Director of Nursing, Community Health Centers

Harbor Health Services Inc (FQHC) | Boston, Massachusetts 02108

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: February 22, 2024
Opportunity Code: 33865


Seeking a highly motivated and experienced nursing leader to join Harbor Health Services Inc. as Director of Nursing, Community Health Centers, in Eastern Massachusetts! 


The Position

  • The Director of Nursing (DON) will provide collaborative, strategic, and clinical leadership across all services in accordance with the purpose and values of the organization. 
  • Reporting to the SVP, Community Health Centers, the Director will oversee four direct reports and approximately 45+ FTEs while serving as a collaborative partner across the organization with a focus on building relationships with physician and service line leadership in addition to cultivating a culture of respect and responsiveness. 
  • The Director will focus on departmental objectives including education/mentorship, billing, care planning, documentation, and workflows to ensure that patient care and quality are optimized throughout the organization. 
  • Seeking a strong empowered leader to bring nursing expertise to the organization and move forward key initiatives around alignment of patient needs, outcomes, and compliance and safety with productivity guidelines; including review of equipment to maintain high state of the art technology and techniques.  
  • The Director will utilize adopted business models to appropriately measure metrics and develop processes that will ensure the delivery of optimal quality, safety, satisfaction, engagement, and fiscal outcomes throughout the organization. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is required; MSN is strongly preferred. 
  • Active RN license is required. 
  • A minimum of seven years nursing experience, including a minimum of five years in management experience, is required. 
  • FQHC experience is strongly preferred.

The Organization

  • Harbor Health Services Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit public health agency with a mission to help individuals achieve their full potential through access to local, affordable services that promote health. 
  • Harbor provides medical, behavioral health, dental, and support services to more than 30,000 patients in Boston, the South Shore, and Cape Cod. 
  • Harbor Health operates five community health centers, including Geiger Gibson Community Health Center – the first community health center in the U.S., founded in 1965! 
  • In addition, Harbor Health operates two Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, a program that allows frail elders to live in their homes and communities, as well as the Dorchester South/South Boston Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program. 
  • Harbor Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center and is a ‘‘deemed” facility under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). The FTCA provides medical malpractice coverage to all deemed facilities and its staff. 

The Community

  • Some people rave about sunsets over the desert, while others love the crash of a storm at the seaside. For those lucky enough to live in Western Mass, the community is pretty partial to the peaceful calm of a spring day, or the beauty of a glorious profusion of fall foliage across a bluer-than-blue autumn sky.
  • Springfield, Massachusetts, is New England’s fourth largest city, perhaps best known as the birthplace of basketball and home of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • Resting along the banks of the Connecticut River, Springfield, Massachusetts, is located on the southern doorstep of the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, a region that's loved by outdoorsy types for its natural beauty and abundant hiking trails.
  • Home to poets and potters, artists, and authors, Western Mass is renowned for its rich culture. Experience the finest in theater and the performing arts – and view the work of world-renowned painters, sculptors, and book illustrators at some of the finest small museums in the country.
  • There are museums, galleries, and gardens focusing on virtually every art form you can imagine and paying tribute to artists and authors like Emily Dickinson, Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, and Norman Rockwell.
  • Springfield is about three hours from New York City, 90 minutes from Boston and roughly 30 minutes from Hartford, Connecticut.




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