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Quality Development Nurse
at Westminster Village
Job summary: This position will assist in developing and monitoring standards to continuously assess and improve the quality of care as well as program operations. The Director of Quality Development will provide direction and oversight of the Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement process for the organization. This individual works under supervision of the Director of Health Services.
Essential Job Functions:
- Collaborate with Health Services Mangers and Directors, establishes clinical benchmarks and best practices to be utilized across the organization in an effort to achieve the best possible outcomes for the residents, regardless of the level of services being delivered.
- Assists in developing annual Quality Improvement goals and objectives within the Clinical Services function and monitors progress toward these goals.
- Collaborate with all resident care disciplines in meeting licensure and certification standards with the goal of achieving zero deficiencies in all licensure, accreditation and certification surveys.
- Partner with the HR Manager to identify educational programs and/or training to meet the identified needs of associates.
- Monitors, implements and conducts staff in-services.
- Monitor for Quality Improvement within the communities and reports issues to the Director of Health Services.
- Review monthly Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement minutes to identify any areas/issues requiring an action plan or training.
- Participates in facility surveys and inspections.
- May be responsible for specific clinical programs as directed, e.g. dementia, wound care, quality assurance, infection control, and falls programs.
- Communicates with health care provider to review treatment plans, complete orders, progress notes, etc. in accordance with established policies. Assists with the maintenance of the pharmacy management program.
- Assists in the recruitment and selection of nursing service personnel.
- Assists with staff development. Participates in the planning, conducting and scheduling of timely in service and orientation training classes that meet state and federal requirements.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and accept constructive criticism.
- Must be able to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
- Must be able to work with ill, elderly, emotionally upset, disabled and potentially hostile people within the facility.
- Must be able to speak, write and understand English in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication with supervisors, employees, residents, and families.
- Minimum of three years of experience in nursing.
- Prefer two years of experience in a long term care facility.
- Must have experience in supervision and nursing principles.
- Must possess skills in leadership and communication, and exhibit skills in creativity, integrity, and initiative; and be able to provide critical thinking skills to address clinical issues.
- Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN in Arizona.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vison, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
- The position requires intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching as well as lifting and supporting patients.