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Director, Nursing
Department: Nursing Admin - IRC
Schedule: Full-Time
Shift: Day
Hours:
Job Details:

Monday - Friday, day shift, 80 hours per two-week pay period.

Position Title: Director, Nursing
Department: Long Term Care

Purpose: Provides leadership for the practice and delivery of safe, effective, efficient, ethical and culturally competent resident care.  Key accountabilities include: establishing safety as a core value; ensure that quality assurance/performance improvement plans promote excellence in resident outcomes; maintain personnel compliance with regulatory and professional standards; fostering interdisciplinary collaborative relationships; promoting evidence-based practice and oversight of human, fiscal, material and environmental services.

Report To: Administrator, Senior Services

Supervisory Responsibility: Large Group/Multi-Level:  The job requires direct responsibility for a large department or unit of greater than 25 employees.  In addition to staff, incumbent directly supervises one or more supervisors and/or assistant managers who assist incumbent with managerial responsibilities. Incumbent has multiple shift responsibilities for staff.

Materials Responsibility: Limited:  Work requires limited responsibility for material resources.  Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets.  The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources.  The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss.  Problems associated with material resources are not complex.  The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, Governing Boards, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Patients, Families, and Significant Others, Auditors/Review Agencies.

POSITION SPECIFICATION

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Field Of Study: Nursing

Special Training: Basic Life Support, CPR

Training Preferred: Masters Degree in Nursing

Licensure/Registration: Registered Nurse in Illinois

Experience: More than 5 years experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

Physical Demands: High Intensity: Work requires heavy physical exertion and effort.  Forces exerted are equivalent to lifting between 25 to 50 pounds.  The need for physical stamina and endurance is great.  The degree of physical strain produced on the job is high.  It results in fatigue, and requires periods of rest.  Job requirements for manual dexterity and physical manipulation are high.  Work could involve the coordination of body movements involving various body postures.  The position exceeds these high intensity demands occasionally, 10-35% of the time.

Working Conditions: There is limited exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions.  There are some health and safety risks. Position may require safety equipment and precautions.  The amount of time the employee may experience these moderate conditions is limited to 35% or less of their work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes

   
     

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