Plans, organizes, develops, and directs the overall operation of the Extended Care Unit Nursing Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern the facility and as may be directed by the ECU Director and Medical Director to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.
The overall coordination and execution of nursing services
Monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of nursing care
Oversee all staff that provides nursing care to the facility's residents including contract labor
Establish rules governing the conduct of nursing staff
Ensure that all nursing staff are held accountable for the care they deliver to the facility's residents
The DON should develop and revise written policies and procedures which are approved by the appropriate facility stakeholders related to the scope of nursing services and nursing care that should be provided to the facility's residents upon and after admission.
The DON should participate actively in the facility's quality improvement process.