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Director of Nursing

Director of Nursing

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Regular Full-Time
8:00AM - 4:30PM MON-FRI with flexibility
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        Be a part of the good life! Meet with nursing management staff to learn about open nursing positions at St. Mary's Home. We will offer tours and a limited number of interviews during the event.

      Date and Time

       Thu, January 18, 2018

       5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST


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          The Director of Nursing (DON) reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.  Supporting a person centered model of care, the DON is responsible for the day-to-day operational processes, staffing, and organization of the Nursing Department.  Incumbent supervises all Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, and insures their compliance with the nursing policies and the standards of practice expected from our nurses.  Responsible for 24/7 staffing, interviewing and hiring, coordinating training needs based on performance and experience, and maintaining compliance with federal and state regulations governing clinical programs provided by an ICF/IID.  (Applicants may download their resume; however, we are unable to schedule an interview without a completed online application for employment.  This position requires a specific level of formal education and a specific license or certificate.  Documentation of the education and license/certificate must be provided to the Home before orientation begins.)





1.  Creates Nursing Department strategy to meet the Home’s objectives and mission


2.  Insures regulatory (Medicaid) compliance and establishes and adheres to budgetary requirements for the Nursing Department


3.  Responsible for facility and department policy compliance of nursing staff


4.  Responsible for quality management of care of the individuals served here


5.  Establishes and monitors staffing needs of the nursing department


6.  Works with scheduler to schedule nursing personnel


7.  Reconciles and approves timecards for the nursing department


8.  Implements facility guidelines, policies, and regulations


9.  Responsible for the evaluation of nursing personnel on a timely basis


10. Initiates and updates nurse employee files


11. Participates in pre-admission assessment adhering to admission criteria


12.  Facilitates nursing aspect of discharge from the organization


13.  Coordinates administrative nursing issues with other departments and SECEP programs


14.  Oversees and monitors infection control/quality improvement nurse and practices


15.  Acts as the primary liaison between St. Mary’s Nursing Department, CHKD, physician practices, and other external providers on nursing and medical issues


16.  Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of the Federal and State regulations that apply to the Home’s operations and the Nursing Department specifically


17.  Other duties as assigned; works a flexible schedule including working as a floor nurse or working a different shift (infrequently) in order to monitor nursing performance



  1. Complies with attendance and punctuality policies
  2. Works well with others
  3. Uses time appropriately
  4. Attire is appropriate for job
  5. Is respectful and courteous to other staff
  6. Is respectful and courteous to visitors
  7. Follows instructions with a positive attitude
  8. Complies with all policies and procedures





Education/licensure:  Graduate of an accredited Registered Nursing program; has a current Virginia RN license; masters in nursing management preferred


Skills:  Demonstrates strong leadership qualities and characteristics; effective communication

strong organizational skills; able to perform a thorough pediatric nursing assessment


Experience: Minimum of 5 years med-surgical or pediatric experience, and 2 years nursing management/supervisory experience required; long-term care experience preferred.


8:00AM - 4:30PM MON-FRI with flexibility