Director of Nursing Services (DON/DNS)

Ensign Group   •  

Olympia, WA

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 44 days ago

We support the clinical and operational teams in our skilled nursing and post acute care facilities in the Washington market, and are committed to providing exceptional care and creating an amazing work environment for our employees.

Ideal candidate will be someone who will be a strong and collaborative clinical partner to their operations administrator counterpart, with the ability to lead the team to outstanding clinical outcomes!

The Director of Nursing is responsible for coordinating, training, scheduling, and team development among the nursing staff. This is a management level nursing position that maintains direct contact with patients and integration with patient care. If you are the type of nurse who provides exceptional care to your patients and finds yourself capable of helping other staff learn and improve their skills and customer service, this is a great opportunity for you to be able to grow and develop your leadership skills.

Essential Job Duties:

Supervises and directs the nursing service department, as well as its programs and activities in accordance with current rules, regulations and guidelines that govern a long-term care facility
Develops, maintains and periodically update written policies and procedures that guide the day-to-day functions of the nursing service department
Coordinates nursing services with other resident services to ensure continuity of resident care
Maintains an ongoing quality assurance program
Trains nursing staff in the proper provision of direct care to residents.
Assists in planning the nursing services portion of resident discharge plans
Serves on and participates in care-related committees as needed
Lead others through actions consistent with and serve our culture
Participates in facility surveys by government agencies


Must possess an active license to practice as an RN in the state of Washington
Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care and short term rehab.
3-5 years clinical management and leadership experience in the skilled nursing/ long term care setting is necessary for success in this position
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are a must
Must be a stellar motivator and team-builder.