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Director of Nursing at Wellsprings of Westmoreland:

Position Purpose:

Directs the licensed and non-licensed staff who provide health care and nursing services to residents of this facility on a 24-hour, 7 day per week basis. 

Summary of Duties:

  • Under the direction of the facility Administrator, The Director of Nursing Services’ primary responsibility is to ensure the provision of quality nursing care on a 24-hour basis to the elders of this facility in accordance with Federal, State and Local standards and regulations.
  • The Director of Nursing is responsible for the recruitment and hiring of both licensed and non-licensed nursing personnel.
  • This position monitors the job performance of the nursing staff, monitors Nursing Department performance evaluations, completes performance evaluations of Assistant Director of Nursing Services, Restorative Care Coordinator, Care Plan Coordinator, Medical Records Clerk, Nurse Supervisors, all Nursing Direct Care Partners and recommends employee promotions and terminations to the Nursing Home Administrator.
  • The Director of Nursing Services monitors the staffing levels of various nursing sections; and as necessary, directs staff rotations and reschedules personnel to meet increased or decreased nursing service demands.
  • The Director of Nursing Services develops nursing service objectives, policies and procedures and directs the implementation of these objectives.
  • The incumbent continuously monitors Federal and State guidelines and requirements and revises Departmental procedures accordingly.
  • This position recommends in-service educational programs geared to the specialized needs of geriatric patients.
  • This position also monitors on-going staff development programs for all nursing personnel.
  • The Director of Nursing Services functions as a liaison between the elders, their families, staff and the general public – responding to inquiries and providing information on nursing care and services, and may screen prospective elders to assure that staff has the ability to provide the care needed.
  • The Director of Nursing Services assures that there is compliance with the regulations pertaining to care plans and elder assessments.
  • The Director of Nursing Services monitors the quality of care provided to elders with dementia and assists in the assessment process for admission to and exit from the unit.
  • This position also monitors the success of the Restorative Care Program in providing restorative nursing that maximizes each elder’s existing abilities.
  • This position collaborates with the contract therapy company to enhance the quality of care for the elders.
  • This position assists with the preparation of the Departmental annual budget and maintains the operating budgets for personnel and medical equipment and makes budget recommendations as to the purchase of such equipment.
  • The Director of Nursing Services is responsible for overseeing and implementing infection control, pharmaceutical and physical/chemical restraining policies and procedures, and assures that committee recommendations are carried out.
  • The effectiveness of this position will be measured by the facility successfully fulfilling Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services licensure/certification requirements, reaching stated goals of elder, family and staff satisfaction levels, and maximizing reimbursement rates.

Position Challenges

  • The major challenge of this position is the recruitment and retention of qualified licensed and non-licensed personnel.
    • The Director of Nursing Services is faced with recurrent employee turnover while striving to provide continuity of care and maintain employee morale and motivation levels.
    • The most complex problem the Director of Nursing Services faces is the provision of quality nursing services to the geriatric elders with fluctuating staffing levels and availability.
    • Other challenges encountered include monitoring changes in Federal and Kansas regulations and implementing revised nursing policies and procedures; and completing increased paperwork demands.


The Director of Nursing is under the direct supervision of the facility’s Administrator.

Qualifications and Position Requirements:

The desired minimum requirements necessary to effectively perform position responsibilities include graduation from an accredited School of Nursing; three years of responsible nursing experience, preferably in a long-term care facility; excellent management skills or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience, and the ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing, to complete required Nursing Department documentation, and respect for the principles of resident rights, confidentiality, EEO and ADA.

Other Training, Skills and Experience Recommendations:

Computer skills, knowledge of medical terminology, dementia training.  Employee must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other departments.

Essential Functions (with or without reasonable accommodations):

The duties and responsibilities included under the essential functions listing have been determined by management to be essential to the successful performance of this position.  However, this listing may not be inclusive of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required.  The omission or exclusion of duties and responsibilities from this description does not infer that the designated employee will not be required to perform additional job-specific duties if the work is similar, related or becomes an essential function of this position.

