Located on a wooded campus overlooking the Cleveland Metroparks, the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph has an opening for a full-time Director of Nursing to lead the nursing team in delivering holistic, individualized health and wellness care to all sisters residing in St. Joseph Hall.
Along with a peaceful and caring work environment, we offer a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits package to include paid time off, medical, dental, vision, company paid pension, 403b, etc.
Operating within the framework of a Relationship Centered Care model, the Director of Nursing is responsible for leading, overseeing and evaluating Center nursing personnel in delivering holistic, individualized health and wellness care to all sisters/residents residing in the Center and on Center grounds. The Director of Nursing is responsible for ensuring clinical compliance with state and/or federal rules and regulations, nursing standards of practice/care, and Center policies and procedures. Responsibilities include performing regular assessments of sister/resident health care needs, supervising and training nursing department personnel, and coordinating staffing and patient care activities. Communicates and applies policies, practices, procedures, objectives and goals necessary for attainment of satisfactory care of the sisters/residents. Demonstrates clinical expertise in accord with the license as a Registered Nurse.
Creates a care environment that fosters and affirms the care philosophy of the congregation:
Promotes a care environment that places an emphasis on positive living and creative aging, person respected care and relationship centered living.
Facilitates an environment of wellness, promoting maximum independence for each sister/resident.
Maintains a safe environment for the sisters/residents and staff by establishing policies and procedures which promote wellness and are in accordance with federal OSHA regulations and the applicable state board of nursing.
Assesses sisters/residents’ healthcare needs:
In collaboration with the Center’s Interdepartmental Team/Health and Wellness Team, determines the level of care required by each sister/resident through on-going assessments of individual health care needs.
Communicates with physicians, physician extenders, consultants and other contracted service providers to ensure sisters/residents health needs are met on a timely basis.
Provides emotional support and maintains an on-going professional relationship with sisters/residents.
Assists with scheduling physician visits and tests as needed, and coordinates companions to accompany sisters/residents to non-routine tests or consultation with physician(s), when necessary.
Coordinates transportation for sisters/residents to physician offices, hospitals, laboratories, outpatient clinics, etc., as needed.
Leads and/or participates in Center meetings (QAPI, Risk, Health & Wellness, Infection Control, etc.).
Informs the Coordinator of Community Life of changes in sister’s/resident’s health status.
Supervises nursing personnel:
Fosters a team-oriented environment dedicated to providing exceptional care and quality of life to sisters/residents.
Assures ongoing communication with employees regarding sister/resident medical needs and other operational issues. Holds regular staff meetings.
Directs the interviewing, hiring, orientation, disciplining and termination of nursing personnel in accord with human resources policies.
In collaboration with the Center Director of Human Resources, assures that nursing personnel are adequately trained either through internal or external training programs.
Completes annual performance reviews of nursing personnel.
Manages employee performance through training, coaching and disciplinary action, as needed, with support from the Administrator/Center Director.
Schedules nursing personnel as needed to assure adequate coverage at all times.
Coordinates patient care functions:
Implements nursing policies and procedures; evaluates and ensures Center nursing practices conform to and uphold clinical best practices and current standards of practice.
Coordinates the health care services provided to sisters/residents by physicians, nursing personnel, allied health professionals (rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, podiatrists, dentists, etc.) and support departments (Dietary, Housekeeping, Maintenance, etc.).
Supervises preparation and administration of medication. Maintains detailed and accurate medical records for the sisters/residents. Maintains professional confidentiality of information.
Purchases required equipment and assures that it is properly maintained.
Maintains infection control by teaching proper hand washing and by teaching universal precautions for the handling of potentially contaminated waste or objects throughout the building, in accordance with OSHA regulations.
Arranges for proper disposal of contaminated needles.
Prepares and submits reports when requested.
In collaboration with the Administrator/Center Director, reviews and makes recommendations to the annual budget for the nursing department in reference to clinical staffing, medical supplies and medical/nursing equipment.
Participates in meetings in person or via other forms of communication methods .
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Registered Nurse. Graduate of an accredited nursing program with a current, unencumbered license to practice nursing in the State of Ohio. Bachelor’s Degree in nursing preferred.
Minimum of two years nursing experience in an assisted living facility.
Minimum of three years’ experience in nursing administration or management.
Prior experience in geriatric nursing strongly preferred.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must possess a willingness to learn and ability to appreciate the Congregation of St. Joseph (COSJ) mission and charism, including an understanding of religious life, faith beliefs and spiritual practices supportive to the life of religious women.
Must be able to incorporate the COSJ mission and charism into day-to-day operations.
Must display an understanding of local, state and/or federal rules and regulations.
Must possess strong professional written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively, the ability to lead and facilitate group meetings and ability to multi-task and balance multiple projects within specified time frames.
Strong leadership and supervision skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Insight to know when and how to initiate and/or implement change.
Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such actions.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to bend, stoop and reach above shoulder level and lift up to 60 lbs.
Ability to push/pull wheelchairs, geriatric chairs and other equipment.
Ability to stand for long periods of time.
Ability to transfer residents with assistance of another in an emergency situation.
Availability to work evening and weekend hours as needed with on-call responsibility.
Ability to work in an atmosphere of numerous interruptions.
Exposure to blood-borne pathogens, chemical and respiratory hazards.
Exposure to latex, plastic and/or materials which are used for personal protective equipment.
TO APPLY: Apply via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or send cover letter and resume to confidential fax: 216-688-3472; mail hard copy or apply in person to: Human Resources, Congregation of St. Joseph, 3430 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111.
About Congregation of St. Joseph
The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph is a religious community of over 500 vowed Catholic women and 500 lay associates who live and minister in the U.S. and around the world. We sponsor over 30 ministries including three Catholic high schools; tutoring and literacy programs; spirituality centers; social service programs; spiritual direction; and pastoral assistance. We are also involved in and support numerous justice and peace initiatives including anti-racism efforts, the abolishment of the death penalty, fair and just immigration policies, non-violence, especially in regards to gun violence, ending the modern day slavery of human trafficking, and care of the environment and Earth. Our mission is to bring all into unity with God, with one another, and with all creation. We do this through prayer, direct service and ministry, partnering with others to serve the dear neighbor, standing with and for the poor and vulnerable, and by advocating for systemic change.