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The Director of Long Term Care Nursing Services assumes the responsibility for the day to day nursing practice and assists in the achievement of departmental goal and objectives. Director provides guidance to staff in the care of residents while maintaining guidelines/standards and regulations set by the State, federal and TJC agencies. Develops resident care programs, policies and standards. Participates in developing Nursing mission statement, strategic and operational planning for the facility and corporate nursing division. Participates with administrative, medical staff and clinical managers in problem solving/decision making activities of Nursing Department. Assures that all standards for nursing care/practice are consistent with current safety and legal requirements as established by the facility/department and by state, federal; and voluntary regulatory agencies. Develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates the budgetary process for nursing department that facilitates appropriate effective allocation of human and material resources. Collaborates with Nurse Managers and supports the Director of Fiscal Management in revenue enhancement/maximization efforts.
Assist the Assistant Director of Nursing in the monitoring of the MDS process. Directs all nursing level personnel in the preparation for and participation in The Joint Commission Survey activities for the Nursing Department, Hospice Program, and ancillary services; Laboratory, Radiology, Podiatry, Respiratory Therapy. Participates in the development of a Performance Improvement Program for the Nursing Departments. Assist in developing, implementing, and retention evaluating a program for recruitment and retention of staff