Job Title: Director of Nursing

Company: Mountainside Residential Care Center

City/State: Margaretville, NY

Category: Nursing/Nursing Management

Department: Nursing Administration

Union: No

Position: Full Time

Hours: 8a-4:30p

Shift: Day

Req #: 38968

Hiring Range: $120,010-$141,611 annually

Job Details:

The Director of Nursing (DON) is a registered nurse at the executive level with the knowledge and ability to plan, organize, supervise and direct the general nursing care and treatment services of the hospital. The DON plans, develops and implements nursing programs, policies and procedures; provides consultative, directive, and advisory services for the purpose of maintaining nursing standards of care for the facility. The DON functions as a liaison between the Nursing Department, other disciplines, and the community; ensures that the resources necessary for the provision of nursing services (i.e., personnel, equipment, budget, etc.) are available and that all nursing standards and regulations are met to comply with survey and licensure requirements. The DON ensures the nursing department functions in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator and the Medical Director, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. Essential Job Responsibilities


Regulatory: ●Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the Nursing Department, as well as its programs and activities, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility. ●Functions in accordance with legislation, conducting practice within a professional and ethical framework to deliver accountable care that protects the right of individuals and groups. ●Participates in regulatory surveys, and develops corrective action plans when necessary. Administrative: ●Guides MDS Coordinator, RCC , RN Supervisors, Inservice Coordinator, LPN Nurse Managers, LPNs, CNAs, Unit Assistant, Unit Secretary/Medical Record staff, and staffing coordinator responsibilities. ●Ensure care and services that are clinically and culturally appropriate to the needs of individuals and the community are provided with sensitivity and without bias or discrimination ●Works beyond normal working hours when necessary. ●Is subject to callback during emergency conditions. ●Ensures adequate nursing coverage for units. ●Identifies trends and issues and opportunities in nursing and health care that will affect clinical areas, staffing and management, and proposes appropriate actions to the Administrator. ●Ensures that policies, procedures and standards of care meet current professional and health care standards and reflect the Mission and Vision of the organization. ●Seeks out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices. ●Develop, maintain, and periodically update the Nursing Service Procedures Manual and nursing service objectives and philosophies. ●Develops and maintains nursing organizational structure. ●Attend committee meetings/seminars as required. ●Takes administrator-on-call per schedule. ●Prepares reports as required. ●Conducts investigations as necessary. ●Works with all internal and external agencies and departments to promote safe, quality, resident care delivery. ●Has routine meetings with nursing managers and supervisors (Nursing Council). Leadership: ●Assures high quality of care, customer satisfaction and compliance with regulations. ●Possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel. ●Demonstrates strong skills in management and administration; written and oral communication; facilitation, negotiation and problem-solving; prioritizing; planning; budgeting; concerns resolution; interpretation of collective agreements; collaboration; teaching. ●Maintains interest in the current role and the future of the nursing profession, and demonstrates nursing leadership within the organization. ●Demonstrates skill in establishing positive relationships with nursing staff, physicians, other departments, patients and families, and external partners. ●Supports and attends continuing education programs which meet personal and organizational needs and goals. ●Demonstrates ability to effectively lead work teams and manage change. ●Demonstrates ability to maintain composure under stressful circumstances. ●Serves as a leader and resource for nursing staff. ●Supports and empowers the nursing workforce in the leadership and management of the clinical care areas, ensuring education, training and clinical competence meet the requirements of the clinical specialities within the service. ●Delegate effectively by entrusting responsibility and authority to others. ●Maintain currency of knowledge and expertise through attendance and participation in relevant courses, conference, seminars and educational opportunities. Quality Improvement: ● Promote research and critical analysis in order to ensure service and nursing practice benchmarks are achieved. Includes evidence-based practice into daily nursing functions. ●Fosters Quality Improvement activities in accordance with regulatory and professional standards. ●Implements an effective and ongoing program to monitor, evaluate and improve the quality and appropriateness of nursing care delivered to the residents. ●Possesses the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care. ●Ensures accurate, appropriate, and complete documentation by all nursing staff. ●Ensures safe quality care is provided to the resident’s daily, and essential information is communicated to provide appropriate continuity of care. Human Resources/Staff Development: ●Hires, disciplines and terminates staff as required. Adheres to collective agreements and manages discipline and grievance processes in accordance with contracts. ●Maintains knowledge of relevant collective agreements and labor management issues and practices, and works collegially with Human Resources. ●Oversees employee evaluations, employee praise, and discipline as necessary. ●Manage staff recruitment and retention strategies. ●Actively participates with staff education. ●Promotes an environment of learning. ●Oversees that staff attends mandatory inservices and meets minimum continuing education requirements. ●Ensures routine staff audits are conducted to ensure care is being delivered per care plan and medical staff orders. ●Promotes work consistency among staff. ●Promotes a positive, friendly work environment. ●Maintains a positive attitude toward change and professional growth of self and others. ●Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. Budget: ●Develops, implements and monitors the budget for the Department. ●Ensure compliance with systems to monitor expenditure and performance against budget ●Ensure timely variance reports, justifying budget overruns, are submitted to the Administrator ●Identify, implement and evaluate cost containment strategies at both service and organizational level ●Identify resource implications of new and revised services Other duties: ●Participates in coordination of resident services through departmental and staff meeting and with the interdisciplinary team. ●Serves as a resident advocate and ensures resident rights are maintained. ●Is a liaison with residents, families, and other departments to adequately plan for and provide resident care. ●Supports the medical staff. ●Works with staff in the planning of the unit’s services, programs, and activities. ●Participates in general orientation of facility staff members. Other specific requirements: ●Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, and be enthusiastic. Must work harmoniously with others. ●Seeks out new methods and principles to incorporate into the nursing practice. ●Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment. ●Able to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures necessary to provide quality care. ●Promotes teamwork and collaboration among Mountainside staff members. ●Must function independently, and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies. Other job duties as assigned.


    • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing as a RN, BSN preferred


    • 5 years clinical experience, 2 years supervisory experience


    • NYS RN License


o BLS, excellent computer skills

About Us:

Mountainside Residential Care Center

Join the team at Mountainside Residential Care Center, our award-winning 82-bed enhanced care facility. We have received a 5-Star rating from Medicare’s “Nursing Home Compare” and 5-star ratings in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 issues. Not only is Mountainside Residential Care Center rated as one of the top nursing homes nationwide for providing excellence in care — we are also setting the pace for outstanding care and quality services.


We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes:
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Saving Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement