The Director of Nursing is responsible for the leadership and
management of the Nursing Department.
This includes the delivery and
maintenance of quality care and services to residents. The Director of Nursing
will foster an organizational culture characterized by team-work, precision,
openness, engagement, challenges, reports and deliverable results. The
primary purpose of the job position is planning, organizing, developing and
directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Department in accordance with
current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that
govern the facility and as may be directed by Administration.
It is the duty of all employees to
promote and support a resident centered care environment that ensures the
treatment of all residents, family members, visitors, fellow employees and customers
with kindness, respect, and dignity.
Essential Duties And
Commits to the Vincentian Collaborative System (VCS)
mission to nurture and sustain a ministry of compassionate care that preserves
the human dignity of persons within a diverse and changing society.
Upholds and promotes the VCS values of spirituality,
compassion, quality, dignity, collaboration, advocacy and stewardship.
Promotes and supports a resident centered care
environment that ensures the treatment of all residents, family members,
visitors, fellow employees and customers with kindness, respect, and dignity.
4. Adheres to all facility and department work
rules, policies and procedures.
Set and monitor achievement of goals for the Nursing
Department consistent with established philosophy and standards of practice.
Collaborates with Human Resources in areas including
recruitment, orientation, training, staff development, performance evaluation, disciplinary
action and policies and procedures.
Responsible for meeting required department staffing
Establish, implement and continually update
competency/skills checklists for nursing staff.
Prepare and ensure adherence to an annual operating
budget for the Nursing Department.
and guide the implementation of current policies and procedures, which reflect
adherence to collaborative and external regulation guidelines.
compliance with resident rights policies and work to resolve resident
and monitor compliance with an effective medical record documentation system.
and maintain productive lines of communication with residents and families,
internal staff and external community.
and submit reports on nursing department operations, as required.
participate in the quality improvement process for the facility.
in and/or provide in-service education sessions.
and participate in department/facility meetings, as required.
direct and document regular meetings with nursing staff to ensure effective
in facility program development activities.
continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and
surveyors and inspectors to facilitate regulatory compliance.
Nursing and Care Plan teams.
Restorative, Wounds Prevention and Infection Control Programs.
to identify safety hazards and initiate corrective action.
to assume responsibility for the development of nursing service objectives,
performance standards of nursing practice for each category of nursing
personnel and nursing polices and procedures.
to assess resident care needs and assist in the individualized plans of
resident care and make recommendations for specialized rehabilitation.
to manage nursing services, including emergency situations.
to assess equipment and supply needs and make recommendations to the
to conduct interviews, hire nursing service employees, conduct counseling
interviews and initiate disciplinary action, as necessary.
to prepare written employee performance evaluations and provide input regarding
salary increases, promotions or terminations.
all other duties assigned.
– the individual is committed to the Mission and Values of the Vincentian
– the individual delegates work assignments, gives authority to work
independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities. (Multiple
– the individual inspires and motivates others to perform at a high level,
accepts feedback from others to enhance his/her own leadership skills.
(Multiple Performance Factors)
Skills – the individual includes staff in planning, decision-making,
facilitating and process improvement; makes self-available to staff; provides
regular performance feedback; and develops subordinates’ skills and encourages
growth. (Multiple Performance Factors)
– the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and
accurate judgment and makes decisions in a timely manner. (Multiple Performance
6. Financial Management – the individual
effectively manages finances for areas he/she oversees, as well as oversight of
adherence to budgetary constraints. (Multiple Performance Factors)
– the individual is able to prioritize work through analysis and understanding
of diverse information. (Judgment)
Skills- the individual has proficiency in Microsoft Office, computer literacy,
computer keyboarding skills and knowledge of basic office equipment. (Job
–the individual exhibits a professional manner, is dependable and relates well
to others including management, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside
the Company. (Professionalism)
– the individual acts appropriately and responds effectively to all sensitive
and confidential situations, inquiries or complaints. (Corporate
– the individual possesses high ethical standards when dealing with others
including management, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the
Company. (Work Ethic)
– the individual complies with the Code of Ethical Conduct and the Corporate
Compliance Plan and demonstrates this to others at all times. (Corporate
Solving – the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner by
gathering and analyzing information skillfully. (Problem Solving and Decision
Skills – the individual writes and speaks clearly in completing assignments
within the scope of their job responsibilities. (Communication)
Skills - the individual is able to effectively work with others in a
team-oriented environment and effectively interact with fellow employees in
both favorable and unfavorable circumstances. (Interpersonal Skills)
– the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently
and develops realistic action plans. (Productivity/Efficiency)
– the individual is easily adaptable in the work environment and is able to
deal with change, delays or unexpected events. (Productivity/Efficiency)
– the individual complies with federal, state and local laws and regulations to
which the facilities are held responsible. (Corporate
Management – the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and
demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. (Quality)
and Security – the individual actively promotes and personally observes and
complies with all safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and
materials properly. (Safety)
Pennsylvania Registered Nurse licensure in good standing or temporary practice
of an accredited school of nursing.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
(5) years of nursing experience in long term care or similar health care
Employees of a long term care
facility work in a resident care environment that operates 24 hours a day, 7
days a week, 365 days per year. Employees can be expected to be exposed to
unpleasant odors and may encounter physically or verbally aggressive residents.
Working conditions include normal
indoor temperatures. There may also be
times when employees perform duties outdoors.
Depending on the season, outdoor temperatures will vary.
Employees may come into contact
with residents who have infectious diseases or to resident bodily fluids or
blood. In addition, employees may come
into contact with hazardous materials and facility equipment.
Selected candidates will need to successfully complete pre-hire testing including, a drug test, physical exam, TB test and background check.
Vincentian is an Equal Opportunity Employer