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Job Announcement Description

Job Title:   Chief Nursing Officer 
Department:   Kane Regional Centers
Salary:   $6,916.67 per month maximum
How to Apply:    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application.  A resume may not be substituted for an application.   

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing AND Five (5) years of supervisory and management experience in a long term care or health care facility.  MUST possess a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania.  A current Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator’s license is preferred but not required.   Current PA Driver’s License, Class C, and reliable transportation required prior to appointment as local travel is required for Kane Regional Centers.

Position Summary: 
The incumbent’s job responsibilities are to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the nursing activities of the Regional Centers in accordance with the Professional Nursing Law, and current Federal, State, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the Regional Centers under the direction of the Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer.


  • Plans, supervises, develops, organizes, implements, evaluates, and directs the nursing department, as well as its programs and activities in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.
  • Develops, maintains, and periodically updates written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing department, assuring that time frames are met.
  • Organizes facts/ideas and exchanges information with others clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Communicates the operation of the nursing department and activities to the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director.
  • Oversees the management and activities of the Medical Records, Infection Control, and Pharmacy Departments.
  • Oversees, monitors, and directs the implementation of the Kane’s System’s compliance programs and activities, including compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Oversees the periodic administration of a needs assessment for all staff to determine training and development needs and reports results to the Executive Director and Staff.
  • Utilizes the needs assessment information, oversees the development of training sessions or provision of training through in-house staff, outside vendors, local community colleges, and universities.
  • Conducts needs analysis studies to determine training needs within the organization.
  • Confers with management to gain specific information on work situations, to design training programs for employees to better understand changes in policies, procedures, regulations, and technologies.
  • Formulates teaching outline and determines instructional methods, such as individual training, group instruction, lectures, demonstrations, conferences, meetings, and workshops.
  • Develops or selects teaching aides such as handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aides, computer tutorial aides, and reference works.
  • Conducts and coordinates training sessions covering specified areas such as new employee orientation, on the job training, use of computers and software, externship programs, customer service, health and safety practices, public relations, refresher training, promotional development, upgrading and retraining displaced workers, and leadership development.
  • Develops methods for coordination of nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the residents’ total regimen of care.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains an ongoing quality assurance program for the nursing department.
  • Serves on, participates in, or assures that assigned staff attend various committees such as Infection Control, Quality Assessment and Assurance, Pharmaceutical, or Budget.
  • Identifies staffing needs in the nursing departments to ensure that routine nursing care is provided and that quality care is maintained.
  • Identifies staffing patterns and recommends adjustments as necessary to meet resident care needs in accordance with current Federal, State, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the facility.
  • Delegates to nursing supervisory personnel the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary to perform their assigned duties.
  • Inspects the nursing departments at all four facilities to ensure that nursing services are provided in accordance with Kane Regional Center policy and procedures, and acceptable nursing standards.
  • Reviews employee, resident, and family complaints or grievances and assists the Administrators and Directors of Nursing as directed in conducting investigations.  Assists as needed with implementation of recommendations for corrective action resulting from investigations.
  • Assists, develops, and reviews with the Administrator and Director of Nursing a plan of correction for deficiencies in the nursing department, noted during survey inspections and provides the necessary steps to correct such deficiencies.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all resident information and assures that the resident’s rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights are protected.
  • Oversees and assures that discipline is administered fairly and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, handicap, and marital status.
  • Oversees and assures that timeframes are met regarding accurate completion of the MDS forms.
  • Performs related duties as assigned or directed by the Administrator.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that govern long-term care
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision
  • Knowledge to seek new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Skill in managing and directing a large and culturally diverse workforce
  • Skill in communicating with professional medical and subordinate nursing staff on resident care needs and concerns.

Ability to:

  • Read and interpret financial records and reports
  • Work with ill, disabled, elderly, and emotionally upset people within a long-term care facility
  • Plan, organize, direct, control, coordinate, and evaluate the quality and appropriateness of care and treatment provided by both professional nursing staff and direct care staff in all resident areas
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, and employees

Veteran's Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.



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