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Director of Nursing (Management)

Company: Careerbuilder-US
Location: Los Lunas
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION: Director of Nursing SCHEDULE: Full-Time FACILITY: Central New Mexico Correctional Facility LOCATION: Los Lunas, New Mexico Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is a member of the Wexford family: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies. At Wexford Health Sources, Inc., our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue. POSITION SUMMARY The Director of Nursing (DON) is responsible for and accountability for structuring, comprehensive planning and implementing the Nursing Services Program that guides the delivery of a quality health care program. Participates and/or directs planning, priority setting and the development of policies and procedures for health care activities that are in compliance with contractual requirements, client, and national standards. Coordinate and monitor orientation, in-services and continuing education within Nursing Services. Responsible for coordinating and providing clinical orientation and nursing in-service training. Coordinates the development, provision and evaluation of patient care according to the standards of quality care. Participates in and chairs the Utilization Review Committee, Quality Assurance Committee and Infection Control Committee; develops and implements procedures, audits and nursing in-services. Receives and reviews daily outpatient and infirmary reports. Submits all required reports on a timely basis. Conducts regular meetings with nursing staff and ensures the practice of nursing is consistent with current standards. Acts as administrator on call for nursing emergencies or nursing staff needs. Develops and maintains staff schedule for Nursing Services in accordance with contract terms of nursing coverage. Responsible for making changes in time schedules, and granting special requests for time off, if applicable Serves as representative for, and/or liaison between, Nursing services and other health care providers, as well as Health Services Administrator, and coordinates patient care with other departments. Keeps abreast and follows through on incidents occurring on all shifts. Reviews all discrepancies in sharps and tool counts, investigates, reconciles and forwards written findings to the Health Services Administrator. Review all mediation errors, and forwards written findings to the Health Services Administrator. Job Requirements:

  • Execute comprehensive nursing care activities and provide nursing staff leadership
  • Promote improvement in nursing care
  • Interpret all nursing policies and procedures to nursing personnel
  • Ensure that nursing staff provide quality nursing and rehabilitative care to residents under care
  • Select all nursing management staff
  • Provide comprehensive leadership to nursing superviosrs and nursing staff
  • Direct operations of the nursing department and manage nursing staff
  • Developing nursing care policies and procedures
  • Evaluate nursing standards and nurse protocols for all nursing programs
  • Determine the quality of nursing care
  • Maintain nursing care objectives and standards of nursing care practices for facility in cooperation
  • Provide the best in nursing care
  • Provide thebest in nursing care
  • Administer nursing care as indicated by the nursing care plan and in compliance with JCAHO
  • Ensure that all nursing department staff
  • Update all nursing care policies and procedures
  • Assure appropriate nursing staff coverage
  • Revise nursing standards and procedures and coordinate nursing care with other disciplines
  • Upgrade and improve nursing care to residents
  • Assist nursing staff with problem

Keywords: Careerbuilder-US, Albuquerque , Director of Nursing (Management), Executive , Los Lunas, New Mexico

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