Today’s director of nursing needs to offer more than clinical leadership In long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) settings, the director of nursing (DON) is expected to be an experienced clinician and a strong team leader. But the impact of healthcare technology, new payment models and the regulatory environment have made the DON’s role one that is much more than clinical. What qualities make the ideal DON? Obviously, the DON is the driving force of clinical efficacy across the organization and is expected to display excellence in coordinating and overseeing nursing care. But the changing business environments in LTPAC settings have brought additional challenges to the fore. The DON Candidate Checklist:
- Comfort with technology, electronic health records, nurse documentation systems, Minimum Data Set and other specialized programs.
- As organizations branch out into specialty services, the ability to operate specialized equipment such as dialysis machines and … [Read more...] about Hiring a New DON