Director, Nursing - Senior Services - St. Joseph Center - Freeport, IL:
Presence Health

Presence Health
Freeport Illinois

Requisition ID: 44099

Location: PLC St Joseph Center

Location Address:
659 East Jefferson Street, Freeport, IL  61032 United States (US)


Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Day



The Director, Nursing - Senior Services manages the Department of Nursing including planning, organizing and directing all department functions and activities. The position establishes goals, objectives, and standards of performance, and develops operating policies and procedures while interpreting Presence Health policies and regulations to personnel, residents, medical staff and the general public.



  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs department functions in accordance with state, federal and local regulatory requirements and Presence Health policies and procedures.
  • Establishes staffing needs. Recruits and hires nursing personnel and provides orientation, training and scheduling of employees in accordance with productivity standards.
  • Establishes standards of care for nursing staff. Investigates and acts upon policy and procedure violations and reviews nursing performance.
  • Consults with pharmacists, labs, medical staff and ancillary providers to establish and monitor medications, lab services, physician visits and ensures that nursing personnel are current on all regulations and policies.
  • Maintains direct patient contact and involvement in patient care; monitoring and evaluating nursing services to maintain quality of care, efficiency of staff and accuracy of medical records.
  • Promotes and encourages professional growth of self and all nursing staff through the use of seminars, workshops and in-service training.
  • Designs, implements and reports on Quality Assurance activities related to nursing. May serve on committees within the facility and Presence Health.
  • Directs and supervises acquisition and maintenance of department facilities, equipment and supplies, while remaining within budget.
  • Assists Admissions with referrals and Social Services with discharges and may participate in Marketing or other Census building activities.
  • Serves as Manager-On-Duty as required. May have administrative responsibilities in absence of the Administrator.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  Other duties may be assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience                                                              

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program required.
  • Minimum one year of long term care experience as a supervisor, charge nurse or Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) is preferred.


Computer Skills                                                          


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Registered Nurse with a current Illinois License required.
  • Geriatric Certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is preferred.

Business Unit: PLC Senior Services
Department Name: Skilled NSG STJ

Basic Qualifications