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Director of Nursing

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Assist with organization's nursing compliance with standards and regulations related to clinical care;
Supervises the nursing staff to ensure timely monthly directives;
Monitors and evaluate medical care activities of all nursing staff to identify trends and opportunities for improvement;
Develop and monitor the nurse delegation process and make notifications as needed to ensure program staff are trained;
Monitor monthly nursing and medical care trends from the Department of Mental and provide recommended changes for improvement;
Identifies training needs to meet quality and compliance standards and work with Training Department to conduct trainings;
Participates in planning, implementing and monitor the continuous quality improvement program;
Monitors medical services as outlined in Person-Centered Plans that include doctor's orders, labs, dental, vision, hearing, seizure activity, etc to identify trends and opportunities for improvement;
Provides a monthly review all medical records through documentation for a specific caseload;
Monitors acute and chronic health conditions and provides treatment within state nursing license guidelines;
Ensure that Physician's Orders accurately reflect the medications on hand for each person;
Prepares a health review prior to the PCP meetings and participates in meetings as time allows or is directed; Completes Community RN requirements as outlined by the Missouri Department of Mental Health;
Provide training to staff and residents regarding medications and medical conditions;
Consult on cases that are medically sensitive and offer suggestions to non-medical staff;
Provide training in Level I Medication Administration and all other nursing delegations as required by the Missouri Department of Mental Health;
Communicate with others including agency staff, state and county personnel regarding medical conditions;
Provide ancillary medical services as needed;
Be the point of contact for hospice agency during times when end-of-life care is needed;
Is on-call for medical advice and direction.

 

Competencies

Communication Proficiency
Flexibility
Person Centered focused
Has sufficient field experience to meet state guidelines and ability to pass training courses in medication administration, First Aid and CPR
Sufficient experience in individualized program development
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and type in English

 

Supervisory Responsibility

Directly supervises nursing staff

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment as well as operate in either a group home or Independent Supported Living (ISL) setting. This role will also be exposed to high levels of noise, human elements such as (blood, urine, etc.); frequent interruptions and fast paced working conditions.  In this role standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines are routinely used.

 

Physical Demands

The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, climb or bend.  The employee must constantly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Also requires stepping up into commercial passenger vans as needed.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position with core hours of work varied depending on home location. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Travel

Driving throughout the metropolitan area daily or as needed using your personal vehicle or agency vehicle.

Required Education and/or Experience

Licensed RN in the State of Missouri.

Job Type: Full Time