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Director of Nursing

Location: Syracuse, NY
Job Type: Direct Hire
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 2/8/2018
Job ID: 02567914
Job Description

The Director of Nursing (DON) supervises the provision of nursing services provided by the Agency. This person, or similar alternate, is available at all times during operational hours and participates in activities with respect to professional services. Collaborates between Departments to facilitate and assure the delivery of high quality patient care.
• Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
• Current NYS Licensure as Registered Professional Nurse
• Medicare home health experience and management experience, required
• Understands the issues related to the delivery of home health care and is able to problem-solve effectively

• Must possess a valid NYS driver’s license and automobile liability insurance
• Communicate effectively with staff, client’s, and/or family through speaking and hearing
• Travel to other branch offices, parent office and/or client’s homes

Job Description
Supervises the day-to-day clinical operations (including ensuring workflow tasks are completed even during staff absences) and all required patient care is completed, including but not limited to:
• Review and follow-up on complaint forms and all QI reports
• Onsite supervision of RN case managers
• Oversees the instruction of nursing and other staff in providing quality service and maintaining standards, including in-home visits to direct and evaluate patient care
• Proactively addresses operational and clinical practices to prevent patient harm and/or organizational deficiencies or inefficiencies
• Assures that the client’s plan of care is executed as written and reassessed by the appropriate health care professional when there is a significant health status change in the client’s condition, at the physician’s request and after hospital discharge.
• Recommends policies, procedures and/or protocols based upon industry regulations and evidence-based clinical practice standards
• Conducts case conferences (informal, supervisory or interdisciplinary) to discuss client issues, plan of care and discharge planning including documentation of such conferences via the Case Conference Coordination Note in the medical record
• Assists in determining appropriate staffing levels and maintain adequate staffing to meet patient requirement
• Approves weekly schedules and ensure productivity standards are met
• Reviews and approve bi-weekly payroll transmittal
• Recommends and collaborates on in-service education programs to promote staff development
• Takes administrative on-call, when required
• Maintains nursing knowledge base to be current with accepted community standards and best practice
• Adheres to and participate in Agency’s mandatory HIPAA/Privacy Program and Employee Compliance Program


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