Job Openings Skilled Nursing Director of Nursing - Houston, TX

About the job Skilled Nursing Director of Nursing - Houston, TX

Five years of Director of Nursing experience within Skilled Nursing, Long term care, Short Term Care, or Rehab facility required. Must be familiar with Texas Skilled Nursing Regulations, Standards, and Operating Principles

The Patient Care Director -  is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and support for the Long Term Care & Skilled Nursing facility, ensuring the delivery of quality care to patients; and for planning, implementing, reviewing, and controlling the budget, staffing, and robust process improvement. Fosters a cooperative and collaborative relationship with the physicians; establishes and maintains good inter and intra-departmental relationships while ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal agencies.

Principal Accountabilities

Directs the day-to-day operations for the University Place 60-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation operation, maintaining 24/7 operational responsibility and directing the responsibilities of nursing administrative staff, direct care, and non-direct care staff.

Reviews and approves all new hires, establishes and controls standards for performance appraisals; works with managers to identify staffing needs and provides for them accordingly; coordinates training needs of staff with the education department; remains available, accessible, and visible to staff; recognizes staffs achievements and accomplishments and provides ongoing feedback on performance.

Works with service line leaders and managers to establish the departmental scope of service, goals, and strategic plan for the department; stays up-to-date on new developments in the field and incorporates such in the department's scope of service; reviews departmental policies, procedures, and systems; conducts appropriate department promotional activities and participates in hospital market activities.

Monitors and directs all patient care activities.

Considers the diverse needs of each patient through the entire continuum of care, providing and ensuring the highest level of service according to established service standards, optimizing the patient experience.

Evaluates current patients, and potential patient referral records, to ensure the facility can provide the appropriate level of care and services.

Participates in a systemic, interdisciplinary, and ongoing evaluation of programs, process improvement, desired client-centered outcomes, and organizational outcomes.

Collaborates with the Director of Operations and Director of Finance to ensure that revenue, expenses, contribution margin, and FTEs meet or exceed budget; prepares and submits a budget and related reports; forecasts and accurately projects expenses; takes corrective action to address negative variances; identifies and proposes capital budget items appropriately.

Promotes physician engagement; including collaborating with medical staff to ensure programs and care meet the needs of patients; in planning new or revised policies, procedures, and services; provides rapid response and follow-up to medical staff issues/concerns; seeks new ways to encourage new physicians to partner with the skilled nursing unit.

Adheres to all local, state, and federal regulatory guidelines, and Texas Board of Nursing requirements and standards.

Ensures proper electronic documentation of care, medications, and treatments.

Manages the departments' various clinical systems and quality measures to ensure that clinical outcomes fall within the state and federal guidelines, as well as ensure state readiness for both complaint visits and standard annual surveys.

Ensures safe care to patients, staff, and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity, and quality of service.

Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experienced staff.

Other duties as assigned