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Posted 05/02/2018
Job # 62675
Title: Regional Nurse Consultant
Facility: Corporate position
Company: Tara Cares
Location: Kansas City, MO
Salary: competitive

Missouri & Illinois Region
Tara Cares, a long-term care administrative support company, is currently seeking a Clinical Nurse Consultant to provide consulting services to supported nursing facilities in Missouri and Illinois.

General Description:

The Clinical Nurse Consultant assumes responsibility for conducting quality assurance reviews in the assigned facilities.

Responsible for auditing the quality of care and services according to professional standards of long term care consistent with company policy, federal and state laws and regulations.

Provides a consultative and supportive role to the assigned facilities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provides support to the Executive Director, Medical Director and Department Managers to formulate operational strategies and achieve facility objectives within planned budgets and schedules.
2. Identifies areas within assigned facilities for improvement or attention and makes recommendations to the Executive Director and Director of Nursing Services for corrective action.
3. Assists the Executive Director and Director of Nursing Services with the coordination of Quality Assessment and Improvement initiatives.
4. Has working knowledge of facility policies and procedures for workplace safety, including infection control procedures, application of standard precautions for blood borne pathogens, use of personal protective equipment and handling of hazardous materials.
5. Periodically performs teaching functions and provides guidance and support to facility staff as needed with regard to in-services or other educational needs.
6. Participates in facility surveys and any required corrective action or reporting.
7. May participate in the orientation of new facility staff.
8. Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with staff members, other professional staff, consultants and residents in interdisciplinary care setting, and to government/regulatory agencies.

Education/Training: Graduate of an approved school of nursing; current nursing license to practice as a registered nurse in the state(s) for which they provide consulting services and is listed in good standing as confirmed on the State Department of Professional Credentialing. B.S. degree preferred.

Experience: Minimum of 2-5 years of work-related experience required; previous experience in a long-term care setting as a Clinical Consultant or Director of Nursing required. Well developed interpersonal skills.

Extensive travel between supported facilities is required.

Contact: Human Resources
Email: jreukauf@taracares

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