Director of Nursing (DON)

  • Health Centers Careers
  • Evansville, Indiana
  • Posted: Jun 20, 2018
Nursing

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE

Plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the facility’s nursing department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, as may be directed by the Administrator, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION

Responsible for the planning, organizing, direction, supervision, and.evaluation of all the nursing services provided in the facility
Ensures nursing department compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and implementation of nursing programs
Ensures maintenance of records and reports concerning resident care
Ensures the orientation and training of nursing services personnel
Manages the Nursing Services department within the budget
Develop, maintain, and periodically update written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day
functions of the nursing department
Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator as required concerning the operation of the nursing department
Provide the Administrator with information relative to the nursing needs of the resident and the nursing
service department’s ability to meet those needs
Develop methods for coordination of nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the residents’ total regimen of care
Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary
Monitor the facility’s survey reports and assist in developing plans of action to correct potential or
identified problem areas
Serve on, participate in, and attend various committees of the facility as appointed by the Administrator
Determine the staffing needs of the nursing department necessary to meet the total nursing needs of the residents
Responsible for, in conjunction with Human Resources, the recruitment and selection of nursing service personnel
Ensure development of work assignments and schedule duty hours of nursing service personnel
Perform other duties as assigned
EDUCATION / REQUIREMENTS

Registered Nurse License required with a minimum of 4 years related experience. Bachelor’s Degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be organized and have the ability to communicate effectively with residents, their families, medical personnel, and facility staff in a confidential and professional manner.