CRISTA Ministries. "Where faith meets vocation."
The Director of Nursing Services (DNS) creates joy and purpose in the lives of seniors by serving as the leader of the Nursing department to meet regulatory requirements, standards of care and resident/family expectations and to lead to the achievement of department and facility objectives, both programmatic and fiscal. As part of the facility leadership team, the DNS serves as a role-model of professionalism, expertise, Christian faith and service. The DNS leads and participates in nursing call rotation. The DNS provides program guidance and oversight to the Nurse Managers and the MDS lead and works directly with the Staffing Coordinator to ensure staffing needs are met.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: (Responsibilities, Accountabilities, and Competencies; May not include all duties of this job)
- Resident Care Management: The DNS in collaboration with the Administrator and other Nursing Center management will work to develop program, financial and clinical strategic and operational goals in response to the changing health care environment.
- Financial Management: Prepare, submit and administer required annual budgets, reports and records. Provide leadership to Nurse Managers in financial stewardship and monitoring budget supply and labor costs. Monitor case mix, RUGS and census to assist in meeting revenue targets.
- Environmental Management: Provide guidance and request for major equipment and supplies within the budget. Develop a prioritized list of requirements when requested. Mentor Nurse Managers on monitoring and identifying facility and equipment needs.
- Regulatory Management: Monitor and provide leadership in understanding and compliance with current regulations and health care policies. Assist in representing the facility with federal, state and local agencies.
- Organizational Management: Support the mission and objectives of CRISTA Ministries and fulfill those of the Senior Community. Develop, maintain and improve nursing care, education and service philosophies, objectives and current standards of practice. Establish and maintain positive relationships with all departments, residents, families, physicians, consultants, vendors, community, local, state and federal agencies and peers.
- In the absence of the Administrator, provide facility leadership and perform the duties of the Administrator, under the direction of the Senior Living Vice President.
- Provide data or forecasts of nursing requirements as needed. Implement and monitor the annual goals for Nursing. Serve as the facility’s representative in various forums as needed.
- Develop a cross department cooperative spirit within the ministry.
- Work collaboratively with supervisor, coworkers, staff, and residents.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide direct leadership and mentorship to the Nurse Managers and MDS Lead with full authority to hire, train, manage performance and recommend corrective action and termination. Provide matrix leadership to QA/Infection Control. Oversee initial training and continuing education programs to ensure staff preparation for their position. Monitor direct reports on supply use, FTE and resource utilization, compliance with regulatory requirements and accountability to meet outcomes. Ensure appropriate credentialing of all staff. Provide consultation to staff in meeting residents’ and the Nursing department’s needs.