Essential Functions Include:
The employee must be able to perform each essential function effectively to be successful in this position.
Develops, maintains, and implements nursing policies and procedures that conform to current standards of nursing practice, facility philosophy, and operational policies while maintaining compliance with state,
federal laws and regulations, CMS, and JACHO.
Communicates and interprets policies and procedures to nursing staff, and monitors staff practices and
Participates in daily or weekly management team meetings to discuss patient status, census changes,
personnel, or patient complaints or concerns.
Evaluates the work performance of all nursing personnel, assists in the determination of wage increases,
and implements discipline according to operational policies.
Ensures delivery of compassionate quality care and nursing supervision as evidenced by adequate services and staff coverage on unit, absence of odors, general cleanliness, prevention of pressure wounds, and apparent maintenance of optimal patient functions.
Exercises overall supervision of patient assessments and care plans.
Reviews incidents reports from every unit daily to monitor and ensure timely, effective responses to
significant changes in condition, transfers, discharges, use of restraints, unexplained injuries, falls,
behavioral episodes, and medication errors.
Collaborates with physicians, consultants, community agencies, and institutions to improve the quality of
services and to resolve identified problems.
Reviews nursing schedules to assure they meet resident needs and regulatory and budgetary standards.
Participates in the recruitment and selection of nursing personnel and assures sufficient staff are hired.
Oversees and supervises development and delivery of inservice education to equip nursing staff with
sufficient knowledge and skills to provide compassionate, quality care and respect for resident rights.
Proactively develops positive employee relations, incentives, and recognition programs. Promotes
teamwork, mutual respect, and effective communication.
Performs rounds to observe care and to interview staff, patients, families or other interested parties.
Monitors staff for compliance with JACHO/OSHA mandates and facility policies on workplace safety. Proactively develops procedures and incentives to promote workplace safety and safe work practices.
Establishes, implements, and monitors the infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary,
and comfortable environment designed to prevent the devilment and transmission of disease and infection.
Prepares or reviews infection control surveillance reports to identify trends and to develop effective
actions to control and prevent infections. Submits an infection control report to the QA/PI Committee.
Is an active member of the QA/PI Committee.
Coordinates and/or develops on-going QA activities for nursing services to monitor nursing compliance with standards and regulatory requirements through rounds, interviews, and record reviews. Compiles summary of findings for the Quality Assurance committee.
Participates in budget development for the nursing department, and for medical, nursing, and central
supplies. Assures nursing staff properly charges out ancillaries used.
Participates in the preparation of the Plan of Correction response to an inspection survey, and implements
Promotes customer service and hospitality and responds to and adequately resolves complaints or concerns from residents or families about nursing services.