Director of Nursing Services

2 weeks ago(11/29/2017 7:48 PM)
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We are accepting applications for a full-time Director of Nursing Services to join our team. The work hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday.



Parkshore, a Transforming Age community, is a lakefront retirement community located in Seattle's picturesque Madison Park neighborhood. We emphasize serving others, team work, dedication to hospitality and customer service, vigorous innovation and integrity in everything we do.


Parkshore provides an impressive benefits package for our team members including comprehensive medical, dental, generous paid time off and other outstanding programs. 


Educational scholarships available! We encourage continuing education and promote internal advancement opportunities.

Positions Details

The position is accountable for the nursing practices for Health Center, Assisted Living and Memory Support residents.  Directs and manages the delivery of health care services to meet the needs of the Health Services residents.  Directs the nursing program and manages department operations.


Principle Responsibilities:

  • Meets regularly with the Health Services Director/Executive Director to establish direction and priorities.
  • Participates in strategic planning and standard setting. Creates an annual work plan and budget for the department.  Assesses the needs of the department annually.
  • Develops the first draft of the budget. Manages the budget.  Monitors labor revenues, expenses, purchases, and inventories for healthcare.
  • Monitors adherence to policies, procedures and standards.
  • Insures that safety, environmental, and risk management requirements are met and maintained.
  • Plans staffing needs.
  • Schedules projected performance reviews for the year, projected in-service topics / dates, and projected dates to write resident care plans.
  • Determines admissions needs and goals.
  • Schedules staff and assigns work.
  • Completes required Human Resource functions.
  • Oversees resident care. Monitors for quality and resident satisfaction.
  • Performs required administrative functions.
  • Participates in committees and meetings as required.
  • Develops, updates, and maintains policies and procedures.
  • Participates in professional and community organizations as required.
  • Assists in providing Health Care services as necessary.
  • Monitors that staff have valid and current degrees, licenses, and certificates.
  • Ensures that nursing is in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Approves billings and expenses. Secures necessary supplies and equipment.
  • Supervises MDS nurse.
  • Responsible for hiring, terminating, and disciplining nursing staff, nursing assistant staff, social services staff, and other Health Center.
  • Works with medical director to formulate and review resident care policies and procedures in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Provides information and support to families of residents, responding to concerns and addressing special needs.
  • Coordinates services of consultant providers including therapists, hospice, pharmacist, dentist, etc.
  • Participates in the resident review process. Attends resident care conferences as needed.
  • Attends staff meetings and works in cooperation with other supervisors.
  • Assures the availability and maintenance of equipment and supplies for health center.
  • Oversees care plan process, assures proper charting according to federal and state regulations.
  • Investigates incidents and reports to the Health Services Director/Executive Director and DSHS as needed and prepares plan of correction.
  • Oversees preparation for annual state survey.
  • Communicates with medical director concerning resident-care problems, health trends of individual residents and other medically related matters, and implements recommendations to ensure maintenance of residents’ health.
  • Assists in the coordination of resident inter-facility transfers and hospitalizations.
  • Advises family members, administration, and other appropriate parties of significant changes in health of residents.
  • Reviews computerized employee time record to verify accuracy for payroll.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Requirements:

  • Directly supervises a staff of approximately 40 employees. 
  • Can be responsible for supervising more than 25 and seldom over 50 people. 
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations’ policies and applicable laws.  
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 
  • Sets up standards of performance, checks progress, sees that organization policies are carried out.

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Specialized Training Required:

  • Must be a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington. 
  • Minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience and two years recent experience in Geriatrics. 
  • Must have successful previous management experience, and must be able to perform a vital leadership role in directing the delivery of health care services for residents. 
  • Must be willing to work as a member of a team with other departments, staff, residents, families, government agencies, and other professionals and outside organizations. 
  • Must have proven leadership and administrative skills with a professional demeanor, speaking and writing abilities. 
  • Intermediate computer skills with word processing and spread sheet experience.

We are a drug and alcohol-free employer. Criminal background and drug test will be required upon contingent offer of employment.


Come join us and help us fulfill our vision to Transform the Perception of Age!


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