Director of Nursing Services

Director of Nursing Services

March 24, 2021

Rose Villa, an independent, non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community is seeking a Director of Nursing Services (DNS). The Nursing Services at Rose Villa include Madrona Grove Supportive Living, which is an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) serving 35 to 40 residents; a clinic offering physician services and nursing care to residents who reside in Rose Villa’s independent living community; and Avencia Home Care, our in-home care program.

Autonomy. Choice. Individuality. Purpose. Community. These five qualities contribute to the philosophy of care that makes our Nursing Facility unique. Our Director of Nursing Services must embody these qualities and lead the way for staff to serve our population of elders with dignity and respect. If these qualities speak to you and you want know more, read on!

• First, let’s talk about the “F” word. The only time we use the word “facility” is when we are talking technical terms, mainly with people from regulatory agencies. We are first and foremost a community and Madrona Grove Supportive Living is a neighborhood within the community. The people who live here are residents, not patients.
• Next, let’s talk “Memory Care.” We don’t use this term either. We do not segregate residents by diagnosis. People who need a 24/7 supportive living environment move to Madrona Grove from independent living when the time is right. Our Madrona Grove neighborhood is secure and INTEGRATED so that people who have lived together as friends and neighbors for many years, continue to do so.
• This is an EXCITING time in Rose Villa’s evolution, and the DNS will have the opportunity to design programming for a brand new, household model Nursing Facility / Residential Care Facility (see, we just had to get technical) that will open in the spring of 2022! We are looking for a DNS who can bring their expertise and insights to impart on this process and who will be excited about the challenges of navigating through the transition to a new model of care within our community.
• The DNS must be a strong leader with excellent nursing and communication skills and a working knowledge of state and federal regulations for Nursing Facilities. Rose Villa has a focus on empowering those closest to the residents, the CNAs, to make decisions regarding care and to problem-solve when issues arise. The DNS is responsible for fostering this environment and must share this value.
• The DNS must be a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and must have experience working with an elder population. Management experience is required as is proficiency in Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Who we are: As an organization, Rose Villa is full of ideas, very collaborative, and recognizes that everyone—including residents, families, and employees—is a contributor.

Our mission is supporting older adults to live the life of their choosing and our core values are:
• Start with yes- all ideas are valid and will be explored
• Curiosity is critical- ask questions first, always
• Assume positive intent- think the best of the other person and they will do the same for you
• Embrace quirky- we are not a cookie cutter community and neither are our residents and staff

We work hard to make sure Rose Villa is a place where people want to work. We have been named by Oregon Business Journal as one of the 100 best non-profits to work for in Oregon three years in a row!

Let’s talk COVID-19 for a minute: We get that life is very different right now with COVID-19 in our lives and we don’t really know what’s around the corner. So, we focus on today and the things that are within our control.

Rose Villa is committed to providing a safe and supportive workplace. We are prepared with ample stock of PPE (face masks, eye protection, gloves, etc.…) and provide ongoing education about COVID-19 and related infection control for all staff.

All staff are tested for COVID-19 depending on the infection rate for Clackamas County.

To date, we have had no spread of the COVID-19 virus on campus.

Wage, benefits, and culture:
• Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
• Choice of medical plans with few out of pocket costs
• Dental, vision, and life insurance
• 15 days of Paid Time Off in your first year PLUS 7 paid holidays
• Retirement plan with a significant employer match
• Discount at the on-site restaurant
• 24/7 access to the on-site saline pool and fitness facilities, post pandemic
• Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) workgroup
• Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) guides interpersonal relations
• Blue Zones certified

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen as well as a criminal background check.

Company Info

Company Name
Rose Villa

Company URL

Contact Name
Sydney Whitaker


(503) 607-7012


13505 SE River Road
Portland, OR 97222