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Deputy Director of Nursing

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 by PASCUA YAQUI TRIBE

Tucson, AZ 85726
Health Care
28 Mar 2019
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Deputy Director of Nursing The Deputy Director of Nursing assists with the development, coordination, and management the Pascua Yaqui Community Health Nursing Program. In addition to performing community health nursing duties, the incumbent is responsible for the following: review and maintain program records and reports, coordinate services with other medical programs, ensure compliance with medical standards, develop and monitor schedules of personnel, review and evaluate work of nurses and Community Health Representatives (CHRs). Principle Duties and Responsibilities: Supervise staff to include: prioritize and assign work, conduct performance evaluations, ensure staff is trained, ensure that employees follow policies and procedures, maintain a healthy and safe working environment and make hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.Coordinate patient medical care and perform liaison activities between patients and medical facilities/staff; arranges transportation, follow-up appointments, referrals and medications as needed; visit patients at facility or at a home setting; to follow up on care.Review and maintain documents, record and file to ensure compliance with program procedures and practices.Coordinate and provide home health services such as glucose testing, blood pressure monitoring and physical assessments for community members.Assist with tracking budget and department information.Assist the Director of Nursing in supervising the day-to-day Community Health Nursing Program and CHR Operations, program policies and procedure development and budget management.Attend meetings, staffing pertaining to community member health issues, program goals, and objectives.Prepare reports on activities and program services.Provide health services to Yaqui communities through activities that enhance the ability of a tribal member to attain and/or maintain optimum health.Participate in the Patient Care Team to monitor patient services.Provide health information, instruction to CHR staff; to assist in the elimination of health problems.Relate concerns to the Director of Nursing and/or Medical Director regarding any concerns related to health issues from community members.Collect audits and submit patient care data into the Resource Patient Management System (RPMS) a medical software system.Assist in discharge planning and case management.In absence of Director of Nursing, serve as the Acting Director of Nursing.Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as requested by supervisor or director. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Supervisory and budget management principles and practices;Health care practices and procedures;Community health systems;Medical terminology;Medications;Customer service principles;Record keeping principles;Report preparation techniques;Health issues that are prevalent in Indian Country;Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations;Yaqui culture, customs, resources and traditions and/or a willingness to learn. Skills and Abilities: Monitor and evaluate employees;Manage and execute multiple tasks;Maintain various confidential records;Prioritize and assign work;Use various health monitoring equipment;Provide customer service;Maintain confidentiality of information;Operate a variety of office equipment, including a computer and related software applications;Good communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisor, management, Council members, and the public. Have ability to sufficiently exchange or convey information and receive verbal and written work instructions. Education, Certifications and Experience Required Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required plus three (3) years of community nursing experience. ANDMust possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License;Two (2) years of supervisory experience is required;Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Category: Healthcare , Keywords: Nursing Director

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