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Director of Nursing Services

Director of Nursing Services

Job Description

The Director of Nursing Services' primary responsibility is to ensure the provision of quality nursing care on a 24-hour basis to the residents of the Nursing Home in accordance with Federal, State and Local standards and regulations. 

The incumbent is responsible for the recruitment and hiring of both licensed and non-licensed personnel. This position monitors the job performance of the nursing staff, monitors Nursing Department performance evaluations, completes performance evaluations of Assistant Director of Nursing Services, Restorative Care Coordinator, Care Plan Coordinator, Medical Records Clerk, Nurse Supervisors, and recommends employee promotions and terminations to the Nursing Home Administrator. The Director of Nursing Services monitors the staffing levels of various nursing sections; and as necessary, directs staff rotations and reschedules personnel to meet increased or decreased nursing service demands. 

The Director of Nursing Services develops nursing service objectives, policies and procedures and directs the implementation of these objectives. The incumbent continuously monitors Federal and State guidelines and requirements and revises Departmental procedures accordingly. This position recommends in-service educational programs geared to the specialized needs of geriatric patients. This position also monitors on-going staff development programs for all nursing personnel. The Director of Nursing Services functions as a liaison between the residents, their families, staff and the general public - responding to inquiries and providing information on nursing care and services, and may screen prospective residents to assure that staff has the ability to provide the care needed. The Director of Nursing Services assures that there is compliance with the regulations pertaining to care plans and resident assessments. The Director of Nursing Services monitors the quality of care provided on the Alzheimer and Related Disorders Unit and assists in the assessment process for admission to and exit from the unit. This position also monitors the success of the Restorative Care Program in providing restorative nursing that maximizes each resident's existing abilities. This position collaborates with the therapy to enhance the quality of care for the residents. 

Job Requirements


  • A current and valid state-specific license as a RN is required.
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in a long-term care setting is preferred.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nurse, Management
Education 2 Year Degree
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Yes
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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Director of Nursing Services

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