Our mission is to provide quality health, wellness and rehabilitative services to aging adults in a loving continuum of care environment in which each resident lives at an optimum level of function and dignity. We offer a unique Household Model of Care with a resident focused philosophy.
Quality Care Guided By Principle, Not Profits Established in 1966 Champion McDowell Davis dreamed of a place where seniors would choose to live and employees would desire to work. Today, the 50-acre Davis Community includes the Health Care Center, skilled nursing facility; Champions Assisted Living, an apartment-style community; and pharmacy. A 20-bed Rehabilitation and Wellness Pavilion opened in October 2010. In a quest to be an all-inclusive campus for the elderly, The Davis Community's leaders embrace change and innovation to achieve excellence in quality care and services.
The Director of Nursing is responsible to plan, organize and direct nursing services. The DON will control and evaluate the nursing service in order to meet the total nursing needs of the patient and to maintain a quality of service that will fulfill the objective and be in accord with the policies set forth by Davis Health Care. The DON is responsible for the overall organization and management of all nursing services in the skilled and intermediate facility.
MAJOR WORK ACTIVITIES:
1. Assist in developing and implementing a nursing organizational structure within budgetary confines, staffing requirements and federal and state guidelines.
2. Assist in developing job descriptions for nursing personnel, keeping standards of qualifications.
3. Assign responsibility, delegate authority, and hold personnel accountable for same consistent with their job descriptions and level of education and training.
4. Recruit, interview and evaluate applicants, hire and discharge as needed.
5. Oversee all nursing performance evaluations on personnel, awarding merit increases fairly and consistently.
6. Review personnel complaints and/or grievances and report to Nursing Services Administrator and Human Resources.
7. Encourage and facilitate further study and experience through in-house inservices, outside workshops and training and through Clinical Lattice Program, and state approved on-site facility classes.
8. Mentor and assist nursing managers and supervisors in carrying out their duties.
9. Provides continuous assessment of nursing department with identification of personnel requirements and/or nursing services needed relating to resident care, bringing findings and suggestions to Nursing Services Administrator.
10. Responsible for the day-to-day execution of resident care policies with the guidance of the Nursing Services Administrator and Medical Director(s).
11. Conducts clinical rounds throughout the facility on a daily basis and ensures nursing supervisors, managers and staff are conducting clinical rounds on their assigned units and shifts.
12. Ensures timely and appropriate investigations and resolutions for accidents/incidents and reporting findings as necessary to NCDFS, Department of Human Resources and Social Services, law enforcement, etc.
13. Develop and/or fill out various reports as necessary such as monthly Board Reports, QA, etc.
14. Develop agenda and conduct bi-monthly Clinical Leadership Meetings, reporting minutes within three days to Nursing Services Administrator, Executive Director, Administrator and clinical leadership team.
15. Develop and review policies and procedures as needed.
16. Review monthly pharmacy report and ensure recommendations to physicians and nurses are completed within a timely manner.
17. Participate in development of educational training with Nurse Educator.
18. Participate in development and implementation of patient care plans.
19. Represent the nursing department in various QA committees, strategic planning, etc., to maintain the highest quality of care and service delivery.
20. Represent nursing in the Resident Council, Family Council, recruiting fairs, or other meetings as needed.
21. Promote effective working conditions, relationships with Administration, medical staff, pharmacists, other departments, volunteers and agencies affiliated with the health care center to implement recommended changes or implement operational improvements.
22. Responsible for review of departmental payroll, including shift differentials, bonuses, etc.
23. Coordinates fair work time schedules throughout the facility.
24. Ensures obtainment and provision of appropriate reference material for the nursing department, which includes a Physician’s Desk Reference or comparable drug reference, policy and procedure manual and medical reference manual at each nursing station.
25. Ensures that appropriate supplies and equipment are available to nursing staff as determined by individual resident care needs.
26. Ensures medical records department maintains confidentiality, yet accessibility to appropriate parties as required.
27. Ensures timely audits of charts as needed to ensure complete and accurate documentation in the medical record.
28. Complete all clinical chart documentation according to best practice at time service rendered, prior to end of current shift, and/or by “late entry” with date, time, and legible signature or initials where appropriate. Documentation that is not time specific/shift specific, i.e. such as MDS, Care Plans, and certain summaries may be completed with signature and date on the day of documentation, completion and/or at time of review.
29. Coordinates any needed documentation and forms required during annual state surveys, federal surveys, health department inspections, etc.
30. Maintain membership with outside professional organization.
31. Perform specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by the NSA.
32. Support Administration through periods of change or stress.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Must be computer literate; operate office and all nursing equipment
• Must possess strong leadership, management and organizational skills as well as willingness to cooperate with other department directors.
• Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Ability to perform mathematical functions.
• Works in well lighted, well ventilated, temperature controlled office areas and rooms.
• Physical exertion required no more than 20% of the time. Physical exertion is defined as lifting, standing, stooping, bending and walking.
• Moderate exposure to infectious diseases, blood and body fluids, orders and personality peculiarities of the aged.
• May have to handle emotional disturbances.
• May be subject to falls, burns from equipment, scratches, kicks, etc. from residents and must be on constant alert for resident injuries.
• Must be in good mental and physical condition and have the ability to organize, plan and direct nursing service.
• Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm and be able to handle residents on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.
• Experience in the use of patient/resident care equipment.
• In an emergency, is expected to respond and includes the possibility of evacuation of residents.
• Ability to evaluate and appropriately respond to verbal and nonverbal communication from residents’ diverse stages of development, i.e. adults and geriatrics.
• Physical job demands may be subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Education:Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred or working towards post graduate degree i.e. MSN, MSA, MPH, MBA or certification in Executive Nursing Leadership in LTC
Licensure/ Certification: Must be a current Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina
Experience:At least 5 years experience in geriatrics
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Internal Number: 001
About The Davis Community
In 1963, retired railroad executive Champion McDowell Davis began with a vision — to create a positive living environment for aging men and women. This vision inspired him to transform his family’s former peanut plantation into what is today: a 50-acre not-for-profit community where seniors choose to live and where employees choose to work.The Health Care Center at The Davis Community welcomed its first residents in 1966 and has continued to grow in size and scope largely due to the seamless passing of the vision to the board of directors and Davis employees. In 2000, Champions Assisted Living was completed, adding another level of support services and paving the way to a more homelike environment and culture.In 2010, the Rehabilitation and Wellness Pavilion was added to provide seniors with a state-of-the-art fitness center, outpatient therapies and short-term inpatient care.Today 50 private guest rooms are reserved for persons needing short-term rehabilitation for such conditions as knee and hip replacements or other health needs following a hospital stay.Following a year-long strategic planning session involving the Board of Directors, residents, family members, staff, visitors,... neighbors, vendors, and friends a plan was developed to change The Health Care Center from a medical model of care to a household model of care. The vision is based on the belief that seniors in long-term care deserve privacy and choice in their lives rather than living in a hospital-like environment. The decision was made to completely renovate the existing Health Care Center into ten households where residents and staff operate as a family unit. The $26 million construction project began in 2012 and two freestanding houses opened in July of 2013. The first two households in the renovated section of The Health Care Center open in April 2014 with newly renovated homes approximately every ten months until completion in 2016.