Director of Nursing - Full Time

The Woodlands at Furman

1500 Trailhead Ct

Greenville, SC 29617

POSITION SUMMARY – Must be a current RN

The Director of Nursing assumes authority, responsibility, and accountability for the delivery of nursing services in the facility. In collaboration with facility Administration, allocates department resources in an efficient and economic manner to enable each resident to attain or maintain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. Collaborates with other departments, medical professionals, consultants, and organizations, including government agencies and advocacy groups, to develop, support and coordinate resident care, related administrative functions, and to represent the interests of the Woodlands at Furman.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • 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 and federal laws and
  • Communicates and interprets policies and procedures to nursing staff, and monitors staff practices and implementation.
  • Participates in all admission decisions, and may visit prospective residents before
  • Participates in daily or weekly management team meetings to discuss resident status, census changes, personnel, or resident complaints or
  • Evaluates the work performance of all nursing personnel, assists in the determination of wage increases, and implements discipline according to operational
  • 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 resident
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and application of Key Clinical Quality Indicators, and proactively monitors and implements systems to achieve and/or surpass company
  • Exercises overall supervision of resident assessments and care
  • Oversees or is responsible for the CNA certification programs, competency testing, and all related records
  • Reviews 24-hour report 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
  • Collaborates with physicians, consultants, community agencies, and institutions to improve the quality of services and to resolve identified
  • Coordinates nursing services with all other departments including
  • Oversees nursing schedules to assure they meet resident needs and regulatory and budgetary
  • Participates in the recruitment and selection of nursing personnel and assures sufficient staff are
  • Oversees and supervises development and delivery of in-service education to equip nursing staff with sufficient knowledge and skills to provide compassionate, quality care and respect for resident
  • Proactively develops positive employee relations, incentives, and recognition programs. Promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and effective
  • Performs rounds to observe care and to interview staff, residents, families or other interested
  • Monitors staff for compliance with OSHA mandates and facility policies on workplace safety. Proactively develops procedures and incentives to promote workplace safety and safe work
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Participates in budget development for the nursing department, and for medical, nursing, and central supplies. Assures nursing staff properly charges out ancillaries used.
  • Helps the Administrator prepare staff for inspection surveys, instructing staff on matters of conduct and disclosure, being interviewed by inspectors, immediate corrections of problems noted by surveyors, Reviews and reinforces important standards previously cited.
  • Participates in the preparation of the Plan of Correction response to an inspection survey, and implements any follow-up QA required for any nursing
  • Communicates directly with residents, families, medical staff, nursing staff, interdisciplinary team members, and Department Heads to coordinate care and services, promote participation in care plans, and maintain a high quality of care and life for
  • Promotes customer service and hospitality and responds to and adequately resolves complaints or concerns from residents or families about nursing
  • Monitors facility incidents and complaints daily to identify those defined as unusual occurrences by State policy and promptly reports such occurrences to Administrator/Executive Director for appropriate
  • Monitors complaint reports daily for allegations of potential abuse or neglect, or the loss or misappropriation of resident property, and participates in these
  • Promotes compliance with accident prevention procedures, safety rules, and safe work practices to prevent employee injury and illness and control worker’s compensation
  • Assures staff is trained in fire and disaster and other emergency procedures, and evaluates performance during drills.
  • Interacts courteously with residents, family members, employees, visitors, vendors, business associates, and representatives of government

Please do not call the Facility. E-mail resumes to: dlilly@twafsc.org