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Director of Nursing

Company: Fair Oaks Recovery Center
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Director of Nursing - Fair Oaks Recovery Center - Sacramento, CaliforniaJob Summary:The Director of Wellness is a leader, an advocate for client care and plans and manages client care personnel. This position has the authority and responsibility for establishing and fulfilling a vision and strategy for client care excellence and standards of practice. This position is also responsible for staffing the Wellness Units for coverage needs related to acuity, absences, and leave time.Job Duties:QUALIFICATIONSRN/LPN in good standing with the State of Indiana. Ability to maintain pleasant working relationships; detail oriented; works effectively, independently and to deadlines; highly organized and able to multi-task and effectively prioritize; reliable and responsible; excellent written communication skills and professional telephone manner; and readily takes initiative. Must have a minimum of two (2) years management experience and three (3) years of clinical experience. Two (2) of these years must be in a healthcare setting.PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONSStaffing and Scheduling1. Recruits, hires and ensures Nurses and Recovery Support Technicians are trained appropriately and demonstrate required competencies.2. Makes monthly schedules for Charge Nurses, RN/LPN's and Recovery Support Technicians. Communicates effectively with all staff. Adjusts staffing to ensure appropriate staffing ratios.3. Approves schedule changes and requests for Vacation / Sick time, etc.4. Coordinates with the Director of Human Resources in reviewing staff timecards for payroll pre-process to ensure employees are working as scheduled and are clocking in and out according to policy and procedure. Follows up with staff as needed regarding violations of payroll policy and procedure as well any unapproved schedule changes.5. Divides time between office and unit - and fills in on unit as needed.Pharmacy1. Check stock of over the counter (OTC) medications to ensure that the orders are requested are needed. Is mindful of cost containment.2. Maintains working relationship with pharmacy regarding client medications and delivery schedule.Medication1. Makes staff aware of medication errors as indicated by Medication Error form and works towards performance improvement.2. Collects data to develop PI reports and graphs.3. Collects and organizes the Medication Administration Record (MAR) and the Destruction of Medication Log upon client discharge as submitted by Charge Nurses.Administrative1. Collaboration with Charge Nurses, clinical director and medical director in policy formation, program goals and objectives, program planning, performance improvement, resource management and other issues related to clinical and operational effectiveness.2. Establish oversight and control systems for operations to ensure legal compliance, agency and policy compliance, adherence to ethical and moral standards and performance of work to meet goals.3. Oversee staff training and education to ensure all clients and staff are treated with dignity and respect.4. Practice and encourage assertive communication delivered with honesty and a willingness to hear feedback. Create a safe environment where staff is encouraged to deliver creative ideas, client safety concerns, etc.5. Participate in and contribute to strategic plan development and implementation in conjunction with the Mission and Values of the organization.6. Demonstrate a broad knowledge and thorough understanding of trends and forces shaping the healthcare delivery system and their impact on client care practices and the profession.7. Articulate and promote organizational goals and visions and routinely communicate relevant information to staff.8. Demonstrate, promote and role model leadership behaviors and organizational values.9. Serve as a resource person, client advocate and role model for multidisciplinary staff.10. Lead and participate in departmental and facility performance improvement initiatives by identifying opportunities to improve care, safety, service and efficiency, making recommendations and implementing improvement opportunities as appropriate.11. Develop and revise Policy and Procedures and structure standards as needed.12. Responsible for Infection Control as Coordinator (evaluations and adherence of policies and procedures regarding same). Responsible for reporting discrepancies identified in Infection Control Monitoring to the Committee of the Whole. Responsible for following through with corrective actions in the areas of discrepancies of Infection Control Monitoring.13. Responsible for leadership in all facility survey's (e.g. The Joint Commission, State surveys).14. Follow procedure, function as a role model, and provide direction during emergency procedures (actual and simulated).15. Comply with all applicable laws and regulations pertaining to and including The Joint Commission, HIPAA, State and Federal regulations as appropriate to areas of responsibility.16. Collaborate with Human Resources in planning and implementing educational programs to meet identified needs.17. Develop and revise job descriptions in collaboration with the Human Resources Department; conduct and review probationary and yearly performance evaluations.18. Evaluate and document job performance of employees; take appropriate action.19. Determine staffing needs to ensure unit coverage, utilizing cost saving measures to decrease overtime.20. Monitor unit safety and work with staff to produce a safe environment.21. Incorporate principles of time management by providing proper balance between client care and administrative responsibilities.Other1. Ensures adequate inventory of supplies is maintained for the Wellness Units and completes purchase order requests as needed.2. Assists Charge Nurses and Recovery Support Technicians with questions or situations as needed.3. Assists with collection data for performance improvement initiatives.4. Other duties as assigned by the Facility CEO.Per California Health Care Worker Vaccine Requirements, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be approved for a valid religious or medical exemption. Anyone hired by the company must provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine before they can begin employment or request and be approved for a valid religious or medical exemption. Unvaccinated employees on an approved exemption must wear a respirator mask at all times while in the facility.Fair Oaks Recovery Center also requires employees to have received their influenza (flu) vaccine during October-March or be approved for a valid religious or medical exemption.Why Fair Oaks Recovery Center?Fair Oaks Recovery Center offers a comprehensive benefit plan and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified candidates should apply by submitting a resume. Fair Oaks Recovery Center is an EOE.Veterans and military spouses are highly encouraged to apply. Summit BHC is dedicated to serving Veterans with specialized programming at our treatment centers across the country. We recognize and value the unique strengths of the military community in supporting our mission to serve those who have served.Job Type: Full-time

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