Recruiting for a Non Profit Organization a Head Nurse to be responsible for the direction and organization of the nursing department & to ensure that the nursing and personal care of the residents is maintained on a daily basis according to their individual needs and capabilities.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure consistency in the provision of care.
Coordinate and monitor the provision of safe and effective nursing care.
Assess resident’s needs, abilities and physical and mental conditions.
Make rounds to check on residents and staff.
Communicate and coordinate with the doctor to put in effect a comprehensive nursing care plan for each resident.
Manage all the administrative duties of the nursing department.
Plan and implement the nursing policies and procedures.
Manage subordinates staff in their day-to-day performance of their jobs and monitor their work to make sure that the nursing care plan is implemented appropriately.
Screen potential employees, look over resumes and conduct interviews.
Conduct orientation programs for new nursing staff and conduct training programs for existing staff.
Ensure there is adequate nursing staff, and that the staff’s skills remain current.
Communicate the needs of the residents of the facility to the physicians.
Promote and maintain good interpersonal relationships between residents and staff.
Plan nursing staff duty roster and ensure there is an appropriate skill mix of staff on duty to provide the highest quality care to the residents.
Answer inquiries and liaise with relatives of residents.
Be responsible for the safe administration and recording of all medication prescribed by the resident’s physician.