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Avamere Health Services, LLC Director of Nursing Services RN in Bellingham, Washington

Director of Nursing Services RNCategoryNursingShiftDayHoursFull-TimeUnion PositionNoLocation : CityBellinghamStateWAZip98225OverviewJoin our amazing team and #workwithpurposeDirector of Nursing Services RN:Status: Full-timeLocation: St. Francis of Bellingham - 3121 Squalicum Parkway Bellingham, WA 98225As a DNS with Avamere, you join a team with a culture and mission to enhance the life of every person we serve. This is more than a job - it's a place where our team members build lasting relationships with patients and residents, their families, and fellow team members.We are dedicated to keeping our team members and residents safe. Download our flyer that shows our protocols and response to COVID-19 here.Please Note: Effective Oct. 18, 2021, all Avamere employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious exception. If you are hired by Avamere after Oct. 18, 2021, you will need to be fully vaccinated (or obtain an approved exemption) prior to starting work and need to provide proof of vaccination (or approved exemption) within 10 days of starting work. Employee Perks:Free meals to all employeesTuition assistanceMentorship opportunitiesEmployee assistance program featuring free counseling services, financial coaching, legal services and moreGenerous employee referral programPaid time off/sick leave (rolls over annually)401K retirement plan with employer contributionsComprehensive benefits package with medical coverage, voluntary dental, vision, and life insurance, short-term disability, and AD&D coverageThe primary responsibility of this position is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of our Nursing Services Department to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.DetailsDevelop a written plan of care for each resident and review all medical and nursing treatments to ensure they are in accordance with the resident's care plan and wishes.Implement and maintain an ongoing quality assurance program for the nursing department, and monitor the facility's QI, QM and survey reports.Assist in the planning, scheduling and revising of the MDS, including the implementation of CAAs and Triggers.Review and revise care plans and assessments, and ensure that all personnel involved in providing care are aware of the resident's care plan.Develop methods for coordination of nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the resident's total regimen of care.Participate in and develop reviews of the discharge plans and prepare reports for the Care Plan Committee as directed.Monitor nursing care to ensure that all nursing personnel follow established departmental policies and procedures.Review nurses' notes to determine if the care plan is being followed.Determine the staffing needs and work assignments of the nursing department necessary to meet the total nursing needs of the residents.Provide leadership training that includes the administrative and supervisory principles essential for Resident Care Managers and Charge Nurses.Provide direct nursing care as necessary.Prepare, plan and operate under the nursing department budget.Participate in state and federal surveys of the facility; assist the Administrator in reviewing deficiencies and developing plans of correction.Attend continuing education programs designed to keep you abreast of changes in your profession, and participate in/provide leadership for in-service training for nursing personnel.Create and uphold an atmosphere of warmth, patience, enthusiasm, and a calm and cheerfu

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