Assistant Director of Nursing
Company: Elderwood at Lancaster
Posted on: July 15, 2021
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the Director of Nursing in planning, organizing, developing and
directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Service
Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local
standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the facility,
and as may be directed by the Administrator, the Medical Director,
and/or Director of Nursing, to ensure that the highest degree of
quality care is maintained at all times.
Director of Nursing written materials that will assist the nursing
service department in meeting the day-to-day needs of the
- Assume duties of the Director of
Nursing in his/her absence under the direction of the
- Assist the resident and Social
Services in planning the nursing services portion of the resident
- Assumes duties of personnel
within nursing department as needed or directed by DON and/or
- Perform administrative duties
such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies,
charting, etc., as necessary.
- Recruit, interview, select,
hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate nursing personnel,
delegating as necessary. This also includes counseling and
recommending suspension or termination of employees to Director of
Nursing or Administrator as necessary, maintaining documentation to
support the same.
- Ensure adequate 24-hour nursing
coverage in the facility.
- Ensure that all nursing
assistants are enrolled in or have graduated from an approved
nursing assistant training program.
- Assist the DON in determining
the staffing needs of the nursing service department.
- Ensure that all nurse aide
trainees are under the direct supervision of a licensed
- Recommend to the DON the number
and level of nursing personnel to be employed.
- Resolve personnel problems and
build into the nursing program maximum employee motivation, keeping
employees informed of current changes that effect their ability in
providing quality patient care.
- Develop work assignments and
schedule duty hours, and/or assist nursing supervisory staff in
completing or performing such tasks.
- Delegate to the Charge Nurse(s)
and Nurse Supervisor(s) the administrative authority,
responsibility, and accountability to perform their assigned
- Nursing Care
- Supervise all admissions and
readmissions for eligibility or denial of Medicare Skilled services
- Notify all providers, in
writing, within 24 hours of resident status of eligibility
for skilled services and changes.
- Ensure that written physician
certification for skilled services per Medicare guidelines are
- Coordinate therapeutic services,
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, etc., for
residents with therapeutic needs.
- In addition, be responsible for
monitoring resident progress and eligibility when no longer are
eligible for Medicare skilled services. Notification will be timely
-- within 24-hours upon determination.
- Make daily rounds of the nursing
department to ensure that all nursing personnel are performing
their work assignment in accordance with acceptable nursing
standards. Report findings to DON.
- Provide residents with a
comfortable, clean, orderly, and safe environment.
- Assess resident's condition and
care needs through daily resident rounds.
- Monitor medication passes and
treatment schedules to ensure that medications are being
administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as
- Report medication errors per
- Provide direct nursing care as
- Ensures that residents who are
unable to call for help are checked frequently.
Employee Perks!: 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match, Life
Insurance, Monthly employee appreciation events, Strong leadership
EOE Statement: WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and
employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without
regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion,
gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or
veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other
protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the
performance of the work involved.
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