Director of Nursing

Nursing Oakland, California


Ensures quality nursing care and services by developing, leading and managing an efficient and caring team of licensed nurses, nursing assistants and ancillary professionals. Ensures that the quality of nursing care remains in accordance with standards of practice, policies and procedures and remains in compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements at all times.


  • The Director of Nursing ensures quality nursing care to all residents.
  • Establishes and conducts the assessment process to screen residents for admission, including coordination with acute hospital, independent living, and assisted living staff
  • Evaluates resident health status on an ongoing basis
  • Makes daily rounds to observe residents and ensure that staffing levels meet residentsÕ needs; ensures all appropriate and necessary nursing care is provided
  • Assures compliance with regulations including policy and procedures, documentation and care practices
  • The Director of Nursing promotes and protects the rights of each resident, and reviews and addresses Resident Satisfaction surveys.
  • Acts as a mandatory reporter for all suspected abuse situations and complies with all HIPAA standards of practice
  • Conducts and attends meetings as necessary
  • The Director of Nursing performs administrative planning and performs any other duties as assigned by the Administrator or Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to read, speak well and be understood in the English language
  • Must have attention to detail, follow through and good interpersonal/problem solving ability
  • Ability to understand and comply with applicable federal, state and local regulations and requirements
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills adequate for word processing, spreadsheets and to utilize e-mail
  • Ability to work cooperatively with facility staff, physicians, residents, families, ancillary service providers, and consultants
  • Strong medical surgical nursing skills
  • Knowledgeable about regulatory requirements
  • Good understanding of long term care, Medicare, Title 22, and Title 42 (OBRA)

Education and Qualifications

  • BSN or Advances degree in health care management and/or nursing
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working as health manager
  • Must possess a current California Registered Nurse license and current CPR or BLS certificate
  • Prior experience working in a skilled nursing facility highly desirable

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