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Community Health Network Director Professional Nursing Practice in Indianapolis, Indiana

Director Professional Nursing Practice

Job Ref



Professional & Business Support

Job Family

Healthcare Administration






Shadeland Station

Shadeland Ave

Indianapolis, IN 46256

United States


Day Job


Day shift

Job Location

The Director of Nursing position is located at Shadeland Station in Indianapolis, IN.

Job Duties

This position is responsible for overseeing activities within Network Nursing related to professional nursing practice, evidence based practice/research, model of care and nursing outcomes. The Director will take a leadership role in overseeing the Clinical Ladder and nursing professional development programs, as well as supporting the application of evidence based practice and the adherence to nursing’s model of care. The Director will be pivotal in supporting and promoting nursing research within the network.


5+ years: Demonstrated expertise in the practice of nursing validated by five years of current clinical practice and two years in the area of specialty practice. Certification required in clinical specialty (within 3 years of hire).


  • Master's Degree : Graduate of National League for Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited school of nursing or in lieu of accredited schools listed above, three years of related professional nursing experience.

  • Master’s Degree Required. If entering role without Master's Degree, Bachelor's required and Master's Degree required within 5 years of assuming role.

  • Either Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing Required.

  • Doctorate Degree (Preferred)


Required Certifications/Licensures: (Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) with a valid license to practice in the state of Indiana as listed in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC))


  • Demonstrates an understanding of the nursing scope of practice, laws, and regulations that govern nursing practice in the State of Indiana as well as standards of practice and care established by national organizations

  • Demonstrates the ability to apply improvement philosophy, principles and technology.

  • Ethical decision making in clinical, educational and business/financial issues

  • Leadership in a highly matrixed interdisciplinary environment

  • Professional standards evaluation and monitoring

  • Program design, implementation and evaluation

  • Promotes an environment that embraces evidence based practice

  • Ability to build effective relationships

  • Ability to collaborate

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, staff, and physicians.

  • Ability to coordinate, lead, prioritize, and/or manage multiple projects competently

  • Ability to effectively manage conflicts

  • Ability to effectively manage negotiations

  • Ability to effectively use interpersonal skills

  • Ability to use customer service skills to provide an exceptional experience

  • Ability to coach/mentor a team


Director of Nursing, DON, RN

Additional Information

Community Health Network embraces a servant leadership philosophy by putting the needs of patients, employees, and the community above our own. We strongly believe to provide exceptional healthcare services we need exceptional leaders. A Community leader humbly puts the needs of others first and provides focus and direction to those they have the privilege of leading. They demonstrate compassion in all interactions and are deeply invested in the growth and development of others.

Community Health Network complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Community Health Network does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.