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EW Admin Services Regional Nurse Consultant - Assisted Living in Buffalo, New York

Regional Nurse Consultant - Assisted Living

Requisition ID
2021-17277

\# of Openings
1

Area of Interest
Nursing

Company
Elderwood

Location
Elderwood Administrative Services

Position Type
Regular Full-Time

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Overview

The RNC will provide clinical oversight, in conjunction with the RDCS, to a portfolio of assisted living facilities in the states in which the company operates. The individual will have and express a genuine interest in caring for elderly patients and have experience in clinical operations in long term and post-acute space. This position is ideal for a strong LPN leader!

Responsibilities

Acts as a nurse mentor and advisor to facility leadership and assist in Director of Nursing orientation, by being available for consultation, keeping current with medical and nursing care processes, keeping abreast of changes in health care delivery systems and methods and providing information to community leadership as indicated or requested.
Travels as required to various facilities, conferences, and meetings which may include overnight stays.
Performs hours of work based on need and the amount of time necessary to perform the job responsibilities including on-call and emergencies.
Provides onsite support with annual state and federal survey inspections.
Knowledgeable of and assists with implementing state and federal regulations and the company's policies and procedures.
Assists with developing a plan of correction following a state or federal survey in cooperation with facility leadership.
Assists, as needed or requested, with development of adequate staffing patterns and ratios in cooperation with facility leadership.
Responsibly for being actively engaged in end user interaction, workflow analysis, training, and on-site support to electronic medical record (EMR) functionality.
Timely notifies the appropriate company leadership of events which pose potential compliance and/or litigation risk. Assists facility leadership with managing, investigating, or providing follow-up education related to such events.
Conducts mock survey audits and performs onsite review of resident care and services on a routine basis and as requested, to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and company policies and procedures. Provides a verbal and/or written report of findings and recommendations for follow-up to the Administrator, Director of Nursing and appropriate company leadership.
Maintains effective communication with facility leadership by reporting all observations while onsite to the Administrator and Director of Nursing. Conducts entrance and exit conferences with Administrator and/or Director of Nursing or designees during each onsite visit.
Communicates routinely and effectively with the CNO, RDCS and RDO regarding facility clinical performance, site visit schedules, survey activity, events or other clinically relevant information.
Assists with nurse recruitment and retention efforts as needed or requested. Participates in the interview and selection process for community nursing leadership positions as needed or requested.
Observes and emphasizes safety awareness and accident prevention to facility staff.
Reviews quality measures and quality data, assists facility leadership with development of performance improvement programs (PIPs), action plans and review outcomes in relation to established benchmarks.
Assists with developing and conducting ongoing training programs for nursing and other staff in response to QAPI programs to promote quality care and survey readiness at all times.
Attends and participates facility QAPI Meetings and Risk Meetings. Reviews quality measures and quality data, and QAPI assist in development of organizational performance improvement programs, action plans, PIPs, and review outcomes in relation to established benchmarks. Notifies the CNO, RDCS, and RDO of any concerns including failure to follow-up on recommendations.
Participates in the creation, revision and updating of policies and procedures in accordance with changes in standards of practice, state, and federal regulations.
Participates in appropriate, relevant healthcare associations and professional organizations.
Collaborates and coordinates with the company's business partners including contracted consultants, vendors and other healthcare providers and partners.
Submits required reports to company leadership in an accurate and timely manner.
Pursues goals as established by the RDCS/CNO on an annual basis. Works in partnership with the regional team to reach goals, meet targets, and deadlines for the mutual benefit and improvement of the quality of the facility and company.
Participates in monthly operations meetings as scheduled.
Acts as DON on a temporary basis when/if need arises.

Qualifications

Degree in Nursing from accredited educational institution
Current registration in good standing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in state facilities assigned or ability and willingness to obtain
Demonstrated evidence and experience as Director of Nursing, preferred
Regional Nurse Consultant experience preferred
Operational experience in Assisted Living
Knowledge of state and federal AH, EH, ALP, ALR, SNALR, and EALR regulations
Must have reliable transportation and ability to travel to assigned buildings
Proficiency in various computer programs, applications, electronic communications, electronic medical records

Employee Perks!

401K Retirement Plan with Company Match, Enjoy being a part of a strong and diverse team, Free On-Site Parking, Generous PTO & holiday package, Life Insurance, Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, Substantial employee referral program, Truly make a difference in our residents' lives while providing top notch care, Tuition reimbursement program

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