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Avamere Health Services, LLC Director of Nursing Services (RN) in Tacoma, Washington

DescriptionDirector of Nursing Services (RN):Status: Full-timePosition Type: Salaried; $100-$160K annuallyLocation: Avamere Heritage Rehab - 7411 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98404Nestled in the Pacific Northwest in scenic Tacoma, Washington is Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma, an 89-bed skilled nursing community. Quality care is important at Avamere, evident in their recognition by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living as part of their Quality Initiative Recognition Program. The team compassionately enhances lives of not just their residents and patients, but their surrounding area as well. They participate in and raise funds during the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's in support of Alzheimer's awareness and research. They also recognize health observances in their own building by wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Employee Perks:Tuition 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 coverageDuties and Responsibilities:Develop 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 cheerful environment.Qualifications:Must possess a nursing degree from an accredited college or university.Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN in this state.Must have a minimum 3 years of experience as a supervisor in a healthcare setting.Must have a minimum 6 months of experience in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices.Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities.Experience with Electronic Medical Records and computer documentation systems.Maintain confidentialit