• Director of Nursing

  • Posted: 03/12/2023

    Position Title: Director of Nursing (DN)

    Reports to: The Executive Director (ED)

    General Description: The DN oversees the nursing (medical) portion of the clinical operation, working in tandem with the Director of Client Services (DCS) to execute the mission and vision of OA. The DN provides care and support to patients and maintains professional standards of care following the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics. Under the leadership/supervision of the ED and the mentorship of the medical director, the DN supervises a wide variety of clinic functions, planning and performing direct and indirect nursing interventions, and supervising, organizing, planning, assessing, and monitoring all nursing/medical services. The DN works as part of the clinical team to assure that patients receive the best medical, nursing, and psychosocial care possible.

    Supervises: Community Nurse Manager (staff), Nurse Manager (staff), volunteer nurses and other medical volunteers as necessary.

    Employee Status: Regular, full-time, non-exempt, 28 hours per week. Wage: $28-$30/hour, based upon experience. Hours worked in-house; off-site hours to be approved by the Executive Director.

    Primary Qualifications of DN:

    • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN).
    • Possesses a current registered nurses (RN) license in good standing with the state medical board.
    • Prefer 3 years of experience in a leadership/management nursing role; minimum 1 year.
    • Prefer 1 year experience as a nurse volunteer in a pro-life ministry capacity.
    • Able to provide spiritual leadership, discipleship, and support to staff and volunteers.
    • Able to articulate and represent the mission and vision of the organization.
    • Has a sincere desire to reach out to women who are abortion-vulnerable and abortion-minded.
    • Maintains a life-affirming philosophy and advises women seeking care from that perspective.
    • Highly organized and detail oriented, learns and follows policy and procedures.
    • Self-starter; able to take initiative and work with little supervision; trustworthy.
    • Able to delegate tasks and responsibilities, while maintaining oversight and ensuring completion.
    • Works as part of a leadership team, and with other staff and volunteers to advance the ministry.
    • Excellent verbal/written communication skills; able to speak to crowds and gatherings of people.

    Primary Duties of the DN:

    Leadership, Management, Public Relations

    • Develops, maintains, reviews, updates, and implements clinic policies and procedures.
    • Assures compliance with infection control guidelines.
    • Serve as a trusted advisor on all-things medical to the Executive Director.
    • Partners with DCS on operation of all clinical services (medical, education, resource, support).
    • Builds a professional network in the community with other medical professionals (physicians, nurses, sonographers) at medical clinics, health systems, medical businesses/services, and local public health services to communicate Open Arms’ services and better understand local services.
    • Builds a professional network in the community with other medical/non-medical professionals (school nurses, health counselors, youth pastors, etc.) at public and private schools, churches, etc. to communicate Open Arms’ services and better understand local services.
    • Seek out opportunities and become proficient at representing Open Arms in public settings, to include speaking at churches, rallies, marches, etc.
    • Oversee department budget planning and execution.

    Nursing Care

    • Maintains a working knowledge of nursing methods, principles, and practices with prevention and treatment of disease, safety and infection control, clinical systems, supplies and equipment.
    • Oversees nursing services in the clinic, which include, but are not limited to pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STI testing & treatment, child growth and assessment checks, and engagement into the community to reach students with a message of Healthy Relationship Education.
    • Assesses patient needs and makes nursing judgments that reflect safe nursing practices.
    • Maintains accurate records, care-plans, and follow-through on physician’s orders.
    • Assures accurate implementation of physician’s orders and advises physicians of patient’s progress and changes in condition.
    • Provides education and referrals for patient and family to develop an understanding of their health condition. Strive to build positive relationship and connection with those referring parties.
    • Oversee patient follow-up per standardized procedures.
    • Oversees performance of pregnancy tests and limited obstetric ultrasounds by RN volunteers.
    • Ensure clinic inventory and create and revise clinic processes.
    • Maintain Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification.
    • Oversee maintenance of equipment

    Staff Development

    • Recruits qualified staff and volunteers to meet the needs of the clinic, ensuring sufficient interviews and application completion.
    • Organizes, directs, supervises, and evaluates professional and ancillary personnel.
    • Oversees training, orientation, and competency of the clinic medical team staff and volunteers.
    • Partners with DCS to develop and conduct frequent in-service trainings.
    • Conducts medical team discussions to evaluate services, policies, procedures, and protocols.
    • Provide ongoing communication to staff and volunteer nursing team.
    • Oversee ultrasound training to onboard/qualify new nurses and maintain nurse competencies.

    Personal Development & Education

    • Maintains professional license.
    • Carries professional liability insurance.
    • Is a lifelong learner, increasing knowledge of the management, obstetrical, and gynecological care of women and of women’s health issues.
    • Attend medical conferences, seminars, and conferences that offer professional training and information pertinent to the clinic operation.
    • Performs other duties under the direction of the Executive Director, as deemed necessary.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $40,768.00 - $43,680.00 per year


    • Flexible schedule
    • Paid time off
    • Professional development assistance

    Ability to commute/relocate:

    • Hayden, ID 83835: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


    • Supervising experience: 1 year (Preferred)

    Work Location: In person