Assistant Director of Nursing in Mt. Morris
The Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Posted: 05/01/2020
Mt. Morris, NY 14510
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The incumbent in this position provides administrative support to the Director of Nursing Services and engages in the supervision of professional and para-professional nursing staff. The incumbent will exercise independent judgment and discretion and may act as the Director of Nursing Services in his/her absence. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Assists nursing staff with nursing problems and neighborhood management and related activities, including activities related to discipline and training as necessary;
Assists in the formulation and execution of policies and procedures governing the nursing service;
Assists in the evaluation of staff;
Assists in administering the steps of progressive discipline in the nursing department;
Coordinates the schedule of nursing staff;
Supervises staff to maintain high standards of professional nursing care;
Collaborates with medical staff in providing adequate nursing services;
Ensures that proper records are kept by establishing guidelines and providing training to employees as needed;
Prepares a variety of records and reports related to nursing services;
Participates in or conducts official investigations of staff or resident issues and prepares reports regarding same;
Assigns and performs tasks as needed for quality assurance and regulatory compliance;
Coordinates the service rendered by non-nursing departments of the facility in the interest of effective management and resident welfare;
Promotes and maintains professional relationships with residents, their relatives and friends;
Responsible for tasks within the nursing department which may include, but not be limited to, infection control, medication error monitoring, skin integrity protocol, accident/incident reviews;
Communicates in-service and training needs of the nursing department;
Responsible for monitoring attendance of nursing employees, notifying the Director of Nursing Services of any attendance problems, and carrying out corrective or disciplinary measures as instructed by the Director;
Assists in the preparation of the nursing department budget;
Serves as liaison to medical service consultants;
Acts as Director of Nursing Services in his/her absence, or as directed; and
Performs related duties as required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of professional nursing techniques and their relation to medical and surgical practices and skills and their application; good knowledge of modern principles and practices of nursing administration; good knowledge of clinical neighborhood management and supply distribution practices; good supervisory skills; ability to secure the cooperation of others; ability to understand and carry out technical oral and written instruction; good judgment; thoroughness; sympathetic attitude toward the sick and elderly; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing and two (2) years of full-time, paid experience in professional nursing, one (1) year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity in acute, rehabilitative or geriatric nursing; or
2. Four years of full-time, paid experience in professional nursing, one (1) year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity in acute, rehabilitative or geriatric nursing; or
3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as described in paragraphs 1 and 2.
Applicants must possess a New York State license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse at time of application and must maintain said license throughout appointment.