Director of Nursing-CHENAL

  • Job Tracking ID: 512738-576837
  • Job Location: Little Rock, AR
  • Job Level: Management
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 19, 2017
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Position Summary


The Director of Nursing (DON) manages and directs the day-to-day functions of nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and practices that are in compliance with Federal, State and Local Regulations. The DON demonstrates knowledge of the resident’s physical, social, emotional and psychological needs based on the health care required.



Essential Job Duties


  1. Become well-versed in and ensuring the Facility’s compliance with all aspects of Assisted Living II Rules and Regulations. Designs and implements procedures and programs that ensure regulation compliance. Including compliance with all applicable laws in accordance with the position as Director of Nursing.


  1. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively direct, lead and develop the Fox Ridge nursing team, including the ability to perform employee coaching, counseling, evaluations, and maintaining a high level of accountability for all nursing employees.


  1. Provide job orientation and in-service training to all employees that are focused on the developmental, behavioral and health needs of the residents. Review training at least annually and makes modifications as needed.


  1. Oversee the delivery of assistance, training and personal care services.


  1. Ensure appropriate review, interpretation and analysis of records and reports. Participate in the development of plans of correction and operational plans, as they relate to the operation of the program.


  1. Develop and maintain documentation systems for continuity of care and record storage that assures compliance with local, state and federal regulations and Fox Ridge policies and procedures. Assure all forms and records are completed in timely manner.


  1. Plan, develop and implement procedures and policies that enhance the quality of life for people receiving services and assure procedures that support people managing their own health care.


  1. Provide leadership to assure compliance with local, state and federal regulations and nursing practice standards.


  1. Provide effective and efficient budget management that assures the best utilization of resources, focusing on nursing expenses, including nursing labor and supply expenses.


  1. Must have a clear understanding of needs, desires and culture of Fox Ridge resident population.


  1. Manage other employees and responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these employees.

Experience and Skills:



  1. Must have a current RN license
  2. Miniumu three years experience plus one year supervisory experience



Physical Demands


This position may require frequent standing/walking, bending/stooping, lifting/handling, pushing/pulling and occasional carrying. Weights may vary from 70 to 300 pounds and the frequency of treatments may vary from resident to resident. Occasionally the feet and legs are used in the motion to release and lock brakes of wheelchairs and beds.