DIRECTOR OF LONG TERM CARE (PCN 106)
South Peninsula Hospital/South Peninsula Hospital/LONG TERM CARE
The Director of Long Term Care directs and organizes the activities of the Long Term Care (LTC) Facility. The major purpose of this position is to insure the effective and efficient provision of comprehensive services to residents of the South Peninsula Long Term Care Facility and to maintain the Facility in compliance with State and Federal Regulations. The Director will promote the optimal functioning of each resident in a home-like atmosphere. S/he will support and role-model South Peninsula Hospital’s (SPH) values and behaviors that reflect our culture of safety, quality, and a healthy work environment.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The position of Director of Long Term Care is a management position. The individual in this position understands and supports the overall goals of the administration of SPH/LTC and coordinates the activities of the Long Term Care Facility to assist in accomplishing those goals. This individual must be self-directed and willing to accept the responsibility of directing the activities within the Facility. The Director of Long Term Care is responsible for implementation of policies and procedures, and maintaining and improving a level of care in accordance with State and Federal regulations. The Director of Long Term Care reports to the LTC Administrator and Director of Patient Care Services (DPCS).
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
The position of Director of Long Term Care requires that the person possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Alaska. A minimum of 3 years experience in a long term care setting, with one year of management experience required. B.S.N. required and a Masters in a related area preferred. The individual in this position must maintain current certification in BLS. Speaking, listening, and reasonable writing skills are required to communicate with professional staff, to direct the work activity within the department, and to communicate with personnel, residents and the residents’ families/legal representatives at all levels. Mathematical ability is required for preparation of budgets and reports; and to calculate drug dosages.
South Peninsula Hospital is a combination 22 bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and 28 bed nursing home located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires a moderate amount of walking, standing, sitting and the ability to lift 35 pounds. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including all types of blood borne pathogens, muscle strains, falls, and needle stick injuries. Generally, physical demands are moderate and most work is performed inside. Work hours may be varied.