Director of Nursing, Must be Willing to Relocate to La Junta, CO

Bluestem Village is a newly built state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility is designed with the Resident in mind that focus on the needs of individuals in a home-like environment located at 1 Darlene Drive, La Junta, CO 81050. We are looking for an driven Director of Nursing to head the nursing department of this exciting brand-new facility.

The primary responsibility of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of our Nursing Service Department following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities. You are entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to our Villagers at all times.


Care and Care Coordination

Coordinate villager care with other departments.
Perform administrative duties such as: completing medical documents, reports, evaluations, studies, charting etc.
Evaluate accident/incident reports and implement interdisciplinary solutions
Assure adequate supplies are available including but not limited to pharmaceuticals, villager personal supplies and equipment
Review and/or prepare a plan of care for each villager that identifies the problems/needs, indicate the care to be given, goals to be accomplished and which professional service is responsible for each element of care.
Coordinate with outside agencies including but not limited to; hospitals, hospice, home health, lab, x-ray, DME companies, etc.

Develop, organize, implement, evaluate and direct the nursing service department
Develop, organize, implement and evaluate programs and activities including but not limited to; restorative nursing, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) etc.
Prepare, plan, schedule and participate in nursing in-service meetings
Determine and ensure appropriate staffing to meet the needs of the residents
Interview, select and assist in on-boarding of qualified staff for the nursing services department
Provide employee reviews, employee feedback, corrective actions and determine dismissal of nursing services employees
Make rounds to assess quality of care performance and teamwork by employees, assuring quality service and safety
Maintain confidentiality and rights of villager, family, employee and facility information in compliance with PHI HIPAA policies and applicable regulations and company policy

Executing Self-Starter

Strong work ethic Influencing

Relationship Building Ability to foster teamwork

High customer services oriented Strategic Thinking

Leads with honesty and integrity Curiosity and desire to learn

Works well with people including staff, residents & families Detail oriented and follow through

Takes responsibility and ownership Ability to prioritize and multi-task priorities

Easily puts strategy into timelines & implementation plans Drive to compete and motivated to win

Likes to own projects, take responsibility & follows through Creates efficiency and effectiveness in process

Communicate clearly and effectively & brings people along Process information quickly and conceptually

Tough skin to deal with multiple personalities & stakeholders Maintains Confidentiality at all times

Ability to read people and understand what motivates them Able to ask great questions

Ability to think quickly on your feed and come up with alternate solutions


This job has supervisory responsibilities over the clinical staff.


Knowledge of computer systems including Point Click Care
Working knowledge of long-term care and skilled nursing state and federal regulations
Knowledge of nursing and medical practices, procedures and standards of care

Must have, as a minimum, three (3) years of experience as a supervisor in a hospital, nursing care facility, long-term care facility or similar facility

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

Moves intermittently during working hours
Is subject to frequent interruptions
Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all
conditions and circumstances
Is subject to difficult and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when
Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-
disaster, etc.)
Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as
well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses
May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals
Work various houses or work flexible schedules as agency and supervisor deems necessary.
Staff attendance and promptness to assigned shifts is essential. The responsibilities of this
position may require staff to be able to work irregular, extended, and/or be available for on-call
work hours, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, etc.
Follow agency procedures when purchasing items on behalf of the agency.
Follow agency policies and procedures in carrying out duties.
Advise supervisor of concerns and problems that arise within the agency.
Safeguard all Bluestem Village funds and property, including those individuals in our care.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, Administrator, and/or designee.
Other reasonable duties as may be assigned.

Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times difficult people within the facility
Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a mental and physical examination
Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met
Must be able to push, pull, move, and /or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations

Must possess a valid and unrestricted Driver’s License
Classification: Exempt
Maintain confidentiality and rights of villager, family, employee, and facility information
in compliance with PHI HIPAA policies and applicable regulations
Maintains safe work environment and exhibits safe work practices
Pass background, CAPs and pose no direct threat to the health or safety of individuals in the
COVID Vaccine or Qualifying Exemption Required.

Company Info

Company Name

Contact Name
Sara Robuck




La Junta, CO