Director of Nursing, Honolulu, HI
Responsible for planning, implementing and supervising resident care department. Interviews, hires, supervises, evaluates and counsels resident care staff. Conducts regular on-going care staff meetings and in-services. Establishes time schedules (or delegates this responsibility to a capable staff member) for resident care staff on each shift and in accordance with budget. Assigns and delegates responsibilities to resident care staff for residents, based on the qualifications of the staff and needs of the residents. Ensures each resident receives services/care as per Resident Service Plan and in accordance with federal and state regulations and facility policies and procedures. Assures prompt, appropriate action in cases of injury, illness, fire or other emergencies. Performs assessment (or delegates this responsibility to a capable staff member) in coordination with Administrator and marketing staff members on each resident prior to admission to determine if prospective resident’s care needs can be appropriately met by the facility. Assigns resident to appropriate level of care and ensures that resident is re-assessed within timelines established by regulation and facility policy. Ensures physician and family members are apprised of changes in resident’s condition and that family/resident representative care conferences are held consistently. Keeps department within established budget. Ultimately responsible for ensuring care department compliance with state and federal laws and facility policies and procedures.