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The Bridges of Appleton is a skilled nursing facility located in Appleton, Wisconsin.  It is our mission to allow our residents to function at their highest possible level of social, emotional and physical well-being and to maintain their independence and quality of life while providing them with a safe, secure home-like setting.  Furthermore, it is our mission to provide our services in a high quality, efficient and ethical manner in partnership with hospitals, physicians, employees and community organizations.  The Bridges of Appleton is currently recruiting for a Director of Nursing to manage and direct the overall operations of the Nursing Department.  This position will supervise all nursing employees and is responsible for ensuring excellent care is provided to residents.

Primary Duties

  • Oversees the activities of the nursing department to ensure facility and departmental goals and standards are met
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities such as interviewing, hiring, and training employees; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; and terminating employees
  • Defines and maintains nursing practice standards within the facility, including developing policies and procedures, and maintaining the Quality Assurance Program
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations relating to health, fire, safety, sanitation and OSHA
  • Coordinates all nursing staff to provide proper resident care by conducting rounds frequently, developing in-service education programs, and oversees the provision of appropriate medications, treatments and general nursing services for each resident
  • Participates in the assessment of residents to be admitted by evaluating the level of care needed in relation to existing nursing capabilities
  • Participates as a member of the facility’s management team in planning, policy formation and administrative decision-making, with particular emphasis on the facility’s nursing services
  • Assumes  responsibilities of Administrator in his/her absence


  • Degree/license required from accredited Registered Nurse (RN) program
  • 5 years experience in a long-term care or assisted living setting preferred
  • Experience with applicable state Survey Rules & Regulations, Medicare and Medicaid required
  • Ability to use desktop/notebook computers, Microsoft Office products, and various medical equipment
Location: Appleton, WI
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