Jewish Senior Services
  • Clinical Support/Nursing
  • Fairfield/Bridgeport, CT, USA
  • Full-Time
  • Days

SUMMARY: The Clinical Nurse Leader provides clinical and administrative support to a designated building at the direction of the Clinical Nursing Director. S/he supports efforts of the Clinical Nursing Director to assure that quality care is delivered in accordance with The Jewish Home's core values, policies and procedures for the 24 hour, 7 day a week operation. S/he is responsible and accountable for resident/patient care. The Clinical Nurse Leader is available for rotating scheduled week-end on-call and work if necessary.

Reports To: Clinical Nursing Director

Titles Supervised: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Unit Associates, Special Needs Assistants



Essential Responsibilities:

1.Job Performance

- Ensures quality of care according to facility policies and procedures through frequent unscheduled rounds.

- Provides supervision and direction to Staff.

- Develops and monitors Nurse and Nursing Assistant assignments.

- Provides assessment when changes in resident/patient conditions occur.

- Verifies and co-signs all orders transcribed by the LPN.

- Maintains medical record according to facility and regulatory policy.

-Promotes and advances Journey initiatives.

-Maintains quality of care by providing corrective action as needed according to The Jewish Home's disciplinary guidelines and demonstrates successful completion of Core Competencies.

- Other related duties as assigned.

2. Quality Assurance

- Monitors quality of care according to established indicators.

- Adheres to the Policies and Procedures of The Jewish Home.

- Assists in identifying problems and implements corrective action.

- Works with staff and peers to develop systems which allow for consistent evaluation of nursing care.

- Seeks guidance as needed.

- Assists Clinical Nursing Director in identifying attendance and punctuality problems, coaches staff and makes timely use of disciplinary measures.

- Assists with scheduled staff evaluations in a fair, consistent and timely manner.

3. Communication

- Effectively communicates with all members of the interdisciplinary team to include any changes in resident condition, or changes in organizational policy& procedure or in regulatory process'.

- Actively participates in MDS completion and attends Care Plan meetings.

- Supports Clinical Nursing Director in scheduling and attends monthly staff meetings. Maintains minutes and attendance records.

- Participates in committees as assigned.

- Maintains confidentiality at all times.

4. Environment

- Maintains a clean and safe environment with focus on resident comfort and safety.

- Maintains and monitors The Jewish Home's Fire, Safety and Infection Control Policies.

5. Fiscal Accountability

- Contributes to the budget process.

-Integrates and monitors cost effective measures into daily operations.



Minimum Qualifications:

Education: RN, BSN preferred

Experience; 2 years relevant experience in management position in a geriatric healthcare setting

Licensure; RN, State of Connecticut, CPR certification

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