We are recruiting for a Director of Nursing for our 84 bed Medicaid/Medicare certified Skilled Nursing Center. This is a wonderful opportunity for a North Carolina RN with 3-4 years’ experience as a Nursing Supervisor or DON in the Nursing Home environment to become associated with this beautiful, well respected, 5 star facility. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the Nursing Service Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility. Desired candidate will have a strong understanding of Skilled Nursing facility regulations and Board of Nursing practices. The ideal candidate will develop, maintain, and update the Nursing Services Procedures manual, and work collaboratively with many multi-disciplinary teams.
Preferred candidate will possess excellent communication and organization skills; proven experience with recruiting, staffing and team building/employee relations and proven experience with budget development and management. The candidate should be able to set and maintain high standards of nursing care and create and maintain a positive work place environment for nursing staff. Experience in a retirement community will be a plus. Candidate must possess an unencumbered RN license in the State of North Carolina.
Givens is a vibrant organization committed to providing an outstanding quality of life to more than 1,200 residents through its family of senior living communities in Western North Carolina. A variety of subsidized, affordable, and market rate housing options are available to residents. Givens also reaches out into the region and touches more than 6,000 lives annually through outreach efforts and ...partnerships with other nonprofits. Givens is a mission and ministry of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Givens Highland Farms (acquired by Givens Estates in December, 2012) is a continuing care retirement community in Black Mountain, North Carolina. There are is a variety of living options, including residential living, assisted living, and health care.
On The Forefront of Retirement
In November 1971, the dreams of local civic and church leaders, and developer Chet Prentice, became reality when Highland Farms Health Care Center, a 60-bed nursing facility, opened its doors in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Today, the evolution of this concept is a licensed CCRC on 50 acres that provides independent living accommodations and services in addition to a continuum of healthcare services for its nearly 400 residents.
As a private, for-profit community, Highland Farms grew in its first decade with the addition of garden apartments and cluster homes for independent residents. Amenities, such as dining and meeting areas, were also added. Limbert Hall, an assisted living facility, was completed in 1987, enabling the full continuum of healthcare services to be offered.
When owner Chet Prentice announced his retirement in 1994, Ed Neves (Executive Director), Charles Worley (corporate attorney) and David Worley (CPA for the corporation) formed a partnership and purchased all of the Highland Farms common stock. They assumed ownership on June 1, 1994.
The decade of the 1990's saw the addition of a licensed Home Care Program, an aggressive renovation program, and the addition of four freestanding homes. In 2004, Highland Farms became fully licensed by the State of North Carolina as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC).
As the three owners planned for retirement in 2011, they preferred to sell Highland Farms to a non-profit provider of senior services. Discussions began with Givens Estates, a retirement community established in Asheville in 1979. Givens Estates acquired the Highland Farms community on December 1, 2012.
Now a part of the Givens organization, the traditions of service and care at Givens Highland Farms are enhanced by the sharing of resources and capabilities of both communities.
Our Residents and Staff:
The nearly 400 residents of Givens Highland Farms make up almost 5% of the population of Black Mountain. Residents are deeply involved in every aspect of the greater Black Mountain community including churches, civic clubs, an active Arts Council, museums and educational activities. An organized Residents Corporation annually contributes to more than a dozen philanthropic organizations in the Black Mountain / Swannanoa Valley area. They also volunteer thousands of hours of service annually both within Givens Highland Farms and in the broader community.
Service is a way of life for our 200+ staff. In addition to the concern and care they provide to all residents, they contribute time, talents and dollars to the community at large. Longevity among staff is common; both 30 and 40-year awards have been presented at our annual recognition ceremony, in addition to lesser amounts. Staff and residents often describe their relationships as "family".
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