The Director of Nursing (DON) is the hospital’s clinical leader, responsible for providing a framework for planning, directing, coordinating, providing and improving interdisciplinary care, treatment and services to long-term acute care patients ranging in size and age from 18 years of age and older, experiencing medically complex conditions, general medical-surgical conditions, with rehabilitation and/or wound care needs. Manages the interdisciplinary clinical specialists who are responsible for facilitating compliance with evidence-based practice and regulatory and performance standards.
DON serves as the Director of Nursing for the facility and will assume overall responsibilities for planning, coordinating and managing the nursing department and establishing the policies, procedures and the standards of nursing practice.
Assesses and plans for effective patient flow process by evaluating the available supply of patient bed space, efficiency of patient care, treatment and services; safety of patient care, treatment and service areas and support service processes that impact patient flow.
Management of human resources for all clinical departments includes providing an adequate number of staff; providing competent staff; orientation, training and education of staff; and assessing, maintaining and improving staff competence. The DON has responsibility for employee growth and development, recruitment and retention, reward and recognition.
- Minimum of five (5) years of management experience in long-term acute care or ICU care with responsibility over multiple clinical departments preferred
- Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nursing required
- Master's level degree or equivalent in knowledge and experience customarily associated with healthcare is highly preferred