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Director of Nursing

  • Woodcliff Lake, NJ
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: NJ111-2689006
The DON is responsible and accountable for the overall management of the Nursing Department. Coordinates with other disciplines to provide quality care to all residents.
Supports and practices the philosophy, policies, and objectives of the Company.
Monitors the outcomes of nursing services activity by coordinating facility committees and using the quality assurance program to implement efficient and effective nursing interventions.
Ensures that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.
Performs all duties using independent judgment and discretion to implement regulations and policy.
Qualifications:
Registered Nurse (RN) with required state licensure; BSN preferred.
At least three (3) years of successful management experience in a long term care environment as evidenced by: average number of federal surveys without sub-standard care or immediate jeopardy in any clinical regulations.
Has demonstrated successful clearance of follow-up surveys and has kept nursing staff turnover to a minimum.
Working knowledge of nursing home regulations and the Nurse Practice Act, including MDS procedures and reimbursement guidelines under Medicare and Medicaid and standards of practice relating to the prevention of weight loss, pressure wounds, unnecessary pain, and falls.
Genuine caring for and interest in the elderly and physically and mentally challenged people; and the ability to relate positively to residents, their families, employees and the community at large.
Must show the ability to communicate effectively.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this job, with or without accommodation.
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