Job Description Template: Director of Nursing

How to Use This Template: Expertly craft a post for the open Director of Nursing position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Director of Nursing Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/Onsite | Location

$145,300–$191,400 (Suggested salary range for this role per

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

The Director of Nursing role at our company is a fast-paced and rewarding job that’s essential to maintaining our facility’s operations. As the Director of Nursing, you will represent the nursing department and serve as the main communication link between the department and the rest of the company. You will be responsible for hiring, training, and scheduling the nursing staff and be an advocate of the highest-quality patient care according to our company values.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Train nursing staff to treat each patient with empathy and care,
  • Join management meetings to report on nursing department performance, receive feedback, and coordinate changes,
  • Interview and hire applicants,
  • Provide comprehensive training to new nurses on procedures, facility use, and company expectations,
  • Serve as a mentor to nursing staff by providing encouragement and occasional trainings,
  • Stay informed on the latest industry trends and implement changes as needed,
  • Create work schedules for nursing staff,
  • Confirm that nursing staff is in compliance with regulations,
  • Develop and refine policies within the nursing department to streamline operations provide quality care,
  • Manage department budget by tracking expenses and coordinating with administration,
  • Gather feedback from patients and employees and implement suggestions if needed,
  • Oversee all sanitization and safety protocol to ensure they are in accordance with regulations,

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • State-issued RN license
  • Nurse Administration certification
  • 3+ years of experience in nurse management
  • Knowledge of current healthcare regulations
  • Confidentiality regarding patient information
  • Empathy toward patients
  • Budgeting and management skills

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Master of Science in Nursing or Healthcare Administration
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Bilingual
  • Effective communication
  • Ability to work well on teams
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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