Location: United States – Pennsylvania – Philadelphia

Industry: Healthcare / Health Services – Nursing / LPNs / LVNs

Job Category: Medical / Health – Nurse Leadership

Summary:  Manages the facility nursing program in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act, applicable State and Federal regulations, and policies and procedures.



  • A graduate of accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.


  • Valid RN license in the state employed.
  • Valid CPR certification.


  • Three years’ experience as a Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, or equivalent supervisory nursing experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Rounds on the unit at least once daily
  • Performs general management functions such as hiring, disciplining and evaluating employees.
  • Interview and hire new nursing staff.
  • Plans and facilitates meetings and committees to address resident care issues.
  • Review time sheets for accuracy before payroll.
  • Manages the Nursing Department with the goal of achieving and maintaining the highest quality of care possible.
  • Develops and manages systems to assure clinical competiencies.
  • Participates in developing, implementing and evaluating programs that promote the recruitment, retention, development and continuing education of nursing staff members.
  • Identification of training needs.
  • Initiates studies to evaluate effectiveness of nursing services in relation to their objectives and costs.
  • Develops and manages nurse – on call system.
  • Develops the department budget for approval, monitors expenses and stays within budget.
  • Investigate and resolve residents/family/employee concerns.
  • Ensures that annual competency evaluations and performance reviews are completed in the appropriate time frame.
  • Participating in Employee Recognition Program.
  • Pro-actively addresses survey and/or standards of care issues.
  • Develop and manage staffing schedular system.
  • Plans and guides the professional development of nursing staff.
  • Ensures that adequate nursing staff are available based on facility/census requirements.
  • Collect data to compile reports in a timely manner, and to meet deadlines.
  • Participates in facility “Performance Improvement Program.”
  • Assures that all clinical protocols and nursing policies and procedures are followed.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.
  • Assure Pharmacy, dietary, physician consults are followed in timely manner..
  • Assumes complete responsibilities for the Center in absence of Administrator.


  • Skilled in directing and motivating the workforce.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members,  and at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to react decisively and quickly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize.
  • Knowledge of training techniques for clinical staff.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of the Nurse Practice Act, state and federal regulations  policies and procedures regarding nursing standards and delivery of care.

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS [note: bold skills and certification are required]
Long Term Care Experience as DON

Security Clearance Required: No

Visa Candidate Considered: No

Base Salary – $110,000 to $120,000

Full-time Benefits – Full
Relocation Assistance Available – Yes
Commission Compensation – No
Bonus Eligible – No
Overtime Eligible – No
Interview Travel Reimbursed – Yes

2+ to 5 years’ experience
Seniority Level – Director
Management Experience Required – No
Minimum Education – Bachelor’s Degree
Willingness to Travel – Occasionally


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