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Director of Nursing (South Austin)

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervision of nursing staff and responsible for oversight of care of individuals on service.
  • Hold weekly meetings to review high level nursing needs and ensure that nurses have resources to carry out plan of care.
  • Use advanced nursing knowledge to help nursing staff assess overall health of each individual and develop appropriate nursing plan of care.
  • Provide clinical leadership and serve as an RN providing care for a case load of individuals.
  • Mentor all nursing staff on both day to day activities as well as professional development in conjunction with Regional Director of Nursing.
  • Oversees and deliver care for all individual on service including, annual assessments, lab follow-up, and physician recommendations to ensure the delivery of quality services.
  • Conducts monthly nurse oversight and ensure accurate documentation is completed and readily accessible.
  • Oversee and administer medication, medical treatment plans, and other health services, to ensure they are provided in accordance with physician orders and RN licensing standards.
  • Monthly oversight of clinical care cases for selected RNs in which oversight is being completed. 
  • Serve as a clinical leader for nursing and non-clinical staff who have identified a health concern and provide on-call services to support the need.
  • Communicates to individual support coordinators, conservators, and family members in regard to changes in consumer medical status.
  • Follows day to day medical activities for all individuals on case load including follow up related to medical appointments and annual assessments.
  • Serve as an advocate for all individuals health care to ensure that they are receiving care needed and appropriate resources are being provided.

 



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Physically able to perform the essential functions of the job as described in the essential duties and responsibilities sections including; walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, sitting, reaching overhead and lifting up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Must be able to safely lift, transport, and transfer consumers, which may include but not be limited to lifting and transferring in and out of a bathtub, vehicle, bed or wheelchair, as appropriate and needed to assist with the consumer’s assisted daily living skills. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current compact nursing licensure
  • Five years of clinical practice preferred and a minimum of 1 year experience in a supervisory role.
  • One year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities/mental retardation, or in a related field, preferred.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, if applicable.
  • Must be 25 years of age to transport consumers unless otherwise authorized.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate (read, write and understand) in English.
  • Must have good record keeping skills.
  • Criminal history must meet or exceed company standards at the time of hire and be maintained at this level throughout employment.

Job Requirements

 

Job Snapshot

Location US-TX-Austin
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

D&S Community Services.

D&S Community Services was founded in 1991 by Hal Davis, Jr. to provide care for his nephew who was developmentally disabled. In the company’s early years, Hal slowly built D&S by periodically purchasing a new residential group home and then living in it as a direct caregiver. Once the home was established and operating effectively, he would find a new home, move in, and start again. Over the past 25 years, D&S has grown significantly and evolved to become a leading provider of residential services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Texas, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Discover the D&S difference and learn more about our unique services and programs. Today, Hal serves on the Board of Directors and actively supports our mission to provide exceptional community-based services that promote optimal independence and quality of life for individuals with special needs. Learn More

Contact Information

US-TX-Austin
Snapshot
D&S Community Services.
Company:
US-TX-Austin
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
Store Type:

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervision of nursing staff and responsible for oversight of care of individuals on service.
  • Hold weekly meetings to review high level nursing needs and ensure that nurses have resources to carry out plan of care.
  • Use advanced nursing knowledge to help nursing staff assess overall health of each individual and develop appropriate nursing plan of care.
  • Provide clinical leadership and serve as an RN providing care for a case load of individuals.
  • Mentor all nursing staff on both day to day activities as well as professional development in conjunction with Regional Director of Nursing.
  • Oversees and deliver care for all individual on service including, annual assessments, lab follow-up, and physician recommendations to ensure the delivery of quality services.
  • Conducts monthly nurse oversight and ensure accurate documentation is completed and readily accessible.
  • Oversee and administer medication, medical treatment plans, and other health services, to ensure they are provided in accordance with physician orders and RN licensing standards.
  • Monthly oversight of clinical care cases for selected RNs in which oversight is being completed. 
  • Serve as a clinical leader for nursing and non-clinical staff who have identified a health concern and provide on-call services to support the need.
  • Communicates to individual support coordinators, conservators, and family members in regard to changes in consumer medical status.
  • Follows day to day medical activities for all individuals on case load including follow up related to medical appointments and annual assessments.
  • Serve as an advocate for all individuals health care to ensure that they are receiving care needed and appropriate resources are being provided.

 



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Physically able to perform the essential functions of the job as described in the essential duties and responsibilities sections including; walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, sitting, reaching overhead and lifting up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Must be able to safely lift, transport, and transfer consumers, which may include but not be limited to lifting and transferring in and out of a bathtub, vehicle, bed or wheelchair, as appropriate and needed to assist with the consumer’s assisted daily living skills. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current compact nursing licensure
  • Five years of clinical practice preferred and a minimum of 1 year experience in a supervisory role.
  • One year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities/mental retardation, or in a related field, preferred.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, if applicable.
  • Must be 25 years of age to transport consumers unless otherwise authorized.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate (read, write and understand) in English.
  • Must have good record keeping skills.
  • Criminal history must meet or exceed company standards at the time of hire and be maintained at this level throughout employment.

Job Requirements

 
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