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Health Services Director

Company: JEA Senior Living
Location: Charleston
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Job Description:

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse preferred, Licensed Practical Nurse with strong background in long-term care will be considered.
  • State license current and in good standing
  • Previous supervisory and/or management experience in a related healthcare setting
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with residents, family members and staff
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Ability to develop systems for monitoring resident health conditions and for ensuring efficient and safe delivery of resident care
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to re-prioritize daily tasks, in order to accommodate fluctuating needs of the residents and the facility
  • Ability to represent the facility in a positive and professional manner
  • Experience in training and staff development Essential Functions:
    • In conjunction with Administrator, is responsible for hiring, supervising, evaluating, and providing progressive discipline for all care staff
    • Develops and monitors work schedules for all Caregivers and Nursing staff to ensure adequate staffing for quality resident care
    • Serves as member of facility management team and may act as Administrator in Administrator's absence
    • Assists Administrator with other management duties as needed
    • Operates department within established budgetary guidelines
    • Assists with marketing responsibilities and networks with referral sources within the healthcare community
    • Provides training to all staff members on health related topics, and assists in maintaining staff training records
    • Acts as role model to other staff members in terms of professional appearance, communication and conduct
    • Is responsible for oversight of the resident assessment process
    • Coordinates with team members to ensure that resident service plans accurately address resident needs and are updated as resident needs change
    • Participates in resident and family care conferences
    • Serves as liaison between resident, family and physician regarding resident health care issues
    • Ensures that changes in resident condition are evaluated, monitored, documented and effective interventions are implemented
    • Performs skilled nursing tasks as defined by JEA policy and procedure, and as allowed by state law
    • Provides oversight of medication management systems, and ensures that medications are dispensed in a safe and effective manner, that MARS are accurate and complete, and that medication cart is orderly, with all medications appropriately packaged and stored
    • Ensures that systems are in place to effectively monitor resident health concerns such as weight and nutrition, skin integrity, mobility, fall management, and challenging behaviors
    • Maintains an adequate inventory of healthcare supplies and equipment, and follows appropriate facility protocol for purchasing
    • Monitors Alert Charting system on a daily basis
    • Reviews Resident Health Record on a routine basis and ensures that documentation meets facility standards and adequately addresses the residents' healthcare issues, including identified concerns, interventions and outcomes
    • Serves as a role model to other staff in demonstration of courtesy, gentleness, effective approach and conversational techniques with residents
    • Ensures that all resident care is provided in a safe and effective manner, while consistently maintaining resident dignity, choice, and respect
    • Maintains knowledge of current OSHA and state regulations, and routinely monitors facility compliance with the regulations related to resident care and nursing functions

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