Job Description

Director of Nursing (DON) (Job-010743)

Are you seeking to join an organization that has Revolutionary Ideas that are transforming the long-term care industry?

If so, Signature HealthCARE LLC. is the place for you! Signature is opposing the status quo and bringing about a radical transformation in attitude, quality care and quality of life. We are taking a stand and restoring dignity, compassion and trust.

We are seeking an experienced DON (RN) for our Signature HealthCARE of Glenview facility in Louisville, KY.

To manage the overall operations of the Nursing Department in accordance with Company policies, standards of nursing practices and governmental regulations so as to maintain excellent care of all residents’ needs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Management duties including, but not limited to, hiring, training and developing, coaching and counseling, and terminating department staff, as deemed necessary.
• Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized governmental agencies.
• In the absence of the Administrator and Assistant Administrator (if applicable), assume responsibility of the facility.
• Oversee the employee health program in cooperation with the Medical Director and Staff Development Coordinator.
• Monitor the Weekly Level of Care Report, Dietary Consultant Report, Pharmacy Consultant Report and take appropriate actions.
• Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate and direct the nursing services department, as well as its programs and activities, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.
• Assume administrative authority, responsibility and accountability for all functions, activities, and training of the nursing department.
• Organize, develop, and direct the administration and resident care of the nursing service department.
• Participate in Department Supervisor Meetings, Resident Care Plan Meetings, Budget Committee Meetings, Safety Committee Meetings, Quality Assessment and Assurance Committee Meetings, In-service Education, Family Council and any other meeting as directed by the Administrator.
• Meet monthly with staff on each shift.
• Meet daily with Director of Admissions/Marketing, Business Office Manager, and Administrator regarding admission and placement of proposed residents. Evaluate prospective residents in terms of the nursing service they need and the capability of the facility to supply the needed service.
• Participate in coordination of resident services through departmental and appropriate staff committee meetings.
• Meet monthly with nursing staff regarding Chart Audit and Physician’s orders. Review audit with Medical Records prior to submitting to Administration.
• Delegate to nursing service supervisory personnel the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary to perform their assigned duties.
• Make daily rounds of the nursing department to verify that all nursing service personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
• Ensure that corrective action is administered fairly and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
• Coordinate with the ADON to determine staffing requirements based on current needs and State and Federal guidelines.
• Provide appropriate departmental in-service education programs in compliance with Corporate, State and Federal guidelines.
• Work closely with Administrator in resolving grievances with nursing staff, family members, and residents.
• Perform nursing services and deliver resident care services in compliance with corporate policies and State and Federal regulations.
• Inform state of any reportable incidents within appropriate time frames. Complete investigative analysis as required.
• Inform nursing service personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignment, etc.
• Greet newly admitted residents upon admission. Escort to room as necessary.
• Make rounds with physicians as necessary. Schedule physician visits as necessary.
• Schedule daily rounds to observe residents and to determine if nursing needs are being met in accordance with the resident’s request.
• Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to verify that medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments are provided, as scheduled.
• Provide direct nursing care, as necessary.
• Regularly inspect the facility and nursing practices for compliance with federal, state, and local standards and regulations.
• Study Infection Control Reports, Medication Incident Reports and Resident Incident Reports for corrective action.
• Keep Administrator informed on a daily basis of nursing department functions, recommending changes in techniques or procedures for a more efficient operation.
• Promote favorable working conditions and relationships with administration, medical staff, consultants, other departments, residents, family members, volunteers, agencies, and any other individual or group affiliated with the facility.
• Review discharge summaries on a timely basis.
• Monitor nursing service personnel to verify that they are following established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.
• Provide that all nursing service personnel follow established departmental policies and procedures, including appropriate dress codes.
• Be on call for emergencies that supervisory personnel cannot handle.
• Assure proper handling and emergency care of residents, personnel, and visitors while on the job or in the building.
• Assure residents a comfortable, clean, orderly and safe environment.
• Comply with, support and enforce Company policies involving all safety and infection control procedures to include the proper use of mechanical lifts and gait belts.
• Monitor stock level of medications, medical supplies, equipment, etc., to verify they are maintained on premises at all times to adequately meet the needs of the resident.
• Create and implement procedures for department equipment to be operated only by trained, authorized personnel in a safe manner.
• Develop and implement procedures for nursing supplies to be used in an efficient manner to avoid waste.
• Work closely with Central Supply to confirm that changes are made on a timely basis and that inventory is current and medical-nursing supplies are adequate on the nursing stations.
• Verify that medical and nursing care is administered in accordance with the resident’s wishes, including the implementation of advance directives.
• Assist with development of and approve final version of the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care for each resident in coordination with the physician, Medical Director, nursing staff, and outside consultants (i.e., nursing, dietary, pharmacy, therapists, etc.) and in accordance with corporate, state and federal guidelines.
• Confirm accurate completion of forms/reports for the admission, transfer and/or discharge of each resident including, but not limited to, the nursing portion of the PAE, Initial Nursing Assessment, Minimum Data Set (MDS), Resident Care Plan, and the Annual MDS.
• Review and verify that documentation procedures for nursing are met according to corporate, state and federal guidelines.
• Review nurses notes to confirm that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided, that they reflect the resident’s response to the care, and that such care is provided in accordance with the resident’s wishes.
• Review Quality Indicator reports and submit to Vice President of Clinical Services on a monthly basis.
• Assist in preparing and planning the nursing service department’s budget and submit to the Administrator for his/her review, recommendations, and/or approval.
• Recommend to the Administrator the equipment and supply needs of the nursing department.
• Be conscious of cost and attempt to provide quality staff for the nursing department within budgetary constraints.
• Other special projects and duties, as assigned.

We have competitive salaries in long term care based upon experience and GREAT BENEFITS - Company paid employee medical coverage, company paid employee short-term disability, company paid employee life insurance, dental/vision Insurance, long-term disability, tuition reimbursement, employee referral bonus program, 401K, paid time off (PTO) and so much more!!

For additional information, please contact:
Mina Kouklan, Clinical Recruiter
Toll-free: 888.759.4344
FAX: 502.259.0166


Minimum qualifications: Must have current RN nursing state license, 3+ years experience in geriatrics/long term care management, proven leadership, previous DON experience preferred, ability to handle multiple assignments and issues, excellent communication and organizational skills a must and the ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment. Embrace a servant leadership "hands on" approach to how we care for our residents with a "can do" attitude

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