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Director of Nursing

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The Director of Nursing (DON) has the responsibility of overseeing the standards of nursing practices for the organization’s clinical services (Private Duty Nursing & Skilled Nursing). The DON is responsible for providing general supervision and direction of the professional services offered by the residential service agency (RSA). The DON is responsible for the implementation of an effective and on-going program to monitor, evaluate and improve the quality and appropriateness of the nursing and other direct patient related care. The DON participates in all activities relevant to the professional services furnished, including the development of qualifications and assignment of personnel.

  • Must be highly visible and well organized, with excellent follow through

  • Applied Learning - Ability to participate in needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of the learning experience.

  • Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.

  • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.

  • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.

  • Delegating Responsibility - Ability to allocate authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate people.

  • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.

  • Problem Solving/Mediation: The ability to resolve problems quickly, effectively and determining the appropriate courses of action, which are then reported to the Administrator.

  • Modeling/Mentoring: Must excel in personal interactions with the staff at all levels of the organization.

  • Relationship with Others: Establishes a cohesive and collaborative nursing team through active leadership.

  • Geriatric Experience

  • Basic knowledge of Quality Improvement process.

  • Understands principles for infection control.

  • Able to perform nursing skills and procedures


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree (four year college or university) Experience: Two to four years related experience

  • Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Research and the ability to learn other software as needed. Presents his/herself in a neat, attractive, professional appearance and manner.

  • Communication: Demonstrates positive written and verbal communication, internal and external to the organization.

  • Certificates & Licenses: Valid RN license for MD or VA. CPR Certification

Other Requirements:

  • State Requirements: One-year pediatric experience in the last two years, Current CPR Certification.

  • Availability/Accessibility: The DON shall at all times be available during operating hours, and will designate an appropriate alternative in his/her absence.

  • Annual Professional Development as directed by the President of the organization

  • Travel: Must be able to travel to attend conferences, training, visit/meet with clients and other events as required to acquire and maintain proficiency in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position

  • Must be able to function effectively in clinical setting with common exposure to contagious disease

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