Parker is a pioneer in the field of long-term care and aging services. We are among the first to embrace person-directed care, small home models, and changing the conversation around aging in America. Parker is a not-for-profit organization with a mission "to discover ways to make aging manageable, relatable, and enriching for all of society" and a vision to "make aging part of life." With our tremendous growth and diversity into new markets, we are seeking an Assistant Director of Nursing for our home in Monroe Township, NJ.
The Assistant Director of NursingServices complements the Director of Nursing Services in planning, developing, and supervising the activities of licensed and non-licensed personnel who provide healthcare and nursing services to elders of Parker at Monroe. This position assists with the development and implementation of nursing services, objectives, and policies and procedures in accordance with Federal and State regulations. Plans, directs, and coordinates clinical activities for the small homes concept at Parker at Monroe, maintain standards of practice for the elder residing in Long Term Care, and advises medical staff, department heads, and administrator in matters related to clinical services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the Director of Nursing Services in directing the activities of licensed and non-licensed personnel who provide health care and nursing service to the elder of Parker at Monroe on a 24-hour, 7-day per week basis.
Collaborates and supports the Community Nurse Managers, including MDS, infection control and staff development.
Lead, mentor, engage and develop teams to maximize their contributions, including recruiting, assessing, training, coaching and managing performance.
Assist in the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the nursing department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Parker’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; performance management; addressing complaints and resolving problems
Assists with the development and implementation of nursing services, objectives, and policies and procedures in accordance with Federal and State regulations.
Shares responsibility for backing up RN staff on a 24-hour per day, 7 day per week basis.
Recommends establishment or revision of policies, procedures, and methods and develops organizational structure and standards of performance
Provides reports/recommendations as needed/required for the Director of Nursing Services concerning the operation of the Nursing Department.
In the absence of the Director of Nursing Services, the Assistant Director of Nursing Services performs the duties of the Director
Assists the Director of Nursing Services in the design, implementation, and evaluation of nursing systems that ensure consistent delivery of care and maintains and promotes elder’s rights.
Assists with training initiatives for all staff, to include General Orientation, required in-service training and clinical training for the nursing department.
Assist the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) in developing and implementing appropriate plans of actions
Assists the Director of Nursing Services in the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, procedures, and guidelines on an annual and ongoing basis (i.e., nursing, pharmacy, lab, physicians, medical records, etc.) Prepares periodic reports and audits concerning resident care service.
Conducts nursing rounds on all homes several times per day, including the beginning and end of shift
Qualifications and Skills
Self-directed and results-oriented, demonstrating initiative and follow-through
Demonstrated relationship building and maintenance skills, including empowering and developing others, conflict management, and fostering cooperation.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Apply knowledge, skills, and experience, in a way that is informed by professional standards, laws and ethical principles, to develop an opinion or decision about what should be done to best serve our Elders.
Possesses the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc. of the nursing department.
Seeks out new methods and principles and competently incorporates them into practices.
Knowledgeable of and follow all safety and infection control procedures for position
Prior experience working with individuals with Alzheimer's or other related diseases
Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, licensed to practice in New Jersey as a Registered Nurse.
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, preferred.
Three years supervisory experience in long term care
Must have a thorough knowledge of State and Federal regulations and guidelines governing long term care facilities.
Strong communication, organizational and time management skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Applications & Electronic Health Records
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Compensation, Annual Bonus, Generous Paid Time Off, Pension Plan, 403(b) plan, Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans, Health Savings Account, Company Paid Life & AD&D Insurance, Company Paid Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Onsite Wellness Center & Wellness Plan Reimbursement
Excellent opportunity to work with a diverse and talented group of leaders in a dynamic and growing organization.
Parker is a non-for-profit, New Jersey-based aging services organization with over 100 years’ experience that is committed to empowering older Americans. We are a diverse community of over 1,000 dedicated and passionate employees, caregivers, volunteers, thought leaders, researchers, educators, and partners. Our award-winning standards and approaches have made us a pioneer of inclusive aging servi...ces and long-term care residences, and a national thought leader on the conversation around aging in America. Founded by Henrietta Parker, since 1907 Parker has been challenging, changing, and expanding the idea of what it means to grow older in America and how all of us can make aging part of life.