Director of Nursing

Reporting to the administrator, the DON is responsible for nursing services within our 50-resident skilled nursing facility, which includes 14 short-term rehab residents.  As a leader in the organization, it is essential that the director of nursing understand, value and support the mission, vision, and values of the organization in providing Christ-centered care to our residents and staff. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Leading the nursing department, its programs and activities in accordance with current regulations.
  • Developing strong working relationships with staff, residents, and residents' families.
  • Coaching, mentoring, and developing staff to work to the best of their abilities in providing Christ-centered care to our residents.
  • Supporting a strong sense of team among clinical staff and with all departments in the organization while supporting resident-centered care.
  • Developing and maintaining written policies and procedures for day-to-day functions of the nursing home with a focus on resident-centered care.
  • Serving on committees of the facility as required or requested by the administrator.
  • Participating in resident care plan meetings.
  • Assessing staffing levels and working with the administrator, director of human resources, and chief financial officer to make recommendations to any staffing changes.
  • Working closely with the Scheduling Department to ensure that each shift is appropriately staffed with licensed nurses and CNAs.

Education and Experience:

  • Current RN license in State of Wisconsin.
  • Bachelor’s degree or, in lieu of that,  associate degree in nursing and at least three years experience as a director of nursing in a skilled nursing facility.
  • Minimum of four years experience working in a supervisory role in health care required, preferably in a nursing home setting.
  • Knowledge of nursing and medical practices and procedures; solid understanding of nursing home regulations.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to explain complex medical terminology and situations to residents and families.
  • Experience planning, organizing, developing, and evaluating programs, goals, and objectives necessary for providing quality care.
  • Willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
  • Strong leadership skills with experience leading a diverse team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people at all levels of an organization, residents, and family members.