Assistant Director of Health Services, RN, Highland Senior Living

Registered Nurse - RN Little Falls, Minnesota


Position at Lifespark

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of nursing care and services provided to tenants and shares responsibility for daily clinical operations.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversee the nursing staff for the provision of quality and appropriate resident/patient care that meets or exceeds company and regulatory standards.
  • Schedule and/or perform rounds to monitor and evaluate the quality and appropriateness of nursing care.
  • Maintain administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability for the proper charting and documentation of care, medications, and treatments.
  • Assist with hiring nursing staff, oversees the provision of orientation and training, and retains qualified staff to carry out nursing/home care programs and services.
  • Review employee performance and conducts periodic performance appraisals in a timely manner.
  • Assist with developing and implementing the written staffing plan and nursing schedule that reflects the needs of the resident and patient population.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Director of Health Services to build relationships with internal and external prospects, customers, families, and care providers.
  • Review and adhere to departmental budget.
  • Evaluate current and potential tenants and clients to determine and maintain the facility’s ability to provide the appropriate level of care.
  • Manage clinical aspects of state or federal government survey processes.
  • Participate in daily Interdisciplinary meetings and other community meetings including Safety Committee and Quality Improvement.
  • Assist with the oversight of the Resident Assessment process for accuracy and attends care planning conferences periodically to determine compliance with care planning guidelines.
  • Participate in the collection, review, and analysis of clinical outcome data and determines trends. Brings identified concerns to the Quality Improvement Committee for the development of appropriate plans of action.
  • Must be adaptable, flexible to changes, and able to prioritize and organize work efficiently to accomplish workload within the time allotted.
  • Maintain a positive attitude in relation to the customer service program.
  • Comply with established safety rules and regulations.
  • Promptly reports accidents, incidents, and unsafe and hazardous conditions/equipment to supervisor.
  • Understand, comply with, and promote all rules regarding resident’s rights.
  • Abide by the facility’s policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Participate in and support Quality efforts throughout the facility.
  • Attend meetings and mandatory in-services.
  • Knowledge and adherence to safety/disaster preparedness plan.
  • All other duties as needed.

Code of Conduct

Must adhere to Company’s Code of Conduct policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Valid state licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  • Minimum of two years of management or supervisory experience in long-term or acute care is preferred.
  • Restorative or geriatric nursing experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to relate professionally, positively, and cooperatively with residents, resident’s families, and employees.
  • Must possess proficient computer skills, including email use.
  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance.
  • Must meet all local health regulations and pass a post-employment physical exam if required.  This requirement also includes drug screening, criminal background investigation, and reference inquiry.
  • Must be capable of performing the Essential Job Functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

It has been and will continue to be our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, public assistance status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.