Director of Nursing (DON)

Overview

Are you interested in pursuing a fulfilling career in nursing? This is your chance to shine in a leadership role as a correctional nurse leader with our team.

Join our team to make a meaningful impact on patient health within a challenging yet rewarding environment. The Director of Nursing (DON) is responsible for overseeing our nursing staff to ensure effective patient care in line with clinical guidelines and nursing standards. Correctional nurses play a vital role in providing diverse healthcare to correctional patients, addressing minor to major health concerns.

Benefits:

CFG offers a range of benefits, including competitive salaries, excellent benefits, 401k plans, tuition reimbursement, and various great perks. Some perks include discounted gym memberships, weight loss programs, cell phone packages, computers, amusement park tickets, theater tickets, and more.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:
  • Ensure medical evaluations for patients meet standards.
  • Coordinate patient care as per state nursing practice standards and CFG protocols.
  • Manage, mentor, and supervise nursing staff in the medical unit.
  • Conduct annual competency assessments for nursing team.
  • Assist in defining medical unit's direction, goals, and policies.
  • Prepare and submit timely reports to Health Services Administrator.
  • Collaborate with primary care providers and staff for seamless patient care.
  • Coordinate orientation, in-service training, and continuing education.

Qualifications

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution.
  • Unrestricted RN license in facility's state.
  • Minimum three years DON or supervisory nursing experience.
  • Current CPR/BLS certification with demonstrated cognitive skills.
  • Preferred: Previous experience in correctional healthcare.

Required Skills:
  • Strong critical thinking and assessment abilities.
  • Proficient in clinical care and emergency response.
  • Independent decision-maker.
  • Empathetic, assertive, and objective in patient care.
  • Excellent interpersonal and patient service skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Experience with Electronic Health Records.
  • Command respect from patients and staff; committed to facility's objectives.
  • Maintains active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Functional Demands:
  • Clear required health and screening tests.
  • Flexibility for nights, weekends, holidays, and on-call shifts as needed.

Company Profile

CFG is a comprehensive healthcare provider that is dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals and families by providing innovative medical and mental health services. Our Health Network includes Center for Family Guidance, CFG Health Systems and CFG Residentials.

Job Category

Nurse