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Director of Nursing

Date Posted: October 2022

Department: Quality

Since 1970, Community Health Services has existed to provide comprehensive health care services to the residents of Hartford and Windsor. We were made for the community, by the community, to offer a full spectrum of services to include medical, behavioral health care, dental care, a full-service pharmacy and more. Our goal is to offer our patients a medical home; a place where they can come for all of their needs; a place where the clinical staff know them by their first name. Our dedicated staff demonstrate the good we can do on a daily basis when we provide quality care with dignity to each and every individual. We want to help our patients get all of the health care they need -- when they need it -- so they may too live a healthier and happier life.

We are seeking a Director of Nursing, with management/administrative experience to join us in our Quality Department. The Director of Nursing collaborates with the Senior Management Team, Clinical Directors, Office Managers, and other Quality Team members to establish and uphold the guidelines of performance for all nursing staff.

The successful candidate will:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

  • Ten (10) years of clinical experience in an outpatient or acute care setting

  • Five (5) years of experience using an electronic health record in a clinical setting

  • Three (3) years of experience in a managerial role in a clinical setting

  • One (1) year of experience in the development, review, and implementation of patient care policies and procedures

  • Demonstrate competence in all basic routine nursing activities, including compliance with infection prevention standards, patient education, medication administration and management.

  • Have demonstrated success and a high degree of comfort exercising sound clinical judgment during all aspects of patient care, including triage of patients who present for care on a walk-in, urgent care or telephonic basis.

  • Ensure that all nursing staff meets or exceeds minimum requirements for continuing education

  • Be responsible for the recruitment and retention of nursing staff

  • Supervise and evaluate assigned personnel in the performance of their required duties. Provide appropriate feedback and conduct timely, fair and accurate performance reviews

  • Actively participates in community, state and professional organizations that may favorably impact the visibility and viability of Community Health Services

  • Communicate effectively with all departments and services to integrate nursing care as necessary

  • Coordinate patient flow with front desk staff

  • Collaborate with Clinical Directors to build efficient clinical departmental and site teams

  • Coordinate nursing quality improvement efforts

  • Provide direct patient services when appropriate

  • Oversee all nursing manuals and protocols

  • Assure the proper functioning of equipment and ordering of supplies as necessary

  • Perform all other duties as required

Some benefit programs available to eligible employees include:
  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan and up to 4% Employer Match

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Competitive Pay

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability

  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Worker's Compensation

  • Various Leave Programs - Bereavement, Military, Maternity, and more

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

CHS requires all new employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to starting employment with CHS unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

Community Health Services is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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