Director of Nursing

  • Casa Grande Academy
  • Casa Grande Academy, 1120 East 6th Street, Casa Grande, AZ, USA
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full time Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Nursing (DON/DNS)

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Nursing is responsible for providing leadership, direction, instruction, and guidance to meet clinical goals and ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.  Provides emergency consultation, authorization of treatment procedures, advises on medical issues, treatment program revisions, & staff consultation. Hires, develops and supervises nursing staff, directs day to day medical functions and all aspects of Nursing Department.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Member of the CGA Management Team, directs Nursing department
  • Represents Nursing and the Medical Department and communicates issues to the management team regarding the Department
  • Create and maintain student medical files
  • Conduct monthly file audits to ensure licensing standards and quality of care practices
  • Maintain proper norms and security of youth and provide crisis intervention as necessary
  • Responsible for contributing to a positive and productive work environment
  • Will administratively review and approve all Medical Department expenses
  • Has the responsibilities and duties of a Nursing Supervisor (but may delegate the duties)
  • Staffing of Nursing, including RNs, med techs, medical assistants, and transport
  • Maintains and updates Policies and Procedures
  • Maintains sections of Legal Guardian Packet that are written by Nursing
  • Works with Quality Improvement to improve care at CGA
  • Attends the Quality Improvement Committee Meeting and reports on Nursing
  • Assists our Infection Control Officer with ongoing infection control procedures and with the Annual Infection Control Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan
  • Prepares Nursing for audits by licensing agencies, JCAHO, and other reviewers
  • Responds when needed to Quality of Care reviews
  • Tracks medication errors
  • Coordinates and leads Infection Control program and training for facility
  • Oversees that immunizations, optometry, dental, and other appointments occur in a timely manner and are tracked.
  • Oversees that med pass is performed in a safe manner, according to our policies and procedures.
  • Oversees that med requests and other medical concerns are addressed in a timely manner
  • Adheres to the policy and practice concerning issues of creation, editing, transmission, storage and disposition of all Protected Health Information (PHI) of Casa Grande Academy and Sequel Youth & Family Youth Services
  • Follows RN Responsibilities and Duties when functioning in the role of staff nurse
  • Supports CGA philosophy of treatment and maintenance of healthy norms
  • All other duties as assigned  

 

Job Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • REQUIRES an active RN License, and BA or BSN.    
  • Must possess strong communication and organizational skills, as well as computer skills.  
  • Must be able to use standard office equipment, sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.

Additional Info

$5,000 Sign-on bonus