Director of Nursing

Miravida Living
Oshkosh, WI, US
Aug 30, 2017
Sep 30, 2017
Contract Type
Job Description


Plans, directs, and coordinates resident care activities in accordance with the Mission/Vision ofBethel Home to maintain standards of residents care, and advises medical staff, department heads, and administrators in matters related to nursing service by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. Directs the activities of licensed and non-licensed personnel who provide healthcare and nursing service to the residents at Bethel Home on a 24-hour, 7 day per week basis.

Nature and Scope

The Director of Nursing reports to the Administrator. Reporting to this position are the Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Leads, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Unit Clerks.

  • The Director of Nursing compliments the Administrator in planning, developing, and supervising the activities of licensed and non-licensed personnel who provide healthcare and nursing services to residents of Bethel Home.
  • This position develops and implements nursing services, objectives, and policies and procedures in accordance with Federal and State regulations.
  • The Director of Nursing has a shared responsibility for selecting Nursing Department staff, completing employee evaluations, and resolving problems involving employee disciplinary action.
  • The Director of Nursing shares responsibility for backing up RN staff on a 24-hour per day, 7 day per week basis.
  • The Director of Nursing may confer with residents physicians on an occasional basis to clarify medical orders and direct care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Recommends establishment or revision of policies, procedures, and methods and develops organizational structure and standards of performance.
  • Advises and assists Administrator, and medical staff in planning and developing administrative and operational policies and procedures, facilities use and planning, and strategic planning.
  • Coordinates implementation of methods and procedures to ensure achievement of objectives.
  • Coordinates, integrates, and evaluates functions and activities of nursing program.
  • Consults with Administrator, department heads, and others to coordinate nursing activities with other Bethel Home activities.
  • Interprets policies and objectives of nursing service to staff and community groups.
  • Analyzes and evaluates overall resident care program.
  • Confers with nurse leaders and staff concerning problems of resident care.
  • Develops and promotes cooperative working relationships with other hospitals and community agencies, and with other departments.
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates nursing systems that ensure consistent delivery of care and maintains and promotes resident rights.
  • Conducts nursing rounds on all units several times per day, including the beginning and end of shift.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates facility policies, procedures and guidelines on an annual and ongoing basis (i.e., nursing, pharmacy, lab, physicians, medical records, etc.)
  • Ensures that residents are free from abuse, mistreatment, and neglect.
  • Ensures nursing staff awareness and compliance with Federal and State regulation relative to resident rights issues.
  • Assists the Administrator in the development and implementation of the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor's of Nursingdegree from an accredited schoolof nursingwith currentWisconsin licensure as an RN and four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prior experience in long term care supervisory role preferred.
  • Must complete ANNC certification within 90 days of acceptance of position and maintain membership and certification.
  • Must maintain wound care certification.
  • Must complete any training required by CMS to serve as infection control consultant of Bethel Home, Inc.
Company Description

For over 50 years, Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh has served the needs of elders, provided peace of mind for their loved ones and offered meaningful, purposeful work for its employees. We have been known for our leadership in creating new approaches to care, and we are often first to introduce new options for apartment living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitative care, and dementia care.

In recent years, we have moved away from brick and mortar expansion plans. We are focused on our services and on providing our residents opportunities for extraordinary experiences. This fundamental shift has ignited creativity and inspired the launch of programs with an approach centered on our elders. Today, our work is about creating moments of connection and joy.

Our shift in thinking resulted in the need for a name change. We needed a name that captures the spirit of innovation, describes, without defining, life with us and inspires possibilities going forward.

Our search for just the right name led to the creation of a new word. Miravida emerged.' is a Latin root word meaning curiosity and wonder. 'Vi' is Latin for life.

Miravida Living: A way of life emphasizing wonder and curiosity ... a way of living not defined by age or abilities but filled with possibilities and opportunities.

Bringing forward the best of who we have been and moving forward with a commitment to be even better ... we are Miravida Living

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