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Director of Nursing (DON)


  • Leadership and Management: Provide strong leadership and oversee the overall management of the nursing department. Develop and implement strategic plans, policies, and procedures to ensure efficient and effective nursing operations.

  • Staff Management and Development: Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate nursing staff. Provide guidance, mentoring, and ongoing professional development opportunities to promote a competent and engaged nursing team.

  • Care Planning and Coordination: Collaborate with healthcare professionals, including physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary team, to develop and implement individualized care plans for patients. Ensure coordination and continuity of care across different departments and healthcare settings.

  • Quality Assurance: Monitor and evaluate the quality of nursing care and ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines, standards of practice, and organizational policies. Implement quality improvement initiatives and maintain appropriate documentation.

  • Budgeting and Resource Management: Develop and manage the nursing department's budget, ensuring cost-effective utilization of resources while maintaining high-quality care. Monitor staffing levels, equipment, and supplies to meet patient needs and organizational goals.

  • Nursing Standards and Policies: Establish and enforce nursing standards, policies, and procedures in alignment with current evidence-based practices and industry regulations. Keep abreast of industry trends and best practices to continuously enhance nursing services.

  • Patient Safety and Risk Management: Implement and promote patient safety initiatives, including identifying and mitigating potential risks and ensuring compliance with infection control protocols. Participate in incident reporting and investigation processes as necessary.

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Foster effective communication and collaboration with other departments and healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive and patient-centered care. Participate in interdisciplinary meetings, committees, and initiatives to promote quality improvement and enhance patient outcomes.

  • Performance Evaluation and Continuous Improvement: Conduct regular performance evaluations of nursing staff and provide feedback to promote professional growth and accountability. Identify areas for improvement and implement strategies to enhance nursing services and patient care.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay updated on regulatory changes and ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and accreditation standards related to nursing practice, patient care, and safety.

  • Patient and Family Advocacy: Advocate for the rights, preferences, and needs of patients and their families. Foster a patient-centered care environment that promotes dignity, respect, and effective communication.

  • Crisis and Emergency Management: Collaborate with the healthcare team in emergency situations, crisis management, and disaster preparedness to ensure the safety and well-being of patients, staff, and the community.


  • Valid certification as a Director of Nursing (DON) in the state.

  • Minimum of one year of experience working as a DON in a healthcare setting.

  • Knowledge of and ability to perform basic nursing care procedures.

  • Proficiency in documenting patient information accurately and efficiently.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Compassionate and patient-focused approach to caregiving.

  • Ability to work effectively within a team and adapt to varying work schedules.

  • Flexibility to work different shifts, including 8-hour and 12-hour shifts.

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