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DIRECTOR OF NURSING (DON)

  • 511663
  • FLAGSTAFF
  • DEPT OF VETERAN SERVICES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF VETERAN SERVICES

For Veterans and those who care for them.

DIRECTOR OF NURSING (DON)

Job Location:

Address: 2100 N. Gemini Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86004 

Posting Details:

Salary: $99,000.00 - $104,500.00 (DOE) 

Grade: N2

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

The Director of Nursing works under the direction of the Administrator, this position plans, organizes and directs the Nursing Department of a Medicare certified, skilled nursing facility and the provision of nursing care and services to its Veterans/Members. Oversees training/ education programs for nursing personnel. Determines the appropriate therapeutic, physical and nursing environment, the necessary levels of nursing staff, the operational procedures and the evaluation of outcomes. Ensures all federal and state nursing home regulations are met. Serves as a member of the management team and on a number of facility committees. Interacts, as needed, with key management staff. Serves as a liaison with the Medical Director and providers relative to treatment plans, policies and procedures and regulatory implementation. Learns, implements and monitors Arizona Management System (AMS) methods. Utilizes AMS concepts and tools for problem solving and continuous work/process improvements and efficiency.

Job Duties:
  • Plans, organizes and directs nursing functions to comply with long-and short-term goals, facility policies and procedures, nursing home regulations, and budget.
  • Responsible for the provision of nursing care and services to Veterans/Members 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
  • Determines nursing staff requirements including levels of training needed and allocation to treatment function and areas.
  • Ensures adequate staff to meet direct care needs, assessments, planning, evaluation and supervision.
  • Provides assistance on units or with supervision as required. Hires, supervises, evaluates, counsels, and disciplines staff. Reviews and evaluates staff job performance through monthly 1 on 1 coaching sessions and annual appraisals.
  • Participates actively in the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI), clinical meetings, and other facility meetings as directed by the Administrator.
  • Directs a nursing education program to promote growth and development of nursing personnel.
  • Oversees ASVH staff compliance with annual TB skin testing requirements.
  • Oversees the development, presentation and tracking of mandatory in-service training for ASVH staff.
  • Conducts investigations of policy issues, staff and veteran/member allegations and other potential disciplinary problems, taking corrective action as necessary. Makes regulatory reports as indicated.
  • Actively involved in AMS processes such huddle boards, problem solving, job breakdown sheets, success tracking, and standardized work.
  • Serves on committees and attends related meetings.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.
  • Assumes staff assignments when necessary.
  • Consults with department and facility managers relative to program objectives, staffing and equipment needs, budge, operational policies and procedures and management issues.
  • Assists Administrator in preparing for surveys.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced nursing knowledge related to clinical management of moderate to comp ex medical conditions found within a skilled nursing facility
  • Knowledge of fundamental nursing policies and procedures as they are generally written and applied within the skilled nursing facility
  • Extensive knowledge of employee management issues including knowledge of scheduling, training, supervision and application of nursing practices
  • Extensive knowledge of all relevant regulations as they pertain to the skilled nursing facility including OBRA, OSHA and other standards
  • Extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements related to the quality of resident assessments. Minimum Data Sets and the design and implementation of resident care plans
  • Extensive knowledge of human resource functions, including recruiting, interviewing, training, coaching/counseling and taking disciplinary action
  • Knowledge of design and implementation of systems related to work flow, scheduling, quality assurance functions and tracking the frequency and prevalence of quality indicators within the skilled nursing environment
  • Knowledge of State Personnel Rules

Skills in:

  • Managing systems, functions, material/supply resources, human resources and nursing practice
  • Advanced clinical skills necessary for assessment and planning appropriate medical interventions, especially as they apply to quality indicators
  • Fundamental nursing skills that may be used when providing nursing care or supervising and assessing the work and practice of other nursing staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Problem solving skills as they relate to nursing care and practice, interpersonal relationships, internal/external resources and critical family/resident issues
  • Management/leadership skills

Ability to:

  • Abide by nursing regulations
  • Listen, observe, assess and respond to medical emergencies
  • Evaluate, analyze, make independent decisions, and follow up regarding client health problems
  • Respond to medical issues/inquiries in a professional manner
  • Work with professional and non- professional staff to ensure health and safety
    of residents
Selective Preference(s):
  • Experience in a Skilled Nursing / Long-term Care facility
  • Supervisory/management experience as a nurse
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona
  • Fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public safety
  • May be required to drive on State business; current, valid driver's license required; subject to driver's license record checks; must
    maintain acceptable driving records and complete any required driver training
  • This position is subject to the vaccination requirements outlined in CMS Interim Final Rule - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination (published November 5, 2021) (86 FR 61555)
  • Current Negative Tb skin test (Mantoux skin test) within the last 6 months or a written statement from a physician, physician’s assistant or a registered nurse practitioner indicating freedom from tuberculosis, if in the past has had a positive skin test or tuberculosis
Benefits:

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:


• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Referral Incentives available for qualifying positions
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:
  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment
Contact Us:
  • If you have any questions please feel free to contact Human Resources at recruiting@azdvs.gov and 602.781.7032 for assistance.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.