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Assistant Director of Nursing at CROFTON CONVALESCENT CENTER, INC.

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Crofton, Maryland

Job Description:

he Assistant Director of Nursing is responsible for oversight of the daily clinical and administrative operations of the nursing department to assure that each resident receives the necessary care and services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psycho-social well being, in accordance with their comprehensive plan of care. He/she will assure that the nursing department's philosophy and objectives incorporate evidence-based practice in providing high quality care and quality of life to each resident. He/she will service as an advocate for the residents and staff under his/her direction. He/she will foster high standards of resident care through the provision and promotion of diligent orientation and continuing education efforts, adequate levels of nursing personnel, properly prepared nursing supervisors and managers, and current policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

Works with and will be available to the Director of Nursing to assist and solve issues as they arise.
Is responsible for the nursing department in the absence of the Director of Nursing.
Demonstrates clinical leadership and remains knowledgeable about the residents and their conditions through mechanisms such as making daily rounds and discussion with charge nurse and promotes person-centered care.
Functions as the facility's Infection Preventionist (must be certified by attending Infection Control in Subacute Setting).
Knowledgeable of applicable federal, state and other regulations, including state specific clinical practice acts that will enable the center to achieve its mission and ongoing survey readiness and regulatory compliance.
Leads nursing management team to ensure quality outcomes.
Participates in the nursing center Performance Improvement process by analyzing outcomes, identifying trends and developing plans of corrections.
Adheres to personnel policies and procedures. Ensures performance evaluations for nursing employees are completed in a timely manner.
Collaborates with other members of the health care team as needed.
Promotes and evaluates resident and family satisfaction with nursing services.
Promotes an environment where residents' rights are protected and residents are free from abuse and neglect.
Ensures clinical competency of all nursing staff. Collaborates with staff development coordinator to develop and manage systems to assure clinical competencies during the hiring process and annually. Encourages ongoing professional organizations, and completing formal academic programs.
Assesses nursing department educations needs and sets obtainable goals to enable the center to provide more complex clinical services that will broaden the center's referral base.
Participates in employee recognition programs.
Communicates effectively, actively listens and functions effectively as a part of the team.