Marion, MS

Position:Director of Nursing (DON)

Location:Bedford Care Center of Marion

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Bedford Care Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or Employees for race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or any other reasons prohibited by Law.

Job Summary:

Plans, organizes and supervises all aspects of Nursing Services primarily for long-term care Nursing Facility, compliant with Company Policies, State, Federal Laws and Regulations; must be able to develop and sustain the cooperation of others and exhibit a sincere desire to work with elderly; must communicate courteously and respectfully with Employees, Residents and others


RN License in good standing in State of Mississippi; must possess or obtain TB Certification, DNS Certification, QAPI Certification and MDS Certification in first year of accepting position; prefer two years or more experience in Long-Term Care Nursing Supervision; comprehensive knowledge of nursing practices and techniques and their relation to medical practices, skills and application; must have good oral and written communications skills and basic computer skills in Microsoft Office; must pass drug screens and have a satisfactory Criminal History Background Check

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops Nursing Department objectives; maintains standards of Nursing practice and Nursing Manuals
  • Recommends to Administrator numbers and levels of Nursing Personnel employed; assists with recruitment initiatives, interviews, selection, hiring, evaluations, disciplinary action and discharges
  • Ensures Residents’ needs are met by ensuring completion of Nursing staff schedules and assigning sufficient Nurses and Nurse Aides for each shift
  • Makes periodic visits to all shifts to monitor and evaluate care practices and Resident care; ensures Nurses’ notes are legible, descriptive and thorough for the care rendered
  • Plans, implements, delegates and/or assists with orientation and staff development programs for all Nursing personnel, and Nurse Aides
  • Conducts performance evaluations, recommends counseling and discipline of Nurses and Nurse Aides; ensures Nursing Department Personnel Files are organized and contain current required documentation
  • Ensures verification of Nurses’ Licenses and Nurse Aide Certification; ensures Licenses and Certifications are current – CFR 483.75, F-496
  • Attends Family Council and Resident Council meetings; counsels with families as needed and/or requested
  • Participates in the selection of prospective new admissions; considers their needs and the Facility’s ability to meet those needs; reviews each Admission and assists Attending Physician with Resident Care
  • Ensures a Resident Care Plan is initiated, created, reviewed and modified as needed, in conjunction with all professional services involved in Resident care
  • Participates in implementation of Resident Care Policies; recommends Policy changes when indicated
  • Ensures Resident care delivery systems meet State and Federal Regulations and are consistent with current medical / clinical standards of practice
  • Evaluates Rehabilitation/Restorative Programs and ensures effective care; monitors and/or initiates IV therapy and IV medication as ordered
  • Assists with developing Plan of Correction for Deficiencies from State / Federal Surveys; ensures the Quality Assurance Committee actively monitors the Plan of Correction to ensure compliance as requested by the Administrator, participates in budget process; ensures compliance for Nursing Department
  • Attends workshops to maintain current License and awareness of industry trends / developments
  • Although the usual hours of this position are daytime, Employee may be assigned to any schedule, shift, duties, Holidays, weekends, extra hours and/or at another Facility

Excellent Benefits:

Bedford Care Centers offer a comprehensive benefits package to our full time employees. It is our desire to demonstrate to our employees and their families that we value them through the offering of a benefits package that positively contributes to their quality of life. A summary of benefits offered includes:

Paid Time Off (PTO) including:

  • Vacation pay
  • Paid sick leave

Insurance benefits including:

  • Group Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance

Other Benefits:

  • Daily Pay – upon your request
  • Direct deposit
  • Bereavement leave
  • Retirement Savings Plan/401K
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family Medical Leave


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