Est. $36.08 - $51.49
Full-time, Part-time

Delano, CA 93215

Sweetwater Care, a family owned and operated long term care facilitator, is seeking a Nursing Resource/Consultant for our facilities in the Central Valley area. The ideal candidate will hold a current RN California License, have an excess of two years’ experience as a Director of Nursing, be savvy to working within an electric record, have familiarity with MDS, possess knowledge of the regulatory climate of California, and have the the capacity to travel to multiple facilities. This position will be well compensated based on years of experience and knowledge of the industry with a healthy salary, a robust benefit package, and is available currently.   Specifics of the job description include but are not limited to the following:

    

BASIC FUNCTION

A Regional Nurse Consultant assumes accountability for the delivery of nursing services in the facilities overseen.  In collaboration with facility Administrators and Directors of Nursing, and other departments, medical professionals, consultants, and organizations, including government agencies and advocacy groups, to develop, support and coordinate resident care, related administrative functions, and to represent the interests of the facilities.  

 RESPONSIBLE TO: the facilities teams, Administrator/Executive Directors, Chief Clinical Officer and Regional Operations Director

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND CREDENTIALS

 POSITION SPECIFICATION

 EDUCATION:

·       Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.

·       Valid licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of California

·       Current CPR training from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association

 EXPERIENCE:

·       Previous experience as a Director of Nursing is needed

·       Knowledgeable regarding the nursing process and its application, including the input of assessment, planning, implementation, MDS knowledge and evaluation of nursing care.

·       Savvy to electronic medical record, PCC platform preferred.  

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 The employee must be able to perform each essential function effectively to be successful in this position.   

·       Assists in the Development, maintenance, and implementation of nursing policies and procedures that conform to current standards of nursing practice, facility philosophy, and operational policies while guiding compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. 

·        Communicates and interprets policies and procedures to nursing leadership and assists in monitoring staff practices and implementation.

 

·        Participates in management team meetings to discuss resident status, census changes, personnel, or resident complaints or concerns to coach for better outcomes

·        Assists in driving the balance of cultural, clinical and financial success of the region

·        Ensures delivery of compassionate quality care and nursing supervision as evidenced by adequate services and staff coverage on unit, absence of odors, general cleanliness, prevention of pressure wounds, and apparent maintenance of optimal resident functions.

·        Demonstrates knowledge of and application of Key Clinical Quality Indicators, and proactively monitors and implements systems to achieve and/or surpass company thresholds. 

·       Collaborates with physicians, consultants, community agencies, and institutions to improve the quality of services and to resolve identified problems. 

·       Assists in the oversite regional nursing schedules to assure they meet resident needs and regulatory and budgetary standards. 

·        skills to provide compassionate, quality care and respect for resident rights. 

·        Proactively develops positive employee relations, incentives, and recognition programs.  Promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and effective communication.  

·        Performs rounds to observe care and to interview staff, residents, families or other interested parties.

·       Monitors staff for compliance with OSHA mandates, Blood born Pathogen Guidelines and facility policies on workplace safety. Proactively develops procedures and incentives to promote workplace safety and safe work practices.  Establishes, implements, and monitors the infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment designed to prevent the devilment and transmission of disease and infection.

·        Prepares or reviews infection control surveillance reports to identify trends and to develop effective actions to control and prevent infections.  Submits an infection control report to ,  QA Committee.

·        Is an active member of the QA Committee for each facility.

·        Coordinates and/or develops on-going QA activities for nursing services to monitor nursing compliance with standards and regulatory requirements through rounds, interviews, and record reviews.  Compiles summary of findings for the Quality Assurance committee. 

·       Participates in budget development for the nursing department, and for medical, nursing, and central supplies.  Assures nursing staff properly charges out ancillaries used. 

·       Helps the Administrators prepare staff for inspection surveys, instructing staff on matters of conduct and disclosure, being interviewed by inspectors, immediate corrections of problems noted by surveyors, etc.  Reviews and reinforces important standards previously cited.  Participates in the preparation of the Plan of Correction response to an inspection survey, and implements any follow-up QA required for any nursing allegations.  

·       Communicates directly with residents, families, medical staff, nursing staff, interdisciplinary team members, and Department Heads to coordinate care and services, promote participation  care plans, and maintain a high quality of care and life for residents.

·        Promotes customer service and hospitality and responds to and adequately resolves complaints or concerns from residents or families about nursing services.

·       Monitors facility incidents and complaints daily to identify those defined as unusual occurrences by State policy and promptly reports such occurrences to Administrator/Executive Director for appropriate action. 

·        Monitors complaint reports daily for allegations of potential abuse or neglect, or the loss or misappropriation of resident property, and participates in these investigations.  

·        Promotes compliance with accident prevention procedures, safety rules, and safe work practices to prevent employee injury and illness and control worker’s compensation costs.   

·       Assures staff is trained in fire and disaster and other emergency procedures, and evaluates performance during drills.  

·       Interacts courteously with residents, family members, employees, visitors, vendors, business associates, and representatives of government agencies.

·       Oversight of finances for the Clinical department is a must, controlling expenses and guiding designees to do so will be the expectation based on spend down or cost control budgets

·       Acts in an administrative capacity in the absence of the Administrator. 

 

 The preceding list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.  

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS

 Knowledge of current federal and state laws and regulations that apply to the practice of nursing in a long-term care setting.  Has strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize responsibilities.  Ability to make presentations before top management, public groups, and staff.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.  

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 

Must be able to work overtime.  Must be available on an “on-call” basis. Must be available to be summoned to the facility in an emergency and is expected to report to the facility in an emergency. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 Works in a climate-controlled and well-lighted environment with a smoke-free policy.  Works in an office and throughout the building daily.  Has Category 1 risk of exposure to infectious diseases, but receives training in handwashing practices and Universal Precautions and has access to personal protective equipment if direct exposure is anticipated.   Is subject to interruptions, noise, and odors daily.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 The physical demands below are typical of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.   Reasonable accommodations may be available for individuals with disabilities.

·       Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting and supporting patients.

·       Incumbent will be exposed to virus, disease and infection from patients and specimens in working environment and high risk assumed

·       Incumbent will be required to work at any facility and be responsible for own transportation.

·       Incumbent will be scheduled based on operational need. (rotate shifts, standby, AA, on-call)

·       Incumbent may be required to work extended periods of time at a video display terminal (VDT). 

 

 

 

 

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Posting ID: 688465836 Posted: 2022-12-07 Job Title: Registered Nurse