Assumes leadership, responsibility and accountability for the
delivery of nursing services to the assigned community. Allocates
department resources in effective and economical manner to enable
residents to attain and/or maintain the highest physical, mental
and psychosocial well-being.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead nursing staff and management team in the delivery of
quality person-centered care and customer service approach for
residents and families within the community, ensuring compliance
with policies and procedure and government regulatory agencies.
Maintain and implement enhancements to the Quality Assurance
Performance Improvement program (QAPI) and serve as the community's
committee chair. Analyze performance metrics, trends and clinical
outcomes; recommend and implement process improvement measures.
Act as an ambassador of the organization to the local
communities to which we serve. Participate in external and internal
community events and other activities to promote organization's
Ensure efficient and accurate admission and discharge approvals
and documentation in collaboration with the admissions and
Serve as the subject matter expert/trainer for Electronic
Medical Record (EMR). Assess EMR documentation for accuracy and
medical necessity, identify areas of opportunity and provide
feedback as necessary.
Collaborate with Quality Team to develop nursing clinical
programs that includes restorative, wound management and
in-service. Oversee program implementation to ensure consistency
with clinical needs that result in positive outcomes.
Partner with Human Resources in staff attraction and retention
efforts, including hiring, onboarding, coaching and counseling and
performance management. Ensure delegation of responsibility,
authority and accountability. Assume leadership oversight of the
entire community in the absence of the Administrator.
Oversee the implementation of the organization's nursing
education comprehensive curriculums. Ensure staff's training needs
are identified and necessary training and resources are
Assist in the preparation of the annual operating budget and
manage all expenditures to maintain budget guidelines.
Oversee incident investigations, ensuring immediate
resident/staff safety. Ensure the appropriate persons are notified
as required by the community's policy and regulatory requirements
and that documentation is complete, accurate and submitted
Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification
Current State of Michigan Registered Nurse (RN) license.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or health related field
Must become certified in a required Dementia Care Program within
12 months from hire date.
Five years' experience as an RN in long term care with general
knowledge in dementia care services.
Five years' experience in a supervisory role with emphasis on
developing high performing teams.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Current knowledge of nursing standards and practices in
accordance with state regulatory requirements and licensing
Excellent leadership skills with experience developing and
engaging high performing cross functional teams that lead to better
Ability to effectively train staff to produce desired
Ability to work proactively with physicians and all levels of
Knowledge of Minimum Data Set (MDS) and reimbursement case
Ability to display compassion and sensitivity. Ability and
willingness to work constructively with individuals from diverse
Excellent communication and customer service skills with the
ability to understand the needs and wants of residents and
Ability to read, speak and write English using proper grammar,
diction and style.
Ability and willingness to learn to operate the Electronic
Medical Record (EMR).
Working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft
Office - Word, Outlook, Excel and Electronic Medical Records
Additional Work Requirements
Ability to travel to offsite events including conferences and
Ability to work off-shift schedules; evening, weekend and
holiday hours required to support resident care requirements.
24 hour on-call availability required.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Safely lifts with proper lift equipment and transfers person
served weighing average of 150 pounds on a frequent basis.
Pushes person in wheel chair weighing up to 250 pounds on a
frequent basis, often for long distances.
Frequently stoops, twists, bends, squats and kneels.
Frequently lifts supplies weighing 25 pounds.
Frequently pushes/pulls medication and treatment carts.
Near visual acuity.
Finger and hand dexterity.
At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to “Be The Rock That
Starts The Ripple”. A ripple of transformation in the individual
lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of
positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at
Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are
always looking for additional employees who want to make a big
impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic,
collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!
We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while
upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and
seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in
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