I just wanted to reach out and to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! I want to let you know how much I appreciate you all and the love and care you have shown my nana and my family over this past month. We are so blessed to have her in your care, I have seen the way her nurses speak with her and handle her and I want them to know that it does not go unnoticed. You are treating my nana like she is your own and that is all I could ask for. I pray for my nana but I also pray for all of you because you are truly angels - you make such a difference in patients’ lives every day whether they can thank you for it or not! You are appreciated - thank you!

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough

Director of Nursing

Location: Topsfield, MA - Masconomet Healthcare Center

Category: Nursing

Director of Nursing – Full Time

Primary Responsibilities:

• Responsible for the development of nursing service objectives, performance standards of nursing practice for each category of nursing personnel. 
• Assumes accountability for the development, organization and approved policies and procedures. 
• Directs, evaluates and supervises all resident care and initiates corrective action as necessary.
• Conducts daily resident rounds, initiates corrective action as necessary, reports problems to the Administrator. 
• Directs implementation of "Resident Bill of Rights"; monitors nursing service educational programs; conducts staff meetings to coordinate and implement nursing service policies and procedures. 
• Manages nursing service problems, emergency situations and initiate "life saving" measures within the scope of nursing practice. 
• Assumes responsibility for nursing service compliance to federal, state, JCAHO standards and local regulations. 
• Ensures availability of equipment for nursing personnel. 
• Directs and supervises scheduling of employees within established guidelines for allocation of nursing service personnel on duty. 
• Interviews and hires nursing service employees, conducts counseling interviews and initiates disciplinary actions as necessary. 
• Prepares written employee performance evaluations. 
• Assumes responsibility in the absence of the Administrator. 
• Participates with administration, social services and rehab services in the selection process for potential admissions. 
• Follows all Resident's Rights policies at all times. 
• Directs and organizes required documentation for Medicare and individual reimbursement systems.
• Reviews the total clinical record for accuracy. 
• Assures that each resident's interdisciplinary plan of care is maintained and implemented. 
• Oversees and coordinates nursing services with other professional disciplines by assisting and/or supervising in the development of individualized patient care plans, stressing rehabilitative and restorative activities and instruction. 
• Identifies safety hazards and initiates corrective action; observes infection control procedures; follows all facility safety policies and procedures. 
• Accepts "on call" status for emergencies which supervisory personnel cannot handle. 
• Performs other related duties as directed by the Administrator.

• Graduate of accredited school of nursing; BS preferred.
• Current licensure in Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse.
• Minimum of five years recent clinical long term care experience.
• Minimum of three years supervisory experience in a long term care facility.
• Knowledge of managed care, geriatric nursing, reimbursement systems, OBRA, HCFA, JCAHO and Medicare required.
• Knowledge in areas of management, labor relations, recruitment, budgeting and finance.
• Current Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support in accordance with American Heart Association or American Red Cross standards required.
• Knowledge of growth and development across the life span required.

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