Director of Nursing (DON)-Full Time-Shenandoah PA

  • Location: Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
  • Type: Nursing
  • Job #3581

Job description

We are seeking a motivated and personable Director of Nursing. The DON plans, organizes, develops, and directs the overall operation of the nursing service department in accordance with current federal, state, and local regulations.

Join us and grow your skills as part of our caring and compassionate multidisciplinary healthcare team that is focused on enriching the lives of our patients every day.

JOB KNOWLEDGE AND ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the nursing service department in accordance with current federal, state, and local regulations.

· Must possess the ability to make independent decision when circumstances warrant such action.

· Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, resident, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.

· Knowledge of elderly ill and/or disabled.

· Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.

· Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.

· Basic understanding of following step-by-step procedures.

· Follows and understands written and oral directions.

· Knowledge of equipment used in long-term care (e.g., lifts, wheelchairs, Geri chairs, and scales).

· Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Qualifications:

· Must possess, as a minimum, a degree in Nursing from an accredited school.

· Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania.

· Baccalaureate degree preferred.

· Working knowledge of the needs of the aging and chronically ill requiring long term care, the principles of management, supervision, organizational behavior and structure, and communication systems.

· A physical examination and/or evidence from a physician indicating freedom of communicable disease to be available upon employment.

· Must be in good physical and mental health.

· Ability to work independently or part of a group.

· Effectively communicate with others.

Experience

· Must have, as a minimum, 2 years of experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other related health care facility.

· Previous long-term care experience is desirable.

· Computer knowledge preferred.

Physical and Sensory Requirements

(With or without the aid of mechanical devices)

· Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.

· Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.

· Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.

· Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

· Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with resident personnel, and support agencies.

· Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a medical and physical examination.

EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

 

Experience:

  • DON: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • RN License (Required)

Work Location: In person

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