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Director of Nursing - Senior Care Center St. Marys (FT)

Southeast Georgia Health System has an opportunity for a Director of Nursing to join our Senior Care Center St. Mary's team. Relocation assistance is available to qualifying candidates. :
Directs and supervises the work of nursing service team members on a designated patient/resident care unit. Is responsible for assignments, scheduling, orientation, supervision, guidance and evaluation of nursing personnel on the unit so as to ensure and maintain a high quality of patient care. Will perform direct patient care as needed. All team members of Southeast Georgia Health System will promote a culture of safety, follow established policies, and adhere to all state and federal regulatory requirements, Joint Commission requirements, and national patient safety standards.
  • Accountable for the provision of patient care on assigned unit 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
  • Maintains the budget for the unit within guidelines by demonstrating financial responsibility for staffing, patient charges, and equipment purchasing/leasing.
  • Recommends and implements any studies needed in the department for improved patient care.
  • Confers with supervisory personnel in other departments as the need arises, encouraging and maintaining good intra and inter departmental relationships and communications.
  • Maintains open communication with the Nursing Home Administrator of the facility.
  • Initiates and maintains comprehensive and appropriate records and reports required for the effective functioning of the unit.
  • Maintains a high quality for patient care and patient teaching and assisting staff in ideas and implementation of patient education and teaching.
  • Responsible for infection control and performance improvement for the unit and maintains records and submits reports as determined by policy.
  • Works and communicates with all individuals at the appropriate age, level of education, maturity and understanding.
  • Works with physicians and physician extenders in a collegial manner for the resolution of patient/resident care problems.
  • Contributes to team building by maintaining a positive, motivational attitude and a holistic approach toward nursing management.

The ideal Director of Nursing candidate should possess the following minimal qualifications:
  • Graduate of a Diploma, or Associate Degree Program.
  • Current RN License to practice in the state of Georgia. Minimum of four (4) years progressive, directly related, acute healthcare organization management experience, or demonstrated leadership competencies following the completion of a Health System sponsored management and leadership development program.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including but not limited to: communication (written and oral), conflict management, organizational, composure, tenacity, teamwork/team building, discipline, coaching.
  • Current American Heart Association BLS Certification required.

Service Excellence: All team members of Southeast Georgia Health System will promote service excellence by developing and maintaining positive relationships with customers, other team members, and the medical staff and will ensure the highest quality of care by performing their responsibilities according to the highest professional standards.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or national origin. EOE/AA: M/F/D/V
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