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Highview of Northampton Assistant Director of Nursing in Leeds, Massachusetts

LEEDS We are hiring an Assistant Director of Nursing to join our dynamic care team at Highview of Northampton in Leeds! Working with our team and residents will give you purpose in your professional and personal life. Here at Athena Health Care Systems, our employees are the heart of our organization, and we take immense pride in their dedication. We are not only committed to delivering high-quality care and customer service to our patients and their families, but we also aspire to be the employer of choice. We strive to create a workplace where your skills and talents are nurtured to allow you to grow within the company. As an Assistant Director of Nursing, the primary purpose of your job position is to assist the Director of Nursing Services in planning, organizing, developing, and directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Services Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility. Experience & Education: Must possess a current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in this state. Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited school of nursing, college, or university. B.S.N. preferred. CPR certified. Must have as a minimum, one (1) year experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other related health care facility. Duties & Responsibilities: Assist the DNS with planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating and directing the overall operations of the Nursing Services department, according to state, federal, local and corporate standards and regulations, policy and procedure, and scope of practice. Maintain familiarity with facility organizations and functions of all departments. Meets the clinical needs of all residents while promoting positive resident and family relations. Contributes to effective communication and pleasant working conditions. Demonstrates leadership. Maximize the potential of each employee supervised. Assists with maintaining, reviewing and has input to development of all clinical policies and procedures. Ensures that Nursing policies and procedures are followed. Assists with continuously monitoring and reviewing the staffing needs, schedules and work assignments Oversees that all nursing assistants are certified and maintains a system to confirm currency and to track required in-service hours yearly to maintain certification as directed by the DNS. Oversees that all nurses are licensed and maintains a tracking mechanism to confirm currency as directed by the DNS. Makes rounds of each nursing unit and does visual inspection on each unit. Ensures that medications are administered, handled, stored, and audited properly. Assists the DNS with reviewing satisfaction of care and services by interviews with families and residents. Assists the Infection Preventionist in establishing and maintaining the Infection Control Program. Assists the Director of Staff Development in ensuring that all mandatory inservice education sessions, which are required by state and federal law, are performed per schedule; documented and such documentation is retained as directed by the DNS. Assists the DNS in developing safety standards for the nursing department and monitors these through employee incidents and develops a plan of correction and audit tool for prevention. Assist the DNS with Monthly Nursing department staff meetings that are held on all three shifts. Participates in surveys and inspections by government agencies and implements plans of correction for deficiencies. Other duties as assigned by manager. #AHCS