Living Well Disability Services

Mendota Heights

Job Title:
Nursing Director

Earn up to a $1,000 hiring incentive as a New Employee with Living Well Disability Services! Job Summary Living Well Disability Services transforms the lives of people impacted by disabilities though the delivery of exceptional services. Our vision is a day when all people impacted by disabilities and our employees live well. The Nursing Director is a leadership, management, and oversight to health services related professionals, including nurses and occupational therapy staff, through leading the design and delivery of high-quality health services for people with IDD and other disabilities. This position also oversees several of the agency’s programs, including Infection Control, Quality Assurance, and Health Services. This role is responsible for managing all health-related educational content. The Nursing Director is expected to do all job duties with the organization’s values in mind; Advocacy, Community, Leadership, Respect, and Wellness. Job Duties and Expectations Strategize future directions and goals for the Health Services Department along with the Chief Operating Officer, Regional Directors, and Health Services staff. Design, develop, and implement practices, processes, and procedures which allow for management and oversight from a distance. Lead the design and delivery of values-driven, innovative, and high-quality services for people with disabilities. Provide collaborative operational leadership and strategic planning for the organization as a Senior Leadership Team member. Oversee the development, maintenance, communication, and implementation of nursing, medical, and other health-related projects, procedures, and policies. Provide supervision, leadership, and support to nurses and OT staff using established management principles and methods. Promote professional growth by motivating, developing, training, and coaching nurses and OT staff. Communicate respectfully and effectively with people receiving services, team members, staff, and coworkers. Network to build both internal and external professional relationships. Recruit and hire nurses and occupational therapy staff as needed. Meet responsibilities in a strategic and professional manner. Establish and maintain professional boundaries in all interactions and communications with team members, families, co-workers, individuals, and support staff. Complete required trainings as scheduled, complete continuing education requirements as required, and maintain certifications for essential job functions (CPR, CDDN, RN licensure, etc.). In partnership with other responsible parties, support a comprehensive Wellness program that meets the physical, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, and emotional health and wellness needs of both people supported and staff. Develop and manage the agency’s comprehensive quality improvement initiative for measuring service delivery outcomes and satisfaction by conducting a variety of surveys, focus groups, and interviews to collect data; analyzing data to identify trends; providing feedback and assisting with the development of action plans; and preparing and presenting reports to a variety of audiences. Complete other tasks and responsibilities as assigned and/or needed to ensure the agency meets its mission. Provide leadership and support in consideration of payment options for nursing and therapy services (including management of a dynamic nursing model). Continue implementation and integration of electronic record keeping software and other technological enhancements. Work with external agencies (trade agencies, nursing associations, provider collaborations) to support service improvement in our field. Provide organizational leadership as Infection Control Chair to oversee Infection Control. Job Skills and Abilities Ability to work both independently and as an effective member of multiple teams. Ability to lead and build teams. Ability to utilize efficient and clear verbal and written English language communication. Ability to motivate, coach, lead, and manage people and groups. Ability to work with diverse populations of people who both provide and receive services. Ability to integrate mission focus with business acumen while displaying strong ethics and values in leadership style and decision-making. Flexibility and willingness to lead changes in systems, including implementation of new processes. Work Environment Incumbent will have a private workspace in a typical office environment, although some working hours will be spent at other locations. Work will include local travel in a personal vehicle. Working hours and schedules may vary and typically include day, evening, and occasional weekend hours. The noise level in the work environment is usually low, but sometimes moderate. Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret information and documents; analyze and solve non-routine and complex office administrative problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under deadlines with frequent interruptions; and interact with managers, staff, persons supported, the public and others encountered in the course of work. Required Education and Experience The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the Director of Health Services position effectively. Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota. In the event the Minnesota Board of Nursing (MNBoN) limits the scope of nursing practice, supervisor must be notified immediately. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred. Demonstrated experience and competency in managing health services for people who have disabilities and other related conditions, including the ability to effectively teach, train, and mentor staff to provide effective health services to people. Demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of current health related practices, issues, and regulations relative to people with disabilities and related conditions. Demonstrated proficiency in managing health services for people who have disabilities and other related conditions including the ability to effectively teach, train and mentor staff to provide effective healthcare services to people. Benefits Information: Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits: Generous Paid time off (PTO) Health Insurance including Vision and Dental FSA & HSA Plans – Benefit Resource, Inc. (BRI) 401k Retirement Plan with Employer’s Match Short Term / Long Term Disability Life Insurance (at no cost to you!) Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Insurance - UNUM Employee Assistance Program Financial Benefit – Honeybee Employee Discounts through – YMCA Corporate Wellness Tickets-At-Work LifeMart For more information about Living Well Disability Services visit our website at! We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


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