Director of Nursing - Home Health

Baylor Institute for Rehab
Texas · 03/01/2017

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Job Description

Choose to be an integral part of a team that helps patients achieve their greatest potential and work toward productive, independent lives. The DON of Home Health under the supervision of the Vice President of Home Health Services, this position exists to act as a Chief Nurse Executive and manage the nursing to provide for the highest quality of care and service for the patients. Coordinates nursing and ancillary services with other patient care and support functions to assure optimum delivery of health care. Provides leadership and guidance in establishing standards for nursing and other clinical services under his/her jurisdiction

Employees in this position will:

Ensures that the patient care services provided and the role of nursing is appropriate to the scope and level of care required by the patients served. Ensures compliance with the State Practice Act and with other regulatory and licensing agencies.

Assures the standards of care that are consistent throughout all disciplines through participation in the Divisional Nursing Council and through collaboration with the VP of Operations of the Rehab Division ,in accordance with clinical patient needs, service line care delivery, current research, and nationally recognized standards.

Develops short and long term goals based upon organization wide goals and growth objectives and may develop operating budgets for the nursing and ancillary departments, based upon organization wide goals and growth objectives. May also be responsible for directing and managing the department operations within established budgets.

Recruits, selects, directs, and otherwise supports the activities and operations of the nursing and ancillary departments.

Develops in collaboration with the Divisional Nursing Council written objectives, standards, policies, procedures and quality improvement activities for Nursing and other Ancillary Services.

Establishes staffing protocal in accordance with Department of Health standards, JCAHO standards, and patient care standard of the agency based on census and acuity.

Assures the credentialing of nursing staff and clinical staff, including education, licensure, competencies, and relevant certification. Assumes responsibility for the orientation of new nursing employees in collaboration with nursing education.

Responsible for hiring, evaluating, providing necessary disciplinary action, and termination when indicated, of nursing employees based their performance in accordance with the company policy.

Collaborates with the Vice President of Operations and Divisional clinical representatives to ensure consistent standards of patient care and operations.

Assists with the establishment of standards and processes across the Home Health continuum and with the education of staff to meet clinical practice standards.

Collaborates with the Medical Director in the delivery of quality patient care.

Chairs nursing councils/teams to facilitat


Minimum Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
BSN required. MSN or equivalent Masters in Healthcare preferred.
Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse required.
Seven years of rehabilitation nursing experience preferred. Five or more years experience in a managerial or supervisory capacity preferred.
Certified BLS completion required
ACLS required.
CRRN required if eligible.

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