  • Develops and implements nursing service objectives, policies and procedures to maintain quality nursing care in the facility.
  • Determines staffing levels and monitors for adequacy in provision of nursing care.
  • Oversees administrative functions in Nursing Department.
  • Recommends and collaborates in in-service education programs to promote staff development.
  • Monitors the quality and type of care provided on all residential units, and the elder outcomes influenced by restorative care programming
  • Ensure that the Nursing Service Procedures Manual is current and reflects the day-to-day nursing procedures performed in this facility
  • In the absence of the Nursing Home Administrator, the Director of Nursing Services is responsible for the overall operations of the facility
  • In the absence of the Director of Nursing, the Assistant Director of Nursing is responsible for the job responsibilities of the Director of Nursing

Physical and Emotional Requirements:

The employee must be able:

  • To move intermittently throughout the work day
  • See, hear or use prosthetic devices to enable use of the senses adequately
  • Assist with the evacuation of elders if necessary
  • Sits, bend, stoop, for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate equipment
  • Speak English language in an understandable manner
  • Able to cope with mental and emotional stress of position
  • Function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and ability to work effectively with elders, family members, personnel and support agencies
  • Be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability
  • Able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, emotionally upset and at times, hostile people within the facility
  • Sits, stand, bend, stoop lifts & moves for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate equipment
  • Subject to frequent interruptions
  • Involved with elders, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel under all conditions and circumstances
  • Subject to hostile and emotionally upset elders, family members, personnel and visitors
  • Communicates with medical staff, nursing personnel and other department supervisors
  • Works beyond normal working hours and in other positions temporarily when necessary
  • Ability to lift, move, push or pull a minimum of fifty (50) pounds

Work Environment:

  • The primary work environment is throughout the facility and at times the work is stressful
  • The employee may be exposed to blood, body fluids, infectious diseases and air contaminants
  • The employee may be subject to work call-back during times of facility emergency or disaster preparedness functions
  • This is an extremely sedentary position where the employee is required to sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Employee is able to sit and stand as tolerated
  • Employee must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Employee may be requested to perform other duties or tasks that are not listed, but are within the competence and training of the individual

Summary of Occupational Exposures:

Bloodborne Pathogens:

Tasks and procedures performed by employee involve risks classified by CDC as: Category III (Task/activity does not entail predictable or unpredictable exposure to blood.)

Specific Task Exposure:

  • General Elder Care: Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudates, semen/vaginal secretions other body fluids-cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial
  • Handling soiled linens and clothing: Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudates, semen/vaginal secretions, other body fluids-cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial
  • Cleaning elder rooms and common areas-Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudates, semen/vaginal secretions
  • Refer to Exposure Control Plan for additional information

Confidentiality of Information:

  • The employee in this position may not disclose any record (via any media format, known or unknown
  • May not disclose any elder or facility information, any system log-in codes or password assigned or permit any unauthorized access to elder/resident or facility information without express written consent of the facility management

Fair Labor Standards Act:

This facility’s compensation for this position exceeds the mandates of the Fair Labor Standards Act and as such this position is exempt from overtime coverage

Position Acknowledgement:

By accepting this position, the employee agrees to perform the tasks outlined in this job description, as well as other tasks that may become necessary to the position.  Failure to perform the duties in a safe and professional manner and in accordance with the facility established policies and procedures may result in disciplinary action including termination of employment.  The employee will receive a copy of this job description and a signed copy will be placed in the employee’s personnel employment file.

AIT position with Emerald Healthcare:


Emerald Healthcare is looking for leaders interested in joining our Administrator in Training program. This is a unique and intensive on-the-job training program designed for individuals seeking initial licensure as a Skilled Nursing Home Administrator and a career as a health care executive. We are committed to providing an excellent clinical experience for our patients and an amazing work environment for our employees.


Location: Kansas... Ability to relocate after training is completed is preferred.


Schedule: The AIT Program is a full-time, multi-month program


Compensation: The position comes with a base salary while in training. Once licensed and acting as a full-time Licensed Nursing Home Administrator include attractive compensation package including a competitive base salary and incentive structure will replace the AIT base salary.




As AIT, you will receive practical on-the-job training in a nursing home or assisted living environment under the direct supervision of an experienced Administrator preceptor/mentor. The training program includes rotation through the various departments and duties in a skilled nursing facility; education on the interrelationships of the facility with outside parties and government agencies (such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services); and a study of regulations and requirements associated with the operation of a skilled nursing facility. Other topics of education for those in the AIT position include business/fiscal accounting management and principles of risk management and health care compliance.


