Director of Nursing, Long-Term Care

Gunnison Valley Health | Gunnison, Colorado 81230

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: September 01, 2022
Opportunity Code: 31435


Serve as Director of Nursing - Long Term Care surrounded by the snowcapped mountains and pristine lakes of Colorado!

The Position

  • As a key member of the leadership team, the Director of Nursing (DON) will plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operations of the Nursing Department in accordance with current Federal, State, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations. 
  • The DON will assume responsibility for two direct reports that include an Assistant DON and Infection Preventionist, as well as provide oversight for approximately 30+ FTEs. 
  • Seeking a confident leader to assist in the stabilization of staff, enhance the culture within the organization, and build a team while transitioning from travel to long-term employees. Must be a hands-on leader with tremendous interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Active RN license required. 
  • Must have a minimum of 5+ years’ experience in a skilled nursing facility or other comparable position in nursing management.  
  • BSN degree required; MSN preferred. 

The Organization

  • Gunnison Valley Health is the sole community-owned health system for Gunnison County and surrounding areas. They are not just a hospital, but a fully integrated health system providing services for all stages of life; from an award-winning EMS department to a 52,000 square foot, state of the art senior care center and everything in between. 
  • GVH serves the 17,000 residents of Gunnison County, Colorado. It’s 450-plus-member staff works with 50 local and visiting specialists. 
  • The Gunnison Valley Health Foundation is a separate 501c3 and the CEO of Gunnison Valley Health is a Board Member. Gunnison Valley Health is a fully integrated health system that includes almost every aspect of healthcare. 
  • From the Family Birthing Center to the Senior Care Center to the Cancer Care Center and the philanthropic foundation, Gunnison Valley Health is here to keep Gunnison County living well together.

The Community 

  • Gunnison is rather like a home on the range surrounded by ski areas and a national park. The city, which feels like a cattleman's town, is the kind of place where you don't feel like a tourist as much as somebody visiting the folks.
  • It's a great base camp for exploring a treasure trove of natural and man-made attractions. To get there, you probably have to cross Monarch Pass, where you'll find good skiing in winter. Head north from town and you'll end up in Crested Butte, famous for its extreme terrain.
  • But head west and the valley drops away into the Curecanti National Recreation Area, Blue Mesa Reservoir and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The reservoir, Colorado's largest man-made lake, in the summer is full of canoes, sailboats, pontoon and motor boats, and people water-skiing, fishing, even parasailing in the refreshing water.
  • Summer celebrations also honor the area's Western roots, and the dominant entrée on dinner menus is steak.



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