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Director of Nursing Services RN (Registered Nurse) - Cupertino

Company: Cupertino Healthcare & Wellness Center
Location: Cupertino
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Job Description:

Position Description:

Under the direction of the Administrator, the Director of Nursing Services is responsible for the administration and management of Nursing Services to residents in accordance with orders of the physicians and total needs of the residents. Responsible for 24-hour supervision of Nursing Services.


                     A graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing

                     Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state in which practicing

                     Experienced or trained in nursing service administration, rehabilitation, psychiatric or geriatric nursing

                     One or more years of demonstrated ability in nursing administration and/or supervision in a health facility in the last 5 years

                     Supervisory or operations management experience, a strong understanding of skilled nursing standards of care, and federal and state regulations including Medicare, Medicaid, and Managed Care reimbursement rules

                     Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to apply basic principles of nursing care and teaching

                     Demonstrates leadership ability and capability to work effectively with all levels of personnel

                     Maintains an interest and knowledge of current trends and new developments in nursing and health administration

                     Demonstrates interest and ability to work effectively with the public

                     A desire to work with geriatric and disabled persons

                     Skills for critical-thinking and problem-solving

                     Ability to generate enthusiasm and cooperation from others

                     Ability to develop and maintain good interpersonal relationships

                     Possession of good emotional and physical health

                     A high level of professionalism and excellent communication skills

                     A genuine interest in and respect for people and a desire to be of service to them

                     Ability to accept and work with persons with different social and cultural traits

                     Ability to work in a long-term care environment

 General Duties and Responsibilities


                     Assumes ultimate responsibility for coordinating plans for the total care of each resident which comply with physician’s orders, governmental regulations, and facility resident care policies

                     Develops, maintains, and upgrades nursing service objectives, standards for nursing practice, nursing procedure manuals and written job descriptions for each level of nursing personnel

                     Participates in the recruitment, selection, hiring, orientation, training, and dismissal of nursing personnel

                     Assists in controlling nursing service hours and supply costs, including recommendation for the number and type of nursing personnel to be employed and nursing service equipment and supply needs

                     Participates in admission and discharge planning for residents

                     Communicating with doctors, residents, and family members about resident health

                     Maintains contact with physicians as necessary according to resident needs, facility policies and governmental regulations

                     Implementing new policies and procedures and training nurses

                     Evaluates information to be shared with outside nursing personnel and allied services for continuity of resident care

                     Assess community resources that may be utilized to improve resident care

                     Maintains good interpersonal relationships with residents and their families, nursing personnel, allied professional services and the community

                     Periodically visits residents to ensure maximum care and to ascertain need to additional or modified services

                     Participates in professional organization activities, identifies, and meets educations need of staff through meeting and in-service classes

                     Attends and participates in all required meetings, conferences and policy making committees in the facility

                     Promotes a safe environment within the facility, which includes fire and accident prevention, maintenance of sanitary conditions and assurance that all nursing personnel understand their roles in the event of a disaster or other disruption of services

                     Assures that an adequate orientation and in-service training program is provided for all nursing personnel

                     Confers daily with the Administrator regarding current status of nursing services and submits written reports as requested


                     Assigns duties and delegates responsibilities to nursing personnel according to their abilities

                     Evaluates performance of nursing personnel reporting to her/him and maintains evaluation records

                     Coordinates nursing service with other resident care services provided; such as physician, dietary, occupational, physical and speech therapies, resident activities, social services, medical records and business office

                     Assures that a resident Plan of Care is established for each resident and that the plan is reviewed and modified as needed

                     Encourages staff development and professional growth

                     Assures adequate 24-hour nursing coverage in the facility each day

                     Designates a responsible professional nurse to be in charge of the nursing service during the absence of the Nursing Director

                     Provide close supervision and direction to the Charge Nurses to continually improve the nursing care of residents

                     Participate in the Quality Assurance Committee Meeting

                     Reviews and corrects findings and deficiencies of Pharmacy Consultant, Department of Health Services, Dietary Consultant, Medical Records Consultant, Quality Assurance Team and prevent reoccurrence by implementation of recommendations and follow through

                     Maintains quality assurance in facility by frequent nursing rounds and continuous assessment of resident conditions from admission through discharge

                     Assumes responsibility for investigation of alleged abuse or unusual occurrence as outlined within our established policies and procedures


                     Presents professional image to consumers through dress, behavior, and speech

                     Adheres to Company standards for resolving consumer concerns

                     Ensures that all resident rights are protected









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