RN ALSA Director of NursingJob Location: Mystic, CT Apply Via Application Submit Resume and Cover Letter
RN ALSA Director of Nursing
Masonicare at Mystic - Mystic, CT
The ALSA Director is designated as the Supervisor of Assisted Living Services Agency (SALSA) for the CT AL licensure and is responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of nursing and personal care services provided by ALSA staff to residents of the assisted living facility. Works closely with staff of the managed residential community and other Masonicare affiliates to ensure delivery of core services and coordination of care through the entire Masonicare continuum and other external services as needed. Is responsible for providing health related services designed to anticipate and enhance the safety needs and well-being of Independent residents.
RN ALSA Director of Nursing - Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Coordinating and managing all nursing and assisted living aide services rendered to the clients by direct service staff under his/her supervision.
2. Supervise assigned nursing personnel and assisted living aides in delivery of nursing services and assistance with provision of activities of daily living. Ensure the evaluation of the clinical competence of assigned nursing personnel and assisted living aides.
3. Ensure thorough communication among ALSA Department staff through stand-up shift meeting, communication logs, documentation and other means.
4. Participating in the development of all agency objectives, standards of care, policies and procedures concerning nursing services and the provision of assistance with activities of daily living.
5. Participating in interviewing of potential staff, selection, orientation and inservice education.
6. Participate, document and track orientation, education, annual physicals and PPD and certification of all ALSA aides and staff.
7. Participate in program planning, financial planning and budget process, and evaluation of clinical services.
8. Ensure that nursing services are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
9. Provide direct nursing services to clients as needed.
10. Provide medication administration services to residents and supervise licensed nursing personnel in medication administration.
11. Develop resident education, wellness counseling, health promotion and disease prevention program for residents.
12. Provide documentation for complaint log for any issues with regard to ALSA services.
13. Conduct initial resident health, psycho-social and functional assessments. Collaborate with clinical staff, MRC personnel and families to develop a care plan for resident and recommend level of care required by resident.
14. Assist the licensed staff with the review of care plan with each significant change in condition or at least every 120 days and continually monitor care plans for appropriate leveling. Assist licensed staff with the verification of written or verbal orders from the physician or health care practitioner as needed or at least every 120 days.
15. Provide quarterly and annual reports to Quality Assurance Committee and coordinate chart audits with QA committee members which will be reviewed by the governing body.
16. Assist the licensed staff with the coordination of services with resident, family and other appropriate individuals.
17. Refer clients to appropriate professionals or agencies whenever the resident's condition dictates.
18. Assist residents in securing alternate living arrangements if they no longer require or are no longer clinically qualified for assisted living services.
19. Attends meetings, serves on committees and performs other special projects or tasks as assigned.
20. Identifies residents who have chronic or acute illness that require immediate or on-going care.Responds to resident when a resident activates the call for aid system.
21. Conducts daily office hours for nurse consultation, which may include blood pressure/vital sign checks, and weight checks, structured to maintain resident’s independence in their apartment, and continued evaluation of residents needs for higher levels of care.
22. Maintains baseline and updated documentation of resident’s physical, emotional and functional status. Clearly and actively communicates with other health care professionals regarding changes in resident’s conditions.
23. Assists in the coordination of resident assessment, moves to higher levels of care, and collaborates with the Resident Care Counselor,Masonicare at Home and Masonicare Home, Health & Hospice to implement effective homecare or transfers.
24. Plans and coordinates monthly health and wellness presentations for residents in cooperation with Resident Care Assistant.
25. Coordinates onsite clinics held by ancillary health professionals.
Education: A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing with two years full time experience (one year in home health care or community health required) OR A diploma or Associate's Degree in nursing with four years of full time experience over the past 10 years (one year of home health care or community health required)
Licensure: Registered Nurse with valid Connecticut license
Exeperience: Must possess strong clinical, organizational, record keeping and documentation skills; able to function independently and exercise sound judgment and initiative; able to respond calmly to crisis or emergency and have strong facilitation and team work skills. Position requires excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Previous management experience and knowledge of State of Connecticut ALSA regulations and the Medicare and Medicaid programs is required
Working Conditions: Exposure to body fluids, infections, odors and varying resident behaviors should be expected. Position may require long irregular hours and may be emotional and/or stressful due to issues and/or crisis affecting the health and well being of the residents.