Director of Nursing- RN in Alcoa, TN at D&S Community Services

Date Posted: 4/10/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervision of Licensed Practical Nurses.
  • Oversight of the Health Passports, HIPPA and diagnosis specific training.
  • Participates in Circle of Support and Incident Management meetings related to medical service delivery.
  • Participation and feedback in the development of Individual Support Plan(s) concerning medical services.
  • Oversees the delivery of medical services to include, annual assessments, lab follow-up, and physician recommendations to ensure the delivery of quality services.
  • Conducts monthly nurse oversight and ensure accurate documentation is completed and readily accessible.
  • Reviews medication administration, medical treatment plans, and other health services, to ensure they are provided in accordance with physician orders and RN licensing standards.
  • Establishes a safe, well organized system of medication administration to consumers by qualified staff.
  • Destroys all outdated or discontinued medications in accordance with Agency policy.
  • Tracks, reports, and trends all medication errors and provides corrective training as needed.
  • Communicates to ISCs, Conservators, and Family Members changes in consumer medical status as needed.
  • Ensures that consumer medical appointments and annual assessments are made and kept in a timely manner.

 ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Represent the Company in a professional manner in dealing with consumers, family members, guardians, and other outside professionals.
  • Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing, and filing.
  • Follow and administer Company policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties, as assigned. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job as described in the essential duties and responsibilities sections including; walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, sitting, reaching overhead and lifting up to thirty (30) pounds. 
  • Must be able to safely lift, transport, and transfer consumers, which may include but not be limited to lifting and transferring in and out of a bathtub, vehicle, bed or wheelchair, as appropriate and needed to assist with the consumer’s assisted daily living skills.

  QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited university.
  • Current nursing licensure in the State of Tennessee or compact state.
  • Minimum 1 year of supervision and/or management experience.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Must have the ability to deal tactfully with others, exercise good judgment, effectively communicate, understand and follow instructions, and express ideas in English in a professional manner.
  • Special consideration given to applicants with previous experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Acceptable background check.
  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds routinely.
  • Able to pass all required training.