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Director of Nursing (DON)

Presbyterian Senior Living -- St. Andrew's Village
Indiana, PA
Apply: or contact Patty Holby

The Director of Nursing (DON) is responsible for the organization, supervision, administration and overall management of the nursing services program.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred
  • Active Registered Nurse licensure (in state position is located) required
  • Active CPR required
  • Active or ability to obtain Wound Certification and Infection Preventionist Certification required
  • Three years’ experience working in Geriatric, Long Term Care or Rehab setting preferred
  • One year management or supervisory experience preferred
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations
  • Ability to lead and instruct staff
  • Excellent communication skills

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Develops and maintains nursing policies, procedures, objectives and practice standards.
  • Prepares staffing schedules within budgetary guidelines and ensures; assists with budget process
  • Maintains and prepares records, documentation and reports as required by policies and regulations.
  • Acts as a catalyst for quality improvement.
  • Performs daily rounding on residents and staff.
  • Remains compliant with all federal, state, local and corporate regulations.
  • Creates, maintains and supports a safe work environment and work practices.
  • Supervises medical records service.
  • Responsible for the Comprehensive Resident Assessment and the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care process.
  • Assists with maintenance of nursing policies, procedures, objectives and standards of practice.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations related to recruitment, interviewing, hiring, training, supervision and corrective action for nursing staff; responsible for appropriate documentation related to these tasks.
  • Evaluates job performance of professional staff and reviews peer evaluations for assigned staff.
  • Participates in preparation of nursing schedules to assure adequate staffing and quality care.
  • Provides input and direction to the nursing Quality Assurance Program.
  • Conducts regular staff meetings for all shifts.
  • Maintains accurate resident census reports.
  • Assists with licensure and certification tracking.
  • Maintains budgetary control of supply inventory, cost containment and staffing.
  • Develops positive relationships and is accessible to all residents, families, visitors and staff.
  • Promotes and supports culture of patient centered care and service.

Committee Participation:

  • Admissions Committee
  • Quality Assurance Committee
  • Risk Management Committee
  • Pharmacy Committee
  • Infection Control Committee

Presbyterian Senior Living is a large non-profit organization comprised of a variety of locations, services and levels of care. Our organization is dedicated to our mission to provide compassionate, vibrant and supportive communities and services to promote wholeness of body, mind and spirit.


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