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Babcock Center

Director of Nursing

  • Location

    West Columbia, SC
  • Posted On

    April 1, 2021
  • Job Type

  • Category

  • Experience Level

    2-5 Years
  • Education Level

    Not Specified
  • Salary

    Not Specified

Job Description

General Purpose:

Under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Director, the Director of Nursing (DON) coordinates, manages, and supervises the implementation of medical/nursing services for all programs.  The DON provides direct supervision to the Nurse Managers, supervises the functions of the Medical Records Specialist, the Health Information Technician and the Administrative Assistant and provides supervision to auxiliary staff members and contractors in areas related to health care.


  • Exercises knowledge of Federal and State regulations, and/or internal agency policies pertaining to the medical/nursing aspects of Intermediate Care Facilities for People with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID), Community Residential Care Facilities (CRCFs), and HCBS Waiver residential and day programs.
  • Adheres to and implements Federal, State, and/or internal policies and regulations governing ICFs/IID, CRCFs and HCBS Waiver programs.
  • Promotes and evaluates the quality of nursing care provided to all supported persons.
  • Assures that licensed and non-licensed personnel possess the nursing or healthcare-related knowledge to perform their duties.
  • Ascertains and ensures suitability of proposed placements for new admission candidates.
  • Coordinates and implements nursing aspects of residential programs.
  • Schedules administrative call for nursing services.


  • Formulates nursing and Medical Records policies and procedures.
  • Provides continuous consultation as needed to Nurse Managers, RNs and LPNs assigned to monitor ICFs/IID, CRCFs, CTHs, SLPs, and Day Programs.
  • Provides for in-service training, new employee orientation, and nursing education for professional and non-professional staff in health care areas.
  • Participates in pre-admission evaluation of supported persons regarding the nursing services needed and the capability of the organization to supply the needed services.
  • Participates in the development of programs for people who are newly admitted, as well as ongoing programs to assure the health and safety of people we support, such as Falls Prevention and Swallowing checks as indicated.
  • Provides for periodic re-evaluation of the quality and type of health care services and programs offered, to include consistent review of medication errors, their causes and measures to prevent recurrence.
  • Facilitates and implements referrals to appropriate community resources when needed.
  • Supervises the recruitment and hiring of all nursing staff.
  • Ensures nursing participation in program formulation for supported persons in the areas of hygiene, sex education, family living and health related items issues as needed.
  • Initiates and maintains measures to prevent and control communicable diseases and infections, including leadership of a Closed Point of Distribution of Medications/Immunizations during a healthcare crisis.
  • Provides for supervision and involvement in the modification of nursing care plans.
  • Supervises the formulation of the medical/nursing plan of care of each supported person annually (Individual Support Plan).  Ensures that plan is reviewed and revised as necessary.
  • Provides for nursing oversight of medical aspects of care in community training homes and day programs.
  • Participates in standing committees including People’s Choice, Risk Management, Debriefing, Psychotropic Drug Review, and the Human Rights Committee.
  • Assists consultant and provider pharmacists in providing quality pharmaceutical services.
  • Responds to emergency calls on a twenty-four (24) hour basis.
  • Coordinates ordering and procurement of medical supplies.
  • Works in conjunction with medical professionals (i.e., Physical Therapist, Speech/Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Dietician and Physicians) to provide optimum healthcare services.
  • Ensures that people who are admitted, transferred or discharged are treated in such a manner as to provide for continuity of care and adherence to all State and Federal regulations.
  • Evaluates performance of nursing personnel directly supervised.
  • Reviews and revises job descriptions periodically.
  • Reviews and/or revises Nursing Procedure Manual at least annually.
  • Participates in the review and revision of the Pharmaceutical Service Manual.
  • Provides input into the development and maintenance of hospital, medical, dental and professional contracts.
  • Represents the Nursing Services in professional and community activities, i.e. coordination of services with outside health agencies.
  • Reviews complaints and grievances within the nursing department and in consultation with the Human Resources Director, reports to the President & CEO as appropriate.
  • Develops and analyzes trended accidents and injuries and medication errors and reports data to the Risk Management Committee.
  • Promotes effective working conditions and relationships with other directors, other disciplines, volunteers, and agencies affiliated with the of Babcock Center.
  • Facilitates committee meetings related to health care of individuals supported (i.e., Clinical Services, Accident & Injury, Med Error Review and similar committees).
  • Performs other related duties as directed by the President/CEO.


  • Completion of a four (4) year Baccalaureate program in Nursing and/or Masters preferred. Associates Degree in Nursing is accepted.
  • Two (2) years’ management experience.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in the field of supporting people with intellectual or developmental disabilities or another related field.
  • Current RN licensure with the South Carolina State Board of Nursing.
  • Ability to use electronic records systems to input, retrieve and analyze health-related data.

Typical Physical Demands:

Sitting, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Frequent lifting. Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines. Normal range of hearing and vision.

Typical Mental Demands:

Must be able to multi-task and deal with stress associated with a fast-paced work environment. Formulate decisions and act upon them. Adapt to changing work situations. Grasp and apply new ideas. Communicate with various personalities at all levels. Maintain confidentiality of all sensitive information.

Working Conditions:

Works in a typical office setting. Often called upon to work hours in excess of 40 hours in a given work week in order to meet deadlines. Overnight travel or travel to other Babcock Center facilities maybe required.

Hazards/Potential Hazards:

Cleaning chemicals, ergonomic hazards: (i.e. static posture, repetitive motions), trip hazards such as file drawers, electrical wires, and video display terminals.

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