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Elderwood RN - Director of Nursing (SNF) in Lancaster, New York


$49.23 - $73.85 / Hourly


Apply HERE for Full Time RN - Director of Nursing Opportunity with Elderwood at Lancaster!

Elderwood at Lancaster is seeking a clinical leader to fill the vital role of the RN - Director of Nursing (DON). The ideal candidate has excellent communication and problem-solving skills, coupled with the gift of inspiring camaraderie and teamwork.

The RN - Director of Nursing (DON) assists with ensuring the health and well-being of our residents by being responsible for:

  • Overall nurse staffing, staff training and development, and management of personnel in the Nursing Services Department of a residential health care facility

  • Quality of nursing care assessment, planning, documentation and provision of services to residents

  • Coordination of medical and pharmaceutical services in cooperation with the Medical Director, Pharmacy Consultant and Major Vendor Pharmacy

  • Proper placement for care of residents, determined in cooperation with facility staff and Attending Physician

  • Coordination of inter-disciplinary health care services for residents that are provided by facility staff, other service providers, and consultants

  • Participation and promotion of Quality Management activities and programs for ongoing improvement in nursing services to the facility

    Elderwood Benefits as a Director of Nursing (DON) (must qualify):

  • 401K with Employer Matching

  • PTO & Holiday Package

  • Full Suite of Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Shift Differentials

  • Other Compensation Programs!

    Elderwood at Lancaster:

  • Elderwood at Lancaster is nationally recognized for quality long-term care and short-term rehabilitation services. This close-knit senior care facility with a family feel is located near the historic Village of Lancaster, in Lancaster, NY and convenient to the rural communities in eastern Erie County. Long-term residents with dementia benefit from the Seasons Memory Care program, while a highly-regarded subacute rehabilitation department provides comprehensive short-term physical, occupational and speech therapy.


(RN - Director of Nursing):

  • Handle direct orientation and job training of the Assistant Director Nursing Services/Day Supervisor, Head Nurse, Evening Supervisor, Night Supervisor, Medical Records Assistant, and Clinical Instructor.

  • Hire and terminate employment of department staff, and discipline all personnel in the Nursing Services Department as necessary; conduct Exit Interview with department staff who have worked at the facility at least six months.

  • Oversee the development and planning of orientation and training program for all department staff in cooperation with the Assistant Director Nursing Services/Day Supervisor, In-service Coordinator, Administrator, and Board President.

  • Develop ongoing in-service training programs for nursing and other facility staff in cooperation with the Assistant

  • Director of Nursing Services/Day Supervisor, and Administrative Services Department staff.

    May serve as the designated Program Coordinator for the Nursing Assistant 100-Hour Training Program; ensure that program is in compliance with applicable state and federal laws.

  • Review and process personnel information including job performance evaluations, status change requests, time sheets, leave of absence requests, etc.

  • Remain aware of staff disciplinary actions taken by supervisory staff, and assist with discipline, upon request.

    Core Skills/Competencies for RN - DON position:

  • Problem Solving

  • Customer Service

  • Decision Making

  • Excellent Communication

  • High level leadership skills

  • Confidentiality, professional discretion and overall professionalism


(RN - Director of Nursing):

  • Credentials of a Registered Professional Nurse with a current State license required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or administration preferred.

  • At least two years of supervisory nursing experience and additional training and experience commensurate with the size of the facility and responsibilities of the position required.

  • Geriatric nursing training preferred.

  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing, utilize creative problem solving, and handle problems diplomatically required.

  • Exhibits characteristics of effective managerial leadership skills. These characteristics should include: desire for improvement; builder of trust; creating an environment where staff can experience pride. Their efforts are directed at allowing each worker to perform his or her own work and performing in a manner consistent with the aims and standards of the organization.

  • This position requires regular interaction with residents, coworkers, visitors, and/or supervisors. In order to ensure a safe work environment for residents, coworkers, visitors, and/or supervisors of the Company, and to permit unfettered communication between the employee and those residents, coworkers, visitors, and supervisors, this position requires that the employee be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language at an intermediate or more advanced level.

EOE Statement

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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Posted Date6 days ago(7/9/2024 3:36 PM)

Requisition ID2024-29891

of Openings1

Area of InterestNursing


LocationElderwood at Lancaster

Position TypeRegular Full-Time

Salary$49.23 - $73.85 / Hourly