Director of Nursing

Job Location
Hot Springs, AR

Who we’re seeking
Healthy Connections is seeking a Director of Nursing to oversee our nurses throughout our community health network.

Who we are
Healthy Connections Community Health Network is a Mena-based nonprofit organization serving the needs of children and adults throughout the areas we serve. Since its founding in 1998 as a home-visiting program, Healthy Connections has been able to provide much-needed health, dental, behavioral health, and social services to families of every lifestyle.

How you’ll contribute

The Director of Nursing is responsible for the coordination of staffing and professional development for all nursing staff, communication, and implementation of nursing and clinical support policies; clinical case management; and support efforts for quality improvement.

The DON manages the direct patient care nurses, nurse educators, and medical assistants by facilitating and managing problem resolution efforts; staffing for appropriate clinical support; designing and implementing professional development plans/programs; managing projects consistent with organizational strategic goals and objectives, leading the nursing staff as a patient centered medical home and standardizing the clinical support practices across the organization.

Additionally, the DON monitors and evaluates quality assurance and performance improvement efforts and results, insures achievement of departmental financial budgetary goals, and serves as a liaison to members of senior management.

This position requires significant interpersonal staff and public contact, appropriate and professional conduct, professional attire, independent judgment, personal initiative and successful resolution of problems.

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • 401K retirement savings account
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • And more

Qualifications for this job

  • Certification of practice as a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Assistant or four years supervised nursing experience.
  • Supervisory/managerial experience, preferably including laboratory management experience
  • Must be qualified in Basic Life Support techniques. d) Educated on and compliant with HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of client information.
  • Management/supervisory experience in a health care field, preferably in a medical practice or hospital.
  • Management skills to perform planning, directing, reporting and administrative responsibilities
  • Strong business acumen and common sense
  • Ability to actively communicate, inspire and motivate all levels of staff
  • Ability to think and act strategically and proactively
  • Successful project management experience
  • Bilingual (Spanish) skills are preferred but not required
  •  Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft office products, and familiarity with network systems
  • Excellent organizational, written and customer service skills necessary
  • Ability to travel to other locations and to meetings outside of the service area
  • Ability to understand verbal communication and instruction, exchange verbal information and to present information verbally
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, courteous working relationships with patients, staff team members, business entities and others
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and problem-solve independently
Healthy Connections is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider
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Ready to join our team?
If you are interested in joining our fast-growing Community Health Network, please fill out the application form.
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