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Director of Nursing (DON) BetterCareersGuide Chicago Ridge IL

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Director of Nursing (DON)

BetterCareersGuide       |    Location:Chicago Ridge IL       |    Country:United States

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting, budgeting, inventory control, and management of facility, people, supplies, and equipment in such a way that meaningful nursing service is established to render the optimum level of resident care. The Director of Nursing serves as the Quality Assurance Coordinator and reports in all matters directly to the Administrator.


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and hold a current Registered Professional Nurse's license in the State of Illinois.
  • Must have working knowledge of nursing services, nursing administration, rehabilitation, general nursing, and geriatric nursing.
  • Must be qualified to assume the position by training and /or previous experience of a supervisory status, preferably in a health care facility.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions and mature judgments.
  • Must have training in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices.
  • Must have the ability and the willingness to supervise and work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
  • Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc. of the Nursing Department.


  • Must be physically and mentally capable of performing routine job duties.
  • Excellence in all aspects of quality nursing including rehabilitative, restorative, and any specialized care areas provided by the facility.
  • Good administrative, managerial, organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership qualities that motivate and direct the nursing staff.

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