Damar Services, LLC

  • Director of Nursing

    Job ID
    2018-3059
    Job Location
    US-IN-Indianapolis
    Category
    Nursing
  • Overview

    Director of Nursing
    Remarkable People — We Are a Remarkable Team

    At Damar Services, our mission is to build better futures for children and adults facing life's greatest developmental and behavioral challenges. Our team of more than 900 human services professionals works collaboratively with families, referring organizations, government agencies and each other to achieve success for our clients. Along with valuable support from more than 1000 volunteers, we help those we proudly serve develop new skills, a greater sense of confidence — and most importantly — hope!

     

    In this role, the Director of Nursing is responsible for the ensuring supervision of medical and nursing services to children and young adults served in Damar’s residential program, in accordance with Damar’s Strategic Plan and requirements by licensure.

    Responsibilities

    • Ensures that health-related procedures and related policies are followed accurately throughout all areas of Damar.
    • Recommends changes to health-related policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.
    • Ensures that all activities, services and programs through Damar are conducted in a manner that is sensitive to and shows respect for the cultural and ethnic diversity for all Damar clients.
    • Provides supervision and guidance to nursing staff to appropriate medical services to Damar clients.
    • Oversees client health records and ensures recording keeping is compliant with HIPAA and other regulatory standards.
    • Schedules and assists with physician, clinic and dental visits as necessary.
    • Reviews medication usage, medical logs and condition of medicine storage.
    • Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
    • Collaborates with HR to schedule, administer and document TB testing for employees.
    • Assures timely quarterly nursing exams are conducted in ICFs/MR as required by regulations.
    • Ensures completion of client health care forms or health related information, such as client support plans and prescription, medications and information forms.
    • Conducts periodic training for staff as needed.
    • Takes pride and ownership in Damar’s facilities and assigned work areas.
    • Attends mandatory staff meeting and other meetings as assigned.
    • Completes and updates mandatory training and other licensure related items in a timely manner.
    • Maintains documentation that is accurate, legible and thorough.
    • Completes incident reports, including reporting any suspected exploitation, abuse, or neglect of a client.
    • Ensures that the agency meets its quality improvement, evaluation and reporting requirements.
    • Actively participates in and/or oversees data collection and the use of data to improve outcomes, practices and service delivery.
    • Utilizes data collection in relation to driving and tracking outcomes and achieving agency initiatives and goals.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    • Seeks the best use of materials, equipment and staff to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Acts as a good steward of Damar and/or client finances.

    • Serves as liaison between Damar and public school nurses, physicians and psychiatrist involved in client care.
    • Respects the culture, diversity and rights of all clients, their families and the community.
    • Shows initiative by identifying solutions to work towards improving stakeholder satisfaction.

    • Prioritizes duties in a manner consistent with organizational objectives and growth.

    Qualifications

    • Ability to follow and execute specific verbal and written instructions.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to promote and maintain positive interaction with all internal and external stakeholders.
    • Knowledge of current trends and research in the use of psychotropic medications with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.
    • Knowledge of federal Medicaid regulations for ICFs/MR.
    • Demonstrate respect for cultural, ethnic, spiritual and linguistic diversity and values including differences in personal goals, lifestyle choices and varying family backgrounds and histories.
    • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training is required, certification is preferred but not required.
    • May be required to walk, stand, stoop, bend, squat, push, pull, run, and have full dexterity and agility.

    • Must have Indiana nursing license as a Registered Nurse or has a Licensed Practical Nurse license and is able to obtain a Registered Nurse license within 120 days of hire.
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with persons with developmental disabilities.
    • Minimum of 1 year of experience managing and leading a team of people to successful outcomes.
    • Minimum age of 21 depending on program and / or department requirements.
    • Valid Indiana driver’s license and driving record that meets eligibility requirements of Damar’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
    • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and physical.
    • Must meet background screening requirements of program(s) assigned to.

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