 
  • Ensures compliance with all state regulations.
  • Recruits, trains, evaluates, disciplines, and terminates nursing department associates in accordance with company’s Human Resources Policies.
  • Using scheduling program to create/maintain work schedules to ensure appropriate staffing; uses Time & Attendance and to monitor and to keep nursing payroll within the established budget.
  • Adheres to company policy against use of per diem (agency) workers. Works the floor, as needed, to help fill non-coverable shifts.
  • Utilizes company tools to manage the nursing department budget; including use of department Spend Down and review of monthly financial statements.
  • Maintains inventory and requisitions nursing department supplies/equipment to ensure supply is adequate and residents are being bill appropriately.
  • Ensures all accidents/incidents are completed per company standards and State regulations. Oversees associate accident reporting process.
  • Audits nursing department documentation to ensure company polices and practices are in place, and in use, at all times
  • Routinely meets with nursing department staff to ensure their understanding of company policies and to educate/re-educate, as needed.
  • Participates in semi-annual Compliance Audits and develops plans of correction, as required.
  • Works closely with third party providers to ensure delivery of quality services; e.g.: home care agencies, hospice, private caregiver services, etc.
  • Works closely with vendors to ensure quality delivery of onsite specialized services; e.g.: physicians, pharmacy, laboratories, etc.
  • Is familiar with and understands emergency equipment and procedures. Participates in annual disaster drills and monthly fire drills. Coordinates annual Elopement drills.
  • Ensures that all nursing department staff attend daily Stand-Up and completes all required in-service and/or online training.
  • Consistently participates on conference calls, implementing new policies and/or programs, as directed.
  • Understands and utilizes company systems and tools in carrying out functions.
  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively with peer managers to ensure a seamless interdisciplinary system of assisted living services.
  • Maintains residents’ and associates’ confidentiality at all times.

Job Requirements

Experience and Education: A nursing degree or diploma, two plus years related experience in management, equivalent combination of education and experience. Must hold a valid license to practice nursing in the State worked in. Dementia care required. 

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