Brookhaven at Lexington is seeking a highly skilled Director of Nursing Services for their Nursing Center team. This is a unique opportunity for an individual to be at the forefront of the eldercare industry as Brookhaven transitions it’s environment to a wide-spread small-house model.
This individual will lead and help guide the transition from a 49 bed Nursing Center to a 12 bed small-house model. Post transition, the Director will work in an expanded hands-on Director/Nurse Manager role with continued responsibility for overseeing the daily operations of the nursing center.
The Director of Nursing Services will be responsible for directing all operations of the Nursing Service Department in accordance with current laws and regulations and Brookhaven’s goals and objectives. Oversees all aspects of the departmental operations and quality improvement efforts, including: developing and administrating programs and services, maintaining cost efficiency, training and coaching employees, and facilitating change within department.
Ensure Resident satisfaction relating to Nursing Center.
Maintain an environment of resident confidentiality, privacy, dignity and respect.
Plan and organize the day-to-day functions of nursing center in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, and as may be directed by the Administrator, to ensure that the highest level of quality care is maintained at all times.
Maintain regulatory compliance with Department of Public Health and other agencies as required.
Act as Nurse Manager on a daily basis during the M-F work week.
Develop key departmental statistics that track and measure performance objectives, customer service levels, service delivery, quality and fiscal targets, and ensure alignment with strategic goals.
Schedule department work hours; delegate administrative authority & responsibility to nursing center staff as necessary to perform assigned duties.
Ensure nursing center staff perform all duties in accordance with acceptable nursing standards and a philosophy of person centered care.
Schedule and monitor daily rounds and review residents' treatment and medications to ensure appropriate care.
Review nurses'/doctors’ notes to ensure proper documentation is maintained relating to residents' treatment, medications and conditions.
Oversee the development and implementation of all resident assessments and care plans.
Provide direct nursing care as necessary.
Implement an effective quality assurance program and incident reporting and tracking program.
Oversee the nursing center’s infection control program and ensure it is developed and implemented in accordance with current regulations and standards.
Oversee the nursing center’s staff development program including staff orientation, training and in-service education.
Develop and maintain written policies, procedures, & safety standards, and ensure appropriate level of training for all staff.
Record, investigate and resolve all resident complaints and grievances.
Ensure a clean and safe environment is maintained for residents and staff.
Ensure equipment is maintained at appropriate frequencies and staff is trained on proper use.
Recommend expense budgets and capital needs; analyze variances for efficient use of resources.
Ensure appropriate social worker duties are performed.
Ensure appropriate therapeutic recreation duties are performed.
Oversee rehabilitation contract services and restorative program to ensure rehabilitation and restorative needs of residents are met.
Develop & implement processes that facilitate effective communication between all levels of care within Brookhaven.
Make recommendations to the Administrator concerning operations of the department. Report all potential problem areas and assist in developing and implementing corrective actions.
Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by Administrator.
B.S. degree in nursing from accredited school of nursing and be licensed in Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
A minimum of five years experience in clinical nursing home management
Knowledge of general, rehabilitative and restorative nursing and medical practices and procedures and laws, regulations and guidelines governing long-term care.
Leadership and supervisory skills.
Knowledge of industry related safety issues.
Ability to ensure compliance with Nursing Home regulations and ensure satisfactory DPH survey process.
Strong interpersonal/communication skills.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative.
Ability to interact professionally with Physicians and other nursing personnel, non-nursing personnel and family.
Internal Number: 1000
About Brookhaven at Lexington
Brookhaven at Lexington is a nonprofit lifecare community dedicated to enriching the lives of its Residents.
Brookhaven enables Residents to enjoy their respective lifestyle choices and provides a continuity of health care that supports each Resident’s pursuit of personal wellness. Brookhaven Residents, trustees and staff value diversity and treat each individual with compassion and respect.
Residents, trustees and staff are committed to active and meaningful involvement in the greater community.