Gardant Management Solutions Director of Nursing (DON) in Peoria, Illinois

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Summary Description

Under the supervision of the Administrator, this position is responsible for the overall operations of the health assessment, health monitoring and personal care programs of the facility. This includes the management of the personal care staff and the oversight of the provision of quality resident care in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Essential Position Functions

Conduct initial assessment on prospective residents, including off-site visits. These may include, but not be limited to home visits, hospital visits and nursing home visits. The assessment should include input from pertinent health care providers, family and friends on an as needed basis. Performs quarterly and annual reassessments for all residents. Also performs such reassessments when the resident’s health condition warrants. Develops service plans for all residents based upon the resident assessment(s). The service plan should be designed to meet the personal care needs of the resident and to monitor significant health conditions, while also promoting resident independence and dignity. Communicates with resident’s physician(s), other pertinent health care providers and family as to the ongoing health status of the residents. Refers residents to appropriate medical care when needed. Conducts follow-up care as needed. Serves as a liaison with the Case Coordination Units (CCU) and coordinates schedules of CCU assessments for prospective residents. Assigns the various personal care tasks contained in the resident’s service plans to the personal care assistants on an ongoing basis. Monitors personal care assistant staff through direct observation and resident outcome evaluations. Provides teaching, training and corrective action for staff, on an as needed basis. Coordinates and supervises the facility’s resident medication monitoring and set-up program. Provides health promotion services, disease prevention counseling, and teaching self-care to residents on an as needed basis. Coordinates and oversees that portion of the written resident record that pertains to health assessment, health monitoring, service planning and personal care progress notes often through use of computer and software program. Provides general and specific job orientation to all newly employed personal care assistants. Conducts a comprehensive, ongoing inservice training program for the personal care assistant staff, and specific inservice training for all staff as assigned by the Administrator. Ensures that all residents and staff participate in the facility’s tuberculosis screening program. Coordinates the facility’s overall infection control program. Participates in the facility’s Quality Improvement Program. Develops, monitors and updates a set of operating policies that provide direction for the health assessment, health monitoring and personal care programs and services. Recruits and employs qualified personal care assistant staff. Conducts retention activities to ensure adequate levels of personal care staff, and conducts performance evaluations of personal care staff in accordance with facility policies. Assist in overseeing facility safety program and maintains a safe working environment. Drives personal vehicle when necessary to complete assessment, assist at sister community or attend off-site meeting. Performance other functions as required. Qualifications

Education/Experience:

The Nursing Supervisor shall be a Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Illinois, and he/she must have had at least 3 years experience in a geriatric care environment, with at least 1 of those years being served in a supervisory capacity. He/she must be able to perform each of the essential position functions and meet the facility’s health assessment requirements – including a two-step mantoux skin test.

Valid drivers license with driving record in good standing per insurance vendor.