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Assistant Director of Nursing

Company: Edgemere
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Director of Nursing Services provides assistance to the director of nursing organizing, directing, and evaluating activities of the nursing department including standards for nursing practice and the management and development of nursing team members. This role is responsible for demonstrating a commitment to customer service through resident focused initiatives that support the mission of the community and Lifespace Communities. Community Name Address City, State Zip ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions:--- Assist the director of nursing with all functions of the nursing department and assumes responsibility when the director of nursing is unavailable. --- As assigned, implement, direct, monitor, and report on new techniques, nursing objectives and standards of nursing care.--- Coordinate nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the resident's total regime of care.--- Oversee and assist in assessment, coordination, planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation in case management and administer direct resident care.--- Assist in developing policies; directly responsible for monitoring and enforcement of set policies.--- As assigned participate in assigned resident care programs which may include the Interdisciplinary team, Resident Care Planning Team, the Restorative Care Program and other programs as necessary to provide optimal care.--- Foster an environment which acknowledges and supports each resident and their rights to make choices regarding their surroundings and care.--- Meeting federal and regulatory requirements ensure appropriate staffing levels and forecast team needs with fluctuation of workload. --- Assist with employment related activities to include team member safety, hiring, performance management, corrective action, team member engagement and recognition, and team member development and training.--- Implement, monitor, and report on assigned cost control.--- Participate and facilitate, as needed, resident, quality, regulatory and safety meetings specific to the department and community.--- Enforce proper infection control practices.--- Assist, as warranted, in budget preparation and forecasting. --- Comply with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations; maintains knowledge of and follows all company policies and procedures.--- Obtain knowledge and demonstrate the principles of Living Lifespace, person directed care and successful aging philosophies and their inherent core values of commitment, respect, compassion, dedication, team work and quality. Team member will support, actively participate and act in accordance with the principles of the Living Lifespace service culture and be familiar with and fluent in the language and service pillars of Living Lifespace. --- Maintain regular and punctual attendance at work and meetings.OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the team member for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.--- Position may require some outside travel.--- During emergencies or natural disasters may be required to be on duty for the duration of the disaster. --- Participate in the community's manager-on-duty program.JOB REQUIREMENTS:--- Nursing diploma or associate's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing. Bachelor's or master's degree is preferred.--- Five to seven years of nursing experienced in a long care facility preferred.--- Three years leadership experience with demonstrated progressive responsibilities preferably in a long term care facility.--- Registered Nurse license, certifications and other licensure required by state regulations.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:--- Ability to read, write and speak English sufficient to perform job duties and to interact and communicate with residents, vendors and team members.--- Possess a thorough knowledge of the federal, state and local laws, regulations, and guidelines for independent and skilled nursing community. --- Work efforts reflect a passion for exceeding resident expectations.--- Solicits resident/family feedback to understand the needs of the resident and the community. Advocates for service excellence within the center and influences others to take action.--- Displays responsibility by taking ownership of quality care. Shows dedication to enriching the lives of our residents through empathy and compassion.--- Exhibits a commitment to personal excellence through professional greetings, proper telephone etiquette, common courtesy, a professional attitude and appearance.--- Exhibits a commitment to results by looking for and recommending or implementing process improvements.--- Shows respect and courtesy for fellow teammates by working together to get the job well done.--- Effectively addresses resident concerns and strives to reduce or resolve conflict.ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS: The physical responsibilities of this position constantly require effective bending, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, carrying, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. This position often involves medium work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must be able to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of work assigned or make observations of residents and environment; close visual acuity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, operating medical equipment, reading a computer screen, reading printed material, inspection of small defects, and using measurement devices. The functions of this position are conducted in a temperature controlled environment and not substantially exposed to adverse environment conditions and may be routinely exposed to working hazards, communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens, cleaning chemicals, and odors.INTELLECTUAL/EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The occupant of this position must be able to perform the responsibilities of the position well under pressure. The position requires adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure. This position requires the ability to deal with and find resolution to problems and maintain a productive working relationship with team members, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs and requests of others. It also requires adaptability to fluctuate between priorities on a daily basis while being responsive to needs as they arise.

Keywords: Edgemere, Dallas , Assistant Director of Nursing, Executive , Dallas, Texas

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