The Director of Nursing is responsible for the clinical success of the nursing department at the facility level. This person will work with the Administrator to efficiently allocate department resources to ensure each resident is receiving the highest quality of care. They also must collaborate with other departments, medical professionals, consultants, government agencies, and advocacy groups to develop, support and coordinate resident care. Other related administrative functions are to be expected.
- Must have a current/valid RN license issued in this state.
- Minimum of (2) two years of nursing experience in the long-term care setting is required.
- Minimum of (3) three years of experience in nursing management position.
- Must be CPR certified.
Our idea for a successful Director of Nursing;
- Is accountable for the development and implementation of nursing policies and procedures to meet current regulations.
- Is dedicated to staying above the ADC budget each month.
- Supervises the development and delivery of in-service education.
- Is able keep Deficiencies below the state average.
- Is involved throughout the hiring process to ensure quality of staff.
- Takes pride in keeping the facility ready for survey in conjunction with the Administrator.
- Takes ownership of daily complaint reports and participates in these investigations.
- Must stay actively involved throughout the admissions process.
- Show consistent and superior care for residents and their family members.
- Is able to act in an administrative capacity in the absence of the Administrator
- Must be able to act in the best interests of the facility.