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Director of Nursing, Sonora or Merced, CA

Organization: Avalon Health Care Group
Category: Director
Location: Sonora or Merced, CA
Date Job Posted: June 16, 2021
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Director of Nursing DON

Locations: Sonora or Merced, California
Categories: Management
Req ID 12018

Job Description


Hy-Lond Health Care in Merced is seeking a dedicated Director of Nursing to join our great new leadership team!

Are you searching for a supportive and open minded leadership team to join? We want you! Our new administration team is looking for a great Director of Nursing to come join our team and help lead our nursing staff with compassion and by example. Our Merced skilled nursing facility is a 121-bed facility. We offer competitive wages and benefits, opportunities to advance your career, relocation assistance as needed, and more!

Come and see why being a part of Avalon Health Care is the right step for you today!

Depending on site specific Federal, State and County requirements, future Avalon employees may be asked to participate in COVID-19 testing procedures as a condition of employment.


The Director of Nursing is responsible to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall functions of the Nursing Services Department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards governing long-term care facilities, and as may be directed by the Administrator, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to the residents at all times. Assist in developing for each resident a preliminary and comprehensive assessment and written care plan that identifies the nursing and medical problems and/or needs of the resident and the goals to be accomplished for each problem and/or need identified. Assist in preparing and planning the Nursing Services Department’s budget for equipment, supplies and labor to submit to the Administrator. Participate in interviewing and screening residents for admission to the facility; inform personnel of new admissions, ensure rooms are ready, greet new admissions and escort to rooms. Ensure proper record keeping by physicians; report problem areas to the Director of Nursing Services and assist in developing and implementing corrective actions; and, provide direct nursing care as necessary.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing and currently licensed by the State.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Must show ability to speak, read, and write in English, in a legible and understandable manner.
  • Must be knowledgeable of general, rehabilitative and restorative nursing and medical practices and procedures and laws, regulations and guidelines governing long-term care.
  • Positive attitude toward the elderly.
  • Previous experience in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other health care facility. Three years Long Term Care experience is ideal.

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