Director of Nursing
At Home Health Companions, our employees make life easier for our clients wherever their home may be. Our Nurses and caregivers are advocates for our client’s well-being and we help families select the appropriate level of care when and where it is needed. We provide health and daily living services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Director of Nursing is accountable for planning, developing and supervising the activities of personnel who provide health care and nursing services to the agency’s clients. This position assists with the development and implementation of nursing services, objectives, policies and procedures in accordance with Federal, State and Joint Commission standards and regulations. The Director of Nursing under the direction of the Executive Director will have the responsibility for; selecting field staff, orientating and on boarding staff members, completing employee appraisals and resolving issues involving employee disciplinary action and client care.
The Director of Nursing will, as directed, assist the Executive Director by conducting client assessments, re-assessments, supervisory visits and development of client plans of care. The DON / RN Manager may confer with clients, their families, physicians, national account case managers or others on an occasional basis to clarify medical orders and/or discuss client care. The Director of Nursing may be required to provide direct client care by having specific client (s) assigned to him/her for care.
Responsibilities and Duties
As our Director of Nursing you will use your talent and abilities in many ways, including but not limited to:
- Make the initial evaluation visit and regularly re-evaluates the patient’s nursing needs
- Initiate the plan of care and make necessary revisions
- Provide back-up support for those services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skills
- Provide back-up support for appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures
- Prepare clinical and progress notes and summaries of care
- Inform the physician and other personnel of changes in the patient’s condition and needs
- Set-up new private duty cases
- Counsel the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs
- Supervise and teach other nursing personnel
- Plan and implement in-service and training programs
- Oversee the maintenance of clinical records, statistics, reports and records for purposes of evaluation and reporting of organizational activities
- Assure proper maintenance of clinical records in compliance with local, state and federal laws (HIPAA/OSHA Compliance)
- Assure compliance with all local, state and federal laws regarding licensure and certification of organization personnel
- Stay informed about changes in the field of nursing and home health care, and share information with appropriate organization personnel
- Promote home health referrals in the health care community
- Coordination of (and onsite assistance as needed) for RN-Reg clinics
- National account clinical review
- Promote the agency philosophy and administrative policies to ensure quality of care.
- Must have the ability to demonstrate solid judgment and discretion and a sense of understanding and urgency for priorities
- Requires the ability to prioritize and complete work on time, be detail-oriented, exhibit a service orientation to both staff and clients and be a professional team player with a positive attitude
Qualifications and Skills
- Must present negative COVID-19 test
- Registered nurse with current unencumbered licensure to practice professional nursing in the state of Texas
- Minimum five years clinical experience with 2 to 3 years working in home health or related health care organization
- Minimum three to five years of direct employee supervision, including both exempt and non-exempt personnel
- Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct staff
- Strong recruiting, interviewing and hiring skills
- Possess exceptional nursing assessment skills
- Customer service experience and ability to deal tactfully with clients, staff and community
- Must be able to pass a background check
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Must have graduated from an accredited program by the National League of Nursing
- Home Health Care Licensure experience
- Case Management Skills
- Policy Development Skills
- Understand regulatory compliance
- Understands regulatory compliance relating to State requirement
- Federal regulations including but not limited to OSHA, HIPAA
At Home Health Companions we offer the opportunity for you to join a caring company that believes in the importance of supporting our team members so that they are free to provide exceptional compassion and care to our patients.
Home Health Companions offers a leading employment package that includes competitive pay, comprehensive medical benefits and paid holidays. It is this Agency’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, religion, military status, gender preference, sex, marital status, national origin or disability.