The Associate Director of Nursing is a valuable member of the Long Island State Veterans Home's clinical team who develops and maintains a facility-wide Education Program and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Program that ensures a safe, comfortable environment for the residents and a process that evaluates the quality of resident care based on best nursing practice and regulatory standards. The Associate Director of Nursing will coordinate the duties of the educators related to orientation; mandatories and other educational needs identified as well as assist other departments related to their educational needs. In collaboration with the Director of Nursing this position will participate in the planning, implementing, and upgrading or modifying policies and procedures related to practice standards to meet all state and federal regulations. The Associate Director of Nursing will coordinate the duties of the Quality Assurance Coordinator related to data collection, investigations, root cause analysis, reporting to Department of Health and monitoring for compliance of practice standards as required or needed. This position will coordinate and manage all performance improvement projects for nursing and other departments. Qualified candidates will demonstrate superior communication and organizational skills while adhering to our high standard of excellence through the LISVH mission, vision, values and code of conduct.
Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, the duties of the Associate Director of Nursing may include but is not limited to the following:
In the absence of the Director of Nursing will ensure the effective and efficient operations of the Nursing Department.
Develops and manages Policies and Procedures related to nursing practice, education and quality in collaboration with Director of Nursing.
Embraces the Mission, Vision and Values of the Organization.
In collaboration with the Director of Nursing and Human Resource Department, participate in Labor Relation issues for the Nursing Department.
Provides education to all employees, residents and families related to new and or revised protocols, policies and procedures.
Develops and ensures competency of all employees for all competencies required by both Federal and State regulations as well as skills required for best practice.
Collaborates with the Director of Nursing to ensure all nursing annual mandatories are up to date.
Develop and implement processes to enable staff to provide the highest level of care as well as safe practice.
Maintains required statistics, completes reports and ensures compliance with state and federal requirements.
Reports and communicates data analysis and other relevant information to Medical Director and Director of Nursing in a timely and organized manner.
In collaboration with the Quality Assurance Coordinator and Nursing Managers will review and assist in the completion of all Quality Assurance Reports.
In collaboration with the Director of Nursing submits required reports to federal and state agencies as required.
Schedules, sets agenda and conducts facility quality meeting related to quarterly Quality Assurance Meetings, Performance Improvement Projects, QAPI Steering Committee, Root Cause Analysis as well as participates and reports at other committees as requested.
Maintains current knowledge and competence in best practice, education concepts and management of Quality programs by participating in continuing education programs.
Obtain and maintain certification in the QAPI as well as other quality processes such as Six Sigma, Lean etc.
Collaborate and network with other Educators and Quality Coordinators to remain current in trends and practices.
Acts as a role model and a preceptor within his/her role for all staff and students.
Responsible for effective communications between nursing and other departments related to Quality and Federal and state regulations.
Manage the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Program and analysis of data relevant to the quality outcomes. Directs staff in performance improvement activities that improve outcomes, satisfaction and enhances organizational efficiency.
In collaboration with nursing informatics, establishes processes to streamline documentation and evaluations within the electronic medical record.
Participate in research regarding nursing practice, quality of care, education etc..
Prepares and participates in annual Department of Health and Veterans Administration Surveys, ensuring the facility complies with all Federal and State regulations.
In collaboration with the Director of Nursing and staffing office will ensure there are appropriate number of staff scheduled each shift as well as nursing leadership coverage.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related Healthcare field
Master's Degree in Nursing or Administration in a related health care field
NYS RN License
Minimum of 5 years post license experience to include leadership experience
Strong organizational and communication skills (both oral and written)
Detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize and multitask
Self-motivated and works independently
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs
Five years Long Term Care, Geriatric or related experience
Two years education and/or Quality experience in a healthcare facility
Posting Overview: The position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).
If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate was identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
Working conditions may involve exposure to infectious disease, blood, body fluids and/or tissue as well as other unpleasant elements such as accidents, injuries and illness. May be exposed to and be required to handle varying unpredictable, emergency and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours and pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.
The Long Island State Veterans Home is a tobacco-free environment. Tobacco products are strictly prohibited anywhere on our 25-acre campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
Essential Position: This position has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. This means that when the Long Island State Veterans Home is faced with an emergency, employees in such positions are required to remain at their work location or to report to work .
The LISVH is a 24/7 skilled nursing facility. As such, all positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary to meet the operating needs of the facility.
The use of Vacation or Personal Leave accruals during the first 6 months of employment will not be authorized unless prior approval has been granted by Human Resources.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from the Long Island State Veterans Home Employee Health Department, clear a background investigation, submit three (3) written references, and provide a copy of the required license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
The Long Island State Veterans Home , located on the campus of Stony Brook University, is a 350-bed skilled nursing facility with a 40-slot Adult Day Health Care Program dedicated to the care of honorably discharged Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, their spouses and Gold Star parents. Join an organization whose people make a difference every day and where commitment, compassion, initiative and leadership are recognized and rewarded. We care for America's heroes every day.
Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.
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Official Job Title: TH Assistant Director of Nursing
Job Field: Nursing
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Nursing Administration-Long Island State Veterans Home
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Variable Holidays and Weekends Pass Days: Variable
Posting Start Date: May 11, 2021
Posting End Date: Aug 10, 2021, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL5
Internal Number: 2101641
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