Director of Nursing

Nursing Derby, Kansas


Position at Derby Health & Rehab

Job Description

As the Director of Nursing (DON) you will work alongside the facility’s Executive Director in creating a culture that improves lives and exceeds expectations. DON’s implement effective policies and procedures to ensure the residents’ safety, quality, well-being and happiness. You will be responsible for training and developing the nursing staff and management, including recruiting, hiring and orienting. Additionally, you will be required to network with community partners and referral sources to establish a positive reputation within in the community to sustain growth. Ideally, you possess leadership skills, value hard work and strong working relationships, have great communication skills, and be organized. This is a highly valued position.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Conduct daily clinical meetings with nursing management
  • Communicate expectations of nursing staff and holds them accountable
  • Ensure there is adequate staff available in nursing units to provide quality excellence
  • Daily check-ins with residents to ensure their happiness and well-being
  • Review electronic medical records system (Point-Click-Care)

General Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all nursing related staff is properly hired, oriented, and effectively trained
  • Weekly Residents at Risk meetings to eliminate potential risk
  • Investigates, reports and follows up on complaints from residents, residents’ families and staff
  • Oversees the timeliness and accuracy of resident care plans
  • Works with regional nurse in managing any and all potential liability issues
  • Liaison for primary physicians, nursing staff, and families of residents
  • Is responsible and supervises the nursing activities in the facility during assigned shift in accordance with Federal, State, and facility guidelines and regulations
  • Strategically implement quality assurance processes
  • This position requires 40+ hours/week with on-call responsibilities
  • Other duties as required.


  • Current state RN license
  • 2+ years of managerial experience in a skilled nursing or long-term care facility

Working Conditions:

  • Medical environment
  • May require standing up or walking for up to 75% of the time
  • Required to use assistance when attempting to assist, lift or carry objects over 25 lbs.