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Director of Nursing

Company: sovereign health
Location: Worcester
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

Sovereign Health one of the top five fastest growing companies in Orange County, California, highly ranked on the Inc. 5000 list, with 9 facilities nationwide and Joint Commission Accreditation is looking for a Director of Nursing in our Ludlow, MA location. Job Description: The Director of Nursing is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for the oversight and management of all medical service activities required, necessary and expected in order to smoothly and efficiently maintain quality of care and program fidelity at all times. The Director of Nursing is responsible for contributing to, demonstrating expertise in and successfully interpreting policies, procedures and regulations as they relate to the organization, licensing and accrediting bodies to ensure compliance. To assist in the ongoing growth and development of the organization, the Director of Nursing is responsible for continuous quality improvement measures, including analyzing, evaluating and suggesting efficiencies to benefit safety, healthcare delivery and excellence in patient services meant to improve the quality of patient care and maximize success for patients and staff. The Director of Nursing is responsible for maintaining his or her department, which includes personnel, budget, purchasing and programming pursuant to compliance with all state and federal regulations. Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Provides nursing services in compliance with federal, state and local governments, as well as standardizing agencies governing medical services, including but not limited to, JCAHO, DEA, OSHA and BSAS/DPH. 2. Reviews written nursing and medical policies and procedures to ensure quality and safety in the delivery of medical and nursing services. 3. Identifies and investigates facility problems and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in their resolution. 4. Develops, implements and evaluates quality assurance initiatives based on findings of chart reviews and observation of care delivery systems. 5. Maintains staffing necessary for a 24/7 facility which follows all regulations. 6. Hires, directs and evaluates nursing staff 7. Provides training, growth and development opportunities to enrich staff experiences, highlight areas of strength and create plans to improve competencies by providing mentoring and training for personnel of the facility. 8. Is responsible for the 24-hour management of the Nursing Department and assuring that the daily tasks of the Nursing Department are carried out in accordance with facility policies and procedures and in compliance with both State and Federal Regulations, as well as DEA and JCAHO Accreditation Standards. 9. Consults with the CEO/Executive Director, other Senior Leadership and the Medical Director on a routine basis in support of organizational mission and vision. 10. Interacts with patients and families, clinical teams and supports staff to promote individualized, person-centered and recovery-oriented treatment. 11. Creates and manages the department budget. 12. Supervises, mentors and evaluates all nursing staff. 13. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities which are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 14. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications and Experience: BSN/RN from a qualified nursing school and equivalent experience in addiction treatment services; Masters degree preferred. State Registered and Active Nursing license required. 7-9 years nursing experience, Nurse Manager or Charge Nurse experience, 5 years of professional experience in a substance use disorder setting required. Knowledge of health care, detoxification process, addiction, co-occurring disorders, DSM Criteria and terminology Knowledge of current federal and state laws and regulations which apply to the practice of nursing in an addiction and mental health setting is essential. Excellent written and oral communication skills, together with demonstrated group presentation skills and experience of participating as a leader in meetings. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, together with proprietary facility systems such as Electronic Health/Medical Record

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