What we are looking for:


MBA or MHA preferred, but other advanced degrees or a bachelor’s degree will be considered

AIT candidates must meet the minimum regulatory requirements for licensure in their state of intended residence

Prior business management experience preferred

Passion about serving and protecting the frail, sick and elderly

Professional and tactful demeanor allowing him/her to effectively deal with personnel, residents/patients, family members, visitors, physicians, government agencies/personnel, and the general public even under stressful or emotional circumstances

An inspirational leader and mentor who brings out the best in his/her managers and staff

Possesses a keen sense of business management guided by a strong set of values and ethics

Benefits: We offer competitive wages, mentorship and training for new graduates, tuition reimbursement, dependent care and public transportation FSAs, cell phone and movie ticket discounts, 401(k) with matching contributions, career advancement opportunities, and medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Take a look at these benefits (and more!) at


About Us:


We take our core values of Celebration, Accountability, Passion for Learning, Love One Another, Intelligent Risk Taking, Customer Second, and Ownership (“CAPLICO”) seriously. We want an individual in this role who will demonstrate these values through actions and words.


Our commitment to excellence extends beyond delivering world-class health care. Our company mission is to dignify and transform post-acute care. Emerald Healthcare is a subsidiary of Ensign Services, Inc (ESI). ESI currently serves over 300+ locations which include Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Independent Living Facilities, Home Health, Hospice, Healthcare Resorts, Mobile Diagnostics, Medical


Laboratory, Medical Transportation, and Laboratory Services. With nearly 40,000 employees in 15 states nationwide, these facilities have no corporate headquarters or a traditional management hierarchy. Instead, they operate independently with support from the "Service Center," a world-class service team that provides the centralized Clinical, Legal, Risk Management, HR, Training, Accounting, IT and other resources necessary to allow on-site leaders and caregivers to focus squarely on day-to-day care and business issues in their facilities.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume!


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment criminal background screening required. All inquiries will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Job Type: Full-time





401(k) matching

Dental insurance

Health insurance

Life insurance

Paid time off

Vision insurance



8 hour shift

Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Contact Stephanie Anderson at with any questions or to apply.

Advena Living on Woodlawn

Do you have a passion to serve the underserved? Do you love to take care of others? Do you enjoy a fast pace always challenging environment?

v   Director of Nursing (DON) (Sign On Bonus $10,000 )

Benefits Offered For DON:

  • Paid time off
  • Continuing education
  • 401K and more!
  • Health Insurance
  • Limited Medical
  • Dental
  • Accident
  • Vision
  • Hospital indemnity
  • Cancer
  • Life insurance
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • ·         Quarterly employee ‘Thank you’ Appreciation events

  • ·         Annual Employee Appreciation event & awards

  • ·         Employee referral program

  • ·         Ongoing training offered

  • ·         We appreciate our staff and enjoy celebrating (their) (your) personal achievements!

At Advena Living we are dedicated to the vision that each person has value and is able to learn and grow throughout life. Our community offers high-quality, service-oriented nursing care and individualized living is the standard and honoring a person’s choice is our goal.

The RN Director of Nursing manages and directs the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Department in accordance with established policies, procedures, and practices that comply with federal, state, and local regulations.


  • Current Kansas state license as a Registered Nurse or a Nurse Compact License
  • Knowledge of state and local regulations regarding long term care
  • Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, staffing, and scheduling
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills
  • Proficient computer and internet skills, including Microsoft Office suite
  • Current CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications

Advena Living, Your Career, Your Choice. Welcome to the Team.

Please contact Pamela Gallegos pgallegos@advenagroupcom with any questions.

Director of Nursing – DON - Elmhaven in Parsons

Elm Haven Skilled Nursing Facility in Parsons, KS is urgently hiring a Director of

Nursing to supervise their 45 bed facility. Interested candidates should have an

active Registered Nurse (RN) license and should have at least 3 years experience as

a director.

We offer:

 Low deductible insurance

 Secondary insurance options

 401(k) retirement savings matching

 Life insurance options

 Education Advancement Opportunities/Paid CEUs

 Many other cafeteria benefit options

Director of Nursing Responsibilities:

 Supervising all nursing staff

 Overseeing Department Budget

 Reporting to Administrator and Other Management

 Maintaining high standards of care for all residents

 Managing all residents' data and records

 Communicating with doctors, residents and family members

 Recruiting, training and onboarding new nursing staff

 Providing ongoing education classes

 Implementing new procedures and in service trainings

 Prepares schedule for nursing department

 Coordinates all nursing activities on all shifts to assure all services are

completed daily

 Responsible to work as a charge nurse on any shift if needed

 Supervises MDS and QA Nurses and assist with their duties as needed

 Knowledge of state regulations and assure staff is trained accordingly

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 - $90,000.00 per year


 401(k)

