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Sequoia Living
Portola Valley, California, United States, CA-Silicon Valley/San Jose (on-site)
15 days ago


We are hiring a Director of Nursing. This individual provides leadership, direction, and supervision of the community’s Nursing Services. Oversees the quality of resident care. If you enjoy partnering with people and are excited about the opportunity to make a difference every day, then this might be for you!

What You Will Do:

  • Oversees nursing practice, care standards, and nursing quality for all levels of care and ensures implementation.
  • Oversees the administrative operations and personnel management of the nursing staff. Interviews, hires, supervises trains, motivates, and oversees performance management of nursing and related line staff in health center.
  • Oversees nursing practices for licensed staff in Independent Living (IL), Assisted Living (AL), and Memory Care (MC).
  • Ensures compliance with administrative, legal, regulatory, governmental and accrediting agency requirements for health care organization management. Implements the Sequoia Living and community policy and procedures accordingly. Creates implements, maintains, and ensures the compliance of the nursing related policies, procedures, and manuals.
  • Establishes resident care standards and standards of nursing practices to maintain and improve quality of resident care. Evaluates needs and services continually in health center. Takes actions to prepare health center for inspections by regulatory agencies at any time and upgrades nursing care as needed. Assists Administrator in preparing for surveys in AL and MC, as needed.
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs all nursing functions and activities to meet the needs of the residents. Develops a nursing organization structure; assigns responsibility and delegate’s authority. Establishes staffing needs, monthly time schedules and productivity standards of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) staff and provides input to other levels of care.
  • Assists in the preparation of the health center operating and capital budget recommendations, monitors expenditures, approves charges, establishes priorities for expenditures and prepares budget variance analysis.
  • Oversees nursing processes including, but not limited to nursing notes, physician orders, reporting of symptoms and reactions and documentation for compliance with Federal and State regulations and reviews. Follows-up on pharmacy and medical records audits to verify compliance.
  • Communicates and acts as liaison with physicians, residents, families, administrative personnel, appropriate staff and consultants in various disciplines regarding residents’ current physical/mental condition and the residents’ care needs.
  • Oversees Medicare Utilization, Nursing Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Program, Informal Reconsideration (IR) Process, and participates in annual Resident Review Committee for all levels of care.
  • Coordinates Risk Management Program and Infection Control Process for the community. Oversees department workplace safety and risk control programs to ensure employees are provided education and training regarding safe work practices and occupational exposure. Ensures all workplace injuries are reported and investigated in a timely and thorough manner in accordance to Sequoia Living procedures. Works with Human Resources and employees regarding Return-to-Work programs, Workers Compensation and Leave of Absence requests.
  • Develops short and long term goals and objectives in consultation with community management and consistent with Sequoia Living Mission, Vision, Core Values and Commitment to Inclusion.
  • Performs other work as assigned.

Why Work Here:

  • You’ll be part of an organization that puts its core values—respect, integrity, excellence, service, stewardship, and teamwork into action every day.
  • You’ll work with residents and staff who are inspiring, talented, caring, and have amazing stories to tell.
  • You are aligned with our values of Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Service, Stewardship and Teamwork.
  • We have medical and dental coverage or pay a cash stipend if you are covered on another plan. Life Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Emergency Relief Fund, and much more!
  • We have salary continuation if you have an approved leave of absence.
  • We offer on the job training and professional development opportunities.
  • We offer tuition and/or fee assistance for qualified programs.
  • $125,000 - $144,000. DOE

Who We Are: Founded in 1958, Sequoia Living is a Bay Area-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing older adults with stimulating, joyful living environments and services that support and enrich their lives. Throughout our six decades as a nonprofit serving Bay Area seniors, we’ve learned the importance of connection and collaboration when it comes to providing resources for healthy aging. From our continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) to safe affordable housing, engaging senior centers, and a purpose-filled volunteer program, we provide friendly environments where people can explore and discover what it means to grow stronger, wiser, and more joyful.

Sequoia Living is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.


  • You enjoy working with people and have interpersonal skills.
  • You can use tact and courtesy in dealing with residents under sometimes trying conditions. You can show patience and understanding.
  • You like your days do be varied, can handle a fast-paced environment, and don’t mind working under pressure.
  • Knowledge of OBRA regulations, Title 22 and Division 5 and 6 California Administrative Code. Knowledge of the use and operation of equipment necessary for the care and treatment of residents. Comprehensive knowledge of nursing and healthcare practices and techniques associated with the scope and complexity of care required by residents served. Sound judgment skills to assess needs and determine appropriate course of action in emergency situations. Awareness and judgment skills to recognize changes of residents’ conditions. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook) and the ability to quickly learn health center and human resources information system software programs and the use of a Smartphone. Ability to interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies. Ability to act with patience, tact and courtesy in dealing with residents, their families, staff and vendors under demanding and difficult conditions. Sensitivity and understanding of issues related to aging.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67828999
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Portola Valley, California, United States, CA-Silicon Valley/San Jose
  • Company Name For Job: Sequoia Living
  • Position Title: Director of Nursing
  • Job Function: Director of Nursing (DON)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $125,000.00 - $144,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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