Director of Nursing (DON) Job Opening

Director of Nursing (DON)

Polk City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Polk City, Iowa

An equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or otherwise. Minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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.

  • 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
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.