 401(k) matching

 Dental insurance

 Employee assistance program

 Health insurance

 Life insurance

 Paid time off

 Tuition reimbursement

 Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

 Geriatrics

Physical setting:

 Long term care

 Nursing home

 Rehabilitation center


 8 hour shift

 Day shift

 Monday to Friday

 On call


 Director of Nursing: 3 years (Required)


 RN License (Required)

Work Location: In person

For any questions please contact Ashleigh Woodworth at

DON- Kenwood View in Salina


    Responsible for supporting and carrying out the administration and management of Nursing Services to residents in accordance with orders of the physicians and total needs of the residents. The Director of Nursing is responsible for the 24-hour supervision of Nursing Services and directs the Nursing Department to maintain quality standards of care in accordance with current Federal, State and The Company standards, guidelines and regulations. In absence of the Director of Nursing, assumes the responsibility for clinical operations. The position conducts the nursing process – assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation – under the scope of the State’s Nurse Practice Act of Registered Nurse licensure.


  •          Coordinates plans for the total care of each resident which comply with physician’s orders, governmental regulations and facility resident care policies.
  •          Communicates and interprets policies and procedures to nursing staff, and monitors staff practices and implementation.
  •          Participates in all admissions decisions, and may visit prospective residents before admissions, as needed.
  •          Participates in daily and weekly management team meetings to discuss resident status, census changes, personnel, or resident complaints or concerns.
  •          Ensures delivery of compassionate quality care and nursing supervision as evidence by adequate services and staff coverage, absence of odors, general cleanliness, prevention of pressure wounds, and apparent maintenance of optimal resident functions.
  •          Demonstrates knowledge of and application of Key Clinical Quality Indicates, and proactively monitors and implements systems to achieve and/or surpass company thresholds.
  •          Collaborates with physicians, consultants, community agencies, and institutions to improve the quality of services and to resolve identified problems.
  •          Assist in the coordination of nursing services with all other departments including Therapy.
  •          Responsible for competency testing on registered, licensed, certified, non-certified nursing personnel.
  •          Implements and monitors the infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment designed to prevent the devilment and transmission of disease and infection.
  •          Prepares or reviews infection control surveillance reports to identify trends and to develop effective actions to control and prevent infections. Submits an infection control report to the QA Committee.
  •          Coordinates on-going QA activities for nursing services to monitor nursing compliance with standards and regulatory requirements through rounds, interviews, and record reviews. Compiles summary of findings for the Quality Assurance committee.
  •          Helps prepare staff for inspection surveys, instructing staff on matters of conduct and disclosure, being interviewed by inspectors, immediate corrections of problems noted by surveyors, etc. Reviews and reinforces important standards previously cited.
  •          Designs systems to plan, promote, develop, assess, interpret, validate and evaluate the implementation of clinical programs, policies, procedures and forms.
  •          Monitors facility incidents and complaints daily to identify those defined as unusual occurrences by State policy and promptly reports such occurrences to Administrator/Executive Director for appropriate action.
  •          Monitors complaint reports daily for allegations of potential abuse or neglect, or the loss or misappropriation of resident property, and participates in these investigations.
  •          Promotes compliance with accident prevention procedures, safety rules, and safe work practices to prevent employee injury and illness and control worker’s compensation costs.
  •          Ensure 24-hour services such as RN coverage compliance; abuse and neglect coordination compliance, and other services as required by federal, state, local and other governing agencies.
  •          Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or assigned at any time with or without notice.



  •          Currently licensed as RN in the state practiced.
  •          Associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing school required.
  •          Five years in long-term or acute health care preferred; At least 2 years nursing supervisory experience required.
  •          As a Registered Nurse (RN) you are responsible for staff assignment and provide overall supervision of resident care in accordance with established policies and procedures and as may be directed by the RN Supervisor, Director of Nurses or Administrator, to assure that the highest degree of quality resident care can be maintained at all times.



·         401K

·         Annual evaluations

·         Dental insurance

·         Disability insurance

·         Electronic documentation

·         Employee appreciation events

·         Health insurance

·         Life insurance

·         Modified Comp

·         Paid time off

·         Tuition reimbursement

·         Vision insurance


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