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Director Of Nursing - 1782591

Greenville, TX

Posted: 05/22/2024 Job Number: 1782591 Pay Rate: 100k/year - 140k/year

Job Description


POSITION TITLE: Director of Nursing




DEPARTMENT: Clinical Operations




REPORTS TO: Chief Operations Officer (COO), Direct; Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Indirect




STATUS: Exempt







PURPOSE OF POSITION

The DON is responsible for the oversight of nursing operations. The DON supports the COO and CMO to achieve quality outcomes and the delivery of patient-centered care. The DON develops nursing departmental goals and objectives, directs nursing activities, supports and upholds a professional nursing model. The DON directly supervises nurse managers in their nursing role and is responsible for establishing high quality nursing standards through visionary leadership, strategic planning and innovation. The Director of Nursing will work in collaboration with other health team members and is responsible for assisting in the promotion of the health and well-being of a panel of patients.




ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Provides and ensures nursing care is adequately provided for clinical services by nursing staff

(a) Maintains clinical expertise and competency as well as demonstrates thorough knowledge of procedures to deliver quality primary health care.

(b) Documents delivery of health care and nursing processes in accordance with center policy and procedures in at timely, accurate, and consistent manner.

(c) Leads nursing staff in the education of patients and family members and significant others about the patients’ diagnosis and their plans of care. Acts as a resource for facilitating communication when necessary.

(d) Coordinates the delivery of patient care provided by the health care team.

(e) Interacts with health center personnel and assists providers to ensure optimal patient care and to obtain optimum patient flow and increased patient satisfaction.

(f) Identifies and responds promptly to changes in patient’s condition and/or clinic event.

(g) Coordinates and delegates the timely processing of prescribed medications, and other identified needs of the patient

2. Provides oversight for the nursing department.

(a) Leads, supervises, advises, counsels, disciplines and evaluates all nurses in conjunction with the CMO and COO.

(b) Assumes responsibility of and accountability for delegating, directing and supervising patient care activities.

(c) Works with the CMO in the development of standard treatment protocols for disease conditions most prevalent in the Center’s patient populations.

(d) Works with CMO to review standard treatment protocols at least once a year and revise them as needed to meet the medical needs of patients.

(e) Participates in Compliance and Performance improvement activities for continuous quality improvement and risk management purposes.

(f) Collaborates with the training department to enhance workflow processes and provides workflow designs.

(g) Serves as a resource and as a positive, proactive leader for the nursing department.

(h) Accepts responsibility for remaining current with nursing and health care trends and information that impact nursing practice.

(i) Participates in collaboration with the health care team in identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing patient and family needs to develop a plan of care.

(j) Participates in the evaluation of products, procedures, and patient care standards.

(k) Participates in the evaluation of health care and in monitoring health outcomes of patients.

(l) Collaborates with Patient Centered Medical Home and Meaningful Use initiatives.

(m) Is responsible for appropriate infection control and employee health programs to include collaboration in training staff and monitoring compliance.

(n) Maintains Center’s pharmacy license as appropriate.

(o) Provides approval for Share the Care and pharmacy orders.

(p) Acts as the primary contact for Texas Board of Nursing correspondence

(q) Acts as the liaison for nursing school contracts

(r) Ensures efficiency in the documentation of after-hour, on-call communication with patients.

(s) Collaborates with Quality Assurance position regarding nursing documentation audits and implements system changes for the nursing staff as necessary. 

(t) Travels when necessary to fulfill the center’s needs and attends meeting as necessary to represent CHSA.

(u) Participates in the preparation of grant applications for CHSA and assumes primary responsible for implementing the medical health care plan.

(v) Assists in the provision of technical assistance and health education in the community as requested.

(w) Assists in the development of new clinical sites and corresponding clinical programs.

(x) Reports to the Compliance and Performance Improvement Committee on monthly Medical Operations Committee activities.

(y) Serves on Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Medical Operations, Infection Control and CPI committee.

(z) Actively participates in quarterly Clinic Manager and Provider meetings.

(aa) Participates in grant application as necessary.

(bb) Works with CMO in maintaining and purchasing reference materials for nursing staff and providers.

(cc) Collaborates with Pharmacist with medication needs.

(dd)Performs all other duties as assigned.




KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Required
  • Knowledge of advanced principles of health promotion, prevention and motivation
  • Knowledge of protocols and has the ability to quickly gain specific knowledge of the Center’s current operational protocols
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and appropriate abbreviations
  • Thorough knowledge of the Texas Nursing Practice Act
  • Ability to read and comprehend medical instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to document, with clarity, all information relevant to a patient’s needs
  • Ability to effectively present information in small group situations to patients, Center staff, and the general public
  • Ability to prepare statistical and administrative reports
  • Ability to work cooperatively with community agency personnel to coordinate services for patients
  • Ability to use office equipment including but not limited to computers, fax machines, telephones and copiers
  • Ability to prioritize and allocate resources 
  • Ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel at a high level.
  • Ability to type at least 50 words per minute




Preferred
  • Fluent in English and Spanish




CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE

Required
  • Current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of Texas
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Professionals Certification
  • Five (5) years of practice experience as an RN or LVN giving direct patient care
  • Five (5) years of experience in a supervisory or management role 




SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The employee must be able to lift and / or move more than 50 pounds. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye / hand coordination. Requires sitting, standing, and walking for extensive periods of time. Requires working under stressful conditions and working irregular hours. Requires frequent exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus are required. The ability to work with a moderate noise level in the work environment is required.




The above information is intended to describe the most important aspects of the job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required in order to perform the work. The health center reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the business need arises. Additionally, this job description is not intended as an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and the Center continues to maintain its status as an at-will employer. If the essential functions of this position cannot be performed in a satisfactory manner by the employee, reasonable accommodations may be made.

Meet Your Recruiter

Adam Murata
Account Executive - Healthcare Leadership

Adam was born and raised in Waipahu, HI on the diverse island of Oahu. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing in 2016 at the University of Portland. At UHC Solutions, he relishes the opportunity to make an impact on community healthcare as it is his mission to improve the lives of the underserved communities as well as the candidates he is recruiting. Before entering the healthcare recruitment industry, he spent a few years marketing with a home improvement company based in Oregon.

In his free time, Adam can be found gaming with friends, watching Los Angeles Lakers games, and going to the gym for some heavy lifting sessions. He is also an avid foodie who is constantly finding new restaurants in the Portland Metro Area.

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