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Director of Nursing Services

Caring people make the difference at American Senior Communities!


American Senior Communities has proudly served customers since the year 2000 with a long history of excellent outcomes. We are Indiana-owned and operated, and we aren?t ever going to forget our roots. We take great pride in our Hoosier heritage with Hoosier hospitality ingrained in everything we do.? As experts in senior care, we are not just doing a job, but following a calling.


Compassion, Accountability, Relationships and Excellence?are the core values for American Senior Communities. These words not only form an acronym for?C.A.R.E., they are our guiding principles and create the framework for all of our relationships with customers, staff, family members and the community at large.


We are currently accepting applications for the following position:


?Director of Nursing Services ( Registered Nurse / RN )


The Director of Nursing Services assumes authority, responsibility, and accountability for the delivery of nursing services in the facility.? In collaboration with the Executive Director, allocates departmental resources in an efficient and economic manner to enable each resident to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.? Collaborates with other departments, professionals, consultants, and organizations, including government agencies and advocacy groups, to develop support and coordinate resident care, related administrative functions, and to represent the interests of the facility.


ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:




  • Develops, maintains, and implements nursing policies and procedures that reflect current standards of nursing practice, company, and facility philosophy of care and practices while maintaining compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.? Communicates and interprets policies and procedures to nursing staff.? Monitors practices for effective implementation and achievement of results.


  • Ensures delivery of compassionate quality care evidenced by adequate services and staff coverage on unit, appropriateness of staff, absence of odors, cleanliness, absence of pressure wounds, and apparent maintenance of optimal physical, mental and, psychosocial function.


  • Demonstrates knowledge of and application of Key Clinical Quality Indicators.? Proactively monitors and implements systems to achieve and/or surpass company thresholds


  • Reviews 24-hour report from every unit daily to ensure timely, effective responses to significant changes in condition, transfers, discharges, use of physical or chemical restraints, unexplained injuries, potential abuse or neglect, medication errors, loss of resident property, or any evidence of resident or family dissatisfaction.


  • Gathers and analyzes facts, assesses situations, develops, and implements appropriate actions to investigate, notify appropriate parties, resolve issues, record facts properly, and prevent future reoccurrence.? Communicates findings/results to Executive Director.


  • Communicates directly with residents, families, medical staff, nursing staff, interdisciplinary team members, and Department Heads to coordinate care and services, improve organization and implementation of plans of care, to maintain quality of care, quality of life, and a homelike environment for all residents.


  • Establishes, implements, and monitors infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection.? Reviews infection control surveillance reports to identify trends and to develop effective actions to control and prevent infections in the facility.? Provides infection control information and statistics in Quality Assessment and Assurance Committee report


  • Monitors staff for compliance with OSHA mandates on workplace safety.? Proactively develops procedures and incentive programs to promote workplace safety and safety practices.


  • Monitors the provision of care and services to residents on all shifts and evaluates regulatory compliance efforts through daily rounds to observe care on units, to review records, and to interview staff members, residents, families, and other interested parties.? Evaluates the finding of compliance rounds conducted by designated facility staff on a daily basis.? Designs, implements, and evaluates actions to continuously improve quality, compassionate care and cleanliness, eliminate odors, and decubitii.


  • Conducts quality assessment and assurance activities.? Develops program to gather and analyze data for trends and to institute actions to resolve problems promptly.? Evaluates effectiveness of actions.? Participates as member of Quality Assessment and Assurance Committee with Medical Director and at least three other facility staff members.? Reports and makes recommendations to Quality Assessment and Assurance Committee.


  • Oversees and supervises development and delivery of in-service educational programs designed to equip nursing staff with sufficient knowledge and skills to provide nursing, nursing related services, and highest level of compassionate, quality of care to each resident to attain or maintain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.


  • Assists Executive Director with preparation for long-term care survey.? Actively participates in long-term care survey process by instructing staff in matters of conduct and disclosure, maintaining a presence at all times surveyors are on-site and directing the timely collection of information required by the survey team.? Demonstrates concern for identified problems and undertakes corrective action while survey is in progress if appropriate.? Gathers and presents supplemental documentation to avoid potential deficiencies.? Collaborates with Executive Director to develop responses to survey report and implements prevention measures for future citations.


  • Collaborates with physicians, consultants, community agencies, and institutions to improve quality of services and to resolve identified problems.


  • Consults with Executive Director daily about resident status, census, budget, personnel, and other relevant issues.


  • Participates in the development of and compliance with the department budget including nursing, medical, and central supplies.? Provides relevant information to Executive Director regarding departmental needs and status.


  • Proactively develops positive employee relations, incentive, and recognition programs.? Promotes positive interactions.? Maintains approachability, strong communication, and interpersonal skills with staff and prompt resolution of issues.? Trains nursing management staff in the knowledge and delivery of same.


  • Ensures 24-hour availability as nursing administration resource by providing on-call and telephone access or designating an alternative, qualified nursing staff member to do so.


  • Acts in administrative capacity in absence of Executive Director.



We offer attractive compensation and an excellent benefits package including:




  • Group medical/dental/ vision/life insurance


  • 401(k) Retirement Plan?


  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays


  • Tuition Assistance


  • Professional Career Growth


  • Referral Bonuses up to $1000


  • 25% off tuition at any Harrison College Location!



Demonstrates C.A.R.E. values to our residents, family members, customers and staff.


Must be available to work varying hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Graduated from an accredited school of nursing and hold a current Indiana Registered Nurse license.


Minimum of three years? clinical experience in Geriatric or Gerontology couples with a minimum of one-year experience as a Departmental Manager of a Long Term Care.


Knowledge of current Federal and State laws and regulations that apply to practice of nursing in long-term care.




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