Company Name: Good Shepherd Lutheran Community

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Job Type: Full Time

Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 2242 Wright St., Blair, Nebraska

Job Category: Nursing


Job Description


Assistant Director of Nursing:

Oversees and directs staff in clinical nursing responsibilities to promote quality care and improved resident outcomes.

Essential Job Duties:

Compliance:                     In coordination with the Director of Nursing and the Quality Assurance Coordinator, ensures that all resident and family services offered by Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, (GSLC), comply with federal and state and local regulatory requirements.  Participates in all compliance inspections.

Management:                 Ensures staffing/coverage to provide for sufficient personnel for delivery of resident/family services, including on-call, pursuant to GSLC policies and guidelines.  Makes recommendations for staffing to the Staffing Coordinator.  Provides administrative on-call support to clinical staff.

Staff Development:        Participates in the planning, development and implementation of orientation and ongoing education of the clinical staff in conjunction with the Staff Development Coordinator.  Participates in the development of personnel policies and position descriptions that delineate qualifications, duties and responsibilities for all level of clinical staff.

Nursing Services:            Assists the Director of Nursing in assuring the 24-hour availability of nursing services to residents.  Ensure staff coverage in conjunction with the Staffing Coordinator to meet GSLC needs.  Manages resident care with contracted staff to achieve appropriate utilization of services and positive resident outcomes.

Training/Support:           Assist the Director of Nursing in interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees/ addressing complaints and resolving problems.

New Admits/Intake:      In collaboration with the Director of Nursing, identify and evaluate resident needs by reviewing the initial intake information from multiple sources before assignment of direct care staff.  Complete or coordinate referrals and admissions based on staffing assignment.

Human Resources:         In collaboration with the Business Office, manages employees by maintaining annual performance expectations, assessing performance, and correcting performance.  Takes appropriate measures to manage poor performance and quickly address violations of GSLC policy and procedures.  Familiarizes all clinical staff as well as contractual providers with the philosophy, goals, policies, and procedures of GSLC.  In collaboration with the Director of Nursing and staff, plans and provides orientation, in-service and continuing education programs to promote professionalism and personal growth of clinical/nursing employees.

Quality Assurance:         Review, identify, develop, and analyze trends with clinical outcomes that directly relate to the CMS Quality Measures on the CASPER Report.  Create effective Performance Improvement Plans, (PIPs) in coordination with the Quality Assurance Coordinator to ensure quality improvement outcomes that are resident centered, systematic, systemic, and sustainable.  Participate in the QAPI Committee to report on these quality improvement measures.

Other:                               Participates on committees and special projects, i.e., clinical meeting review, etc., and other duties assigned.

Email to: Virginia Cole