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DON: Director of Nursing

Hopkinsville, KY
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Eklego is seeking dedicated and compassionate Director of Nursing Services to join a team of nursing professionals working at a beautiful skilled nursing community, Christian Health Center, part of Christian Care Communities conveniently located in Hopkinsville, KY. Our client offers competitive pay and provides a friendly, family-like atmosphere for staff and residents. This is a full-time, direct hire opportunity. $7,500 Sign-On Bonus!

Christian Care Hopkinsville offers quality senior living experience on our lovely 40-acre tree-lined community with an array of garden home styles, apartments, and services. Founded in 1884, Christian Care Communities is Kentucky's largest faith-inspired, not-for-profit provider of affordable senior retirement living and long-term care for Older Adults.

Eklego partners with Senior Care organizations committed to hiring qualified and compassionate staff, and Eklego partners with YOU, as a healthcare professional, to find a workplace that best fits your priorities!

What will I do as the Director of Nursing? The Director of Nursing is primarily responsible for the overall direction of an effective, ongoing nursing program to assess, measure, and improve quality of nursing care delivered to residents and/or patients by directing staff and other assigned professionals.

  1. Assures that an adequate number of appropriately trained professional and auxiliary Nursing Services personnel are always on duty to meet the needs of the residents and the department.
  2. Monitors MDS submission process, approves admissions, and ensures medical equipment for each resident has been acquired.
  3. Reviews deficiencies, complaints, problems and weaknesses received from inspections, audits, administrative reviews, residents and/or responsible persons, staff, and other parties; plans and/or executes appropriate corrective/preventative action, and reports plans and actions to the Administrator.
  4. Directs, develops, administers, reviews, assesses, and, as necessary, revises a comprehensive written plan of care for each resident.
  5. Performs administrative duties including maintenance of written policies, procedures, job descriptions, reference library of nursing material, quality assurance program, and organizational structure.
  6. Completes various medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charts, and other documents.
  7. Participates in evaluating, selecting, and integrating healthcare technology and information management systems that support resident and patient care needs and the efficient utilization of clinical resources.
  8. Performs direct nursing care and other duties of nursing services employees when necessary.
  9. Participates in quality assurance program; maintains an updated 802/672; manages the PPD for staffing.
  10. Evaluates QI/QM - implements corrective action plans related rankings.
  11. Attends and travels to organizational meetings or educational offerings.
  12. Recruits, hires, leads, motivates, and provides strategic direction for and supervision of the department supervisors; holds staff accountable for achieving their operational goals


  • Associate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university, required.
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university, preferred.
  • Three years' experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long-term care, or related facility five years of experience in the nursing profession; knowledge of rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices
  • Preferred Experience with Nonprofit sector
  • Unencumbered Registered Nurse license from Commonwealth of KY

Why Choose Eklego?

As a Nursing professional, your skills are highly sought after, and you have many options. Here's what to expect with Eklego:

  • We'll take the time to learn about your background, your goals, and your needs
  • Direct employment with our Senior Care partners. We are partnered with several choice providers of Senior Care. This gives you a one-stop, simple solution to a choice of employers and positions.
  • No more wondering whether your application went through and waiting for a response. We will ensure that your information gets in front of the hiring team and coordinate an interview on your behalf.
  • Our clients rely on our expertise and trust Eklego to bring talent like YOU because we're ALL better together

We are an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status, including genetic information.



Hopkinsville, KY
42240 USA



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