BrightStar Care DIRECTOR OF NURSING - Home Healthcare in Loveland, Colorado
Join our Brightstar Fort Collins/Loveland care team and be a part of the nation’s highest quality in-home healthcare network! We're looking for a Director of Nursing to join our fabulous team! Come work for BrightStar Care, a company that believes in serving with passion and doing the right thing. The Director of Nursing (DON) shall be a Registered Nurse who is responsible for the overall direction of home health clinical services. The DON will have overall responsibility for the quality, adequacy of services provided and supervision of staff. The DON establishes, implements and evaluates goals and objectives for home health services that meet and promote the standards of quality. The DON assures that care is coordinated between services and that all of the client’s needs are identified through the assessment process and addressed through the implementation of the Plan of Care and supervisory process. Responsibilities: * Provides care as defined within the scope of nursing practice and the Colorado Nurse Practice Act. * Makes the initial evaluation visit and regularly reevaluates the client’s nursing needs. * Prepares clinical and progress notes and summaries of care, as needed. * Provides those services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skill. * Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. * Counsels the client and family in meeting nursing and related needs, if needed * Assists in the development of organization goals. Develops, recommends, and administers agency policies and procedures. * Assesses competency of clinical staff and ensures staff is assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity, and safety of a client’s care. * Supervises, educates, mentors, and coaches other nursing personnel. Provides employee discipline as needed. * Provides professional development for nursing team. Plans and implements in-service and training programs. * Conducts performance evaluation of medical care-giving staff. Conduct regular meetings with Case Managers and Nurses. * Oversees the maintenance of client clinical records, statistics, reports, and records for purposes of evaluation and reporting of organization activities. * Assures proper maintenance of clinical records in compliance with provincial and federal laws. * Assures compliance with all local, state, and federal laws regarding licensure and certification of organization personnel. Oversees the maintenance of clinical staff files. * Identifies and participates in performance improvement activities. * Stays informed about changes in the field of nursing and home health care. Shares information with appropriate organization personnel. * Maintains client relations. * Promotes home health referrals in the health care community. Qualifications: * Current unrestricted RN license in Colorado * Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Must have graduated from a nursing accredited program. * Minimum five (5) years of clinical experience with at least half of that time working in home health or related health care organization. Minimum three to five years of direct employee supervision. * Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct staff. * Possess exceptional nursing assessment skills * Comply with accepted professional standards of practice. * Proven ability to build quality and implement improvements within the operation. * Excellent interpersonal skills. * Analytic/Critical thinker. * Excellent customer service skills and ability to deal tactfully with clients, staff and community. * Treat clients, staff and the public with courtesy, respect and presents a positive public image. * Case management skills are a plus * Policy development is a plus * Ability to travel on a daily basis including weekends, nights and holidays * Understands state and federal regulatory compliance. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate again applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or based on disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.