Director of Nursing Services

Director of Nursing Services

January 3, 2019

Parkshore, a Transforming Age community, is a lakefront retirement community located in Seattle’s picturesque Madison park neighborhood. We emphasize serving others, team work, dedication to hospitality and customer service, vigorous innovation and integrity in everything we do.

We are excited to share we’re looking for a passionate Director of Nursing Services to lead our healthcare team. 

The position is accountable for the nursing practices for Health Center, Assisted Living and Memory Support residents.  Directs and manages the delivery of health care services to meet the needs of the Health Services residents.  Directs the nursing program and manages department operations.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Meets regularly with the Health Services Director/Executive Director to establish direction and priorities.
  • Participates in strategic planning and standard setting. Creates an annual work plan and budget for the department.  Assesses the needs of the department annually.
  • Develops the first draft of the budget. Manages the budget.  Monitors labor revenues, expenses, purchases, and inventories for healthcare.
  • Insures that safety, environmental, and risk management requirements are met and maintained.
  • Schedules projected performance reviews for the year, projected in-service topics / dates, and projected dates to write resident care plans.
  • Oversees resident care. Monitors for quality and resident satisfaction.
  • Assists in providing Health Care services as necessary.
  • Monitors that staff have valid and current degrees, licenses, and certificates.
  • Responsible for hiring, terminating, and disciplining nursing staff, nursing assistant staff, social services staff, and other Health Center.
  • Works with medical director to formulate and review resident care policies and procedures in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Provides information and support to families of residents, responding to concerns and addressing special needs.
  • Coordinates services of consultant providers including therapists, hospice, pharmacist, dentist, etc.
  • Participates in the resident review process. Attends resident care conferences as needed.
  • Oversees care plan process, assures proper charting according to federal and state regulations.
  • Investigates incidents and reports to the Health Services Director/Executive Director and DSHS as needed and prepares plan of correction.
  • Oversees preparation for annual state survey.
  • Communicates with medical director concerning resident-care problems, health trends of individual residents and other medically related matters, and implements recommendations to ensure maintenance of residents’ health.
  • Assists in the coordination of resident inter-facility transfers and hospitalizations.
  • Advises family members, administration, and other appropriate parties of significant changes in health of residents.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Requirements:

Directly supervises a staff of approximately 40 employees. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Specialized Training Required:

Must be a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington. Minimum of five years’ experience and two years recent experience in Geriatrics.  Must have successful previous management experience, and must be able to perform a vital leadership role in directing the delivery of health care services for residents.  Must be willing to work as a member of a team with other departments, staff, residents, families, government agencies, and other professionals and outside organizations.  Must have proven leadership and administrative skills with a professional demeanor, speaking and writing abilities.

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Seattle, WA