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Head Nurse - LTC units
Location:WC Annex NW MSFLD
FT/PT:Full-time 40 hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:11/09/2020
Hiring Range:$31.28-$35.77
Job Responsibilities:
Purpose of Position
The purpose of this position is to ensure quality patient care on the long-term care units that complies with nursing standards.  Works with the Director of Nursing to supervise, train, and educate nursing staff; acts as a role model for the facility standards of care; has an excellent understanding of state and federal regulations and maintains strict compliance with facility policies and procedures and assures staff compliance; identifies facility problems and issues and works with the Director of Nursing to rectify them.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Supervises nursing staff. 

Issues performance evaluations for nursing staff. 

Identifies problems and collaborates with the Director of Nursing to develop solutions.

Conducts unit staff meetings.

Maintains an excellent understanding for infection control practices and monitors staff for compliance.

Participates in quality assurance monitoring and surveys.

Participates in the Federal and State survey process.

Provides for and monitors educational needs of nursing staff.  

Provides nursing care and assessments when required.

Ensures facility practices and nursing staff are compliant with state and federal regulations and facility policies.

Will be required to work in the floor nurse role periodically, likely one time per week.

Monitors patient care plans on the unit.

Will participate in pharmacy pre-authorizations.

Oversees the immunization program on the long-term care units for staff and patients in collaboration with the facility Infection Preventionist.

Performs all duties of an MDS Coordinator, including completion of MDS’s on the skilled nursing home units.

Monitors staffing levels to stay in line with budgeted operations and resident needs.

Discipline staff as needed in collaboration with the Director of Nursing.  

Monitors quality of patient care.

Participates in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement, both internally and as required by CMS and Medicare.

Investigates resident and staff complaints with the Director of Nursing; investigates injuries and incidents. 

Staff scheduling.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

Provides Unit coverage in absence of other personnel.

Inspects Unit for maintenance needs and safety hazards.

Informs guardians and family members regarding patient status.

Counsels patients.

Orders supplies, materials, medications, etc.

Instructs staff and conducts in-services.

Oversees new staff orientation.
Job Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with two years nursing experience preferred; experience supervising and disciplining staff; working knowledge of MDS.

Additional training to include BLS, non-violent crisis intervention training, and supervisory and leadership training to be completed upon hire or within three months as applicable.