Solheim is a single-site, continuing care facility that has resided in the community of Eagle Rock for over 94 years. We are seeking a Director of Nursing/DNS. This position leads Solheim’s clinical team to fulfill the organization’s mission, vision, and values for the 76 bed Skilled Nursing Facility, 61 bed RCFE and 44 bed Memory Care Program. This position has overall accountability for providing leadership, direction, and administration of day-to-day operations associated with direct patient care activities, nursing practice, and clinical education and development. The Director of Nursing collaborates with the Administrator, Executive Director, and Solheim leadership team to drive business excellence, including strategic planning, budget preparation, and effective oversight of resource utilization. Assures compliance with and promotes adherence to applicable legal requirements, standards, policies, and procedures including but not limited to those within the compliance and ethics program, standard/code of conduct, federal false claims act, and HIPPA. This passionate and dedicated leader will provide leadership and guidance in accordance with customer needs, well within government regulation and company policy, and with a focus on resident care and employee satisfaction.
The successful candidate will be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing, college, or university with a current registered nurse licensure by the state board of nursing. Minimum of five years full-time or equivalent clinical experience with at least two years’ experience in nursing supervision in the long-term care setting is required. BSN preferred. Demonstrated successful survey results. Strong leadership and teambuilding skills. Must be computer proficient. Please complete an application on-line at: www.solheimsenior.org.
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About Solheim Senior Community
Solheim Senior Community is a non-profit, standalone, continuing care retirement community (CCRC) and a respected member of the Eagle Rock community of northeast Los Angeles. Solheim provides a continuum of four levels of licensed care, with a total of 187 beds in independent and assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. It also offers an award-winning wellness program and a newly opened rehab center. Solheim’s staff of 180 (with an average tenure of nine years) is the source of its reputation for superb care and a deeply felt sense of caring community.
Founded in 1923 by Norwegian Lutherans, Solheim is open to all faiths but retains its distinctive Christian character and is home to its own Lutheran (ELCA) church congregation. It is governed a by 14-member board of directors and has an annual operating budget of $11.55 million. For the past several years, Solheim has pursued development of a master plan for the phased improvement of its aging 2.5-acre campus. The board is now shaping plans for phase one, the development of 60 new memory care beds (for a net gain of 15 beds) on an adjacent parcel purchased in 2006.