Avalon Memory Care

Director of Nursing

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
Regular Full-Time


Avalon focuses on overall quality of life for our residents with an individualized, flexible and compassionate care system. We believe that in order to best serve our residents, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits which include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Great Growth Opportunities! 



  1. Direct and coordinate Health Care Services to ensure competent care for guests
  2. Ability to function as a TEAM LEADER of the Nursing Department
  3. Conduct continuous analysis and evaluation of services rendered
  4. Make Rounds Daily to all Nursing Units –
  5. Assist in the development and maintenance of patient care policies, standards of practice, procedures, policies and job description
  6. Initiates the development and implementation of policies and procedures of the Nursing Department and plan and conduct appropriate in-services.
  7. Coordinate Health Care Services 
  8. Assist in determining the staff required for Health Care Services
  9. Initiate and conduct meetings of Health Care Services as they relate to the planning for guests’ care, problem solving, and interpretation of policies
  10. Develop the staffing pattern required for Health Care Services
  11. Participate in other departmental meeting and serve on committees as requested
  12. Meet with the Administrator regarding activities of the department and problems encountered
  13. Work closely with physicians and consultants concerned with providing optimal care to guests
  14. Work with Administration in the planning and implantation of staff development and continuing education programs
  15. Work closely with Social Worker and Social services at hospitals
  16. Coordinate Resident Care needs with home health and hospice
  17. Convey the philosophy of Health Care Services to the community.
  18. Assure that each residents accident or incidents are fully documented and reported to doctors and responsible party
  19. Participate in professional meetings
  20. Keep informed of new developments in medical science, particularly in gerontology, so that changes can be affected when and where applicable.
  21. Ability to adequately assess and reassess residents’ pain, utilize appropriate pain management techniques, and education resident and family on pain management.
  22. Assist in evaluation of staff members
  23. Request emergency medications from pharmacy and distribute them to the nursing areas
  24. Assist Administration in planning, implementing, training, and continuing education programs
  25. Participate as an active member of the In-Service Education committee and assist with special programs
  26. Participate in the establishment, interpretation, and implementation of Nursing Service Philosophy, objectives and policies, and recommend policy changes
  27. Follow through, as needed, on information given by shift report, resident, or family regarding resident concerns.
  28. Coordinate and conduct NURSING IN-SERVICES
  29. Perform other task and duties as assigned.



High School graduate or equivalent


One (1) year related experience in a medical environment preferred
Working knowledge of electronic medication systems a plus but not required




General Qualifications:

  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Statement of history of no abuse or neglect
  • Reliable transportation
  • Documentation of immunizations
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or a high school graduate

Med Tech., medication technician, med, medication administrator, med room, Memory Care, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Alzheimers, Assisted Living, ALF 


USD $60,000.00/Yr.


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