Director of Nursing
Rochester, New York
At Rochester Regional Health, we know that delivering the best care means empowering nurses throughout every stage of their career. We’ve created a unique environment that fosters professional development and personal growth for our team members including a clinical ladder, competitive pay and benefits, and support for continuing education. It’s our way of investing in those who care.
The Director of Nursing for Long Term Care is responsible for all aspects of nursing care within the Nursing & Rehabilitation facility. Partnering with the Chief Nursing Officer, Administrator, Medical Director, physician staff and nursing leaders, they develop and sustain an environment that supports excellence in clinical practice and quality resident care.
STATUS: Full Time
LOCATION: Unity Living Center
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required; Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) preferred
As of 9/1/2016, all incumbents must obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing within 30 months of hire
Minimum of 4 years of nursing leadership experience
Minimum of 5 years of experience in nursing; preferably in long term care, rehabilitation or complex care
Leadership. Develops and sustains an environment that supports collaboration, open communication, mentoring, and career development. Maintains a positive, safe and caring environment for residents and staff. Assumes responsibility for the facility in the absence of the Administrator.
Resident Care. Develop relationships with residents and families to ensure quality resident care. Partners with interdisciplinary teams to meet and exceed resident care goals. Facilities joint planning with staff, peers, and colleagues to develop programs to improve resident care and creatively address the changing needs of residents.
Clinical Practice Develops programs and strategies to monitor the quality of nursing care and resident outcomes. Participates in planning and implementation of education programs that support staff development from novice to expert.
Quality Improvement. Develops strategies to monitor and improve the quality of nursing care and resident outcomes. Focused implementation of practice standards to improve nursing care, satisfaction and retention outlined by the Pathway of Excellence designation.
Operations. Develops long term staffing patterns to support quality clinical care. Works closely with support service functions to monitor and manage employee relations, recruitment and retention initiatives. Responsible for regular monitoring of clinical and financial performance.
#LTCEDUCATION BS: Nursing (Required)
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS BLS - Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (AHA); RN - Registered Nurse - New York State Education Department (NYSED)
Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Helping you succeed
Discover all the ways Rochester Regional Health supports your professional development and personal growth.
Nurses who advance on our clinical ladder receive a promotion at the bedside through growth in their skillset, a new title and monetary recognition up to $3.00/hour
Rapid Pay Increases
Receive rapid pay increases every six months during the first two years of employment, and annual increases thereafter.
Nurses earn up to an additional $1.00/hour for each certification earned plus a $1,000 bonus for the first certification earned, and $500 for the second certification.
I began my healthcare career as a patient care technician while working towards my BSN. Rochester Regional Health offers a variety of opportunities for nurses, and leadership empowers us to fine-tune our interests and passions, while developing a strong clinical practice.Megan Murphy, MSN, RN, BSN Nurse Educator
I am very impressed with the focus and investment on education and professional development that’s being developed and implemented at RRH. Investing in staff is what distinguishes a good organization from a great one and I’m happy to see that RRH is working hard to distinguish itself as a great regional employer.Benjamin C. Snyder, RN, BSN Nurse Manager
Rochester Regional Health has been very supportive and inviting of any opportunities that I’ve wanted to explore. The opportunities for growth are truly unlimited. As the chair of the Clinical Ladder Committee, I’ve seen first-hand how many nurses take advantage of this and explore opportunities for their own growth and advancement.Kaitlin Costello, RN, BSN, CEN, TCRNClinical Nurse Leader
Find Your Way
At Rochester Regional Health, empowering our nurses as they build their careers is our top priority. If you’re looking to make a change, learn more about how we can help you build a successful and fulfilling nursing career.
Based on your preferences and skill sets, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue the nursing career path that interests you most.
Deepen your knowledge as a specialist within the expansive specialty unit that you are most passionate about, including:
- Acute Medicine
- Critical Care
Kaitlin Costello, RN, BSN, CEN, TCRNClinical Nurse Leader
Help others broaden their skills and proficiencies as a:
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Clinical Resource Nurse
- Nurse Educator
Megan Murphy, MSN, RN, BSN Nurse Educator
Lead the way for other nurses with positions that include:
- Charge Nurse
- Clinical Nurse Leader
- Nurse Manager
- Nurse Director
- Associate CNO
Kristen Oppet, RN, BS, MSHA Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
Take care of every person at every level by joining departments that require your expertise including:
- Call Center
- Care Management
- Clinical Informatics
- Infection Prevention
- Nurse Recruitment (HR)
- Patient Safety & Quality
- Performance Improvement
- Utilization Review