The Buckingham is the premier not for profit, Life Care retirement community in the greater Houston region. Our mission is to enrich each resident’s life through exceptional experiences provided within an environment of comfort, elegance, exceptional hospitality and compassionate care. We offer a competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k with match, PTO, tuition reimbursement and meal programs. We are seeking an experienced professional with the skills, dedication and compassion to join our team and help achieve the mission and vision of The Buckingham.
The Director of Nursing is a key leadership position for the Community and is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the overall operation of nursing services in accordance with applicable regulations, policies, and guidelines to foster the highest degree of quality care.
Develop, review, and revise standards, guidelines, forms and job descriptions.
Provide and/or promote staff educational programs, monitor attendance and compliance with mandatory training as required.
Participate in regularly scheduled management meetings.
Coordinate the completion of the admission, discharge, and evaluation materials and process for all residents. Ensure appropriate documentation in the electronic medical record.
Ensure that all resident rights and responsibilities are protected and enforced.
Establish and maintain relationships with residents and families.
Promote an environment that allows residents to function as independently as possible.
Collaborate with the Medical Director and other professional service providers to provide for resident quality of care/quality of life.
Coordinate with appropriate department directors and supervisors for services provided to the residents.
Maintain all documentation required by state agencies.
Organize and promote educational opportunities for residents and families.
Participate in the level of care committee for the continuing care retirement community.
Maintains knowledge of state and federal regulations, and industry standards of care.
Comply with state and federal requirements and regulations. Create systems to ensure compliance and quality of care.
Maintain current knowledge for scope of practice for self and support staff.
See opportunities for personal and professional growth, related to clinical standards of practice, gerontology, rehabilitation, organization, management, regulatory agencies, infection control, and interpersonal skills.
Monitor usage of supplies and equipment and plan for long-range equipment replacement.
Review, investigate and resolve customer grievances in cooperation with the Administrator.
Develop and coordinate the QAA process.
Oversee the infection prevention and control, and antibiotic stewardship program.
Oversees the care transitions process and the transitional nurse program.
Maintain and dispose of discontinued controlled substances per state pharmacy regulations.
Monitors CMS star ratings and quality measures and coordinates quality improvement projects as warranted.
Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.
Registered Nurse with a current license in good standing. Five to seven years’ experience in long-term care.
Five years previous management experience.
Knowledgeable of standards of care and practices applicable to the delivery of geriatric services, complex medical conditions, multiple medical diagnoses, including preventive measures, rehabilitation, and promoting independence.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits Package Included
Internal Number: 427992
About The Plaza at the Buckingham
Director of Nursing for the Plaza at the Buckingham. The Buckingham is a 5 star community in the Memorial/River Oaks area of Houston. We have a 92 bed skilled nursing unit as part of our Life Care Retirement Community. Our goal is to maximize the physical, cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual potential of all residents. The quality of care provided in a dignified and compassionate environment leads our residents to outstanding outcomes.