Director, Health Services

Position: Director, Health Services                   

Department: Adult Medical Day

Reports to: VP, Medical Programs/CNO (Program Director)

Job Type:  Full Time                             

Exempt/Non Exempt: Exempt

Hours:  Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

 

Summary:  The Director of Health Services is responsible for providing League participants with a variety of skilled nursing services to enhance their health and well-being, while ensuring that compliancy is maintained in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). The Director of Health Services will also supervise Medical Day program staff and participate in various in-service training activities.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and provides timely feedback to all Medical Day staff to include Nurses, CNAs and Program Assistants

  • Ensures that the Medical Day programs comply with all government regulations under which they operate

  • Operationalizes the mission of The League and represents The League and its services to the public in a positive manner

  • Facilitates the admission process, including screening and evaluation of all potential admissions to the program

  • Provides daily skilled nursing services for all participants as needed

  • Devises a plan of care for all admissions

  • Participates in admission, annual review and discharge meetings; as well participant’s individual team meetings

  • Safely prepares, dispenses and administers medications and tube feedings to participants

  • Completes documentation in the Adult Day Care Assessment and Planning System within 30 days of participants’ admission and as required by COMAR thereafter

  • Completes Plan of Care upon admission and as required by COMAR, while identifying participant/family needs and incorporates into the participant’s Plan of Care

  • Completes any and all assessments in a timely manner that are essential and required for recertification, reimbursement, etc.

  • Documents nursing interventions and incidents in the nursing notes as appropriate and in accordance with COMAR

  • Monitors participants for any necessary rehabilitative services (i.e. PT, OT, SLP) and initiates acquisition of (referrals for) services

  • Prepares assessments and plans of care for Delmarva Review and is responsible for assessments of potential clients to the DDA funded programs

  • Ensures that all communication with the internal and external community, whether written or verbal, is timely, effective, and professional in nature and appearance

  • Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates and maintains necessary medical equipment owned by the Company or issued to participants including wheelchairs

  • Evaluates the need and implements participant teaching in self-care activities and medical regime

  • Conducts training and educational in-services on various nursing and medical issues for staff and participants

  • Establishes and maintains necessary professional relationships with other agencies and participant’s personal physician

  • Develops and maintains health policies as needed to ensure the safety and quality care of participants

  • Reviews, revises, and updates Medical Day policies and procedures annually and as needed

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Demonstrates the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence and Mutual Respect)

  • Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • State of Maryland active and valid RN license

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program

  • 3 years of experience in a healthcare setting, preferably with medically disabled or long term care participants

  • Supervisory experience required

  • Ability to maintain accurate records, prepare reports, and evaluate and direct the work of subordinate staff

  • Ability to read and interpret government laws, regulations and related materials

  • Effective written and verbal communication

 

 

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A not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible.

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