Under direction of the Mission Critical Team's Executive Director, this position will provide onsite visits to address weaknesses, allocation of resources, share best practices, and facilitate operational structures that promote improvements in quality of care. Specific duties will include: touring the long-term care facility to observe knowledge/abilities of facility’s staff, daily function and job responsibilities of the facility’s nursing leadership, and the facility's process, clinical data, policies and procedures; sharing known best practices and operational tools with onsite nursing leadership and nursing staff; identifying and recommending areas requiring improvement at the facility and providing educational tools and resources to onsite staff as required; reviewing the facility’s regulatory history, staffing structure, and resident demographics and acuity; reviewing the facility’s quality assurance practices, policies and procedures; reviewing the Resident Council minutes and providing recommendations for managing meetings and complaints received; completing reports and correspondence as required; evaluating the facility’s abilities to implement recommendations and reassessing coaching methods; and evaluating remediation progress at the facilities and providing a status evaluation of issues to the supervisor and the long-term care facility’s administrative staff at regular intervals.
This position is primarily a field position, and will be required to travel to long term care facilities throughout the state. If operational need permits, employees will be assigned to regional locations.
If you are interested in applying for this position please forward your resume and cover letter to PSTOC@doh.nj.gov
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related health field and a Master's degree with a major course of study in Nursing Supervision, Administration, Public Health, Medical Care, Nursing, Health Education, or related health field.
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required Bachelor's degree but possess an Associates degree in Nursing or graduated from an accredited School of Nursing may substitute two (2) years of additional clinical nursing experience as indicated.
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required Master's degree may substitute one (1) year of additional clinical nursing experience as indicated.
EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of clinical nursing experience in an acute care, long-term or community-based setting.
LICENSE: Current registration as a Professional Nurse in the State of New Jersey.
Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.
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The Department’s priority is improving population health by strengthening New Jersey’s health system. The Department’s five branches, Public Health Services, Health Systems, Integrated Health, Office of Population Health and the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning work collaboratively toward that goal. Population health focuses on keeping healthy New Jerseyans well, preventing those at risk from getting sick, and keeping those with chronic conditions from getting sicker. Population health promotes prevention, wellness and equity in all environments, resulting in a healthy New Jersey.