Director of Nursing Residential Living

SCL Health
Miles City, MT
Post Date:
June 20, 2022
Job Status:



You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Director of Nursing Extended Care.


You know how to lead and develop staff, and build strategies on outcomes and growth.  Youre a strong operator with a mission focus. 


Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.






Holy Rosary Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 25-bed acute care hospital, residential living community and clinic provide eastern Montana with comprehensive services in one beautiful location. We are fully dedicated to providing care aligned with community needs, and are proud to treat the poor, the vulnerable, our community and each other.


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement savings plan.


With this position, you are eligible to participate in the At Risk Compensation (ARC) Plan. This plan enables SCL Health to provide leaders with an additional performance compensation opportunity. The ARC Award opportunities are calculated as a percentage of your base salary. Awards are paid out based on attainment of selected SCL Health Board-approved goals. To show our commitment to you and to assist with your transition into our organization, we may also offer a sign-on or retention bonus and relocation assistance when applicable.






Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.


Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.


Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day


As a Director of Nursing Extended Care you need to know how to:

  • Exhibit transformational leadership qualities with well communicated strategic vision that supports the Professional Practice Model, through sound business strategies, caregiver support, patient advocacy and organizational stewardship. This includes advocacy for resources that support the nursing process of assessment, planning, and outcome evaluation.
  • Organize and manage daily operations ensuring the departmental goals align with SCL Health and care site strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with physicians and other disciplines to develop patient care protocols, policies, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with the department management team in planning, program development, human resource management, budget planning, customer satisfaction, patient safety, communication, and compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Partner with the department leadership team to identify and drive quality and performance improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based nursing practice and communicates patient care standards as established by accreditation, regulatory, and quality agencies.



Your experience


We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a bachelors of science degree in nursing (BSN)
  • Masters degree in nursing, healthcare administration, or business (or ability to obtain in three to five years)
  • Doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) or PhD, preferred
  • Current license to practice in the state of assigned position (or ability to obtain a license)
  • Professional certification or willingness to obtain certification within 18 months
  • Minimum of three years of nursing leadership in an acute care environment
  • Experience leading in a Magnet or Pathways designated organization, preferred
  • Experience with performance improvement processes/tools (e.g. High-Reliability Organization, Lean, IHI), preferred



Your next move


Now that you know more about being a Director of Nursing Extended Care on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.


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