Job Description

Autumn Heights, 3131 S Federal Blvd, Denver, Colorado, United States of America Req #58
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Director Of Nursing

The primary responsibility of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of our Nursing Service Department following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities.   You are entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to our residents at all times.


Care and Care Coordination60% time

  • Coordinate resident care with other departments.

  • Perform administrative duties such as: completing medical documents, reports, evaluations, studies, charting etc. 

  • Evaluate accident/incident reports and implement interdisciplinary solutions

  • Assure adequate supplies are available including but not limited to pharmaceuticals, resident personal supplies and equipment 

  • Prepare plan of care for each resident that identifies the problems/needs, indicate the care to be given, goals to be accomplished and which professional service is responsible for each element of care.

  • Coordinate with outside agencies including but not limited to; hospitals, hospice, home health, lab, x-ray, DME companies, etc.

Supervisory40% time

  • Develop, organize, implement, evaluate and direct the nursing service department

  • Develop, organize, implement and evaluate programs and activities including but not limited to; restorative nursing, QAPI etc.

  • Prepare, plan, schedule and participate in nursing in-service meetings

  • Determine and ensure appropriate staffing to meet the needs of the residents

  • Interview, select and assist in on-boarding of qualified staff for the nursing services department

  • Provide employee reviews, employee feedback, corrective actions and determine dismissal of nursing services employees

  • Make rounds to assess quality of care performance and teamwork by employees, assuring quality service and safety

  • Maintain confidentiality and rights of resident, family, employee and facility information in compliance with PHI HIPAA policies and applicable regulations and company policy


Relationship Building

Ability to meet and build relationships with all types of people

Ability to foster team work


Understand needs of others and identify how you can effectively assist them


Ability to organize and prioritize workload

Detail oriented and follow through

Strategic Thinking

Process information quickly and conceptually

Identify root cause and implement appropriate solution


  • Knowledge of computer systems including Point Click Care

  • Working knowledge of long-term care and skilled nursing state and federal regulations 

  • Knowledge of nursing and medical practices, procedures and standards of care


Experience: Must have, as a minimum, three (3) years of experience as a supervisor in a hospital, nursing care facility, 

License: Current, unencumbered, active license to practice as RN in Colorado, CPR Certification


  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility

  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a mental and physical examination

  • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met

  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and /or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet

  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations


  • Moves intermittently during working hours

  • Is subject to frequent interruptions

  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances

  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.

  • Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary

  • Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.)

  • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants

  • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses

  • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals


  • Must possess a valid and unrestricted Driver’s License

  • Classification: Exempt

  • Maintain confidentiality and rights of resident, family, employee, and facility information in compliance with PHI HIPAA policies and applicable regulations

  • Maintains safe work environment and exhibits safe work practices

  • Pass background, CAPs and pose no direct threat to the health or safety of individuals in the workplace


Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular
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