Director of Nursing

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Opportunity overview
We are an Agemark Senior Living community ranked #10 with Great Places to Work, and looking for a Director of Nursing for our memory care community in Cedar Rapids, IA. In this position, you’ll be responsible to assure quality, continuity and appropriateness of care provided by providing direction to wellness staff and communicating with residents, families and staff to assure quality care.
In this Director of Nursing position, you’ll be responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of resident service plans to comply with doctor orders and meet health care needs, and assure quality, continuity and appropriateness of care provided.

We’re more than a company. We’re a family.
You hear it everywhere – companies describing themselves as a family. But families are all different, and so is the way they look at work and life. This is what makes us the best kind of family.
​We recognize each person’s talents, skills and personality and bring that into their position. We encourage people to become the best they can be and hold them to high standards. That’s because we believe in them, and their success. These family ties, so to speak, are part of every decision we make as a company.
We don’t just work together – we laugh, eat and learn together as a staff and with our residents! We believe that every day can be a good one, for both employees and residents. Dedicated to this philosophy for more than 30 years, we’ve learned that the secret to everything – working, celebrating and even getting through the tough stuff – is doing it with love.
By working to create the kind of community we would want for our own loved ones, where warmth, love and respect are abundant, we also create a unique, positive and caring workplace. Feeling valuable, special and loved isn’t just a goal for our residents. It’s how we want everyone to experience our community.

Director of Nursing position details:
Develop and oversee implementation of resident service plans to comply with doctor orders and meet health care needs. Assure quality, continuity and appropriateness of care provided.
Review and update service plans according to State requirements.
Supervise the performance of individual nursing services.
Implement wellness program to maximize health through education and preventative care.
Provide direction and monitoring of Medication Aides.
work with Family Service Coordinator, assess prospective residents to determine care needs and appropriateness for residency. Coordinate Wellness Services procedures to admit new residents.
Train and orientate staff concerning Wellness Services functions and procedures as directed; provide staff in-services.
Identify at-risk residents and help create risk management plan.
Communicate with residents, families, staff, physicians and other health care providers regarding resident health issues and service plans.
Facilitate alternative placement or supplemental care when appropriate.
Oversee medication setup and delivery system.
Respond to resident emergency calls as needed; review and document emergency call responses.
Assist Community Director in developing annual Wellness Services budget and operate within monthly budget and make special purchases with approval.
Ensure safe, secure storage of all medications, supplies, and equipment.
Provide direction and monitoring of Medication Aides and Resident Assistants, and others as assigned by Director.
Assure accurate documentation and timely submission of services provided for resident billing.
Manage and supervise other Wellness Services staff.
Set annual goals and assess quarterly, if required.
Oversee all Resident Care being provided.
Issue nursing or clinical orders, based on the needs of the residents.
Review the assisted living manager’s assessment of residents.
Oversee appropriate delegation of nursing tasks.
Notify OHCQ if the contract or employment with the assisted living program is terminated and the reason for termination.

Director of Nursing knowledge, skills and abilities needed:
Proficient knowledge of medication, dosage and terminology.
Understand medication side effects and health factors in Seniors.
Proven track record of integrity, leadership, teamwork, and commitment to work.
Excellent verbal/written communication and problem solving skills.
Proficient computer skills with MS O365.
Must be detail oriented and accurate
Assist residents live safely and with dignity; encourage independence and healthy choices.
Evaluate resident condition for changes or symptoms.
Maintain confidentiality of verbal and written information pertaining to residents, prospective residents, facility operations and personnel
Work independently and/or interact with team members at all levels and promote teamwork
Aptitude to prioritize, multi-task, and maintain flexibility in a fast paced, service oriented environment.

Director of Nursing Education and Experience:
Registered Nurse degree
Licensed for appropriate state
1 year working with seniors preferred
2 years supervisory experience preferred

Come on, join the family!
If you’d like to join a group of passionate, caring people who use our collective experiences to positively impact the lives of our people every day, talk to us! Together, we’re working to redefine what senior care should be. Learn more at, or just click “Apply Now” to get started EOE.

Care, serve and love – because there’s no other way to take care of family.

Company Info

Company Name
Agemark Senior Living / CountryHouse

Company URL

Contact Name
Karla Keegan




5710 Gibson Dr.
Cedar Rapids, IA