General Descriptions: Responsible for the development and maintenance of nursing service objectives, standards of nursing practice, nursing policy and procedure manuals, written job descriptions for each level of nursing personnel, hiring, firing, and staffing the recommended number and levels of nursing personnel to be employed, and staff development.
Under the direction of the Administrator (LNFA), the Director of Nursing Services is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting, budgeting, and management of facilities, personnel, supplies and equipment in such a way that meaningful nursing service is established to render the optimum level of resident care.
Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Some duties may be delegated, but the Director of Nursing Services retains accountability for outcomes.
Responsible for developing and maintaining nursing service objectives, standards of nursing practice, and nursing policies and procedures in cooperation with the Medical Director and the Director of Healthcare to provide the highest possible quality of care to residents in the Nursing Facility and Assisted Living units.
Responsible for recruitment and retention of all nursing personnel. Responsible for maintaining an appropriate level of staffing on a continuous basis with a clear line of authority and responsibility for each position. Develops and revises written job descriptions for each position and ensures staff understanding of job expectations and accountability. Develops and revises staffing patterns in cooperation with the Director of Healthcare to ensure quality of care within the financial framework.
Responsible for recruiting, interviewing, verifying credentials and references, and hiring of all nursing personnel. Orients all new personnel to Holly Hall and Nursing Service policies and procedures, and ensures that all personnel receive thorough educational and on-the-job training prior to independent practice. Evaluates employees annually for performance. Counsels and disciplines employees as needed to correct deficient practice and improve performance. Terminates employees when necessary and follows Peer Review and reporting guidelines for deficient or negligent practice.
Reviews resident records and rounds on all units to ensure that resident care is in compliance with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and is provided according to physician’s orders and the residents plan of care. Assists nursing personnel with nursing care planning and decision-making to optimize care. Meets with personnel routinely and as needed to resolve nursing issues and ensure staff understanding of new policies/procedures and changes in resident care.
Ensures that all documentation required by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services is completed and submitted in an accurate and timely manner. This includes MDS assessments, quarterly care plan meetings, and resident death reports for the nursing facility, and service plans and quarterly care plan meetings for assisted living. Responsible for ensuring that the nursing facility and assisted living units function in compliance with all regulatory guidelines.
Prepares monthly reports for the Director of Healthcare to provide detailed information on nursing department functions. Keeps the Director of Healthcare informed daily of any internal and external issues which could affect facility function.
Develops and revises forms used in the nursing department as needed to provide clear, concise documentation of all resident care. Reviews resident records to ensure that documentation is accurate, timely and complete.
Meets with and tours prospective clients through the nursing facility and assisted living units in the absence of the Admission Coordinator and screens (through clinical documentation and/or on-site visits) all prospective residents prior to admission to ensure Holly Hall’s ability to provide care. Meets with families as needed after admission to resolve resident care issues within realistic limitations. Meets with physicians as needed to clarify treatment objectives and resolve resident care issues.
Responsible for oversight of the Medical Records department and ensures that all resident records are handled and stored in a HIPAA compliant manner. Sets accountability standard for the processing of all aspects of Medical Records and the implementation and maintenance of the Electronic Medical Records process in accordance with current practices and state and federal deadlines.
Responsible for submitting QAPI tracking and trending information to the Director of Performance Improvement.
Meets regularly and as needed with other department managers to ensure quality of care and service, and to correct problems between departments which could interfere with that care. Works cooperatively with all other departments to resolve issues and minimize disruptions.
Conducts in-services, on and off site, to provide healthcare information to residents, families, and community. Participates in Leading Age, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and other outside vendors activities as able to promote learning and remain abreast of Best Practice and current Nursing Standards.
Maintains a high level of safety awareness for potential threats to resident/employee safety and takes prompt action to report or resolve the problem. Notifies Director of Healthcare of any persistent, unresolved safety issues.
Compliant with RN licensing standards as governed by the Texas Board of Nursing. Maintains licensure in an uninterrupted manner and provides proof of licensure at the time of renewal. Responsible for obtaining continuing education to maintain current licensure.
Delegates responsibility for direct supervision of resident care to RN Supervisors and LVNs and follows up as needed. Delegates as needed to Assistant Director of Nursing.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B.S.N.) from a four-year college or university is preferred; ADN from an accredited college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training in long term care and nursing management; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be computer proficient with a variety of software packages.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas.
Internal Number: HCC4001
About Holly Hall
Holly Hall Christian Retirement Community located in Houston Texas Across from NRG stadium.One of Houston'S original Retirement Community founded on Christian Principals Serving Houston seniors of all faiths.