Director of Nursing – LTC

Regular Full-Time


689 W Main St, Freehold, NJ

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The Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center

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The Manor Health & Rehabilitation Center is a 123 bed sub-acute and long-term care skilled nursing facility. The Manor offers comprehensive short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing services for adults ages 18 and older. In addition to providing award-winning care, we are committed to helping patients and residents achieve their maximum potential for independence, comfort, and quality of life.


The Manor has been named one of the Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized magazine that routinely evaluates and rates health care providers across the country. The Manor earned this designation by demonstrating the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in national quality measures. The Manor has also received the highest overall quality rating – five stars – from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System. Only the top 10 percent of nursing homes in the country are eligible to earn this honor. Lastly, the Manor consistently scores high for patient and resident satisfaction compared with similar facilities, according to Holleran scores.


The Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center has an employment opportunity for a Director of Nursing (DON). The Director of Nursing (DON) assumes authority, responsibility, and accountability for the delivery of nursing services in the facility. In collaboration with facility administrator, allocates department resources in an efficient and economic manner to enable each resident to attain or maintain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. Collaborates with other departments, medical professionals, consultants, and organizations, including government agencies and advocacy groups, to develop, support and coordinate resident care, related administrative functions, and to represent the interests of the facility.

  • Establishes and implements standards of care and evaluates resident care through the application of the nursing process and compares the delivery of the care to the established standard(s).
  • Plans and facilitates unit based education to maintain and enhance the clinical competency of the nursing staff.
  • Establishes and implements standards of care regarding pain management of residents as it relates to assessments, interventions, follow-up, reassessment and education to the resident and their family.
  • Provides on-going effective communication with residents/families, other departments, physicians and off-site providers.


  • Plans, organizes and manages the overall operation of the nursing units ensuring the implementation of established standards of care and comparing the delivery of the care to state and federal standards(s).
  • Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the residents’ individual needs and assures the highest level of quality care and comfort is maintained for the residents at all times.
  • Coordinates with the interdisciplinary team in all services to assure continuity of care in accordance with federal, state and local regulations, standards and guidelines.
  • Determines nursing staffing requirements based on mandated ratios in compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Ensures nursing staff have appropriate competencies and skill sets to provide nursing and related services to provide safe, individualized and quality care.
    Interviews, trains and evaluates qualified personnel for nursing services.
  • Coordinates nursing service programs with other related departments.
    Affirms the Resident’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
  • Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the Residents cared for.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the Residents cared for.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed.
  • Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate.
  • Ensures mandatory meeting participation and timely reporting to QAPI committee, Safety committee, Infection Control committee and various other committees requiring your attendance.
  • Plans and facilitates unit based education to maintain and enhance the clinical competency of the nursing staff.
    Performs administrative duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Develops work assignments.
  • Develops, reviews, revises, interprets and executes nursing policies and procedures as needed but at least annually.
  • Collaborates with patient representative to review complaints and grievances and resolve any issues identified.
  • Investigates, reviews and follows up on all incident and accident reports for Skilled Nursing residents.
  • Assures that department personnel follow established safety regulations and requirements in the use of equipment and supplies.
  • Assures that equipment and supplies are maintained and operable at all times.
  • Plans, prepares and adheres to the nursing services budget.
  • Makes daily rounds to assure quality care is being provided to the residents.
  • Collaborates with the Infection Control Preventionist to ensure effective infection control practices.
  • Assumes the responsibilities of the Unit Manager, as necessary.
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as necessary and required.
  • Maintains open communication with the Administrator, regarding needs, issues requirements or information.

  • Bachelors degree in Nursing preferred
  • Current NJ RN license and BLS required
  • Three years long term care nursing experience required
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Must possess and demonstrate a high degree of leadership, organizational ability, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of long-term care management, policies, budgeting, personnel management, and census development is required
  • Knowledge of current federal and state laws and regulations that apply to the practice of nursing in a long-term care setting
  • Must possess time management skills and the ability to prioritize responsibilities
  • Must be able to make presentations before senior management, public groups, and staff
  • Skilled at defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret journals, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Must be able to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
About Us

CentraState Healthcare System, a partner of Atlantic Health System, is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and convenient satellite health pavilions offering primary care and specialty physician practices, along with access to outpatient services, such as lab and physical therapy. The system also offers a family medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence four times and was designated a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company by Great Place to Work® for the second consecutive year.


When you bring your talent to CentraState, you are joining a trailblazing healthcare facility, committed to providing high-quality, patient-focused care. Join us in making incredible strides in health care, and making a difference in our community. We believe in enriching the lives of our employees through work/life balance initiatives, tuition assistance, career advancement opportunities and much more.


Find out why our employees love their jobs and being part of the CentraState family!


What We Offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits package and rewards program
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • 401(a) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Life Insurance 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Growth Opportunity and Workforce Development Initiatives
  • Continuing Education / Onsite Training
  • A warm, welcoming company culture based upon mutual respect and a collaborative goal of providing excellent patient care
  • Concierge Services with Work & Family Benefits
  • Magnet recognized healthcare facility
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At CentraState Healthcare System, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.


CentraState Healthcare System, is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and, therefore, abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual or affectional orientation, national origin or nationality, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, protected veteran status, ancestry, marital status.