Location: Western Nebraska Veterans Home
Examples of Work
Develop and conduct a facility competency program to orient teammates to the facility, clinical care program/practices/procedures, and identify core competencies and accesses clinical competency. Program must satisfy agency, state and federal guidelines, as well as accreditation and licensure standards. Utilize advanced instruction developmental skills and alternative learning methodology. Conduct formal program assessments to determine effectiveness of presented learning opportunities to implement changes to course curriculums, delivery, material, etc. and based on review of clinical data or sentential events, the need to develop new or revise existing clinical care techniques. Collect, review, and analyze clinical care performance improvement data to identify performance gaps. Consultant with Nursing Director or other clinical staff to identify factors and appropriate strategies to resolve performance gap. Participate in clinical committees to develop facility clinical policies, procedures, review and assess clinical care practice such as infection control and recommended appropriate actions. Coordinate and direct the Infection Control program and oversee the Risk Management (safety/security/liability) processes for a facility. Develop the risk management process for the agency facilities though surveillance, audits, records, reviews, drills competency testing and communications. Survey the facilities regularly to obverse infection or potential for infection to develop and recommend corrective action. Develop annual reviews and update all agency infection control policies and procedures ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Perform "front end" consultation with nursing and/or related medical staff, supervisor, administration and external customers to determine staff training needs based on work until/department performance deficiency or directed program change. Directly supervise Registered Nurses, and/or Licensed Practical Nurses on assigned sift and/or may supervise direct care professionals. Supervise and monitor the therapeutic milieu of patient care to ensure that RN's, LPN's, and direct care staff provide appropriate treatment actions that are in the best interest of the patient. Administer nursing services on assigned shift; complete performance evaluations for assigned nursing service employees; address work performance issues with assigned staff following established counseling or disciplinary procedures; schedule nursing service staff for assigned shifts and work area. May fill in for the Assistant Director of Nursing in their absence. Consult with psychiatrists, physicians, physiologist, and other clinical staff in coordinating individual patient care treatment plans and compliance with legal and Health Board orders. Resolve conflicts between patients utilizing de-escalation techniques and other interventions to identify potential behaviors and triggers which can lead to crisis situation and create safety concerns for patients and staff.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Nebraska or authority based on the Nurse Licensure Compact to practice as a Registered nurse in Nebraska and one year of relevant experience.
PREFERRED: Long Term Care experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: registered nursing theory and practice; accepted standards of care; policies and procedures governing nursing care; sanitation and infection control standards; planning, providing and evaluating quality nursing care; Nebraska regulations pertaining to nursing practice, including scope of practice parameters; psychology or another behavioral science; supervision or management of techniques, principles, or practices; adult training and development; principles and practices of employee development programs; federal and State laws, rules, policies, and accreditation standards as they apply to infection control and risk management; infectious diseases; prevention of infection.
Skill in: coordinating and providing nursing care; directing nursing service shifts or program activities, development of clinical training and teaching.
Ability to: supervise a shift or program for nursing care; oversee the maintenance of medical records, write administrative reports as required; communicate effectively orally and in writing; research, develop, and present learning opportunity programs; evaluate effectiveness of training courses; analyze data.