Penacook Place Nursing & Rehab Center

150 Water Street
Haverhill, MA 01830-6213

Facility Phone
Facility Fax
Hours Full Time
Alicia Melo
Contact Phone
Contact Email

42.7752741, -71.0717372

Penacook Place


Department: Nursing
Status: Exempt


As a member of the facility management team, the Director of Nursing Services plans, organizes, and directs the functions of the nursing department. This position assumes a primary role in ensuring the delivery of high quality, efficient nursing care. In the absence of the Administrator, the Director of Nursing Services assumes those duties.




Nurse Practitioner
Assistant Director of Nursing Services
Nurse Managers
Education and Staff Development Coordinator
Infection Control Coordinator
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Nursing Services
Unit Secretary
Licensed Nurses
Certified Nursing Assistants


1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

2. Valid license as a Registered Nurse in the state of practice.

3. Proven leadership ability with three (3) to five (5) years of experience in nursing services administration.

4. Documented training and/or experience in a setting providing services to the same age/type of patient population served by this facility.

5. Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate skills related to management, planning and budgeting.

6. Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations pertaining to facility functions.

7. Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements.

8. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


*1. Set and monitor achievement of goals and objectives for the nursing department consistent with established philosophy and standards of practice.

*2. Recruit and hire a sufficient number of qualified nursing staff to deliver efficient patient care in accordance with the established staffing plan.

*3. Establish, implement, and continually update competency/skills checklists for nursing staff.

*4. Prepare and assure adherence to an annual operating budget for the nursing department.

*5. Maintain and guide the implementation of current policies and procedures which reflect adherence to corporate and external regulatory guidelines.

*6. Assure compliance with patient rights policies and work to resolve patient grievances.

*7. Establish and monitor compliance with an effective medical record documentation system.

8. Establish and maintain productive lines of communication with patients and families, internal staff, and external community.

*9. Prepare and submit reports on nursing department operations, as required.

*10. Actively participate in the quality improvement process for the facility.

11. Participate in and/or provide inservice education sessions.

*12. Attend and participate in department/facility meetings, as required.

*13. Schedule, direct and document regular meetings with nursing staff to assure effective communication.

14. Participate in facility program development activities.

*15. Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities.

16. Assist surveyors and inspectors to facilitate regulatory compliance.

17. Every Penacook Place employee is required to abide by the Standards of
Conduct and to report any activity that appears to violate the Standards of Conduct.

18. Management personnel at every level are expected to promote ethical behavior and to respond to any employee concerns regarding violation of the Standards of Conduct. Management personnel cannot retaliate, directly or indirectly, against any employee who reports, in good faith, concerns regarding activity that they feel may violate the Standards of Conduct.
19. Every Penacook Place employee is required to abide by the Standards of conduct and to report any activity that appears to violate the Standards of Conduct.
20. As a Penacook Place employee, I agree to perform my duties in a way that supports the values and mission of Penacook Place and the standards of conduct which are the basis of the organizational integrity program.

21. Perform other duties, as assigned.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by the supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

*Essential Duties