Director of Nursing


: $108,380.00 - $167,060.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Nursing

Director of Nursing

Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley

Position type: Full-time

Shift: 40 Hours - All Shifts

Position Summary

The Director of Nursing plans, organizes, develops, and directs the overall operation of the Nursing department to ensure the highest degree of quality patient care in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements

Must have a minimum of an ASN degree from accredited college or university

Must be currently licensed/registered in applicable State. Must maintain an active Registered Nurse (RN) license in good standing throughout employment.

Must have two (2) years supervisory experience in a post-acute care or related setting

Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.

Specific Job Requirements

Participates in community health matters/projects as appropriate

Liaisons with patients, families, support departments, etc. to adequately plan for patient needs

Must be able to collect, analyze, and manage data

Must have expert knowledge in field of practice

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post-acute care facility

Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department

Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: nursing care,, supervisory responsibilities, patient rights, and safety and sanitation

Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.

Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information

Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures

Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

Essential Functions

Must be able to plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, establish benchmarks, and direct staff

Must be able to recruit, select, hire, train, evaluate, counsel, and supervise nursing staff

Must be able to assign appropriate level of CNAs and LPNs per shift

Must be able to effectively manage department budget

Must be able to direct care provided by nursing staff

Must be able to provide direct nursing care as necessary

Must be able to perform functions of a staff nurse as required

Must be able to effectively manage and operate within budget

Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients

Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients

Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance

Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment

Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team

Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours

Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

Benefits for Full-Time Associates

medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability coverage


paid vacation, sick days and holidays

An Equal Opportunity Employer

LCAD 140637

North Billerica, MA

Associated topics: administrative coordinator, administrative support, associate, front desk, food, operation, operational assistant, operations director, records management, support * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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