The Director of Nursing is the chief executive responsible for the organization, planning, administration and evaluation of healthcare services provided to approximately 500 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or brain injury. The individuals reside in group residences, apartments and are served in day program settings. This position leads a department of nurses, LPNs, and medical assistants. The team is responsible for the development and implementation of nursing care plans, med orders and passing meds. In addition, there are many direct support professionals (DSPS) who are trained, under the NY State Nurse Practice Act exemption to perform a variety of med functions including the passing of medications. All the direct support professionals are under the responsibility of the supervising nurses.
The Director of Nursing position has the following functions:
- Perform a wide variety of roles including administrative and strategic leadership responsibilities for our healthcare services and the entire organization to promote our mission, vision and values throughout.
- Work cross-functionally with other executive leaders and program management to provide ongoing advisory and supervisory support.
- Organize, direct, and coordinate health services in compliance with NYS & OPWDD regulation and policies.
- Maintain high standards and establish a caring & conducive environment for all nursing and health related staff to follow.
- Ensure all nursing staff including, RNs, LPNs & Med Assistants, are properly trained and offer the best care to the individuals we support.
- Bachelor’s level Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician’s Assistant, Master’s Preferred
- 8 years of supervisory experience in community health care settings and/or long term care.
- Experience working in OPWDD setting or other state regulated health settings that require the delegation of nursing duties is highly preferred.
- Proficient with electronic health records and other electronic/digital forms of data collection and communication. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is preferred.
- Strong ability to lead, delegate and support a complex healthcare team.