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Director of Nursing - Poet's Walk Leesburg in Leesburg, VA at Poet’s Walk

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

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Job Description

Position Summary: Coordinates and manages the Nursing program, enabling residents to lead a quality life while maintaining their dignity. This position reports to the Executive Director and directs the caregiver and nurse staff.
Essential Functions:


  • 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 (HER)/Documentation and Electronic Medication Record (eMAR)     

  • Recruits, trains, evaluates, disciplines, and terminates nursing department associates in accordance with Spring Hills, LLC Human Resources Policies.

  • Conducts residents’ assessments according to State regulations and company standards using PCC; 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.

  • 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.     

  • Upholds company culture by consistently following:  Our Mission, Our Team Member Promise, our Code of Conduct, and the Spring Hills C.A.R.E. Standards.     

  • 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.