Job: Director of Nursing

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Jobing Description

Job Summary:

The Director of Nursing is responsible for all aspects of the patient services programs consistent with Ambercare policies and procedures. The DON oversees the overall administration of patient care. 

Skills / Requirements


• Be eighteen (18) years of age or older

• Minimum associate degree in nursing from an accredited school

• Possession of a current license to practice in the State of New Mexico as a registered nurse.

• Demonstrated skill in nursing practices and clinical judgments

• Ability to cope with family emotional stress and tolerance of individual lifestyles

• Understanding of the hospice and home health care philosophy and the ability to assess and manage symptoms

• Must have a valid NM Driver’s license

• Must have reliable transportation available during work hours.  Vehicle must be properly registered and insured in accordance with state law.

• Must possess current CPR and First Aid Certification


Duties and Responsibilities:

• Oversee delivery of patient services and compliance with agency policies

• Develop policies, procedures and guidelines to fulfill program objectives

• Oversee scheduling, supervision, and on-going educational programs for all professional and paraprofessional staff providing direct patient services.

• Implement and monitor a quality assurance program or supervise designated QA staff

• Oversee the maintenance of medical records, assuring accuracy, completeness and compliance with licensing regulations, certification standards, legal and ethical standards.

• Participate in recruitment, hiring, and career development of interdisciplinary team personnel.

• Plan and implement staff education program for all team members

• Share in providing or arranging the provision of care to patients and families as  necessary, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

• Assume responsibility for agency administration in the absence of the Administrator.

• Adhere to dress code

• Adhere to work schedule and maintain good punctuality and attendance record

• Perform specific assignments as directed by the Administrator.


An Ambercare Career

Work for the only employee-owned Healthcare agency in the State of New Mexico. Ambercare offers a competitive salary, where your professional and personal growth is our priority.

Ambercare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.