Director of Nursing, RN or LPN
The Pines of Mount Lebanon
- Full Time
FT = Full Time | PT = Part Time | OPT = Occasional Part Time
|Reports To:||Executive Operations Officer|
|Desired Education Level:||Registered Nurse: Graduate of an accredited nursing school.|
We are looking for a dynamic Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Pittsburgh area for a Director of Nursing opportunity that will be instrumental in the development and implementation of a diabetes specialty program with the goal to be recognized as a “program of excellence in providing specialized care for diabetic residents".
Also responsible for planning, organizing and directing the overall operation of the Wellness Department in accordance with current state and local regulations, as well as with ICC policies and procedures. Assures that the care needs of all Residents are met and maintained according to physician orders and ICC standards. Participates in the interviewing and selection of Residents for admission, adjustments to care delivery/level and discharge. Responsible for the hiring of Wellness team members, assignment of mentors and monitoring the work progress of new and existing Wellness team members. Fosters a cohesive and collaborative work environment through mentorship and team member development.
1. Perform all duties and responsibilities with a positive attitude, demonstrates impeccable ethics and integrity.
2. Ensures the Wellness department operates in accordance with all ICC policies and procedures, federal, state and local regulations.
3. Assures all Wellness team members demonstrate knowledge of Resident Rights, Life Stories Principles and Senior/Assisted Living care giver roles.
4. Participates in the interviewing and selection of Residents for admission.
5. Assures that all requires documentation is completed prior to admission by all disciplines, following admission to the community will secure documentation in a timely manner utilizing requires forms and media (hard copy or electronic record).
6. Integrates and coordinates care with other disciplines, including physicians, community agencies and programs.
7. Reviews and addresses all Resident, family or team member concerns in a timely manner.
8. Participates and drives the recruitment, hiring and retention of qualifies Wellness team members.
9. Utilizes in-service education and the performance review process to foster growth and development of team members.
10. Reviews staffing plan in conjunction with current level of care demands to assure adequate staffing levels are maintained.
11. Assures daily staffing needs are met and makes appropriate modifications as needed in a time sensitive manner.
12. Participates in the payroll process.
13. Develops, implements and maintains an effective department orientation program.
14. Assists with the marketing of the residence as needed, providing tours to include an explanation of the admission procedure.
15. Assumes leadership role in the absence of the Executive Operations Officer, acting as his/her designee.
16. Participates with other community leaders in manager-on-duty role and schedule.
17. Participates in General Orientation and annual training programming for all team members.
18. Provides direction, oversight and mentoring with a focus upon Wellness team members.
19. Assures Resident safety.
20. Maintains current licensure, associated certifications, credentials and annual continuing educations requirements.
21. Serves as the director for the Infection Control Program of the community and participates in the development of infection prevention policies and procedures and ensures compliance with applicable guidelines and regulations.
22. Participates in the annual review, on-going monitoring, implementation and serves as point of contact for the Infection Control program.
23. Must be adaptable, teachable and flexible in tasks and have exceptional time management and organizational skills.
24. Must be a team player and have the ability to mentor and coach other residence team members.
25. Self-motivated, proactive and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
26. Respects Residents’ rights, privacy and dignity.
27. Responds to Residents' needs.
A. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Understanding of the pathophysiology and manifestations of diabetes (including complications commonly associated with this chronic condition). Ability to teach residents and/or families about self-assessment, prevention of complications and importance of following the treatment regime. Able to collaborate with culinary team to ensure nutritional needs of residents are met. Utilizes data to drive outcomes.
Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice, state and local regulations, and of common safety standards and precautions are required. The ability to effectively manage and direct the resident care department. Knowledge of medical records documentation and the ability to handle emergency situations calmly and competently are required. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all residence personnel is essential. The ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing is required. The ability to communicate in a mode or manner understood by the resident is required. The ability to exercise good judgment and make confident ethical decisions is essential. Must be able to effectively manage time in order to complete multiple projects/tasks. Must possess computer skills. May require frequent lifting, bending, stretching, and standing for long periods of time.
Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN): Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Five or more years experience in the long-term care industry required with supervisory experience.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required. Certified as a diabetic educator or an equivalent certification in diabetes/endocrinology. CPR certification required. Current driver's license in state employed is preferred.
Note: Pennsylvania Personal Care Home regulations require a minimum age of 18 for this position.
E. Job Characteristics
This job requires connecting with people quickly in an outgoing, friendly manner. The use of persuasive communication skills to gain the interest and involvement of others in the work process is an important aspect of the job. An extreme sense of urgency is needed, combined with getting work done in complete, accurate detail and in accordance with company standards and policies. The motivation for this position comes from a strong sense of duty and a feeling of responsibility for completing work both quickly and correctly. A faster than average work pace is necessary combined with impatience for results. Follow-up of delegated work must be very thorough. Decision making will be done with the ideas and advice of others, but always carefully and cautiously within the guidelines of established company policy. Selling ideas to others and the ability to train, teach and motivate a team are strong aspects of this position. Change is an ongoing occurrence of this job and will be approached conservatively and with the support and guidance of management.
IntegraCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer