Director of Nursing

Newton Village   Newton, IA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on December 31, 2022
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Director of Nursing (DON)

Assistant DON/MDS Coordinator

Newton Village has a rare openings for a  Director of Nursing (DON) and a Full-Time Assistant Director of Nursing/ MDS Coordinator to join our 5-star rated, award-winning team. We are the proud recipient of the 2022 Iowa Governor’s Award and are consistently voted best Retirement Community and highest ranking health-care related place to work in Jasper County.

In addition to generous benefits, we’re offering a $7,500 Bonus for the DON position and a $5,000 Bonus for the ADON/MDS Coordinator position.

These are Full-Time, benefit eligible positions.

Director of Nursing (DON) responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, lead, and supervise our entire nursing department in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations.
  • Ensure our residents’ physical, intellectual, emotional, and social well-being needs are met.
  • Develop and maintain nursing schedules.
  • Promote and demonstrate excellence within our multi-disciplinary team.
  • Develop methods for coordination of all resident services to ensure the continuity of person-centered care.
  • Meet expectations for participation in reimbursement programs in effort to maintain our reputation for quality of care.
  • Lead change efforts and promote innovations in resident care.
  • Have clinical creativity to manage department within state, federal and professional guidelines. 
  • Maintain the highest standard for providing resident care through exceptional hiring, training, and mentoring programs.
  • Assist in development and compliance of the nursing budget.
  • Assist on the floor and fill in as needed.

Director of Nursing (DON) skills and requirements:

  • Must have previous healthcare management or supervisory experience.
  • Prior Director of Nursing (DON) experience preferred.
  • Must have a current IA Registered Nurse license and be in good standing.
  • Leadership expertise, demonstrated clinical and assessment competencies.
  • Strong team-building and communication skills are required, along with excellent professional and supportive supervisory experience.

ADON/ MDS responsibilities:

  • Oversee and complete MDS and care planning.
  • Manage and assign tasks to nursing staff on the assigned unit.
  • Complete all documentation for RAI and MDS assessments and observations.
  • Develop initial and temporary care plans.
  • Assist Case Manager with Medicare scheduling, monthly billing, charting, and issuing notices of non-coverage.
  • Document and maintain paperwork, referral records, and reports.
  • Work in collaboration with Admissions staff, and Case Manager.
  • Display a courteous attitude and respect for all residents, families, and staff.
  • Assist on the floor and fill in as needed.
  • Perform additional tasks as needed.

ADON/ MDS responsibilities:

  • Must have current IA Registered Nursing license, AANAC certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 2+ years’ nursing experience required.
  • Experience with MDS preferred.
  • Proficient in computer software.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.


  • Competitive wages with credit for experience
  • Tuition Discount Opportunities/ Scholarships/ Student Loan Forgiveness (site specific, ask for details)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 403(b) or 401(k) with employer match
  • Healthcare, dental, health savings, vision, life, disability, & flex spending options for Full-Time employees
  • Employer paid Basic Life Insurance for Full-Time Employees 
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Longevity Recognition, Paid Volunteer Time, and Mentorship Programs
  • Collaborative and Inclusive Work Culture
  • Employee Assistance Program with free confidential counseling/coaching for self and family members 

Location: Newton Village is a part of Cassia. 

Address: 114 N 5th Ave W, Newton, IA 50208

About Us:

Join our friendly staff at our award-winning facility! Here at Newton Village, we care about you and we show it by offering discounted meals and gifts to our staff. We take pride in supporting you succeed and offer plenty of opportunities for advancement. Here we have a generous staff to resident ratio as well as flexible scheduling and wonderful benefits. Don't hesitate - apply today to join our team!

Cassia is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with over 200 years of experience caring for those in need. Our Mission is to foster fullness of life for older adults in the spirit of Christ’s love. We take pride in providing compassionate care for our residents by embracing our eight values and service standards: Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Stewardship, Unity, Respect and Collaboration.

At Cassia, you will be empowered to foster fullness of life for those we serve. Cassia will support your career goals and celebrate your passions. If you are seeking a career experience where you will have fun, be challenged, and recognized for your individuality, Cassia is the answer. I am Cassia... are you?


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