Assistant Director of Nursing

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Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
Published
May 28, 2021
Location
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Assistant Director of Nursing

  • Union, SC
  • Ellen Sagar Nursing Center
  • Nursing Administration
  • Full-Time - Varied Shifts - 8AM - 5:30PM; Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday Holidays/Weekends as assigned
  • Executive/Managerial
  • Job Grade E12
  • Req #: 39863

Summary

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Nursing helps to organize and direct the administration of the nursing facility under the direction of the Director of Nursing. Applies the management concepts of planning, organizing, collaborating, and directing activities to implement the clinical nursing program in defined areas. Establishes policies and procedures to comply with Federal, State and local laws, regulations, codes and current practice standards. The Assistant Director of Nursing has delegated authority to take immediate and appropriate action in the event of an emergency where there is clear and present danger that poses a threat of personal injury, or a threat of damage to property or equipment in the absence of the Director of Nursing. The Assistant Director of Nursing assists with recruitment, retention, training and continuing education of department staff. The Assistant Director of Nursing is designated to act in the absence of the Director of Nursing. Must be able to provide and understand the specific communication, developmental, treatment needs of patients, families, and visitors ranging in age from early adult to late adult.

Minimum Requirements
Education:
Registered Nurse License from an approved nursing program.
Experience: Med/Surgical Experience
License/Registration/Certifications: RN Degree

Preferred Requirements
Preferred Education:
Bachelors or master degree in nursing
Preferred Experience:  2-4 Years in Long Term Care

Core Job Responsibilities
• Responsible for communicating and reporting to Director of Nursing:
• Providing in-service programs that contribute to meeting nursing objectives and policies, and procedures in compliance with state and federal regulations
• Provide clinical expertise to facilitate and support the nursing process in resident interventions
• Assist in maintain a safe, hazard free, and sanitary environment for residents, associates and visitors
• Participates in the implementation of the resident care planning process to comply with resident needs and regulatory agency requirements
• Regular rounding on nursing units, on all shifts to assess performance of nursing staff and monitor the quality of care provided to residents
• Assists in maintaining all logs required for federal and state regulations
• Assists with Infection Prevention tasks
• Participates in internal audits of nursing practices and in developing and implementing a plan of correction when deficits are identified
• Participates in ensuring all facts of the nursing budget are within established budget parameters
• Fills in in staffing when needs arise
• Participates in QAPI and improvement process activities
• Maintains nursing department staffing at a level congruent with resident needs and budgeted positions
• Assists with scheduling of outside resident appointments
• Evaluates performance for all levels of nursing service associates
• Communicates effectively with supervisors, unit secretaries, Education Coordinator and Nursing Home Administrator about the daily findings as applicable
• Assists with reportable conditions to the appropriate state agencies within the 2 hour time frames
• Participates in the On – Call schedule for Nursing Leadership Group
• Rounding on all units/residents daily and report findings to appropriate staff
• Acts as a clinical expert or facilitator for resident situations as they arise
• Identifies clinical problem areas on behalf of the Director of Nursing and assists with development of plans of correction
• Safety concerns are identified, and appropriate actions are taken to maintain and assure resident safety and a hazard free environment
• Ensures that all nursing department staff members are educated and utilize infection prevention practices that protect associates, residents and visitors
• Assume full responsibility for the Nursing Department in the absence of the Director of Nursing and reports all issues to the Administrator in a timely manner
• Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation and revision of all facility policies, standards and procedures

Organizational:

• Monitors and controls noise on nursing units to ensure professional conduct and appearance • Maintains a clean, neat and organized desk area to facilitate workflow, ensuring confidential and PHI information is properly secured • Coordinates all the annual competencies for all associates in coordination with the Director of Nursing, Education Coordinator and Nursing Home Administrator and other departments as required.

Equipment:

• Skilled in data entry – Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel • Skillfully operate and maintain computer, printer and fax machines; telephone system

Quality:

• Routinely maintains standards of the Long Term Care, CMS (Medicare and Medicaid Services), DHEC and other licensing and regulatory agencies • Demonstrates practice to maintain a safe environment and reports safety issues for residents, visitors, co-workers and self

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