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Posted 06/21/2021
Job # 70986
Title: Director of Nursing
Facility: confidential
Company: LeaderStat
Location: Helena, MT
Salary: competitive

Even in the depths of winter, the outrageous natural beauty of Helena, Montana is breathtaking. If you have always dreamed of nestling between mountain ranges and rivers and making a home for yourself, this career opportunity is one you won't want to miss!

Experienced Registered Nurse (RN) leader sought for Director of Nursing (DON, DNS) role with a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) in the greater Helena, MT area.

This facility needs a caring clinical leader, someone with confidence that stems from years of skilled nursing savvy. The incoming DON here will be establishing a positive new path for the care team, providing consistency in education and clear communication of expectations.

Director of Nursing Job Description
Directors of Nursing are responsible for leading and supervising a nursing unit. This position is ultimately responsible, and accountable, for the nursing care received by residents. This role reports to the Nursing Home Administrator.

Specifically, Director of Nursing 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

Job Titles Related to Director of Nursing (DON)
Depending on the size and focus of the facility, Directors of Nursing sometimes go by other names, such as DON, DNS, Clinical Director or Director of Clinical Services.

Director of Nursing Job Requirements
Candidates must also be licensed, Registered Nurses. Many directors of nursing have further training or certifications such as: Director of Nursing Services – Certified (DNS-CT).

Director of Nursing jobs require a candidate who has significant critical care and operations management experience, a strong understanding of skilled nursing standards of care, and federal and state regulations including Medicare, Medicaid, and Managed Care reimbursement rules. A high level of professionalism, excellent communication skills, and compassionate leadership qualities are must-haves. Candidates must be able to think critically, and adapt quickly to new situations.

Ideal candidates will enjoy:
• Being supported by a multi-state provider that offers talented regional experts for support as well as financial resources for improvement of the physical plant
• Earning a strong base pay and generous benefits
• Participating in a bonus plan
• Receiving relocation assistance if needed
• Identifying areas for improvement and implementing strong new best practices
• Having autonomy to put your stamp on this skilled nursing facility and how things are run here
• Partnering with an enthusiastic and supportive Nursing Home Administrator

Ideal candidates will bring:
• Registered Nursing License (RN) in Montana (or Compact/ ability to get Montana RN license)
• Experience in supervisory role in a Skilled Nursing Facility
• Strong knowledge of state and federal SNF regulations
• Gift for clear communication and mentoring of teams
• Track record of success in survey as well as establishing and maintaining stable care teams
• Desire to live in the greater Helena, Montana area

If this sums you up in a nutshell, email your resume today for immediate consideration to:

Or if you have questions, please call, Michelle Koch, Executive Search Consultant, at 480-991-0218 x303.

Contact: Michelle Koch, Executive Search Consultant
Telephone: (888) 781-0882
Fax: (480) 991-0274
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