Director of Nursing Job Description

A director of nursing is a healthcare leader who has overall responsibility for patient care and short-term facility planning.

A director of nursing supervises nursing staff, physicians, and other healthcare professionals, as well as facilities.

These professionals work in hospitals, physician offices, clinics, and long term care facilities.

A director of nursing ensures patients receive the best possible care.

These professionals often work with other healthcare professionals to ensure the highest quality of care.

Additionally, a director of nursing oversees budgets, staffing, and facility operations.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a qualified Director of Nursing to lead our clinical team and provide excellent patient care. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in nursing management and be able to demonstrate excellent leadership qualities. If you are a motivated individual with a passion for nursing, then we want to hear from you!

Director of Nursing Duties:

  • Manage the entire nursing department
  • Provide direction to staff to ensure high quality of care
  • Review and manage nursing activities and processes to ensure quality and efficiency
  • Provide leadership for nursing staff
  • Provide input to the Director of Clinical Services
  • Supervise the nursing team, assigning duties, monitoring performance, and addressing any areas of concern
  • Develop policies for nursing practices
  • Inspire employees to work together as a team
  • Develop and oversee nursing policies and procedures
  • Monitor and improve patient and staff satisfaction
  • Inform the Director of Clinical Services about nursing issues, patient concerns, and requests for assistance
  • Assist the Director of Clinical Services in staff development
  • Coordinate with physicians, other nursing staff, and patients regarding nursing issues
  • Supervise the nursing department
  • Ensure compliance with facility policies and procedures
  • Monitor any staff or patient issues

Director of Nursing Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all clinical policies and procedures are followed and oversee all staffing, scheduling, and recruiting
  • Develop and implement training programs that support professional development and continuing education
  • Maintain and update policies and procedures to ensure their effectiveness, and oversee their implementation
  • Schedule, conduct, and evaluate annual nurse performance appraisals
  • Discuss with direct reports, nursing units, and departments regarding issues or concerns regarding patient care, clinical environment, or staff, and recommend and implement appropriate solutions
  • Oversee the ordering and set-up of patient rooms, and oversee the installation and use of new and replacement medical equipment
  • Oversee the scheduling of nursing shifts according to departmental needs, staffing requirements, organizational policies, and protocols to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency of physical resources
  • Oversee the selection, hiring, and orientation of new employees
  • Review the workflow and staffing needs in each department and in each

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in professional nursing
  • 3+ years’ experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Nurse Practitioner (RPN)
  • Knowledge of and practice with essential nursing concepts
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other departments
  • Proven leadership and motivational

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in building a strong team. We encourage applications from all people, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or age. We especially welcome applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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