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Director of Nursing (DON)

Company: Wellpath
Location: Conroe
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"


Under the direction of the Physician, Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher licensed medical professional, the Director of Nursing (DON) will be responsible for planning, developing, and directing the overall operation of the Nursing Department in compliance with all applicable nursing standards, local, state and federal regulations and laws.


Education for Director of Nursing:
• Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
• BSN or Masters in Nursing is preferred

Experience for Director of Nursing:
• Minimum of three (3) years' experience in health care management, five years preferred.
• Three (3) years' correctional experience

Licenses/Certifications for Director of Nursing:
• Unrestricted current RN license in state of practice - must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc.
• Current (and must maintain) lifesaving ACLS certification through AHA
• Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA


  1. Assists in the overall responsibility for coordinating the health care services for county's detention facilities and carries out the terms of the county contract
  2. Assists in the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of all nursing personnel
  3. Perform employee evaluations and make recommendations for employee promotion/discipline
  4. Completes all staff scheduling
  5. Assists with nursing sick-call when necessary
  6. Communicates to physicians/providers any potentially significant medical complaint or observation discovered during routine duties
  7. Collaborates with Medical Director on clinical issues and policy changes
  8. Assists the on-site medical director and HSA/AHSA in the credentialing process for RN's working under standardized procedures
  9. Assists with clinical and administrative matters
  10. Assists the HSA with establishing and maintaining company Policy and Procedure Manual
  11. Management and control of Methadone as assigned
  12. Maintains employee personnel files and monitor compliance with corporate database informational requirements
  13. Recommends and participates in the development of organizational policies, such as monitoring and enforcing Infection Control policies and procedures
  14. Serves on organizational committees such as QA, Infection Control, and MAC meetings
  15. Conducts regular staff meetings and in-services
  16. Assists with the collection of monthly statistical data
  17. Conducts Quality Management audits as outlined in company policies
  18. Chart all findings in persons served medical record providing written summaries of history, diagnosis and treatment course or other documentation requirements as outlined by company and Facility
  19. Assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staff
  20. Assist in orientation and training of new employees
  21. Responsible for the performance evaluations and successful training of direct reports
  22. Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Keywords: Wellpath, Conroe , Director of Nursing (DON), Other , Conroe, Texas

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