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Director of Nursing

Company: Sevita
Location: Jackson
Posted on: June 30, 2024

Job Description:

D&S Community Services, a part of the Sevita family, provides community-based services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Here we believe every person has the right to live well, and everyone deserves to have a fulfilling career. You'll join a mission-driven team and create relationships that motivate us all every day. Join us today, and experience a career well lived.

Director of Nursing, IDD Services

Jackson, TN

Starting Pay $90k


Sevita is a mission-based organization dedicated to providing high quality services to those we serve. Therefore, to deliver on our mission, The Network expects every employee to perform his or her job first and foremost in accordance with the Company's mission.


Directs a department or program responsible for delivering health care services to clients/individuals. Manages staff RNs, and works in tandem with those nurses to supervise and oversee the work of Licensed Practical Nurses. Implements, promotes, completes and evaluates all medically related services and supports.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function listed below:

Provides professional support and medically related guidance to employees, supervisors and office staff regarding medical policies and procedures. Acts as a consultant to professional and paraprofessional support staff. Monitors services of physicians and other medical service providers to assure quality standards of care are met.

Assures the overall quality of services and supports of each person within the assigned area. Actively promotes health, safety and welfare of each individual served. Ensures that the rights of each person served are upheld and promoted in daily living. Encourages self - direction for each person served.

Maintains a functional understanding of funding, managed care requirements, and licensing requirements for each person served. Assures compliance with all federal and state licensing requirements and all Mentor policies and procedures.

Completes medical quality assurance reviews of medically related services and supports that includes review of documentation/billing, written reports/progress notes, lab reports, MAR's, nurses notes, physician's orders, dietary requirements, etc. as well as a review of adaptive equipment usage and condition.

In collaboration with Staff RNs, supervises Approved Medication Assistive Personnel (AMAP), assures compliance with AMAP regulations, and maintains required documentation. Monitors/supervises the medication administration process per state AMAP law.

Assures all staff nurses are trained in the ICF/MR, Waiver, licensure and AMAP rules and regulations and how they affect a nurse's scope of practice. Ensures compliance with all state, federal and agency regulations.

Assures that all medical related records - both staff and those served - are kept organized, complete and confidential and that all timelines are met for compliance with state eligibility requirements to maintain services for each individual served.

Assists in developing and implementing person centered IPP. Assures medical IPP recommendations are based on accurate and appropriate assessments that support the need for the recommended service. Accurately reports the Individual's response to program plans. Assures the Individual's budget is adhered to where applicable (Waiver).

Maintains familiarity with emergency procedures and implements the procedures in the event of an emergency. Provides crisis intervention as necessary.

Monitors and implements infection control/safety procedures and complies with all Mentor, OSHA, workman's compensation and labor department standards.

Provides for admission and discharge planning as it applies to the medical component.

Performs other related duties and activities as required.


Directs and supervises assigned staff including performance evaluations, scheduling, orientation, and training. Makes decisions on employee hires, transfers, promotions, salary changes, discipline, terminations, and similar actions. Resolves employee problems within position responsibilities.

Minimum Knowledge and Skills required by the Job

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required to perform the job:

Education and Experience:

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing or Nursing Program

Five years' experience, including three years of management experience, with the population being served.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

Certification/Licensed as a Registered Nurse.

Must be an AMAP approved nurse or willing to obtain that certification within the first 60 days of employment.

Valid Driver's license, car registration and vehicle insurance required if transporting consumers in personal vehicle.

First Aid/CPR certification must be done within 30 days of employment.

Other training courses associated with consumer behavior and care must be completed within the first 90 days of employment.

Blood Borne Pathogen Category:

Job requires performance of duties that involve potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Tasks that do involve exposure are an expectation of employment.

Other Skills and Abilities:


Other Requirements:

Travel as needed

Physical Requirements:

Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with assistance of a reasonable accommodations to be determined on a case by case basis.

Sevita is a leading provider of home and community-based specialized health care. We believe that everyone deserves to live a full, more independent life. We provide people with quality services and individualized supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual, or behavioral challenges they face.

We've made this our mission for more than 50 years. And today, our 40,000 team members continue to innovate and enhance care for the 50,000 individuals we serve all over the U.S.

Sevita is committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and respects the unique talents, experiences, and perspectives of our employees and the people we serve. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Mentor Network is pleased to be an equal employment employer Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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