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Director of Nursing Services

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/01/26
Posting End Date: 2024/02/15
Category: Nursing
Sub Category: Management
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Lewiston, ID, United States
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Idaho Division of Veterans Services- Caring for America's Heroes

Competitive Wage range of $45.00- $55.00 per hours DOE!

This position will remain open until filled.

The Idaho Division of Veterans Services (IDVS) is seeking a dynamic Director of Nursing Services position at the State Veterans Home in Lewiston! If you are passionate about healthcare, have exceptional leadership skills, and a commitment to excellence- apply today! Join us in caring for America's Heroes and be a part of a dedicated team committed to making a positive impact.




  • Manage the comprehensive nursing services of a long-term care facility with 64 beds. 
  • Participate in institutional leadership to assist in the development of institution-wide goals, policies, quality management, and budget. 
  • Emphasis on setting the institution's nursing leadership and management standards, by coaching, mentoring, and tutoring nursing staff and employee/client problem solving. 
  • Use a broad nursing and management background to plan, organize, staff, direct, and control a comprehensive institutional nursing program that includes all quality of care and quality of life issues.
  •  Ensure the use of appropriate nursing administration and management practices to meet legal standards of nursing practice and current trends in service delivery.
  •  Develop and implement the budget or direct the development and administration of the nursing service budget.
  •  Participate in executive decision making to plan and develop programs and policy. 
  • Developing and initiating changes to policies and procedures to ensure compliance with nursing laws and regulations, and the presentation or oversight of training to implement required changes. 
  • Evaluating and modifying goals, priorities, and organizational structures to provide optimum nursing care service.

Minimum Qualifications: 


  • Licensed as a Professional or Registered Nurse in Idaho as defined by Idaho Code 54-1408 or state licensure as a Registered Nurse pursuant to the Nurse Licensure Compact, Idaho Code 54-1418, in one of the following compact states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, or Wisconsin.

Good knowledge of: 

  • Management practices in the supervision and training of a professional nursing staff.
  • Nursing administration and organizational structure and staffing including experience applying current nursing theory and trends in institutional nursing service delivery.


  • Applying legal standards of nursing practice and assessing compliance with nursing laws and regulations and initiating appropriate changes.


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.