Director Nursing Assistant

Canon City, CO
Feb 06, 2018
Mar 06, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
St. Thomas More Hospital, a 25- acute care/critical access facilty, is the cornerstone of health care services for Fremont County and surrounding southern Colorado communtites. St. Thomas More offers 24-hour emergency and trauma services, inpatient acute care, intensive care unit, The Birth Center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation services, sleep disorder center and more. St. Thomas More was rated five stars by Healthgrades® for Total Knee Replacement (2012-2017), Hip Fracture Treatment (2017), and Treatment of Sepsis (2017). Our physicians specialize in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and pediatric health services. Associates of St. Thomas More enjoy the camaraderie of a close-knit community hospital, the relaxed feel of small town life and an affordable cost of living in a town rich in culture and historic architecture. Located 50 miles from Colorado Springs at the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains and the entrance to the Royal Gorge, locals and visitors alike enjoy this area for some of the state's best hiking, widllife and river sports like rafting and fishing. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visiting

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 121474

Recruiter Contact: Darci Clark,

Clinic/Department: 6096 PCC SKILLED NURSING


Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Position Summary

Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates strategies for the management of the assigned population around a continuum of care. Establishes monitors and analyzes the effectiveness and appropriateness of tools and processes necessary for case management. Tracks quality, satisfaction and cost outcomes and then responds to those outcomes appropriately.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Associates of Nursing required

  • Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) or Masters of Nursing (MSN) preferred

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • 2 years experience with Long Term Care ( LTC)

  • 2 years experience in a staff development role.

  • Leadership/supervisory experience preferred


  • Current CO Registered Nurse (RN) License

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required, Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association required for facilities with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and preferred for facilities without an AED.

  • CPR Instructor preferred

Position Duties (Essential Functions)


  • Research, plan, organize, and/or conduct all training programs, seminars, and in-services for all facility personnel, and determine the effectiveness of each.

  • Track and maintain attendance log of all associate training.

  • Maintain library of videos and other training aids.

  • Organize and facilitate new associate orientation.

  • Plan, organize, and conduct any specialized training, e.g. dementia, volunteers, safety, OSHA, required by facility as well as maintain any related documentation.

  • Plans for the provision of care in the areas of responsibility, including, strategic and program planning, and policy and procedure development while adhering to the mission of the facility.

  • Actively participates in strategic planning and program development.

  • Participates and provides leadership for regulatory requirements.

  • Will serve as clinical educator and ensures that competencies are current.


  • Responsible to set-up, monitor and report on Nursing Indicators.

  • Follow-up on the monthly pharmacy report making corrections as needed.

  • Implements and participates in effective, ongoing programs to measure, assess, and improve the quality of care and customer satisfaction including but not limited to restraint (including fall occurrence reports) and pain management programs.

  • Promotes an environment conducive to safe and quality care.

  • Identifies and participates in sentinel event reviews, and participates in necessary revisions to policy and practice to reduce or alleviate the chance for error in the future.


  • Assesses the clinical and psychosocial needs of the resident along the continuum of care.

  • Responsible for admission and quarterly assessments to include, but is not limited to, use of restraints, use of siderails, fall risk and skin assessment.

  • Prepare home medication information sheets for discharge.

  • Provide direct care as appropriate.


  • Will work in conjunction with the Director of Nursing and MDS Coordinator.

  • Review MAR's and TAR's on a quarterly basis.

  • Collaborates with the nursing and multidisciplinary health care team to ensure that residents/patient needs are being met.

  • Coordinates and integrates human and material resources to support and meet the care needs in the areas of responsibility, while supporting the overall organizational goals and mission.

  • Will assist Director of Nursing in writing, reviewing, and revising policies and procedures.

  • Will share charge nurse responsibilities when needed.

  • Will rotate weekly and weekend call. Provides direction of services through organization, coordination, support of staffing programs, and competent staff development through education/orientation, communication and support.

  • Participates and provides leadership in education / orientation programs with the nursing care group.


  • Review all pharmacy bills and report to designated leadership.

  • Follows OSHA guidelines and facility safety programs to ensure a safe environment.

  • Responsible for the proper care of all property, equipment, supplies, and financial assets involved in the performance of the job.

  • Assures effective and efficient financial utilization of human and capital resources, while supporting effective stewardship, and contributing to the financial health of the entity.

  • Supports improvements to support associate satisfaction and retention of staff.

Physical Requirements

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs constantly.

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

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