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Director of Nursing

Company: Bethany Lutheran Home
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDo you have a passion for helping the elderly? Are you an experienced nurse looking for a managerial role? The Director of Nursing position at Bethany Home may be right for you!The Director of Nursing is responsible for the operation of the total nursing department which includes restorative nursing staff. The DON assists the facility by encouraging good resident lifestyles and ensuring that the quality of care delivered to residents meets expectations. This is a salaried position.ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Assures that quality care is delivered to the residents through daily rounds by supervisors, reviewing 24 hour report sheets, reviewing and investigation of incident reports and medication errors.2. Reviews care practices for the individual resident when a sentinel event occurs, to assure that problems are promptly resolved.3. Reinforces the need to follow established policies and procedures.4. Establishes new policies and procedures as care needs indicate.5. Works closely with the Staff Development Coordinator to assure that appropriate training is provided as necessary.6. Assures that all aspects of the MDS process are completed accurately and in a timely manner. Assures through audits that care plans address problems areas as indicated on the RAP Summary.7. Assures that sufficient staff are scheduled and on duty to meet the needs of the residents. Evaluates and alters the number of staff on duty, based on census and resident acuity.8. Assists in establishing an annual budget for the Nursing Department. Adheres to established budget as closely as possible by monitoring unnecessary staff overtime and supplies.9. Is knowledgeable of Federal and State regulations and implements changes in policy and procedures as regulations require.10. Works closely with other departments to assure all services are beneficial to the resident.11. Works closely with the Staff Development Coordinator to assure an effective Quality Assurance Program is in place.12. Works closely with the Medicare Coordinator on issues related to residents whose stay is under Medicare Part A. Also, works closely to assure that an effective Infection Control Program is in place.13. Works closely with the Administrator and communicates concerns and problems promptly.14. Assures appropriate and adequate supplies are provided to the units.15. Assures that medical records are closed and maintained correctly.16. Establishes a relationship with families and is available for consultation.17. Assures that the interviewing, hiring and training of nurse aides and other nursing staff follow State and Federal regulations.18. Holds regular meetings and in services with RN's, LPN's and nursing assistants. QUALIFICATIONS 1. Currently a licensed nurse in the State of South Dakota.2. Two to four years of experience in a supervisory position.3. Enjoyment in working with people.4. Reliable transportation, either public or private5. Must strive to build a home-like environment for our residents through great care, great personal spaces, and fostering a great daily life. 6. Able to work standard business hours, generally 8 to 5 during weekdays. Benefits

  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • 403(b) with company matching
  • Holiday Pay
  • Wellness Membership & Reimbursement
  • Retention Bonus of $2,000 upon hire and every three months through your first year with us!


Keywords: Bethany Lutheran Home, Sioux Falls , Director of Nursing, Executive , Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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