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Registered Nurse/Director of Nursing

AHN Neighborhood Hospital

This is a Contract position in Lexington, KY posted November 23, 2021.

About Us: Emerus, the nations first and largest operator of micro-hospitals, has incorporated a new paradigm into patient care that has significantly improved access to health care for thousands of people, many of whom live in underserved areas where high-quality patient-centric acute episodic and ambulatory clinical services are needed most.

Focusing on excellence, empathy and innovation, Emerus hospitals are organized around the patient and family.

This concept allows Emerus and its partners to work with patients while they are healthy to keep them healthy, providing a level of compassionate care and support typically not found at larger hospitals, free-standing emergency rooms or urgent care centers.

Emerus works with leading health systems across the nation, including Dignity Health, Baptist Health, The Hospitals of Providence, AHN, INTEGRIS and Baylor Scott & White Health, to put more care and best-in-class provider services into the communities they serve.

TheEmerus corporate office is based in The Woodlands, Texas, north of the thriving metropolis of Houston.

Position Overview: The purpose of this position is to serve in the Registered Nurse and Director of Nursing capacity.

Additionally, this position will provide support to leadership and create an atmosphere that provides continuity of quality patient care in the emergent hospital environment.

Learning to ensure all aspects of the hospital are in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and compliance with licensing and accreditation standards.

Essential Job Functions: Responsible for covering a minimum of three 12-hour clinical Registered Nurse shifts weekly per Hospital Administrator direction, to include:Plan, prioritize, and provide proficient, age-specific and developmentally/specialty appropriate nursing care by applying advanced specialty clinical nursing knowledge and skills and for ensuring the comfort and safety of patients/familiesProficiently and consistently complete accurate, concise and legible documentation on medical recordsObserve and record signs, symptoms and behaviors including the physiological status of patientsPresents proposed revision of interventions and desired outcomes to the physician Maintain patient’s privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all timesFollow physicians orders in the delivery of nursing careCollect laboratory samples and perform lab testing in accordance with established policies and procedures, as well as COLA and CLIA regulationsAdhere to required infection control, isolation procedures and aseptic techniques in the delivery of patient carePerform admission, discharge and transfer proceduresParticipate in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the nursing care givenAssemble equipment and supply for various diagnostic or treatment procedures in the specialty service area; performs or assists others with procedures or treatments.

Handle care in accordance with legal, hospital/facility, departmental policies and procedures, and established standards of nursing care and practice, as defined by the Board of Nursing of that StateSafe handling of food preparation for patientsThis position will also serve in the capacity of the Director of Nursing, to include:Assists with all functional aspects of overseeing the hospital including Nursing, Lab, Radiology, Pharmacy, Respiratory, Patient Access and Dietary when Hospital Administrator is unavailable at the site or based on instruction from the HA.Supports senior leadership during facility inspections by licensing and accrediting agencies.Evaluates and addresses the educational needs of the market.Assists in the implementation of the quality management and reporting system.Assists with process improvement activities and corrective action plans in the facility.Assists with tracking any incidents to determine patient safety events; including administrative review of follow-up letters as required for serious events, and patient grievance follow-up in collaboration with the Patient Experience team.Assists with interim coverage of vacant or absent leadership positions within the region.Assists with ensuring all functional areas are fully staffed with continuous coverage; includingAssists with new and continued education and following up with staff, including tracking of staff certifications and licenses.Assist the Hospital Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer in implementing policies and procedures of the hospital.The position can make recommendations to the Hospital Administrator on the selection and promotion of nursing personnel based on established job descriptions and individual qualifications and capabilities.Assists the Administrator-On-Call (AOC) with admission reviews Other Job Functions: Monitors facility quality indicators and supports development of resolution plans by working closely with regional and corporate functions such as safety and infection control.Complies with all established policies, procedures and protocols.Attends staff meetings or other company sponsored or mandatory meetings as required.Supports Hospital Administrator with fiscal accountability through scheduling and ordering supplies.Travels to all facility locations as requested.Performs additional duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor degree preferred; MSN, preferred5 years total nursing experience, preferredCurrent state licensure as a Registered Nurse without sanctions, required2 years critical care or PCU experience in an acute care hospital, preferredKnowledge of JCAHO or DNV standards, preferredCurrent BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications from the American Heart Association, required2 years supervisory experience in a healthcare setting, preferredExperience with high acuity, ICU Medical/Surgical patients, preferred2 years Emergency Department experience in an acute care hospital, preferredPosition requires fluency in English; written and oral communication