Director of Nursing

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Harvard, Illinois, United States (on-site)
17 days ago


Mercyhealth is seeking a Director of Nursing for a 45 bed Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care Facility located within Mercyhealth Harvard Hospital -5 STAR FACILITY FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS

The Director of Nursing for Mercy Harvard Care Center is the unit director of nursing with shift accountability. This position is responsible for coordinating and facilitating nursing care activities to improve continuity of care across the continuum under the direction of the MHCC director for nursing care practice. The DON assists the MHCC administrator with developing and implementing policies and procedures to provide nursing services to meet the Federal and State regulatory requirements. DON provides continuing education to insure competency of staff. Provides consultative direction and expertise in all areas of nursing services to insure assessment and improvement and quality maintenance programs are developed and maintained.  The DON is a team leader and provides shift supervision to nursing staff through hiring, training, evaluation, assignment and delegation of duties within budget and resident census guidelines. The DON acts as a patient advocate and as a resource to patients, families and other inter-disciplinary staff.      The DON for LTC is responsible for completing, evaluating and reporting monthly quality data, which includes: falls, skin, psychotropic medications and chart compliance.


  • Provide leadership and vision to the department by developing and maintaining departmental objectives, standards of nursing practice and nursing policy, and procedure manuals.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement new techniques, nursing objectives and standards of nursing care.
  • Coordinate nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the resident’s total regime of care and provide direct resident care.
  • Oversee and assist in assessment, coordination, planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation in case management.
  • Organize resident care programs which include the interdisciplinary team, resident care planning team, the restorative care program and other programs as necessary to provide optimal care.
  • Foster an environment which acknowledges and supports each resident and their rights to make choices regarding their surroundings and care.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and enforce department policies.
  • Generate input into the budget process and maintain monthly expense records.
  • Guide and enforce proper infection control practices.


Education and Experience

Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
BSN required upon hire.

2-4 years of experience in supervisory position in long term care nursing or demonstrated experience as a leader or manager in a long term care facility. Working knowledge of reimbursement systems and State and Federal Regulations within Long Term Care and TJC.


Licensed as an RN in state of Illinois. 
Approved CPR certification required within 90 days (Other certification per unit requirements: ACLS, PALS, PEARS, NRP)

Job Information

  • Job ID: 69220849
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Harvard, Illinois, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Mercyhealh
  • Position Title: Director of Nursing
  • Job Function: Director of Nurses
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Summer Enrichment Program: NO
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
Healthcare / Health Services
Janesville , Wisconsin , United States

About Mercyhealth Mercyhealth is a not-for-profit health system with 85 facilities serving 55 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin communities. Our 7,000 employees, who we call partners, fulfill Mercyhealth’s mission of providing exceptional health care services, with a passion for making lives better during 2.4 million patient visits each year. They do this with compassion, dedication, pride and professionalism. We place great importance on providing our partners the tools, resources, facilities, and support to cre...

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