Our client is in Southern California is looking for a Nurse Consultant for their multiple locations of Subacutes.
The candidate should be currently licensed Registered Nurse responsible for performing duties as a member of the team with specific responsibilities related to evaluating compliance in the Medi-Cal Certified Sub-Acute Units.
Performs tasks that include, but are not limited to, evaluating and assessing the performance of the CCC’s in the sub-acute units. The Sub-Acute CCC Nurse Consultant assists in providing a clean, safe, dignified, happy and healthy environment for residents by performing the following duties:
MOST RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Complies with the facility’s attendance policy requiring regular, reliable, and punctual attendance.
Orientation of all new CCCs.
Participates in training of sub-acute staff, including ventilator training and seminars.
Assumes interim CCC position in the absence of CCC due to emergency situations and/or need to recruit new CCC.
Participates as member of Quality Assurance Team, attending monthly QA meetings.
Participates in annual QA visits to facilities as member of QA Team with assessment of CQI Standards specific to Sub-Acute Units.
Visits all sub-acute units on a regular basis with quality-of-care rounds to assess status of overall sub- acute care provided, including ensuring that appropriate equipment is available/in use, and exit with.
Administrator, DON and CCC to review findings and recommendations.
Reviews clinical records for high risk residents to ensure documentation is reflective of appropriate interventions.
Ensures that overall quality of care, residents’ rights, State Sub-Acute policies/procedures, infection control, condition change, treatments and NHPPD (3.8 licensed/2.0 C.N.A.) are met.
Assists with development and implementation of policies and procedures.
Ensures that facility policies and procedures, including documentation are followed.
Provides in-service education to sub-acute staff as needed, including training based on findings of visit, including, but not limited to: o Infection Control o Documentation o Condition Changes o Physician Visits-timeliness.
Ensures that mandated logs are in place.
Reviews and ensure that State (Title XXII, Division V, Chapter III), Medi-Cal Sub-Acute Guidelines and Federal guidelines are followed.
Assists in recruiting new CCC’s and other sub-acute staff as needed.
Assists with marketing to improve census that may include meeting with physicians as needed.
Works closely with Director of Respiratory Services to ensure continuity of sub-acute care.
Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Clinical Services.
No direct supervisory responsibilities; however, this position participates in interviewing and hiring for the Sub- acute Unit; planning, assigning, and directing staff; evaluating performance for initial and annual evaluations; counseling and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; and recommending employment decisions including termination.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; makes timely decisions.
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Interpersonal Skills – Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control.
Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills.
Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources.
Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions;
Uses equipment and materials properly.
Adaptability – Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments.
Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Develops innovative approaches and ideas;
Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention; Develops project plans;
Leadership – Inspires respect and trust; Inspires and motivates other to perform well.
Managing people – Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Current, unencumbered California RN license
Two years experience as CCC in a Medi-Cal Sub-Acute Unit
Knowledge of OBRA and Title XXII guidelines for LTC
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current, unrestricted, verifiable California RN license. The nursing license must be maintained in a current status and provide evidence of renewal as required by the Company’s policies and procedures.
Current Basic Life Support Certification
Certificate of completion of Ventilator Class/acquired equivalent competency
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Current strong clinical skills with an emphasis on respiratory patients.
Management experience in a unit setting.
Knowledge of long-term care patient needs.
Requires mental maturity to deal with fast-paced work environment.
Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress related to working with persons who are ill, disabled, elderly and/or emotionally upset, and/or memory impaired.
Must be able to manage resident behavior that includes verbal outbursts, combative behavior, striking out, and memory impairment.
Ability to speak Spanish helpful but not required.
Must be aware of and understand the needs of the residents.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $120,000.00 to $160,000.00 /year
Subacute: 3 years (Required)
Skilled Nursing: 2 years (Required)
Registered Nurse (RN) (Required)
We look forward to hearing from you!