Job Description

Home Health DON

Home Health

Employment Type
Part Time I


Fort Myers


Cypress Cove is looking for a dynamic, compassionate RN to service our resident community via our Home Health Agency! Position is Part Time and shifts may vary based on resident needs. We offer a competitive salary as well as a Retirement Plan program with a company match! Additionally, employees are eligible for six (6) FREE employee clinic visits per fiscal year and a prorated PTO program, including paid holidays.
The Director of Nursing (DON), in accordance with policies and standards established by the Board of Directors, and under the direct supervision of the Administrator, assists with the planning, coordination, leading, controlling and evaluation of home health services. The DON is responsible for coordination and liaison with appropriate parent and affiliate Departments and committees, development of policies and guidelines for and obtaining input from service personnel and providing professional input to related administrative systems. The DON directs and supervises professional and auxiliary personnel rendering client care services, performs marketing duties and fosters public relations for the company, consults and plans with health care facilities regarding staffing needs, and communicates the concept of quality client care to the general community. The DON interprets service needs to the Administrator and acts as a client services administrative liaison.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Consults, plans and works with Administrator in policy formulation and programmatic development and implementation including assessing adequate and appropriate staffing.

Coordinates with Administrator planning activities to develop administrative policies and practices for the Agency.

Consults with supervisors and staff, individually or in groups, regarding patients or families, special programs or service programs.

Evaluates the program, services, and field personnel.

Directs the implementation of service goals and objectives.

Develops standards that ensure safe and effective services to clients and families.

Establishes job functions, qualifications and job descriptions for each service staff (direct and supervisory).

Establishes and maintains effective channels of communication.

Keeps program personnel up to date with state of the art clinical information and practices staff development including orientation, in-service education and continuing education.

Maintains policy and procedure manuals and updates procedures and job descriptions as policies and procedures change.

Directs staff in performance of their duties.

Oversees the implementation and evaluation of client care services inclusive of regulatory licensure and certification criteria and accreditation standards.

Coordinates with other program areas and senior management as appropriate according to the organizational structure.

Acts as liaison with Staff Development for program areas.

Assesses appropriate staff supervision during all service hours.

Collaborates in the development of an effective and efficient client care documentation system including statistical compilation and analysis relative to cost and staff service delivery.

Participates in selected orientation programs.

Keeps staff informed of agency developments, needs, etc., and encourages their participation in problem solving at the organization and community levels.

Assists in the evaluation of community needs and plans programs and services to meet with identified needs.

Submits formal written proposals to Administrator for all new programs or services (with complete cost/benefit analysis).

Oversees all CQI and utilization review activities.

Coordinates with continuous Quality Improvement Committee the timely implementation of corrective action plans and controls.

Assists in Agency evaluation activities.

Participates in selective conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in community health trends, efficiency in job performance and overall professional growth.

Participates with other health, civic, education and professional groups as directed by the Administrator and Executive Director.

Serves on and periodically reviews policies relevant to patient care with the Professional Advisory Committee.

Assists in marketing the Agency and fostering community relations.

Consults with physicians in matters relating to patient care services.

Consults and plans with health care facilities regarding staffing needs.

Evaluates own job performance and utilization of resources in planning for professional growth.

Participates in state and national organizations, meetings, seminars, workshops and. activities relating to the health professions and health care services, when appropriate.

Must understand and respect client’s ethics and confidentiality of care.

Attends in-service as required by regulation.

Promotes Staff Development

Utilizes capabilities of nursing and paraprofessional personnel in the development of orientation and staff education programs.

Recognizes leadership potential and offering opportunities for leadership training and development.

Encourages and assists personnel to continue self-improvement through formal education, educational meetings and active participation in professional and related organizations.

Assists with interviews and hires select home health care personnel.

Departmental Functioning to include:
  • Assumes the responsibility of solving problems, handling emergencies as they arise in nursing.
  • Participates in special projects as required.
  • Communicates appropriate information to assigned residents and families.
  • Provides direction for personnel assigned to work with residentsin coordination with Home Health Administrator
Cypress Cove is a Life Care retirement community on the beautifully landscaped campus of HealthPark Florida in Fort Myers. We offer a holistic approach to living - social, recreational, educational and wellness opportunities that fulfill our residents’ body, mind and soul.Cypress Cove is sponsored by Lee Healthcare Resources, the non-profit support organization to Lee Health, Lee County’s premier healthcare provider since 1911.
Our employees enjoy the following benefits:
  • FREE soup/salad daily
  • Scholarship program for educational reimbursement
  • FREE hams/turkeys at the holidays
  • Retirement plan with company match


Education and/or Experience

May be a Medical Doctor licensed in the state or a Registered Nurse.

If a Registered Nurse:

a. Must be licensed in the state

b. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred

Must have at least one year of supervisory or administrative experience in home health care or related health programs and one year of supervisory experience.

In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree - at least two years of home health experience and at least one year of supervisory experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must meet state guidelines to practice as a Registered Nurse in Florida. Requires current CPR certification.

Other Skills and Abilities: Must be able to speak, read and write English. Requires knowledge of federal and state regulations, as well as OBRA laws. Must possess a genuine interest and compassion for the elderly. Must be able to communicate directions and goals clearly and effectively. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant same. Must possess ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public. Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning. Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition. Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

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