Director of Nursing

Jun 17 2019
Lunalilo Home |Honolulu|Full Time
Category: Healthcare
Job Description


                                        LUNALILO HOME

                                  JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

                                DIRECTOR OF NURSING


Lunalilo Home and Adult Day Care offers diverse opportunities for those interested in using their skills and experience to serve kūpuna (elders) and to make a difference in the lives of others by providing compassionate, quality care.



We seek a Director of Nursing Full Time/On Call 24 hours a day to include weekend and holidays.



The Director of Nursing (DON) is a registered professional and is responsible to and reports to the Chief Executive Officer.  The DON is a member of the administrative management team and manages the work efforts of the Nursing Services Department and confers and coordinates with all other departments and individuals relative to resident care needs and welfare and licensure.  The DON is the State of Hawai‘i licensed operator for Lunalilo Home and oversees all clinical aspects of the care provided.



  • The DON is designated as the Primary Care Giver (Care Home Operator) for Lunalilo Home by the Lunalilo Home licensee.
  • Regularly reviews and revises policies applicable to duties and responsibilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, nursing, and human resources.
  • Develops and produces regular department reports including, but not limited to, census, trends, quality of care, incidents, and best practices.
  • Assesses potential residents for residential care and clients for respite care to insure they meet the qualifications and standards of Lunalilo Home
  • Coordinates resident/respite admissions and arranges for transfers and/or discharges to and from Lunalilo Home to hospital or other treating facilities.
  • Ensures compliance with Lunalilo Home’s Residents’ Care Policies and all statutory and regulatory requirements pertaining to care.  Ensures observance of residents’ rights and institutes protocols for reporting or correcting violations or abuse.  These same standards are to respite care.
  • Develops implements, and oversees nursing care plans for each resident in conjunction with the responsible physician’s orders and treatments.  Reviews these orders/plans periodically for appropriateness of levels and quality of care, and institutes interventions as needed.
  • Manages the administration of medications and treatments as prescribed, and observes and documents the results.  Monitors resident and respite resident health status, consulting with the physician and instituting interventions as needed.
  • Consults and coordinates inter and intra departmentally to assess and determine how to meet needs and to deliver a standard of care that meets or exceeds regulatory requirements, is efficient and effective and that satisfies the resident or family.
  • Performs necessary supervisory tasks including scheduling of nursing care staff and agency hires when necessary.  Is responsible for orienting and training of licensed or registered nursing personnel, and on-going regular in-service training.  Acts as an advocate for departmental staff.
  • The position requires frequent communication with co-workers to coordinate efforts and to interact with residents, their families, visitors, and employees.



  • The DON is on-call 24 hours a day.
  • May be required, on occasion or in an emergency, to assume the duties of a floor nurse and/or transport residents to laboratory/MD appointments. 
  • The DON will be subject to frequent interruption, pressures in meeting shift scheduled deadlines and staffing, exposure to infections, odor and peculiarities in behavior of aged residents, which requires the ability to follow verbal and or written instructions.
  • Physical demands require standing, bending, pushing, pulling beds, med-carts, recliners, and wheelchairs in excess of approximately 200 pounds.  Requires lifting, carrying, repositioning and transferring residents.



·         Physical Examination clearance and annual clearances thereafter. 

·         2 Step TB clearance and annual clearance thereafter
Driver's license, and Current Drivers Abstract



  • Graduate of Science in Nursing from an accredited program.
  • Current Registered Nurse License, State of Hawaii and Heartsavers Cardiac Life Support (Course A) CPR card.
  • State of Hawai‘i Care Home Operator License (may be acquired upon hire)



  • Must have at least three years of supervisory or administrative experience and have training and/or experience in rehabilitative, geriatric or long-term care nursing concepts.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, and work as part of an interdisciplinary team committed to excellence of care and hold a valid driver’s license for the State of Hawaii.
  • Must be knowledgeable in problems and needs of the aged, ill, and disabled as well as should be knowledgeable in Hawaiian cultural values as applied to respect and care of the elderly.
  • In addition, the DON should demonstrate compassion and understanding of the elderly and concerns of their families as to the welfare of the resident/respite client.


Lunalilo Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants and especially with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or locally protected class.

Interested applicants please send resume and reply to this posting addressed to the attention of:
Hau`oli Keawe-Aiko

808-395-1000 x223

[email protected]