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Director, Community Nursing

Description

The Director of Community Nursing assumes responsibility for the wellness programs of residents living on the Sherwood Oaks CCRC Campus. Responds to emergency situations in the community. Coordinates daily rounds in the community; assesses residents' needs and coordinates necessary services while promoting the mission and philosophy of Sherwood Oaks; adheres to administrative and departmental policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, health and confidentiality.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Supervise professional involved in the community nurse program.
  • Work closely in cooperation with the Medical Office Manager.
  • Assure compliance with all regulatory agencies.
  • Explain physician orders to residents to make sure they clearly understand instructions.
  • Participate in all mandatory in-services and committee meetings as requested; attends workshops which are pertinent to this position.
  • Work a regular schedule and is available for emergency call.
  • Assess residents continually for changes in level of care; completes the Functional Assessment according to prescribed process when necessary.
  • Demonstrate diplomacy and confidentiality when dealing with situations involving residents and employees, exhibiting the UPMC values.
  • Coordinate the annual resident influenza program.
  • Make daily rounds in the community as needed to assess residents, monitor illnesses, respond to accidents, and evaluate post hospitalization status.
  • Member of assigned committees.
  • Coordinate pharmacy needs, calling in prescription refills, and filling medication boxes for residents who require assistance.
  • Evaluate all emergencies as they occur. Coordinate all necessary services (consults physician, transports to the hospital emergency room, orders diagnostic tests).
  • Display interpersonal skills and good judgment in terms of what and how information is communicated.
  • Provide adequate communication through regular scheduled meetings with designated supervisor to ensure continuity of care and program goals.
  • Meet and evaluates all residents prior to moving to Sherwood Oaks and evaluates them both physically and cognitively.
  • Initiate interactions with families and other disciplines to keep them informed of status of condition changes. Help resolve family conflicts or concerns referring them to appropriate supportive departments.
  • Meet new residents to explain the functions of the Community Nurse, the Medical Office, emergency call system, Medic Information kits, and other services.
  • Arrange for ancillary and support services i.e. physical therapy, Home Health, Hospice, medical transportation, and take-out meals as needed.
  • Provide adequate communication by attending weekly scheduled admission/discharge team meetings to ensure continuity of care and program goals.
  • Check vital signs, changes, dressings and completes laboratory work for residents as needed.
  • Maintain current CPR & AED certification.

 

Qualifications

Minimum 5 years of nursing experience required, 2 of which should be in LTC setting2 years of progressive leadership experience required (e.g. Nursing Supervisor, Nursing Unit Manager)Bachelor's degree in Nursing either at time of hire/transfer, or must be enrolled in a program within two years of hire/transfer date and completed within three years of enrollment.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR or BLS within 30 days of beginning employment.CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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