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Skilled Nursing Director of Nursing

Houston, TX, USA

About the Role

5 years of Director of Nursing experience within Skilled Nursing, Long term care, Short Term care, or Rehab facility required.

Must be familiar with Skilled Nursing Regulations, Standards, an Operating principles

The Patient Care Director - University Place is responsible for providing leadership, direction and support for the Long Term Care & Skilled Nursing facility, ensuring the delivery of quality care to patients; and for planning, implementing, reviewing and controlling the budget, staffing, and robust process improvement. Fosters a cooperative and collaborative relationship with the physicians; establishes and maintains good inter and intra-departmental relationships while ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Nursing degree from an accredited school of professional nursing required; Bachelors Degree preferred


Current State of Texas license or temporary/compact license to practice professional nursing
Professional Certification in clinical area or management within one year of hire preferred
Experience / Knowledge / Skills:

Management experience or leadership of staff with performance management skill experience
Demonstrates commitment to caring for every member of our community by creating compassionate and personalized experiences. Models Memorial Hermann service standards of providing safe, caring, personalized and efficient experiences to patients and our workforce.
Principal Accountabilities

Directs the day-to-day operations for the University Place 60-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation operation, maintaining 24/7 operational responsibility and directing the responsibilities of nursing administrative staff, direct care, and non-direct care staff.
Reviews and approves all new hires, establishes and controls standards for performance appraisals; works with managers to identify staffing needs and provides for accordingly; coordinates training needs of staff with education department; remains available, accessible and visible to staff; recognizes staff’s achievements and accomplishments and provides ongoing feedback on performance.
Works with service line leaders and managers to establish departmental scope of service, goals and strategic plan for the department; stays up-to-date on new developments in the field and incorporates such in the department’s scope of service; reviews departmental policies, procedures, and systems; conducts appropriate department promotional activities and participates in hospital market activities.
Monitors and directs all patient care activities.
Considers the diverse needs of each patient through the entire continuum of care, providing and ensuring the highest level of service according to established service standards, optimizing the patient experience.
Evaluates current patients, and potential patient referral records, to ensure facility can provide the appropriate level of care and services.
Participates in a systemic, interdisciplinary, and ongoing evaluation of programs, process improvement, desired client-centered outcomes, and organizational outcomes.
Collaborates with the Director of Operations and Director of Finance to ensure that revenue, expenses, contribution margin and FTE’s meet or exceed budget; prepares and submits budget and related reports; forecasts and accurately projects expenses; takes corrective action to address negative variances; identifies and proposes capital budget items appropriately.
Promotes physician engagement; including collaborating with medical staff to ensure programs and care meet the needs of patients; in planning new or revised policies, procedures and services; provides rapid response and follow-up to medical staff issues/concerns; seeks new ways to encourage new physicians to partner with the skilled nursing unit.
Adheres to all local, state, and federal regulatory guidelines, and Texas Board of Nursing requirements and standards.
Ensures proper electronic documentation of care, medications, and treatments.
Manages the department’s various clinical systems and quality measures to ensure that clinical outcomes fall within the state and federal guidelines, as well as ensure state readiness for both complaint visits and standard annual surveys.
Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.

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