The primary objective of the position within the organization is to provide effective management and sound leadership to the nursing team and function as an active participant in the interdisciplinary management of the facility. As the Director of Nursing Services, he/she is accountable for creating a team within his/her department that will distinguish itself within this facility and the industry as delivering excellent person-centered based services, ensuring complete medical records and ensuring resident/family satisfaction. In addition, the department will operate in accordance with current state and federal regulations and clinical standards of practice. In this role, the DNS will budget, plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operations of the Nursing Service Department.
Specifically plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate and direct the Nursing Service Department in accordance with current rules, regulations, guidelines and strategic plan that govern this long-term care facility.
Specifically develop, maintain and annually update and review written policies and procedures that govern the daily function of the nursing department.
Assumes responsibility for Standards of Care and Practice set for the facility.
Make written/oral reports/recommendations to the Executive Director as necessary/required, concerning the operation of the Nursing Service Department in your facility.
Assume administrative authority, responsibility and accountability in the absence of the Executive Director.
Maintain a reference library (i.e. PDR’s, regulations, and facility policies) that will assist the department in meeting the day to day needs of the resident.
Oversee and coordinate the development, maintenance and implementation of quality assurance programs.
Participate in surveys (inspections) made by authorized agencies.
Develop, implement and maintain a nursing service organization structure.
Assumes 24 hours accountability for Nursing Department and delegates a responsible staff member to act on your behalf when absent from the facility.
Participates in such outside activities as is deemed advantageous to enhance the public relations image of the facility.
Facilitates ordering and maintaining nursing supplies that includes a system for ordering, inventory control and special needs ordering.
Act as Charge Nurse, Case Manager, Infection Control/QA/Staff Educator, and/or MDS Coordinator when necessary.
Graduate of an accredited RN program, BSN preferred, not required.
Current CPR certification.
Licensed as Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota.
Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.
Ability to pass back assessment specific to the DNS position.
Three years of geriatric nursing experience with a minimum of two years of the three in a skilled nursing care facility, preferred.
Minimum of three years in administrative/supervisory experience in health care setting, preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefit package
Internal Number: 2018
About Gundersen Tweeten Care Center
Tweeten Care Center is located in Spring Grove, MN and is a 50 bed facility of which 12 beds are located in our dementia ward. The facility employs approximately 90 employees and is attached to the Gundersen Clinic. We have a very stable management team and are beginning our journey to develop a unique resident/employee centered culture.