Regional Clinical Nurse Specialist (Nurse Consultant) – Accura HealthCare – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Accura HealthCare

Our Regional Clinical Nurse Specialist (Nurse Consultant) will support seven communities. Majority of the communities are located in Minnesota (Sauk Rapids, Inver Grove Heights, Waite Park, Grand Meadow, Mabel) with two communities in Iowa (Cresco and Shell Rock).

You would be part of the Accura HealthCare Resource Center and will predominantly work in the field, onsite at the facilities within this region, with one day remote from your home office. The position involves frequent travel with some overnights required. Given the frequent travel, a vehicle is included as part of the compensation package for this role.

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for providing clinical quality support to the Directors of Nursing and clinical teams at each community. This position applies nursing knowledge and experience in long-term care to provide advice and guidance on clinical matters, train and educate, assist with development and implementation of policies and procedures, provide systems reviews to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and to ensure effective clinical practices. You will audit and review data in Point Click Care (PCC), conduct onsite training and web sessions, etc. Our ideal candidate has experience leading quality, Quality Measures (QM), improving star ratings (such as achieving 5 star status), Requirements of Participation (ROPs), antibiotic stewardship, Infection Preventionist and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI).

The Regional Clinical Nurse Specialist (Nurse Consultant) reports directly to the Senior Director of Clinical Quality and plays a key role in advancing the Accura mission, “to be partners in care and family for life” and will be expected to provide exceptional customer service by demonstrating and upholding our values of trust, integrity, accountability, commitment, and kindness.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of current experience in a Long Term Care (LTC) environment
  • 2+ years of clinical leadership experience in LTC; DON experience required
  • Current RN license
  • Ability to travel daily with some overnight travel required
  • ROPs, QM and QAPI experience

Desired Qualities:

  • MDS experience preferred
  • Strong facilitation/training skills with the ability to adapt training style to the level of the learner
  • Emphasis on Person Centered Care with exceptional customer service skills
  • Strong LTC compliance knowledge
  • Team-oriented but also self-driven with ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of human resource functions related to staffing assignments, workflow, supervision and evaluation

Accura HealthCare embraces a unique upside-down culture, putting residents and direct-care staff at the top level of the organization. Our Resource Center associates play a key role in supporting Accura’s purpose, “to care for others” and advancing the mission, “to be partners in care and family for life” and are expected to provide exceptional customer service by demonstrating and upholding our values of trust, integrity, accountability, commitment, and kindness through the development of strong relationships, servant leadership, and effective communication and follow-up.

Accura HealthCare, an Equal Opportunity Employer and leading post-acute healthcare provider based in Iowa, has communities in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska, and growing!

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