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Regional Nurse Consultant (RN)

About Americare
For over 30 years, Americare has extended care to senior generations in America's heartland. We pride ourselves on being resident focused, encouraging employees to make smart, responsible decisions that are in the best interest of individual residents.
Why belong with our Americare team?
Every employee company-wide is a valued part of the organization, dedicated to their commitment and passion of creating a person-centered home environment for each resident - truly making a difference in the lives they touch.
Each individual facility is a vibrant part of the communities they serve. While our resident benefits from industry leading care, our employees are offered competitive compensation, comprehensive benefit packages, flexible scheduling, free meals and a place they can belong.
Health Plans
We offer comprehensive and competitive medical and dental benefits. Our medical plans offer preventive care services, covered prescription drug benefits, and a large network of doctors and hospitals to help you and your family improve or maintain your health.
Well Being
Our culture supports team members wherever they are on their health and well-being journey. We offer tools and resources such as Employee Assistance Program and Employee Relief Fund.
Paid Time Off
The flexibility of Paid Time Off (PTO) lets you set your own priorities. Use PTO for any number of your life events.
Tuition Reimbursement
We encourage you to continue your professional development. Americare will reimburse you for eligible tuition for approved courses.
Opportunity
Assist community leadership and staff in providing quality care to residents and fair treatment to employees, vendors and other business and healthcare partners/providers. Actively promote and participate in the Quality Assurance and Process Improvement (QAPI) program. Assist community leadership and staff in maintaining compliance with legal procedures, nursing laws, state and federal regulations and Americare Systems, Inc., policies and procedures. Foster the Quality Initiatives of the American Healthcare Association. Utilize the externally purchased technology systems, available to promote community excellence. Embrace the 4 Core Values of Americare.
RESPONSIBILITY
Routine attendance required.
Act as a nurse mentor and advisor to community leadership and assist in Director of Nursing orientation, by being available for consultation, keeping current with medical and nursing care processes, keeping abreast of changes in health care delivery systems and methods and providing information to community leadership as indicated or requested.
Knowledgeable of and assist in implementing state and federal regulations and Americare Systems, Inc., policies and procedures.
Assist in developing a plan of correction following a state or federal survey in cooperation with community leadership the Regional Director of Operations (RDO).
Assist, as needed or requested, in development of adequate staffing patterns and ratios in cooperation with community leadership and the RDO.
Notify timely Americare Systems, Inc., the RDO of events which pose potential compliance and/or litigation risk. At the direction of the RDO and/or Divisional Vice President (DVP), assist community leadership in managing, investigating, or providing follow-up education related to such events.
Perform onsite review of resident care and services on a routine basis and as requested, to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and Americare Systems, Inc., policies and procedures. Provide a verbal and/or written report (as defined by specific RDO) of findings and recommendations for follow-up to the Administrator, Director of Nursing, and RDO.
Maintain effective communication with community leadership by reporting all observations while in the community to the Administrator and Director of Nursing. Conducting entrance and exit conferences with the Administrator and/or Director of Nursing or designees during each onsite visit.
Communicate routinely and effectively with the RDO regarding community clinical performance, site visit schedules, survey activity, events or other clinically relevant information.
Assist in nurse recruitment and retention efforts as needed or requested. Participate in the interview and selection process for community nursing leadership positions as needed or requested.
Observe and emphasize safety awareness and accident prevention to community staff.
Review community quality measures and quality data (CMS 5 Star, CASPER, QM/QI), assist community leadership in development of performance improvement programs (PIPs), action plans and review outcomes in relation to established benchmarks.
Assist in developing and conducting ongoing training programs for nursing and other staff in response to QAPI programs to promote quality care and survey readiness at all times.
Attend and participate in community QAPI Meetings and Risk (SNAR) Meetings as requested. Review quality measures and quality data, QAPI and SNAR, assist in development of organizational performance improvement programs, action plans, PIPs, and review outcomes in relation to established benchmarks. Notify the RDO of any concerns including failure to follow-up on recommendations.
At the direction of Senior Management/RDO, provide a review of Americare Systems, Inc., policies and procedures and nursing procedures. Active in the creation, revision and updating of policies and procedures in accordance with changes in standards of practice, state, and federal regulations.
Participate in healthcare associations and professional organizations.
Collaborate and coordinate with Americare Systems, Inc., business partners including contracted consultants, vendors and other healthcare providers and partners.
Submit required reports to RDO/Headquarters (HQ) in an accurate and timely manner.
Pursuit goals as established by the RDO and RNC on an annual basis. Work in partnership with the RDO and Regional Team to reach goals, meet targets, and deadlines for the mutual benefit and improvement of the Region.
Proficient and able to promote and teach the INTERACT standards. Audits communities consistent utilization of the INTERACT process.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate of a state-approved school of nursing as a registered nurse
Current registration in good standing as a registered nurse in states assigned facilities are located, or ability and willingness to obtain
Five years experience in long-term care (preferred), two years experience in a nurse management position in long term care (preferred)
Knowledge of state and federal long-term care regulations
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to interact and communicate with others effectively and professionally
Possess strong leadership and mentoring skills
Computer skills necessary to complete tasks as assigned
Reliable transportation
WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Travel is required to various facilities, conferences, and meetings and may include overnight stays. Work week is Monday through Friday, 8-5, and required additional hours based on the amount of time necessary to perform the job responsibilities including on-call and emergencies.


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