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Director of Nursing (DON)

Monarch Healthcare Management

Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: May 6, 2024
Director of Nursing (DON)
Sign on bonus: $12,500.
Position Summary
The Director of Nursing is accountable for the development and maintenance of nursing service objective and standards of nursing practice. Has administrative authority, responsibility and accountability for functions, activities, and training of nursing staff. Is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of care delivery systems. Orients, instructs, and supervises personnel and functions. Coordinates nursing services with other departments. Maintains supplies and adequate equipment. Maintains compliance with Federal, State, and local standards and regulations to assure quality outcome of care.
Essential Responsibilities And Duties
RESPONSIBILITY: To Facilitate the Care of the Resident Through a Well-Defined Care Delivery System to Assure Quality Outcome of Care
• Oversees the entire RAI process including electronic submission, assessment reference date and lock date.
• Coordinates MDS and care planning process. Will develop plan of care in cooperation with nursing staff and interdisciplinary care plan team.
• Serves as consultant on admitting and discharge policies and procedures in cooperation with Social Services and Administration and completes referrals in a timely manner.
• Attends or conducts patient care conferences as needed.
• Maintains total nursing care of patients and the accuracy of the nursing care records thru management of nursing staff.
• Implements procedures for general nursing care and for aseptic techniques by applying nursing policies and procedures.
• Maintains updated written nursing procedure manuals at each nursing station, in cooperation with education directors.
• Coordinates nursing services for the resident in the facility with other ancillary services and interdisciplinary team members.
• Accompanies or assigns other qualified nursing personnel to accompany physicians when attending patients.
RESPONSIBILITY: Has Knowledge of and Consistently Applies Established Nursing Policies and Procedures According to State and Federal Regulations and Nurse Practice Act
• Is knowledgeable of and abides by the importance of the residents’ Bill of Rights.
• Knows and uses standards of care and specific policies to perform nursing care duties for residents.
• Allows autonomous decision making for resident whenever possible.
• Abides by and promotes the Continuous Quality Improvement Program of Monarch Healthcare Management.
• Implement a medication administration procedure that assures accurate, timely medicine to all residents
• Meets with the pharmaceutical consultant routinely to assure proper medication disposition and follow- up recommendations for drug interactions.
• Completes forms properly and timely as required by State and Federal agencies; i.e., QAR, MDH, etc.L
RESPONSIBILITY: For the Staffing and Efficiency of the Nursing Department
• Works with budget as outlined by Administrator and Monarch Healthcare Management.
• Meets with sales representatives as needed.
• Delegates and oversees inventories, orders and maintains supplies and equipment for the Nursing Department.
• Reports equipment in need of repair to the Maintenance Director as necessary.
• Works with Administrator regarding purchase of high cost equipment.
RESPONSIBILITY: For the Ordering, Receiving and Storage of New Equipment and Supplies
• Works with budget as outlined by Administrator and Monarch Healthcare Management.
• Meets with sales representatives as needed.
• Delegates and oversees inventories, orders, and maintains supplies and equipment for the Nursing Department.
• Reports equipment in need of repair to the Maintenance Director as necessary.
• Works with Administrator regarding purchase of high cost equipment.
FACILITY COMPLIANCE
• Promotes a highly positive workplace centered on strong customer service, inclusivity and ensuring staff feel welcome and supported
• Exhibits professional behavior that serves as a leader and role model for all staff, residents and visitors.
• Promotes a positive and professional image both in the facility and in the community.
• Always maintains resident confidentiality. Understands the need for complete privacy of all health care data
• Attends meetings as directed to include departmental meetings, Quality Assurance meetings, and others as directed by the Administrator.
• Attends educational programs on Continuous Quality Improvement, customer satisfaction and other such programs. Further completes audits as designated.
• Develops and conducts nursing staff meetings as needed.
• Maintains and applies knowledge of current policies and procedures as it relates to your job responsibilities. Educate necessary personnel, as needed.
• Attends continuing education/in-services pertinent to your departments and designated by the ADON.
• Attends all staff education of the Rehabilitation Center relating to safety, infection control and disease process.
• Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as directed by supervisor.
Qualifications
Education and Experience
• Must be a Registered Nurse, currently licensed by the State of Minnesota, who has training in rehabilitation nursing, gerontology, nursing service administration, management, supervision and psychiatric or geriatric nursing before or within the first twelve (12) months after appointment as Director of Nursing Services.
• Must possess the ability to communicate verbally and in writing when directing the care of residents.
• Must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Must qualify for employment, after criminal background study, per guidelines of Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Preferred
• Experience in healthcare, skilled nursing facility or assisted living community
Required Skills And Abilities
• Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and pivot with sudden demands of your attention
• Resilience; ability to welcome constructive feedback, course correct and not take it personally
• Personability; ability to get along with all personality types and inspire trust with residents, staff, family
• High emotional intelligence (EQ)
• Ability to actively listen, with the goal of understanding
• Ability to clearly speak and proficiently read and write in English
• Comfort in operating in ambiguous situations and with diverse populations
• Ability to thrive in an environment that is fast-paced and rapidly growing
About Monarch
Monarch’s mission is to change the way short term rehabilitation and long-term care is delivered. We strive to make patient care and customer service come together, putting the needs of our residents and their families first. We fulfill the communities need for health and housing, in a comfortable well equipped, pleasant home like atmosphere.
We could not provide this caliber of services without our dedicated employees. We value their contributions and work hard to attract and retain the best talent by offering a positive and supportive work environment along with competitive pay, nice perks, and great benefits.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
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