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Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Home

Cedars of Lebanon
Lebanon, KY
Director of Nursing
Summary: Manages the facility nursing program in accordance with the Nurse Practice act, applicable State and Federal regulations, and Kindred policies and procedures.

Graduate of accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.  3 Years’ experience as DON preferred
Valid RN License in the state employed.
Valid CPR certification.
Three years’ experience as a Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, or equivalent supervisory nursing experience.

Essential Functions:
Rounds on unit at least once daily
Performs general management functions such as hiring, disciplining and evaluating employees.
Interview and hire new nursing staff
Plans and facilitates meetings and committees to address resident care issues.
Review time sheets for accuracy before payroll.
Managers the Nursing Department with the goal of achieving and maintaining the highest quality of care possible.
Develops and manages systems to assure clinical competencies.
Participates in developing, implementing and evaluating programs that promote the recruitment, retention, development and continuing education of nursing staff members
Identification of training needs
Initiates studies to evaluate effectiveness of nursing services in relation to their objectives and costs.
Develops and manages nurse-on call system.
Develops the department budget for approval, monitors expense and stays within budget.
Investigate and resolve residents/family/employee concerns.
Ensures that annual competency evaluations and performances reviews are completed in the appropriate time frame.
Participating in Employee Recognition Program.
Pro-activity addresses survey and/or standards of care issues.
Develop and manage staffing schedular systems.
Plans and guides the professional developments of nursing staff.
Participate in Guarding Angel Program
Ensures that adequate nursing staff are available based on facility/census requirements
Collect data to compile reports in a timely manner, and to meet deadlines.
Participates in facility “Performance improvements Program”
Assures that all clinical protocols and nursing policies and procedures are followed.
Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the company’s Code of Business and applicable professionals standards.
Assumes complete responsibilities for the Center in absence of Executive Director.

Skilled in directing and motivating the workforce.
Ability to Communicate effectively with residents and their family members, and at all levels of the organization.
Ability to react decisively and quickly in emergency situations.
Ability to organize and prioritize.
Knowledge of training techniques for clinical staff.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Knowledge of the Nurse Practice Act, state and federal regulations and Kindred policies and procedures regarding nursing standards and delivery of care.



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