Location: San Diego (Banker’s Hill)
St. Paul’s is the leading provider of caring senior services since 1960. We are centrally located in the beautiful community of Bankers Hill, close to downtown San Diego. St. Paul’s strives to be the most outstanding and innovative senior home and service provider in California. We are dedicated to serving the physical, spiritual and social needs of the elderly and community, fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion within the highest quality facilities, health care and programs consistent with affordable costs.
The primary purpose of the position is to assist the Director of Nursing in the day-to-day functions of the McColl Family Health Center nursing unit, and to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of the Department in accordance with current Federal, State, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations to assure that the highest degree of quality care is provided to the residents at all times. Provide professional assistance to all residents and staff of St. Paul’s Senior Homes and Services when not precluded by other duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists in directing the activities and programs of the facilities, in consultation with the Director of Nursing. The Assistant Director of Nursing serves on various committees of the facility as directed by the Director of Nursing as required by Federal, State, or Local regulations. Assists in evaluations and implements recommendations from the facility’s committees and/or consultants. Committees might include the facility Safety Committee and corporate Safety Officers Committee as well as the corporate Continuous Quality Assurance Committee.
- Must be available to work weekends and afternoon/evening hours as directed by the Director of Nursing.
- Ensures the availability of a responsible staff member, assumes Administrative responsibility in the absence of the Director of Nursing.
- Assists in delevelopment, maintenance and periodic updates of written policies and procedures as necessary and at least annually that govern the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Department.
- Assists with staff performance and performance evaluations for each staff position.
- Assists department coordinators (activities, social services, etc.) to establish a rapport in and between departments and with Nursing so that each may be an effective team member.
- Assists in interpreting and implementing the facility’s policies and procedures to employees, residents, families, visitors, government agencies, etc.
- Makes written and oral reports and recommendations to the Director of Nursing concerning the operation of the facility and Nursing Department.
- Assists in representing the facility in dealing with outside agencies.
- Develops written and oral reports and recommendations to the Director of Nursing concerning the operation of the facility and Nursing Department.
- Participates in the development of a plan of correction for deficiencies noted during survey inspections in co-operation with the Director of Nursing and Administrator.
- Coordinate with the annual patient care policy committee meeting.
- Assist in monitoring infection control, safety and Quality Assurance programs of Nursing Department.
- Make routine inspections of the facility to assure that established policy and procedures are being implemented and followed.
- Assists Charge Nurses and Director of Staff Development to ensure compliance with all Federal, State and Local regulations.
- Help direct and supervise the Unit Clerk ensuring the appropriate cordial response to residents, visitors, physicians and staff and the employee’s productive work performance.
- Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of contracted health care services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and diagnostic services.
- Assist to ensure that subordinates comply with personnel requirements for annual physicals, TB testing and required education.
- Must be a Registered Nurse, (RN). Must be neat, good grooming habits, courteous. Must be able to communicate with, be interested in, and have compassion for the aged. Must have good communication skills, both verbal and written in the English language. Must have excellent organizational skills to meet deadlines and goals. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. Must be knowledgeable in nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to skilled nursing care and personnel administration. Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with, and supervise both professional and non-professional personnel. Must be able to cope with multiple responsibilities in a changing and evolving environment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. A minimum of 2 years experience in a skilled nursing facility. Must possess a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of California, and must possess a current CPR card. Previous experience as a Director of Staff Development preferred.
To apply online, please visit www.stpaulseniors.org.
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO CLEAR FINGERPRINTS THROUGH DOJ AND FBI IN ADDITION TO A DRUG SCREEN CLEARANCE.
St. Paul’s Senior Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer