Director of Nursing Services (DON)
Company: Kensington Senior Living, LLC
Posted on: September 19, 2022
Summary:The Director of Nursing Services plans, organizes,
develops, directs and evaluates the nursing service operation to
deliver the highest degree of quality resident care while ensuring
that applicable Federal, State and local standards and regulatory
requirements are adhered to.Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides input into the annual budget planning process for the
Nursing department. Monitor and adjust licensed nursing staffing
levels, care coordination and delivery, supply inventories, labor
cost, supply cost, and quality of care goals.
- Assures appropriateness of resident admission to the facility
by reviewing pre-admission medical evaluations, collecting resident
personal data, evaluating resident functional levels and assessing
resident needs for assistance with activities of daily living.
- Assists physicians and Directors of Assisted Living and Memory
Care with planning for the individual resident's nursing care and
completes resident assessment forms. Works with providers such as
pharmacy, hospice, home health agencies, and rehab to ensure
resident care is coordinated.
- Assures resident rights are protected and the privacy of
resident health care information is protected.
- Meets with prospective and current residents and their families
to discuss issues related to resident care, solve problems, and
promotes positive customer relations. Assures problems and
complaints are managed in a timely and appropriate manner.
- Responsible for leading Health Maintenance meeting. The purpose
of this meeting is to provide for a regular review of resident
individual service plans, note changes in residents' condition, and
coordinate changes in care plans with service providers such as
physicians, pharmacy, and rehab providers to meet resident
- Monitors Key Business Objective indicators and participates in
regular reviews to identify improvement opportunities and level of
compliance with Federal and State rules and regulations and
community policies. Develops plans and actions to carry out
- Attends and participates in workshops, seminars and other
programs to keep abreast of changes in the healthcare field. Shares
and communicates new knowledge.
- Reviews effectiveness of resident service plan care notes,
medication administration records, treatment administration records
and other required record keeping. Directs changes as needed.
- Represents the community and nursing service in professional
and community activities and maintains positive relationship with
referral sources and service providers.
- Interviews, makes hiring recommendations, trains, orients,
supervises, evaluates performance, and disciplines licensed nursing
personnel. Sets departmental priorities and makes job assignments.
Keeps employees informed of changes that affect them.
- Attend training courses and participate in other professional
development activities to meet community requirements and maintain
- Report any suspicion or evidence of elder abuse, mistreatment
or neglect as outlined in Personnel Policies.Knowledge and
- Must have excellent verbal skills and communication
- Ability to work effectively within a team based
- Strong time management and organizational skills.
- Ability to calculate figures related to budgetary items,
staffing needs, medication dosages, and amounts such as percentages
- Knowledge of Federal and State regulations, as well as OBRA
- Must have excellent computer skills, including; Word, Excel,
Outlook, Power Point, and Property Management
- Must be able to clearly and proficiently communicate with
people of all ages and abilities, displaying consideration of their
rights and sensitivities, while maintaining an energetic, positive
- Must be able to read and write English, and follow verbal and
- Must maintain a clean and well-groomed appearance and follow
the dress code as outlined in the employee handbook.
- Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and
- Be in good health, and physically and mentally capable of
performing assigned tasks.
- Demonstrates freedom from pulmonary tuberculosis by a health
screening performed by a physician not more than (6) months prior
to or (7) days after employment
- Must be cleared in a criminal background check administered in
the state of Virginia.
- Minimum of 3 years in similar position, with preferable
retirement living or home-care background.
- Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and
- Ability to read, analyze, and interprets human service
periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedure
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to
questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general
- Bachelor's degree preferred
- Licensed as a Registered Nurse, Physician's Assistant or Nurse
Practitioner preferred. Mental and Physical Requirements:
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust
- The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use
hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and
reach with hands and arms above, below and at shoulder height.
- The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds.
Must be able to push a minimum of 200 pounds and be able to push
such weight a minimum distance of 200 feet.
- May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents
during an emergency.
- Work area may be subject to noise, distractions, and
- Ability to remain calm and positive in stressful situations is
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