Director of Nursing Services / DON

Confidential Company  •  Indianapolis, IN

Less than 5 years experience  •  Patient Care

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/15/17
Confidential Company
Indianapolis, IN
Less than 5 years experience
Patient Care
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/15/17
  • Essential Job Functions

    • Oversees the nursing staff for the provision of quality and appropriate resident / patient care that meets or exceeds company and regulatory standards.

    • Assists in the preparation of annual budget for the living center. Monitors monthly performance of nursing services in relation to budget and intervenes as needed.

    • Schedules and performs rounds to monitor and evaluate the quality and appropriateness of nursing care.

    • Maintains administrative authority, responsibility and accountability for the proper charting and documentation of care, medications and treatments.

    • Hires nursing staff, oversee the provision of orientation/training by a qualified Director of Education and retains qualified staff to carry out nursing programs and services. Reviews employee performance and conducts periodic performance appraisals timely.

    • Develops and implements the written staffing plan and nursing schedule that reflects the needs of the resident and patient population.

    • Evaluates current and potential residents and patients to determine and maintain living center's ability to provide appropriate level of care.

    • Maintains regular and ongoing communication with the living center's Medical Director to identify educational needs for staff and provide quality care and services to meet the needs of residents.

    • Completes required forms and documents in accordance with company policy and state and/or federal regulations.

    • Manages clinical aspects of state or federal government survey processes.

    • Conducts daily Clinical Start-up meeting with the interdisciplinary team to review resident and patient status.

    • Attends the weekly at risk meeting and reviews modifications to residents' and patient's plan of care.

    • Oversees and monitors the Resident Assessment process for accuracy, attends care planning conferences periodically to determine compliance with care planning guidelines.

  • Collects, reviews and analyzes clinical outcome data and determines trends. Brings identified concerns to the QA&A committee for development of appropriate plans of action. 


- Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
- Valid State licensure as an RN
- Must hold and maintain a current CPR certification
- One to three (1-3) years of management or supervisory experience in long-term care or acute care. Restorative or geriatric nursing experience preferred.
- Experience in supervising nursing staff and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible.
- Proficient in the use of personal computer including Microsoft Office
- Must be able to travel, including overnight stays.
- Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
- Must have ability to complete multiple projects.
- Capable of working with minimal supervision.
- Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information.
- Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with residents, families, and other employees at all levels.

Number 1630697

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