Director of Nursing

We are an independently owned nursing facility with the ability to effect change. We strive to be a thriving healthcare community in which the individual needs and desires of residents direct and shape daily life. We, the caregivers of Thomas Rest haven, believe that: each resident is an individual * everyday provides opportunity to grow, to learn more, and to do better * Life should be lived with choices * people are more important than tasks * we belong to a community of caregivers who work for our residents * each resident should have the opportunity to be the best he or she can be * caring for and about others is always a work in progress.
If your values reflect our values please review the overview of this position. For more details of the position feel free to reach out to Kim Winkelman, 712-999-2253 or


Education: RN graduate from an accredited school of nursing required. BSN preferred but not required. Current licensure as an RN in the State of Iowa by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Current CPR certification. Failure to maintain licensure and certification will result in termination.

Experience: Experience equal to one year of full time supervisory/management nursing experience. Applicants with geriatric experience or certification are preferred.


The Director of Nursing (DON) develops and maintains nursing service objectives and standards of nursing practice, develops nursing service policies and procedures, and writes job descriptions for nursing service personnel. Recommends establishment or revision of policies and develops organizational structure and standards of performance. Interprets policies and objectives of nursing service to staff and coordinates with other departments.

The DON assists in preparation of the department budget and maintains final responsibility for stock levels of supplies and adequate equipment easily and readily available. Establishes personnel qualification requirements, drafts procedure manuals, initiates in-service programs, installs record and reporting systems, and performs other personnel management tasks. Initiates studies to evaluate effectiveness of nursing services in relation to their objectives and costs.

The DON organizes, develops, and provides supervision and administration of quality resident nursing care for the facility by the nursing staff. Regularly inspects nursing units for sanitation, order, safety, and proper working condition of equipment. Orients, instructs, and conducts in-service education and training programs.

The DON regularly inspects facility and nursing practices for compliance with federal, state, and local standards and regulations. Is responsible for the execution of resident care in the absence of a physician.
The DON makes independent decisions, reports to administration, attends department head meetings and communicates with medical staff, other department heads, nursing personnel, residents, and families.

The DON will evaluate, supervise, and direct nursing staff in providing a physical, social, and psychological environment conducive to maintaining the highest level of independent function and well being for all residents of the facility.

The DON will generally be the designated person in charge of the facility upon absence of the Administrator.

Company Info

Company Name
Thomas Rest Haven

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Contact Name
Kim winkelman





217 Main Street, Coon Rapids, IA, USA
Coon Rapids, IA 50058