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Director of Nursing
Maine Veterans’ Home is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization, committed to exceptional service and personalized care. We are a long-term, skilled nursing, residential care and rehabilitation home for Maine Veterans, their spouses and Gold Star parents.  Our Scarborough Home was the first in Maine to achieve the National Gold Award for Excellence in Quality from the American Health Care Association.

We are seeking a caring, dynamic, self-directed individual to fulfill the role of Director of Nursing Services.  This position oversees and leads the nursing department and staff in the care of our long-term care and skilled residents.  The ideal candidate will have a high clinical IQ, exceptional communication skills, and an overall passion for patient care.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Directs the nursing department programs and activities, ensuring the clinical staff consistently incorporates resident autonomy, dignity, and choice as core values in their service delivery.
  • Participates in a collaborative quality assurance and compliance monitoring program for the nursing department that measures resident satisfaction and state, federal, and VA compliance.
  • Ensures the competence of staff is assessed, maintained, demonstrated and improved continually; promotes staff education and advancement; fosters communication and cooperation among individuals; ensures that supervisors perform all supervisory functions in a fair and consistent manner, to include job orientation, training, and accurate and meaningful performance appraisals.
  • Investigates allegations of resident abuse/neglect/complaints, interviews staff, writes and submits reports for administrator review.
  • Works with regulatory agencies, utilizing knowledge of state, federal and VA regulations to ensure that MVH achieves/maintains compliance with Medicare/Medicaid/VA requirements, and works towards establishing/maintaining effective professional relations with these regulators.
  • Conducts clinical review of residents; addressing falls, skin, pharmacy, infection control, and other resident-focused reviews.
  • Works closely with the Administrator on a variety of management issues regarding nursing services policies, regulatory requirements, and strategic planning.
  • Works closely with the Medical Director and outside medical services/facilities to coordinate the overall medical needs and services for the residents.
Position: Director of Nursing
Organization: Maine Veterans' Homes
Location: Scaroborough,  ME 
United States
Posting Start Date: 12/14/2021
Date Posted: 12/14/2021
Requirements Education/Experience/Attributes:
  • BSN with a current unencumbered RN license to practice in the State of Maine (persons with five years or more of relevant nursing administrative experience may be considered)
  • Knowledge of skilled and long-term care nursing regulations
  • Nursing skills in Gerontology
  • Understanding of current nursing theory and research including evidence-based practice
  • Collaborative work style
  • Understanding of how the change process affects people
  • Excellent observational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Commitment to achieving excellence
  • Passion for continuous improvement.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/14/2022
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Organization Information
Maine Veterans' Homes
290 US Route 1

Scaroborough,  ME 04074
United States
Amy Deslauriers