Hebrew SeniorLife

  • Director of Nursing

    Job Locations US-MA-Dedham
    Job ID
    Nursing Management
  • Overview

    Responsible for management of a 48 bed rehab.unit. Director of Nursing assures appropriate utilization of available resources necessary for the delivery of quality patient care. Communicate with other departments to ensure a coordinated interdisciplinary approach.

    In addition, demonstrate a strong commitment to the philosophy and goals of the mission of Hebrew SeniorLife and recognize patients’ dignity and choice in aspects of daily life. Strive to make every encounter with a member into a positive and meaningful experience and opportunity, while providing safe and efficient quality of care.


    • Communicate with patients and families in a manner that conveys respect, caring and sensitivity
    • Document assessment data, patient response to interventions and all nursing care activities.
    • Ensure that patient care management is a collaborative process between the patient, family, nursing staff and other disciplines.
    • Delegate patient care assignments with an understanding of staff roles, knowledge and capabilities.
    • Assess the quality of nursing care delivered through involvement in quality improvement activities.
    • Demonstrate effective skills in problem identification and resolution.
    • Serve as an in-line source of ongoing effective communication between nursing management and unit staff.
    • Participate in the establishment of goals for self, staff and unit. Regularly evaluate progress toward goal attainment and revise plan as necessary.
    • Participate in the selection of new unit personnel, evaluate self and staff performance. Implement the disciplinary process.
    • Collaborate and participate with the Professional Development staff in the orientation of new employees and the ongoing formal and informal education of all unit staff. Serve as a preceptor role model, and change agent.
    • Promote an environment sensitive to patient rights.
    • Monitor unit resources to ensure budgetary compliance for personnel and supplies. Participate in unit staffing and scheduling.
    • Participate in or conduct routine unit staff meetings.
    • Provide comprehensive assessment, planning, clinical intervention and coordination of care for patients admitted to unit.
    • Protect patient confidentiality by promoting professional staff communication according to HIPPA standards.
    • Adhere to established Center, Regulatory and departmental standards
    • The above covers the most significant responsibilities of the position. It does not, however, exclude other duties, which would be in conformity with the level of the position. Completes special projects as assigned.



    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing for BSN, preferred.
    • Current Massachusetts license as an RN.
    • Skilled Nursing Facility experience preferred
    • Previous supervisory/ management experience required.
    • Three years progressive nursing experience preferred.
    • Demonstrated theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing practice, leadership abilities, and effective communication skills.
    • One year of practice in a geriatric setting.
    • Must be professional, proactive, collaborative, conscientious and results-oriented individual. Must have an optimistic and positive demeanor, excellent oral and written communication skills, good intuition and able to adapt to changing priorities and display good, sound judgment with a sense of humor.
    • Superb organizational skills. Must have solid analytical skills. Must be creative and proactive yet disciplined, discriminating and able to streamline work volume in order to maintain bottom line efforts in midst of multi-tasking and daily re-prioritizing. Must have ability to innovate, think strategically and conceptually, manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle even difficult situations.
    • Must be motivated to learn and flexible to change.
    • Computer literacy required; experience with databases, Windows, Word, Excel, and databases.




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