California Mentor

San Jose , CA

Registered Nurse Area Director

California Mentor
San Jose, CA Contract
Posted on November 17, 2018

Registered Nurse Area Director

Everybody needs a job but only extraordinary people work here. Our team is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the people we serve. The heart of what we do is support people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities of all ages. As a Registered Nurse Area Director with California MENTOR, you'll be one of those extraordinary people. This position supports individuals we serve in residential settings. We seek a passionate individual who can successfully lead our teams in Residential/Supported Living programs and Adult Day Programs, reporting to the Regional Director.

Bring your creative ideas and your passion for success; we'll train you on the rest. Do you have experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and are you looking for a meaningful change in your work life? Leverage your skills with California MENTOR to make an impact in people's lives. Join our dedicated, dynamic and fast growing team today!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to supervise a single service line or grouping of programs, generally within a specific geography, typically producing 7.5 to 10 million in annual revenue Supervises Program Directors and is responsible for the operation of a service line or geographic area including organization, planning, management and implementation of direct supports, health care, advocacy, regulatory compliance and oversight of the physical environment.
  • Ensure the care for the individuals we serve is the utmost quality as well as providing support staff with operational and nursing training.
  • Promotes health and wellness for individuals and ensures nursing actions and steps are put in place for prevention.
  • Oversees the management of high-risk medical conditions and private duty nursing services.
  • Responsible for the planning, implementation, and oversight of all aspects of business, program development, and nursing care plans.
  • Provides consultation and technical assistance to staff and mentors regarding nursing care issues.
  • Oversees the recruitment and development of all professional staff and independent contractors.
  • Oversees clinical and crisis management and assures service delivery and compliance with all regulatory, contractual, corporate and legal requirements.
  • Write and maintain policies and procedures related to nursing protocols.
  • Collaborate with external Agencies regarding clients services related to nursing care.
  • Ensures that current and complete medical records and reports are in accordance with regulatory and corporate standards, including medication administration records and physician's orders.
  • Provides consultation and technical assistance to staff and mentors regarding home care issues along with operation of durable medical equipment.
  • Implements area core growth strategy to increase census, maximize utilization and occupancy percentages, and assists with new start development as appropriate.
  • Implements area incident management protocol; ensures timely incident reporting and implementation of corrective action; and assists with area investigations.
  • Implements area strategies to maintain and foster relations with consumers, mentors, families and guardians; and implements consumer satisfaction enhancement plans as appropriate.
  • Provides leadership including direct supervision of Program Directors or other staff; works with regional support team; implements Network employee practices; oversees area safety and workers compensation implementation; approves area involuntary terminations and reviews written warnings; and assists with employee orientation and training programs.
  • Maintains area compliance with Network and regulatory standards for clean, neat, safe living and working environments; and assures pleasant, age-appropriate, well-decorated home-like residential living environments; and directs area maintenance.
  • Maintains licensing and compliance for area services and supports; assures timely and accurate documentation; oversees area implementation of Network compliance plan; and assists with correction orders and over-sees implementation of compliance plans.
  • Maintains and fosters relations with case managers and referral agents; participates in building relationships with local legislators and government officials; and lobbies on behalf of consumers and Network as appropriate.
  • Participates as an Individual Health Plan (IHP) or Plan of Care (POC) team member, evaluates the medical needs of each individual for initial IHP/POC, ensures IHP/POC goals and objectives are medically indicated, and generates ongoing health care protocols for the specific medical conditions outlined in the IHP/POC Oversees area quality enhancement and implementation plan, coordinating Network standards, licensing requirements and individual consumer's needs; and reviews area incident reporting.
  • May actively participate in IDT meetings, Human Rights Committee, Health and Safety Committee and Administration meetings.
  • Performs other related duties and activities as required.

If you have leadership experience and a passion for those we serve... we want to hear from you!

What we require of you:

To qualify for the Administrator position, you must:

Complete the 35-hour administrator certification program and have at least one year of administrative and supervisory experience in a licensed residential program for persons with developmental disabilities, and possess one or more of the following:

(A) A licensed registered nurse.

(B) A licensed nursing home administrator.

(C) A licensed psychiatric technician with at least five years of experience serving individuals with developmental disabilities.

(D) An individual with a bachelor's degree or more advanced degree in the health or human services field and two years experience working in a licensed residential program for persons with developmental disabilities and special health care needs.

  • Knowledge of Title 17 and Title 22 Regulations is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, planning, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain meaningful relationships
  • Ability to coordinate services to meet the on-going needs of individuals served
  • Strong follow through to ensure quality services, regulations and clients' rights are upheld High energy, goal-oriented, and an ability to inspire people
  • Access to a registered vehicle with proof of insurance
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must pass background investigation that includes FBI/DOJ fingerprint check
  • Night and weekend availability for emergency on call ( by phone only)

What we offer you:

  • A competitive compensation/benefits package including 401(k) with company matching
  • A rewarding work environment
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Time Off & Holiday Pay
  • Family-oriented environment, casual dress
  • Employee discounts; fun employee events
  • Dynamic work environment, no day is ever the same as the next
  • On-the-job training including career development and advancement opportunities
  • Access to jobs throughout the nation-wide Network Mileage reimbursement

Bring the right attitude; we'll train you for success! We have a great work environment and you'll be surrounded by a strong and supportive team of peers, leaders and colleagues.

California MENTOR Family Home Agency is a partner of California MENTOR and The MENTOR Network. The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human service providers offering quality, community-based services. With approximately 28,000 employees serving 25,000+ consumers in 36 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast. When you join The MENTOR Network, you'll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.