Director of Nursing

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Nursing Administration
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 PM
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Alexius Turtle Lake
ND-Turtle Lake


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


The Director is responsible for total delivery of patient care and all nursing development. Directs implementation and ensures compliance with regulation and standards of ND State Nurse Practice Act. Develops policies & procedures to serve as guidelines that promote health care delivery in accordance with the Mission and Philosophy of Community Memorial Hospital. Works under the supervision of the Administrator.



  • Attains completion of department goals/objectives as identified at last performance appraisal.
  • Accesses the quality of care rendered by the Nursing department and ensures sound nursing practice, as well as supports the Hospital Risk Management program. Assures development of program policies, and procedures that respond to the changing times in healthcare; Policies/Procedures updated per policy; Innovative changes are made in department.
  • Select qualified nursing service personnel and ensure adequate orientation.
  • Coordinates facility Quality Improvement Program, serves as chair of the Quality Committee and reports on quality to the board of directors.
  • Acknowledge problem situations and initiates action to resolve.
  • Perform employee evaluations; administer discipline & counseling, including termination of employees who do not provide care consistent with CMH values and policies.
  • Delegate responsibilities within legal guidelines based on capabilities of co-workers.
  • Verifies staff credentials and maintains a system which indicates qualifications, experience, and accomplishments of each member of the Nursing Department.
  • Establishes and maintains job specifications and descriptions for nursing personnel.
  • Coordinates information and maintains the nursing policy and procedures manuals for review by regulatory agency surveys.
  • Keeps administration informed of the nursing department’s activities, needs and problems.
  • Investigates irregularities and policy violations and take corrective action. Reviews incident reports and directs appropriate action.
  • Develops and monitors work schedules. Work hours and duty assignments of Nursing personal; effect changes as needed. Ensures all shifts are adequately covered. Reviews patient census and makes nursing rounds on a regular basis.
  • Works with the Medical Staff to ensure proper operation of departments, facility and medical staff requirement.
  • Maintains professional level of leadership and communicates effectively with staff and department.
  • Maintains positive representation of the department by demonstrating initiative in recognizing and responding to co-workers workload and assists in completing their assignments when feasible. Understands the function of other positions in the department so coverage can be maintained in relief situations.
  • Oversees utilization review process.


Licensure: Current license as a registered nurse in North Dakota. (Licensed to practice registered nursing in the state of ND or in a compact state.  Graduate Nurse (G.N.) must practice under the supervision of a registered nurse while the work authorization to practice is valid.)


Experience: Supervisory experience preferred.


Skills: Working knowledge of basic clinical skills in delivery of patient care.  Holds current CPR, ACLS; certification in PALS and TNCC encouraged.  Able to perform effectively in emergency and stressful situations. Manual dexterity and mobility. Competent in use of equipment used in patient care.


Interpersonal Skills: View work as a team effort. Ability to organize, plan and control personnel finances and systems. Good communication skills are necessary because of the constant communication both oral and written, with patients, families, visitors and medical center staff.  Accountable for own conduct and promotes and supports positive working relationships among staff, between other disciplines, departments, families, visitors and patients.  Maintain a positive attitude and demonstrate behavior consistent with the Benedictine mission statement.  Maintains confidentiality.


Physical Effort: May require sitting for several hours at a time. Heavy lifting of patients.


Hours of Work: Day shift and call as necessary.


Exemption Status: Exempt


Other: Works under the following conditions: Limited potential exposure to mechanical, chemical, electrical and infectious environmental hazards. 


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