Jewish Senior Services
  • Clinical Support/Nursing
  • 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

 

DUTIES

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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Jewish Senior Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Accordingly, all applicants for employment and all persons employed in any capacity are treated without regard to race, color, national origin, religious affiliation, age, gender, sexual preference, marital status, ancestry, genetic predisposition or carrier status, physical or mental disability, Vietnam Era Veteran or other veteran status or any other legally protected class.  The fair and equitable treatment imposed by this policy encompasses, but is not limited to, all aspects of the employment process including: personnel recruitment, advertising, all hiring practices, promotions and transfers, rates of pay and other forms of compensation, benefits, selection for training, layoff and terminations, and all facility sponsored social and recreational programs.

Jewish Senior Services will strive to make a reasonable accommodation, as required by law, for qualified individuals with known disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is currently employed unless doing so would result in an undue hardship on the operation of its business.  Any individual who believes they may require such accommodation should contact Employee Relations at 203-365-6457.

It is the responsibility of all staff to conform to both the letter and spirit of this Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement. The designated person at Jewish Senior Services for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity is Soncerria Holland, 203-365-6456, sholland@jseniors.org.

 

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