Director of Nursing (DON)

Horizon Healthcare Staffing
    July 5, 2022
    Job Type


    Director of Nursing

    Horizon Healthcare Staffing is searching for a Director of Nursing for one of our clients located in Norwalk, Connecticut. This is a full time position within a Rehabilitation Center.



    • Develops and maintains nursing service objectives and standards of nursing practice, develops nursing service policies and procedures and writes job descriptions for nursing service personnel.
    • Organizes, develops and directs nursing administration and patient care. Orients, instructs and supervises personnel and functions. Conducts inservice education and training programs.
    • Coordinates nursing service with other departments.
    • Maintains stock levels of supplies and adequate equipment.
    • Regularly inspects facility and nursing practices for compliance with federal, state and local standards and regulations.
    • Is responsible for the execution of patient care policies in the absence of a physician.
    • Interviews applicants and approves or rejects hiring.
    • Orients and instructs new personnel.
    • Schedules hours for 24 - hour coverage of qualified personnel to comply with state code and assigns duties, assisted by supervisory unit personnel.
    • Supervises and evaluates work performance of personnel in all units, assisted by supervisory unit personnel.
    • Discharges personnel who are not qualified, or who violate policies, or when staffing requirements warrant it.
    • Assists charge nurses in developing nursing care plans for individual patients including rehabilitative and restorative activities, instruction in self-help, and cooperation with therapeutic services such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, others.
    • Establishes administration, procedure, and control of medications under direction of Pharmacist and Pharmacy Committee.
    • Assesses supply and equipment needs for nursing department and sees that units are adequately stocked and maintained.
    • Performs duties of Staff Nurse whenever and wherever required. Is on-call for emergencies that supervisory personnel cannot handle.
    • Establishes and maintains employee health program; administers annual employee tuberculin testing programs. Assists in the establishment of a disaster, fire and safety program in cooperation with administration. Assures proper handling and emergency care of patients, personnel and visitors involved in accidents while on the job or in the building.
    • Performs other duties as specified by the Administrator





    • Graduate of a state accredited school of nursing.
    • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with courses in nursing administration preferred.
    • Current State Nursing License
    • Training in rehabilitative and restorative nursing care.
    • Ability to incorporate all aspects of nursing in total patient care plans.
    • Ability to organize, plan and supervise nursing service departments
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