Director of Nursing / DON

The Holmstad
Batavia, IL, US
Sep 02, 2017
Oct 03, 2017
Contract Type
Job Description

This position reports to the Administrator - Healthcare and is management in nature. This position is responsible for assuring high quality and professional nursing care is provided to all residents. In performance of duties, the Director of Nursing is entrusted with the following responsibilities:

  1. Develop, direct, implement, oversee and delegate nursing department functions.
  2. Develop, direct, implement, oversee, define and delegate resident care.
  3. In collaboration with Human Resources:
    • interview, hire, verify licensure, orient and train, develop, motivate and assure ongoing education of all nursing department staff
    • evaluate skills competency, address deficiencies
    • review and evaluate performance, discipline as may be necessary, terminate
    • recommend salary increases and promotions
    • support employee safety and safety programs, employee health and wellness.
  4. In collaboration with the Healthcare Administrator:
    • investigate suspected abuse allegations and injuries of unknown origin
    • complete occurrence reporting and root cause analysis
    • address and follow up on resident, family complaints
    • provide appropriate notifications to the State Board of Nursing
  5. Develop, direct, implement, oversee, define and delegate survey management.
  6. Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of the nursing services operating plan / budget.
  7. Coordinate and establish relationships with other departments, interdisciplinary team, outside consultants, outside partners and third-party reimbursement staff to insure continuity of care.
  8. Consult with the Medical Director on a regular basis, minimum of monthly.
  9. Monitor the purchasing function and insures availability of supplies and equipment.
  10. Represent the campus in professional and community activities.
  11. Participate in Campus LifeConnect process.

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