Director of Nursing
Posted on: May 13, 2022
Relationships and integrity are the heart of our culture. They
help us create a welcoming and inclusive community among our
residents, associates and patients that feels like family. They
guide us to be open in our communication with each other, and
enable us to make the right decisions for the people who have
entrusted us with their care. Our relationships and integrity work
together to create a positive impact in the lives of the people we
touch. The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the
happiness of our associates, so youll receive a competitive
compensation and benefits package with additional perks designed to
make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding.
Youll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow
your career through professional development, as well as ongoing
programs catered to your overall health and wellness physical,
mental, emotional, and financial. Most of all, we believe you can
find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something
bigger than yourself. If you want to work in an environment where
you can become your best possible self, join us! Veterans,
transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses
are encouraged to apply. We believe that in order to best serve our
residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One
way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but
are not limited to: Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan Benefit plan package Pre-tax
Commuter Benefit Identity theft protection Pet savings and
insurance plans Voluntary benefits available Extensive Insurance
Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending
account, health savings account and more. Adoption Benefit Tuition
Reimbursement Company-provided life insurance and accidental death
and dismemberment (AD&D) Voluntary STD and LTD This is an
incentive based position, which may include bonuses, incentive, or
commission plans. Please note, Brookdale has adopted a policy
requiring all associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19,
subject to limited exemptions based on medical conditions,
sincerely held religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and
regulations. Responsibilities Manages the day-to-day clinical
services of a more complex community to ensure residents healthcare
needs are met. Ensures residents are treated with respect and
dignity and ensures quality care as residents healthcare needs
change. Supervises and provides leadership, as well as coaching, to
licensed nurses and other direct care staff within the community.
May be responsible for leading additional clinical leadership team
up to five members. The HWD level for each community is determined
based on the total complexity of the role. Complexity criteria
include, but are not limited to, factors such as size, type of
product lines, medication management regulations, 90-day assessment
requirements, multiple licensure requirements, state regulatory
complexity, and skilled services requiring an RN.
- Responsible for the direct supervision of community-based
licensed, certified, and non-certified clinical associates.
- Empowers clinical leaders to supervise, direct, and motivate
staff within their oversight.
- Assigns and directs work of clinical leaders and subordinates;
appraises performance; rewards and disciplines associates;
addresses complaints and resolves problems.
- Provides training and education to caregivers on an ongoing
basis with classroom in-services and situation-specific
- Supervises the maintenance of resident charts and reviews
documentation performed by caregiving staff.
- As described and allowed in the Nurse Practice Act, assesses
health, oversees medication administration, oversees functional and
psycho-social status of residents, initiates individualized service
plans, proactively manages care and services for each resident,
evaluates effectiveness, and maximizes the residents opportunity to
remain in their environment.
- Manages the health care of residents, including the
dissemination of information to families and associates. Ensures
that family members are aware of the residents need for scheduled
- Participates in pre-admission screening of prospective new
residents. Assures that required documentation is completed prior
to or upon resident admission, including nursing assessments,
service plans, and other assigned forms. Updates assessments as
required by policy and as described or allowed in Nurse Practice
Act or other state regulation.
- Performs on-site evaluations of residents admitted to alternate
care environments for treatment, and maintains contact with
resident families with the intent of returning resident to
- Evaluates residents, documents changes in condition, and
notifies Executive Director, residents physician, and residents
legally responsible party/family of resident's condition and
- Communicates with physicians regarding residents status and
condition changes. Ensures residents are prepared for physician
appointments and visits.
- Facilitates continuity of care for those residents receiving
home health care, hospice services, and other third party
- Participates in or leads meetings relevant to resident care
issues, such as Service Plan meetings, involving appropriate
parties as needed.
- Ensures in-house ancillary medical services such as podiatrist,
doctor visits, dental visits, psych visits, lab, X-ray, ambulance,
etc. are scheduled and followed through.
- Participates in department quality improvement activities.
- Assists in keeping the environment safe for associates to
reduce the occurrence of Workers Compensation claims by
appropriately evaluating resident transfer and mobility needs and
involving therapy services as indicated.
- Shares on-call and manager on duty responsibilities/shifts as
required. This job description represents an overview of the
responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not
intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An
associate should perform all duties as assigned by their
supervisor. Qualifications Education and Experience
- Education as required to obtain state nursing license (LPN/LVN
- Minimum of 3 years relevant experience. Clinical leadership
- Working knowledge of basic technology and electronic
- Skilled nursing experience may be required. Certifications,
Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsState nursing license
(LPN/LVN or RN). Must have valid drivers license.
Management/Decision MakingApplies existing guidelines and
procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound
judgment and experience to solve complex problems based on
precedent, example, reasonableness, or a combination of these.
Knowledge and SkillsPossesses extensive knowledge of a distinct
skill or function and desire to understand the culture and work
environment. Physical Demands and Working Conditions
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Climb or balance
- Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
- Talk or hear
- Taste or smell
- Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
- Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure
- On-Call on an as needed basis
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
- Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting
- Exposure to latex
- Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
- Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or
- Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from
- Requires Travel: Occasionally
- Requires Driving: Drives Self (Tier 2) Brookdale is an equal
opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
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