The DON in Training Program is designed for individuals who desire to assume the key clinical role of Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing. We know that having the right leadership in our facilities is critical to our continued growth and success. Our program provides hands on training and work experience necessary to deliver the highest in resident and family satisfaction. The overall goal is to provide a broad base of knowledge about our clinical operations, which will help the DON in Training develop his or her unique style of leadership and prepare for transition into this leadership role.  The program is designed to provide you with a clear training path to leading your own clinical department.

Our ability to effectively develop and prepare clinical leaders for Director of Nursing roles further enables our organization to strengthen and maintain the culture that makes our company the best in rehabilitation services.
  As our company continues to grow, we are looking for future leaders for our clinical teams.

The DONIT program offers:
  • Diverse experiences and valuable mentorship from experienced clinical leaders within our company
  • Gain the type of skills that will benefit your career, your personal life, and your community
  • Unique firsthand experience in the areas of operations, clinical services, rehabilitation services, administration, budgets and regulatory compliance

Throughout the program, you will be responsible to provide leadership, direction and administration of assigned tasks with the main objective of maintaining quality care for the residents and supervision of your clinical team.  You will train and learn how to be responsible for daily operation, policy and procedure, and regulatory compliance. This position will also work on special improvement projects to provide feedback in order to improve clinical practices while ensuring an outstanding guest experience.  

Upon completion of the DONIT program, the Director of Nursing will be responsible for the overall management of a clinical department within an assigned facility. You will lead our clinical team of nurse managers, floor nurses, and certified nursing assistants to provide premium nursing care to our residents.  You will act as an advocate of the resident, communicate regularly with families, and guide and develop your clinical team.

  • Graduation from an accredited professional nursing program with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, and a superior level of knowledge in nursing management in order to manage resident care, and manage large and diverse groups of nursing personnel.
  • Current license to practice as an RN in Michigan; current CPR certification
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in a long term care facility including 2+ years of experience in an administrative role.
  • Clinical knowledge of long term care nursing, with ability to anticipate, recognize, and respond to resident needs in a long term care and rehabilitation environment.
  • Minimal gaps in work history with a career path that steadily resulted in consecutive positions with increased job responsibilities.
  • Possess a superior work ethic and be willing to go above and beyond. Be eager to learn and adapt well to changes. 
  • Must have outstanding people skills and be able to engage, and connect to all personality and skill levels with guests, families, employees and leadership.  Must possess and demonstrate personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Utilize strong cognitive skills, including problem analysis, decision making, and financial analysis.  Be poised to constructively problem solve.  Must be able to handle conflict, problems and emergency situations.
  • Ability to work flexible hours based on facility requirements.  Will be required to be on call as needed.

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This is a full time position
Department: Nursing Administration

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