• Director of Nursing ( DON )

  • St. Mary's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Leonardtown, Maryland
Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
3 - 5 years
$80,000 - $110,000 Annual
Benefit Insights
Health Insurance
Flexible Schedules
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Medical Flexible Spending Account
Life Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Job Description

St. Mary's Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is on the hunt for a qualified Director of Nursing to lead and oversee our nursing department. As Director of Nursing, your central goal will be to develop a collaborative and efficient workplace with specific attention to quality patient care.

You will perform a range of duties including maintaining department budgets, setting long-term goals, and overseeing record-keeping processes. The ideal candidate for this position has proven experience in nursing leadership and long-term care, and outstanding organizational skills, and in-depth knowledge of healthcare industry policies. She/He will report to the Administrator.

Specifically, the Director of Nursing's job duties include:

  • Directing the nursing program, including implementing new policies and procedures when necessary
  • Overseeing hiring, firing, and development of nursing staff
  • Communicating with families, residents, and physicians as needed
  • Developing a business plan and budget for the nursing unit
  • Participating in creating resident care plans and ensuring they are followed
  • Ensuring the nursing unit is compliant with all local, state, and federal regulations


  • Must possess an RN Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in this state
  • Must have proven leadership ability with two (2) years of experience in nursing services administration and in long-term care.
  • Documented training and/or experience in a setting providing services to the same age/type of resident population served by this center
  • Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate skills related to management, planning, and budgeting
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to center functions
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards and regulation compliance requirements


  • Nursing Staff
  • Social Worker
  • Activities
  • Dietician
  • Nursing Scheduler


  • As Director of Nursing, you are responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the functions of the nursing department.
  • You will assume the primary role in ensuring the delivery of high-quality, efficient, and safe patient care.
  • Supervises Unit Managers, Clinical Nurses, and Nursing Assistants
  • In the absence of the Administrator, you are charged with carrying out the resident care policies established by this center.
  • Set and monitor achievement of goals and objectives for the nursing department consistent with established philosophy and standards of practice and nursing ethics.
  • Recruit, hire and retain qualified nursing staff to deliver efficient resident care in accordance with the established staffing plan and state-mandated staffing requirements
  • Evaluate and continually update competency/skills checklists for nursing staff including contracted staff.
  • Prepare and assure adherence to an annual operating budget for the nursing department
  • Maintain and guide the implementation of current policies and procedures, which reflect adherence to corporate and external regulatory guidelines and principles of person-centered care.
  • Collaborates with the Interdisciplinary Team.
  • Assure compliance with resident rights policies and work to resolve resident grievances.
  • Prepare and assure adherence to an annual operating budget for the nursing department.
  • Assure compliance with resident rights policies and work to resolve resident grievances.
  • Managing and leading all nursing personnel operations.
  • Planning and overseeing admission, nursing, and patient care processes.
  • Developing short and long-term goals for the entire nursing department.
  • Coordinating with medical staff and other departments to ensure nursing facility efficiency.
  • Overseeing all record-keeping processes and ensuring all necessary documents are accurate and up-to-date.

Job ID: 362629457