Director of Nursing in Pontotoc, MS at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

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  • Location:
    Pontotoc, MS
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    Not Specified
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Job Description


      1. Provide administrative supervision, leadership, guidance, and feedback to staff to facilitate smooth operations including on-call duties.
      2. Carry out personnel actions on staff accurately and timely including hiring, training, evaluating, monitoring, and  disciplining, with documentation submitted in a timely manner.
      3.  Provide adequate nursing staff coverage according to policies and submit time and payroll accurately and in a timely manner.
      4. Implement infection control measures according to facility policy and procedures, accurately and in a timely manner.
      5. Hold infection control monthly meetings.
      6. Report all environmental issues in a timely manner.
      7. Maintain TB certification and complete TB/Hepatitis B injections on new employees and annual updates.
      8. Ensure Sharps Injury Log, and Occupational Hazard Record, Antibiotic Log, Employee Illness Form Reports are all kept up-to-date.
      9. Ensure sharps boxes are dated correctly.
      10. Follow all infection control measures according to policy and procedure.
      11. Provide direct patient care through utilization of nursing standards accurately and in a timely manner.
      12. Follow policies, procedures, and medical/laboratory protocol for nursing care and notify doctor of results accurately and in a timely manner.
      13. Report pertinent information and/or changes in the patients' condition to physician and/or on-call nurse as appropriate and in a timely manner.
      14. Provide patient, staff, and family education as related to medication, illness, etc.
      15. Ensure Health Services participation in team conferences, staffings, and reviews as assigned.
      16. Ensure medications are prepared and administered as ordered by the physician accurately and in a timely manner.
      17. Ensure medication administration is charted on the MAR and nurse’s notes, if applicable, accurately and in a timely manner.
      18. Ensure prescribed medication is ordered accurately and in a timely manner.
      19. Ensure provided nursing care and appropriate records related to patients’ progress and activities are documented accurately and in a timely manner (i.e., I/A reports, medical charts, worker’s comp reports, written training programs, daily/midnight census, diet updates, etc.)
      20. Ensure physician’s orders are transcribed accurately and in a timely manner.
      21. Ensure Policy and Procedures are up-to-date and revised annually.
      22. Provide support services to OT/PT consultant and offer feedback.
      23. Follows all safety policies and adhere to all worker's compensation program guidelines.


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