Some of the services we provide include but are not limited to:

  • Bathing & toileting
  • Meal preparation
  • Diet monitoring
  • Light housekeeping
  • Errands & shopping
  • Companionship & support
  • Dressing & grooming
  • Laundry services
  • Medication supervision
  • Transferring & ambulating

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Director of Nursing Job Description

Hiring Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey

The Director of Nursing provides the clinical oversight of Life Force's Personal Care Services and Homemaker-Home Health Aide training program. This position also includes case monitoring for patients and providing supervision for homemaker-home health aides, as indicated by Agency policies, State and Federal laws/regulations.  In-home, admission visits and eligibility determinations are part of the RN' duties, as is the development of the Plan of Care.


  • Is a graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing, and currently holds a valid license in good standing as a registered nurse issued by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
  • Has a minimum of three years of professional experience as a registered nurse, preferably with community health and/or home health experience.
  • Possesses and maintains good physical stamina and mental health and can present a pre-employment health clearance.
  • Must be a licensed driver with at least one year clean driving record.
  • Has a vehicle that is insured in accordance with state and/or Agency requirements and is in good working order.
  • Has excellent writing and charting skills.
  • Has excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Can pass a background check and drug screen.


  • Projects a professional attitude toward self, patients, and other staff members.
  • Ensures that all field staff providing care in a patient's home meet the Agency's health requirements.
  • Conducts orientation for homemaker-home health aides and nursing supervisors to the Agency.
  • Ensures that homemaker-home health aides are clinically competent to provide the care appropriate to the job description and needs of the patient.
  • Oversee and conduct homemaker-home health aides in-service programs relevant to personal care services and the patients served.
  • Oversee and conduct Life Force's Homemaker-Home Health Aide training program in compliance with the New Jersey Board of Nursing regulations.
  • Assist with conducting the nursing supervisor and homemaker-home health aide's performance evaluations.
  • Ensures that any patient admitted can be serviced appropriately by Life Force, in accordance with the Agency's Admission policy.
  • Performs a nursing assessment of the patient to establish a baseline of the patient's physical and functional status.
  • Develops an individualized Plan of Care based on a nursing assessment of the patient receiving services, in accordance with Agency policy.
  • Evaluates the assigned patients on a regular basis to ensure that the care plan remains consistent with the needs of the patient.
  • Performs a nursing reassessment of the patient's physical and functional status on a regular basis.
  • Maintains all clinical record for each patient receiving care compliant to Agency policy and procedures.
  • Orients homemaker-home health aide to patient at the time of assignment.
  • Directly observes and supervises the clinical performance of the homemaker-home health aide in the patient's home on a regular basis.
  • Prepares written instructions for the Homemaker-Home Health Aide.
  • Instructs Homemaker-Home Health Aides in the proper use of practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Participates in in-service training programs and staff meetings.
  • Makes referrals to other agencies or services as needed.
  • Serve as liaisons between patients and other health care professionals.
  • Teaches, counsels, and demonstrates skills to patients and their families as needed.
  • Counsels the patient and his/her family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Submits documentation, as per Agency policy.
  • Assumes on-call responsibilities during non-office hours and shall be available for in-home visits, as well as telephone consultation.
  • Complies with Homecare Agency Compliance Plan.
  • Complies with Homecare Agency's Infection Control Policies.
  • Complies with Homecare Agency's HIPAA Policies.
  • Complies with the Homecare Agency dress code.
  • Complies with all state and local regulations and accreditation standards.
  • Follows Agency public relation policies regarding outside speaking and professional affiliations, and clears all related requests with Agency Administrator.
  • Assumes other duties, as requested by the Agency Administrator or Governing Board.

Required Working Knowledge:

  • Home Health Care standards and procedures.
  • Medical issues and nursing procedures.
  • Professional standards and principles.
  • Other health care disciplines and their role in patient and family care.
  • Home safety for situations, including physical and psychological dangers, for self, patients, and other Agency staff.
  • Case Management practices.
  • Clerical procedures such as maintaining records and completing forms.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Adheres to practice standards, as they apply to patient care.
  • Establishes and maintains harmonious relations with patients/families/co-workers.
  • Makes initial nursing assessment visits.
  • Assesses both physical and psychological needs of patients and applies the appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Initiates, coordinates & revises Plan of Care.
  • Evaluates patients' needs continually.
  • Observes and recognizes changes in patients.
  • Gives considerations to patient's past experiences, finances and other resources.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information relating to patient.
  • Copes effectively with patients, families and all others with varying backgrounds, socioeconomic conditions, and value judgments.
  • Applies well-developed communication skills.
  • Observes accurately and make decisions accordingly.
  • Honors the wishes of patients.
  • Works with a team and is a good team member.
  • Can supervise others.
  • Displays emotional stability and has a sympathetic disposition.
  • Maintains objectivity in coping with the stress of working with acute, chronic and terminally ill patients.
  • Uses cognizant approaches to problem solving in delivering patient care.
  • Possesses ingenuity to handle medical and situational emergencies.
  • Works alone without usual support systems immediately available.
  • Deals with abrupt schedule changes.
  • Participates in the quality assurance/quality improvement process.
  • Prepares accurate, timely and orderly reports & documentation.
  • Complies with accepted professional standards and principles.
  • Uses excellent observation, good clinical judgment, and good oral and written communication skills.
  • Is self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision; has good organizational skills.
  • Is flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation.

Physical & Mental Demands:

Must be able to complete all physical & mental demands of the job, which may include, but not be limited to the ability to:

  • lift and transfer patients and carry supplies;
  • stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear & see;
  • read normal typewritten print;
  • have corrected vision and hearing within normal range;
  • have manual dexterity with normal range of motion of all extremities;
  • has the mental fortitude and stability to handle stress;
  • is physically and mentally able to drive a vehicle.