Director of Nursing, Sanctuary at Saint Mary's, TSLC_Dir Nursing_V10167

Trinity Health Corporation Grand Rapids, MI

TC220_47001 Certified

Expected Weekly Hours:



Day Shift

Position Purpose:

Provides clinical and administrative leadership planning, organizing, directing, monitoring and evaluating safe, superior and quality resident care to ensure the advancement of clinical practice and resident care that is consistent with the directives of Trinity Senior Living Communities. Develops, implements, and manages ongoing measurement, action planning, and evaluation methods related to all dimensions of performance inclusive of budget, productivity, culture of safety, associate engagement, resident satisfaction, physician satisfaction, and clinical outcome targets for the areas of responsibility.

Job Description Details:


1. Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Behaviors of Trinity Health and Trinity Senior Living Communities in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

2. Consistently demonstrates (leads by example) Sanctuary Values to all internal and external customers (residents, visitors, volunteers, vendors, and associates.) Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, propagating a calm environment throughout the community. Actively participates / intervenes with direct care as needed and as a role model in ongoing Sanctuary Training of associate.

3. Maintains a working knowledge of Trinity Health Organizational Integrity Programs, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

4. Executes assignments in a culture that is shared and collaborative across all divisions within TSLC.

5. Develops and implements plans, including education and required competencies that ensure staffing for safe high quality resident care.

6. Assists the Education Director in developing, implementing, and conducting in-service training programs that relate to the nursing service department. Ensures that continuing education requirements for Community licensure and certification are maintained.

7. Maintains an effective culture of safety and accident prevention program; ensures that community associate follow established ergonomics policies and procedures that include but are not limited to TSLC's no lift, gait belts, etc.

8. Works in conjunction with Organizational Talent and Effectiveness in the recruitment, retention, development, succession planning for and engagement of quality resident care associates within the assigned nursing services department. Promotes an environment of shared leadership and decision-making.

9. Determines departmental staffing requirements and assist in the recruitment, interviewing, and selection of associate for the Community or Department.

10. Monitors nursing services department work hours (including vacation and holiday schedules), associate, work assignments, etc., to ensure proper workflow and adequate staffing levels in compliance with state minimum regulations and sanctuary budgeted PPD hours.

11. Evaluates, develops, mentors, coaches, counsels and disciplines nursing services department associates. Supports community associates from other departments through coaching and mentoring to help achieve optimum standard of excellence. Addresses issues of concern through courageous conversation and notifies department manager of any interactions requiring attention.

12. Participates in evaluating, and integrating health care technology and information systems that support resident care including the consistent and uniform application of TSLC's electronic medical records (EMR).

13. Collaborates, facilitates, and directs the implementation of effective evidence-based programs and multi-level projects to measure, analyze and continuously improve the safety and quality of resident care in the assigned clinical department or service line.

14. Develops, implements, and maintains an on-going Mission Driven Quality Improvement program (MDQI) for the nursing services department.

15. Maintains departmental procedures that support the necessary operational functions for the nursing services department.

16. Oversees the nursing services department budget; provides place orders for equipment and supplies as necessary.

17. Assures Survey readiness for the nursing services department through the use of action plan(s) which include(s) audit tools, rounds, and documentation review.

18. Oversees and/or assists in the development and use of preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the nursing needs of each resident. Review resident's interdisciplinary plan of care which includes medical and nursing treatments to ensure that they are provided in accordance with the resident's wishes.

19. Ensures that all nursing associates are in compliance with their respective job descriptions. Meet with the nursing associates, as well as support associates in planning the nursing services department's services. Monitors that all nursing services departmental associates follow established policies and procedures, including dress code.

20. Attends and actively participates in various committees within community (i.e. Infection Control, Policy Advisory, Pharmaceutical, Budget, MDQI, etc) as designated by the Administrator and implements recommendations from established committees as needed. Assists in preparing written and/or oral reports of the nursing service programs and activities to submit to such committees.

21. Responds to emergency situations, gathers data pertinent to emergencies, takes appropriate action, and notifies appropriate parties.

22. Ensures that all nursing associates participate in fire safety and disaster preparedness drills and follows established infection control procedures.

23. Ensures that nursing services department work areas are maintained in a clean, sanitary and safe manner. Ensures adequate stock of medications, medical supplies, equipment, etc., is maintained on premises at all times to adequately meet the needs of the residents. Monitors nursing procedures to ensure that nursing service supplies are used in an efficient manner to avoid waste.

24. Monitors that associates are using nursing equipment properly. Participates in the implementation of the procedures for the safe operation of all nursing equipment.

25. Must function independently, make independent decisions, demonstrates flexibility, personal integrity and ability to work effectively with residents and associates.

26. Reports occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the community policies and procedures.

27. Maintains written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing services department.

28. Participates in regularly scheduled reviews of the discharge plans as necessary and make such plans available to the Interdisciplinary Team.

29. Ensures that all student programs (nurse and/or nurse aide trainees, etc) are under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse.

30. Ensures that appropriate adverse associate actions relative to nursing associate are reported to the Administrator/Executive Director for reporting to the appropriate State agencies.

31. Participates in the selection of residents for admission to the community including all required screenings according to the TSLC admission policy, needs of the resident and capabilities of the Community.

32. Establishes collaborative working relationships with the community's medical director to provide for the total medical and psychosocial needs of the residents.

33. Annually and as needed, reviews services provided based on the needs of the residents to ensure comprehensive, quality medical services are in place.

34. Ensures that all associates, residents, visitors, and the general public are aware of and follow established nursing services policies and procedures.

35. Communicates and collaborates on a regular basis with nursing leaders and associates, the medical staff, and other identified stakeholders achievements and concerns related to resident safety, quality, resident loyalty, associate engagement and physician satisfaction.

36. Participates in local Ministry Organization and UEM-wide/regional decision-making and workgroups in implementing improvement changes within the Ministry Organization.

37. Ensures compliance with healthcare standards and requirements established by various licensing, regulatory, and accreditation bodies.

38. Consistently ensures that the resident's rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, confidentiality, property, including the right to lodge complaints, are well established and maintained at all times.

39. Reviews resident concerns and grievances and makes written reports of action taken. Discusses with resident and family as appropriate.

40. Ensures that associate follow established policies governing the use/disposal of personal protective equipment and disposal of infectious wastes.

41. Ensures that all associates attend and participate in annual Federal, State OSHA and CDC in-service training programs for hazard communications, TB management, and blood borne pathogens standard.

42. Performs other duties as assigned.


1. Must be a graduate of an accredited Nursing Degree program and possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in this state; Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing preferred.

2. Must possess and maintain current CPR Certification.

3. Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.

4. Must have 1 year experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital, long-term care environment, or other related healthcare facility. Previous experience working in long-term care or with the geriatric population preferred.

5. Must lead by example and possess superior customer service skills and professionalism. Must exhibit flexibility to adapt to ongoing change and work in a fast-paced, customer driven environment and have interpersonal skills to drive collaboration, commitment, and productivity when working with cross-functional teams, customers, and end users. Must be a self-starter, highly motivated with high energy level and demonstrate superior written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Basic to intermediate proficiency with Microsoft product suite (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.); basic knowledge and experience with electronic mail and calendaring system in PC LAN environment. Ability to type with speed and accuracy. 6. Possesses a high degree of personal accountability, responsibility and independent decision making abilities with the skills to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the organization.

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Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

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