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  • Immediate Opportunities - Healthcare
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

HEALTH SERVICES DIRECTOR

EmployIndy has partnered with an Indianapolis area senior living provider and currently seeking a Health Services Director. 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this position is to direct the Health Services Department in alignment with the mission, vision, philosophies, policies, financials and goals of the organization. The Health Services Director is responsible for oversight of the daily operations of the Health Services department to assure that each resident receives the necessary care and services to attain or maintain the highest possible physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. The HSD serves as an advocate for the residents and staff under his/her direction and fosters high standards of resident care within the department by performing his/her job ethically and professionally.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assures nursing organizational structure supports clinical and administrative standards and goals that will enable the center to achieve its mission and ongoing survey readiness and regulatory compliance.
• Implements systems, processes, and programs to achieve the mission, goals and strategic plan for the nursing center.
• Leads nursing management team to ensure quality outcomes.
• Knowledgeable of applicable federal, state and other regulations, including state specific clinical practice acts.
• Accountable for consistent assignments in the center and adjustments to staffing based upon census, acuity and budget.
• Assures effective recruitment and retention plans exist, and participates in their implementation.
• Adheres to personnel policies and procedures as outlined. Ensures performance evaluations for nursing employees are completed in a timely manner.
• Promotes effective working conditions, and positive employee relations.
• Participates in budget discussions and staffing composition recommendations.
• Participates in the nursing center performance Improvement process by analyzing outcomes, identifying trends and developing plans of corrections.
• Collaborates with other members of the health care team as needed.
• Reviews prospective resident referrals in accordance with the clinical grid to assure that clinical services can be provided. Assesses nursing department educations needs and set s obtainable goals to enable the center to provide more complex clinical services that will broaden the center's referral base.
• Participates and/or leads committees or workgroups as deemed necessary and/or requested by Administration.
• Communicates and collaborates with the Medical Director, attending and consulting physicians, ancillary and service departments, and contracted providers and other meetings. Accountable for execution of consultation services process.
• Participates in the selection, monitoring, evaluation, storage and tracking of clinically related equipment and supply usage.
• Assumes responsibilities and authority of operations in the short-term absence of the Executive Director.
• Remains knowledgeable about the residents and their conditions through mechanisms such as making daily rounds and discussion with charge nurse and promotes person-centered care.
• Promotes and evaluates resident and family satisfaction with nursing services.
• Advocates for and assists with smooth transitions of care from one setting to another through effective communication and discharge planning activities.
• Promotes an environment where residents' rights are protected and residents are free from abuse and neglect.
• Responsible for evaluating staff development needs for the nursing department.
• Ensures clinical competency of all nursing staff.
• Participates in employee recognition programs.
• Communicates effectively, actively listens and functions effectively as a part of the team.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Stand and walk intermittently throughout the working day, as well as reaches, stoops, bends, lifts, carries and manipulates various items, supplies and equipment.
• Able to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds and push or pull up to 50 pounds.
• Able to assist with resident transfers and ambulation.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
• Graduate of accredited school of nursing, LPN, RN or BSN required.
• At least one year of leadership experience in administration and management in a healthcare organization.
• At least one year of experience in gerontological nursing/long-term care nursing preferred.

REQUIRED LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:
• Valid LPN or RN license in the state employed.
• Valid CPR certification

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