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Director of Nursing

Chicago Ridge, Illinois

Post Date: 05/22/2017 Job ID: 1514 Job Category: Healthcare

Our client in the Northwest Suburbs is looking for a Director of Nursing:

Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain nursing service objectives, standards of nursing practice, and the implementation of nursing policies and procedures
  • Oversee the recruitment, retention and the orientation practices of nursing and restorative/rehab staff
  • Provide sufficient staff to ensure uninterrupted service to the residents at all times
  • Maintain a procedure to ensure that all licensed personnel have a current and valid license as required by the State, and that the State of Illinois appropriately registers all certified personnel
  • Maintain personnel records for all nursing staff (hiring, counseling, and terminating employees)
  • Evaluation/performance review oversight of all personnel under the direction of the Director of Nursing
  • Develops rapport with residents and families and develops systems to encourage communication between residents/families/staff
  • Develops/implements communication patterns between food service, and nursing departments
  • Develops/implements communication pattern between restorative/rehab department and nursing departments
  • Responsible for the fiscal management of the nursing department
  • Responsible for the oversight of the nursing management team and the development of their teamwork approach in providing the best clinical outcomes for the residents
  • Responsible for nursing department annual mandatory inservices
  • Provide clinical support, as needed, to other facilities within the corporation
  • Oversees the process of evaluation and assessment of employee injuries to determine the need for treatment in an outside facility. Works in conjunction with the facility Human Resources Manager to exchange information and to coordinate a complete filing with the workers’ compensation carrier. Follows up with documentation of work status orders of employees receiving treatment.
  • Acts as a member of the Quality Assurance Committee and utilizes available reports and information to develop and prioritize plans for improvement if necessary
  • Responsible for identifying, investigating trigger events in accordance with state, federal and organization guidelines
  • The DON has a leading role in promoting through role modeling, education and program development the facility’ s Culture Contract components
  • Promotes and partners with all facility staff to provide quality customer services.
  • Assist other team members when necessary
  • All other duties as assigned


Qualifications/ Requirements:
  • Full-time RN who has knowledge and training in nursing administration and restorative/rehabilitative nursing.
  • Knowledge and training of geriatric residents.
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program with an Illinois RN license.
  • CPR certified
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Nursing Home Administrator’ s license is a plus
  • Must be able to read, speak and understand the English language.
  • Must be able to propel a patient / resident in a wheelchair.
  • Must be able to move items at least 15 pounds.
  • Must be able to assist patients /residents in evacuating the building in an emergency

Colleen Eddy
Senior Recruiter

Colleen brings high energy and a focus on service to her role as Senior Executive Recruiter at The Steely Group. She believes regard for others begins by actively listening to understand which, in turn, builds trust (the bedrock of relationships). Throughout her distinguished career, Colleen has demonstrated success developing talent; building, leading and managing teams; recruiting, training and mentoring executives; and helping employees embrace change and achieve goals.
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