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Nursing Clinical Director (RN)

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Tampa, FL 33601


Starting at $77,000 per year

Position Details

Director of Nursing (RN)   

(Clinical Director)  

Aveanna Healthcare is one of the nation’s largest home health care companies in the United States and growing!  The director of nursing should be a hard-working and compassionate registered nurse who has steadily developed their managerial and administrative skills. Being efficient, dedicated, a good listener and a problem solver are critical for success in this role. Our directors help foster an excelling environment that will support everyone in working to benefit our families and caregivers.  

Schedule: Monday – Friday In-Office *paid, rotating on-call (may also include evening/weekend visits)  

Work Location: Lakelandt, FL 33815

Compensation:Starting at $77,000 Base Salary, plus monthly bonus potential, cell phone and mileage reimbursement.     

Find yourself at Aveanna! We are a leading national provider of home health services to medically fragile children and adults, and our mission is to revolutionize the way homecare is delivered, one patient at a time.      

We need you to help us provide the best possible life for those who trust their care to us. Our incredible Care Team consists of over 47,000 caregivers supporting more than 50,000 patients in 33 states, and it’s growing!     

What our Clinical Leaders find, working at Aveanna:      

  • Compassion and Purpose- Help other nurses reach their full potential     
  • Community and Connection- Impact multiple patient and family lives     
  • Influence and Understanding- Expand your impact beyond clinical outcomes into overall business success  
  • Growth and Inclusion- Career and Skillset Advancement Opportunities      
  • Excitement and Happiness- A place to call HOME      

Why Choose a Nursing Director Role at Aveanna?      

  • Health, dental, vision, and company-paid life insurance     
  • Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation Days, Paid Sick Days*  
  • Fun Day and Inclusion Day   
  • Monthly Cell Phone Stipend and Bonus Potential  
  • Mileage reimbursement  
  • 401(k) savings plan with employer matching      
  • Employee stock purchase plan with employee discount  
  • Tuition Discounts and Reimbursement Program (conditions apply)   
  • Company-sponsored continuing education credits  
  • Nationwide Footprint w/advancement opportunities   
  • Electronic documentation—a tablet in every home!      
  • Awards and recognition Program      
  • Employee Relief Fund  
  • Employee Resource Groups 

Nursing Director Responsibilities:     

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the nursing service department, as well as its programs and activities, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.  
  • Develop methods for coordination of nursing services with other services to ensure the continuity of the patient’s total regimen of care.  
  • Promote and enhance the level of clinical expertise of staff to provide safe and quality nursing care for our patients. Assist with Interviewing, selecting, training and validation of new clinical staff. Internal case management, evaluation and development of nursing talent     
  • Review physicians’ orders and update the plans of care and documentation, as necessary       
  • Participating in the release of our patients from the facility to theirhomethrough “Start of Care Assessments” and “Re-evaluations”     
  • Collaborating with the operations and business development team      
  • Ensure adherence to State, Federal, Local and Aveanna policies and procedures     
  • Develop, implement, and maintain an ongoing quality assurance program for the nursing service department.  
  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies.  
  • Assist the Discharge Planning Coordinator in developing, implementing and periodically updating the written procedures for the Discharge Planning Program.  
  • Assist the resident and Discharge Planning Coordinator in planning the nursing services portion of the resident’s discharge plan.    

Qualifications of the Nursing Director:      

  • Must have good standing license (RN) in the state in which the clinician will practice      
  • Must have at least 1 year of hands-on nursing experience      
  • One year of management experience, preferred   
  • Must be able to travel to patients’ homes in designated territory      
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and pass MVR check     
  • Current CPR certification from AHA or ARC     
  • Must be willing to supervise nurses providing in home skilled nursing care to infants, children, adolescents and/or adults      

Aveanna Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.    

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Position Overview
The Clinical Director is responsible and accountable for the planning, organizing, directing and evaluating nursing services of nursing location (non-PDHC offices). The Clinical Director (CD) is responsible for the management of all operational services for their location of responsibility. Working within the federal, state, and regional regulations covering home health the Nursing Director works innovatively to meet the needs of our exceptional patients while fulfilling the Aveanna’s mission of future growth. Collaborating closely with the Area Clinical Director, the CD establishes and participates in program development and implementation. The location nursing team members report up through the CD who oversees hiring, discipline, training, and all nursing related items.

Essential Job Functions
• Assign patients for day-to-day management to nursing coordinators and/or Nursing Supervisors/Managers
• Maintain open lines of communication with families and physicians
• Evaluate new referrals for admission with recommendations for nursing care
• Monitors clinical status of all patients and ensures coordination of patient care
• Monitors patient care to ensure quality and appropriateness of services
• Monitor staffing patterns of all patients
• Ensure compliance with Nurse Practice Act
• Evaluate and supervise staff based on mutually agreed upon goals in job descriptions
• Ensure that the RN supervisors/clinical care managers are aware of any updated policies and procedures
• Support and assist in registry nurse hiring, orientation and education PRN
• Maintain awareness of third party payer rules and regulations
• Assist and support marketing efforts
• Maintain awareness of monthly budget
• Maintain effective interdepartmental communication
• Performs and provides direct patient care as appropriate and needed
• Participates in location administrative and clinical call as needed
• Perform on site supervisory visits to assess client, family, environment, and clinical care givers and complete follow-up documentation as needed

• Registered Nurse, Associates/Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
• Current Nursing License
• One year of management experience
• Clinical or other work experience as per state and/or federal laws and regulations
• Valid Driver’s License and Acceptable MVR

• One to two years pediatric/neonatal experience preferred
• One year of home care experience preferred

Other Skills/Abilities
• Must be able to adhere to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries at all times
• Knowledge and understanding of compliance with adherence to regulations
• Ability to comfortably work with families with limited resources
• Quick-thinking and astute decision making skills
• Attention to detail
• Time Management
• Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution
• Good organization and communication skills
• Ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations
• Strong commitment to clinical excellence
• Quick-thinking and astute decision making skills
• Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution
• Excellent organization and communication skills
• Leadership skills
• Ability to train and supervise staff

Physical Requirements
• Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English
• Must be able to travel; company does not provide vehicles or transportation
• Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of 25 pounds
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds
• Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting
• Must be able to sit and climb stairs
• Must have visual and hearing acuity
• Must have strong sense of smell and touch
• Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance
• Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or during transport
• Occasional rapid movement and physical agility in response to the spontaneity of children and those patients with neurological impairment

• Performs duties in an office environment during agency operating hours
• Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions
• Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases

Other Duties
• Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.


Why work for Aveanna?

  • Thorough training
  • Flexible schedules
  • Electronic charting
  • Access to a clinical supervisor 24/7
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Weekly pay via multiple payment options