Director of Nursing Services

Facility Name: Jefferson Community Health & Life - Gardenside Contact person: Sandy Bauer or Deb Sutton

Directs, develops, and guides medical/nursing care for Gardenside in strategic planning and overall efficient operations to insure quality department outcomes which support the organization’s mission, vision and values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates Nursing Services to meet resident needs.
  • Promotes high quality of care through overseeing and directing all aspects related to provision of long-term care services.
  • Establishes nursing standards in accordance with regulatory and industry standards.
  • Oversees nursing scheduling to ensure adequate staffing is provided to maintain compliance with regulations and meet resident’s needs.
  • Confirms completion of MDS with all disciplines involved, in accordance with regulations.
  • Coordinates and assists care plan team.
  • Maintain assessment schedule to comply with regulatory standards
  • Performs and doucments nursing assessments necessary to develop an accurate MDS, in coordination with MDS nursing staff.
  • Provides education and coaching to care plan team.
  • Coordinates development and implementation of resident care plan of care.
  • Oversees all disciplines responsible for completion & update of resident plan of care.
  • Assures residents needs are met
  • Oversees and directs care provided by support staff.
  • When needed, functions in a Charge Nurse capacity.
  • Reviews, discusses and implements physician orders appropriately.
  • Provides leadership for Nursing Department
  • Recruits and develops a qualified and productive workforce.
  • Oversees orientation of new Gardenside staff.
  • Participates as an effective member of the Care Team
  • Assists in performing preadmission screening to determine appropriateness for potential admission.

Job Requirements:

RN, Five years clinical experience with LTC and management experience strongly preferred

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