Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center Director of Nursing in Marion, Massachusetts

*Director of Nursing *– _Full Time

Primary Responsibilities:_

  • Responsible for the development of nursing service objectives, performance standards of nursing practice for each category of nursing personnel.

  • Assumes accountability for the development, organization and approved policies and procedures.

  • Directs, evaluates and supervises all resident care and initiates corrective action as necessary.

  • Conducts daily resident rounds, initiates corrective action as necessary, reports problems to the Administrator.

  • Directs implementation of "Resident Bill of Rights"; monitors nursing service educational programs; conducts staff meetings to coordinate and implement nursing service policies and procedures.

  • Manages nursing service problems, emergency situations and initiate "life saving" measures within the scope of nursing practice.

  • Assumes responsibility for nursing service compliance to federal, state, JCAHO standards and local regulations.

  • Ensures availability of equipment for nursing personnel.

  • Directs and supervises scheduling of employees within established guidelines for allocation of nursing service personnel on duty.

  • Interviews and hires nursing service employees, conducts counseling interviews and initiates disciplinary actions as necessary.

  • Prepares written employee performance evaluations.

  • Assumes responsibility in the absence of the Administrator.

  • Participates with administration, social services and rehab services in the selection process for potential admissions.

  • Follows all Resident's Rights policies at all times.

  • Directs and organizes required documentation for Medicare and individual reimbursement systems.

  • Reviews the total clinical record for accuracy.

  • Assures that each resident's interdisciplinary plan of care is maintained and implemented.

  • Oversees and coordinates nursing services with other professional disciplines by assisting and/or supervising in the development of individualized patient care plans, stressing rehabilitative and restorative activities and instruction.

  • Identifies safety hazards and initiates corrective action; observes infection control procedures; follows all facility safety policies and procedures.

  • Accepts "on call" status for emergencies which supervisory personnel cannot handle.

  • Performs other related duties as directed by the Administrator.


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing; BS preferred.

  • Current licensure in Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse.

  • Minimum of five years recent clinical long term care experience.

  • Minimum of three years supervisory experience in a long term care facility.

  • Knowledge of managed care, geriatric nursing, reimbursement systems, OBRA, HCFA, JCAHO and Medicare required.

  • Knowledge in areas of management, labor relations, recruitment, budgeting and finance.

  • Current Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support in accordance with American Heart Association or American Red Cross standards required.

  • Knowledge of growth and development across the life span required.

Location: Marion, MA - Sippican Healthcare Center

Category: Nursing