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Director Of Nursing 

Category Healthcare Management  

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Nursing assumes authority, responsibility, and accountability for the delivery of nursing services in the facility. Allocates department resources in an efficient and economic manner to ensure quality patient care. Manages the clinical activities and resources of the operating room (OR), post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), sterile processing department (SPD), and patient care on a 24-hour basis, consistent with the philosophy and objectives of the facility and the organization.


  • This facility is an Ambulatory Surgery Center.
  • The DON will supervise a team of up to 15 Registered Nurses and Scrub Technicians
  • The current schedule consists of four surgery days and one administrative day.
  • The position will not require evening, weekend, or holiday hours
Position Requirements


  • Financial Management:
    • Maintains appropriate management of financial measures including statistical analysis, wage percentage management reporting, and budgeting to ensure optimal efficiency and profitability within the practice.
    • Submits annual case costing reports and suggestions to maintain budget items.
    • Refers to benchmarking data (internal and external) to provide best in class measures to achieve high levels of performance.
  • Risk Management:
    • Maintains compliance with the organization’s confidentiality policy in accordance to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
    • Develops, maintains, and implements nursing policies and procedures that conform to current standards of nursing practice, organization philosophy, and operational policies while maintaining compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
    • Conducts reviews of medical staff and peers to confirm/renew credentialing.
    • Proactively develops procedures and incentives to promote workplace safety and safe work practices.  Monitors staff for compliance with OSHA mandates and facility policies on workplace safety.
    • Implements, and monitors the infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment designed to prevent the transmission of disease and infection as established by the governing body.
    • Prepares or reviews infection control surveillance reports to identify trends to develop effective actions to control and prevent infections.  Maintains infection control reports as required by state and federal regulations.
    • Monitors facility incidents and complaints daily to identify those defined as unusual occurrences by State policy and promptly reports such occurrences to the Facility Administrator for appropriate action.
    • Monitors complaint reports daily for allegations of potential abuse or neglect, or the loss or misappropriation of facility property, and participates in these investigations.
    • Assures staff is trained in fire and disaster, and other emergency procedures; evaluates performance during drills.
  • Staff Management:  Ensures effective hiring, training and supervision of staff, and encourages optimal performance.  Proactively develops positive employee relations programs.  Promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and effective communication.
    • Oversees staff schedules to assure they meet patient needs and regulatory and budgetary standards.
    • Evaluates the work performance of all personnel in the ASC, assists in determination of wage increases, and implements discipline according to policy.
    • Oversees and supervises development and delivery of training, certification, and education programs to equip staff with sufficient knowledge and skills to provide quality care.
    • Assists the Facility Administrator in preparing staff for inspection surveys, instructing staff on matters of conduct and disclosure, being interviewed by inspectors, immediate corrections of problems noted by surveyors, etc.  Reviews and reinforces important standards previously cited.
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement:  Ensures delivery of compassionate quality as evidenced by adequate services and staff coverage in facility.  Cultivates a staff that will embrace the passion of helping others to bring a personal touch to each patient’s experience.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of and application of Key Clinical Quality Indicators
    • Participates in the preparation of the Plan of Correction response to an inspection survey and implements any follow-up QA required for any staff allegations.
    • Promotes customer service; responds to and adequately resolves complaints or concerns from patients or referring doctors regarding our services.
    • Properly manages the doctor’s schedule to optimize patient care and deliver the highest quality of vision care possible.
    • Coordinates and/or develops on-going QA activities for nursing services to monitor nursing compliance with standards and regulatory requirements through rounds, interviews, and record reviews.


The preceding list of essential responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.


  • Registered Nurse with current license to practice as a professional nurse in Indiana, and have graduated from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Two years of professional nursing experience in a hospital setting or two years surgery center experience.
  • Two years of experience in nursing administration or comparable management position.
  • ACLS Certified.
  • Current CPR certification.


  • Possesses and demonstrates a high degree of leadership, organizational ability, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of current federal and state laws and regulations that apply to the practice of nursing in an ophthalmic surgical setting.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize responsibilities.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


  • Must be able to work overtime.
  • Must be available on an “on-call” basis.


  • Physical Activity:  Standing for sustained periods of time, Stooping, Grasping, Lifting, Talking, Hearing.
  • Physical requirements: Light work.  Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs on a regular basis from floor to waist, 5 lbs from waist to shoulder, and 5 lbs from shoulder to overhead.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform each activity.
  • The worker may be exposed to the following hazards:


  • Blood borne pathogens

  • Communicable diseases

  • Pressurized cylinders

  • Sharp objects

  • Moving parts of equipment

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
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Manages Others  
Travel Required  
Position Director Of Nursing  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location Cataract and Laser Institute-ASC Fort Wayne  
About the Organization The vision of the doctors and staff of Midwest Eye Consultants is to provide our patients with excellence in eye health care. In order to fulfill this vision, the doctors of Optometry and Ophthalmology, along with our technicians, opticians and patient services staff, embrace the ongoing evolution in eye care through expanded technology and knowledge. In addition, our doctors of optometry work hand in hand with doctors of ophthalmology, enabling us to provide both primary and secondary care.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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