Assists the Director of Nursing Services to plan, develop, organize, implement and evaluate the Nursing Service Department, as well as its programs and activities, in accordance with current rules, regulations and guidelines that govern the long-term facility.
Assists the DON to develop, maintain and periodically update written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Service Department and define the nursing service objectives and philosophies.
Makes daily rounds of the Nursing Services Department to ensure that all nursing service personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
Conducts grand rounds with Unit Managers to determine nursing needs are being met in accordance with the residents requests, facility policy and procedures, state and federal guidelines.
Participates in the assessment of residents to be admitted by evaluating the level and amount of care required by prospective residents in relation to existing nursing capabilities.
Performs other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate or as directed.
Develops and maintains a good working rapport with other departments within the facility to assure that daily activities can be performed without interruption.
Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse.
Management experience preferred.
Long term care experience preferred.
Bachelors degree preferred but not required.
Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center