Guardian Elder Care
  • Guardian Elder Care
  • Scranton, PA, USA
  • Other

Guardian Elder Care is seeking an Interim Director of Nursing (DON) to provide top-quality care for our residents at Guardians Skilled Nursing Facilities, with locations across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.  This Interim position will cover Guardians Skilled Nursing Facilities in our Wilkes-Barre / Scranton, PA market. Working as an Interim DON you will be given the opportunity to travel and a flexible schedule! We will work closely with you to find assignments that fits your needs and lifestyle.  

Are you a compassionate nursing professional? Do you thrive in a supportive and rewarding environment and want to make a significant difference in the lives of elderly members in your community? Are you passionate about providing top-notch skilled nursing care and enjoy teaching and mentoring others? If so, please read on!

We provide excellent benefits for Full Time employees that include health, dental, vision, life insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid vacation, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and more! Plus, we provide a great work environment and lots of advancement opportunities. 


Since we began in 1995, Guardian has grown to 59 Healthcare Communities, with 52 located in Pennsylvania, 5 in Ohio, and 2 in West Virginia. Guardian also operates ancillary divisions to provide pharmacy, rehabilitation, advanced practitioner services, home health, and home care services. These divisions were formed to provide excellent support to our patients' communities and neighbors in the surrounding areas. As Pennsylvania's largest independent provider of skilled nursing services, we are proud to be a recognized leader in offering healthcare services to today's seniors.  

Guardian Elder Care is a tight-knit, family-oriented team committed to operating with the utmost integrity and compassion. Our focus on clinical excellence carries over to our numerous professional development and continuing education opportunities, as well as the schedule flexibility that allows our staff to maintain a satisfying work-life balance.


As an Interim Director of Nursing (DON) at our elder care facility, you will be responsible for monitoring and directing the quality of the nursing staff and clinical care team within the facility.  Your day would begin by making daily rounds to ensure the performance of the staff and the well-being and safety of the residents. During rounds you should evaluate the effects of care delivered by nursing staff and assign special treatments at needed. When new residents are admitted to the facility, you would be responsible for completing admission assessments and care planning.

You would also be responsible for ensuring that all nursing personnel follow established departmental policies and procedures, and provide discipline as necessary. Assignments can vary in length

You teach, mentor, and inspire each member to give their best and continue to develop professionally. Your creativity comes into play as you plan and carry out orientations, educational opportunities, and in-service events for the benefit of our entire nursing staff which in-turn benefits the residents of our senior care community. Your love for senior care is evident in all you do. You enjoy your job, and your positive attitude filters down to our staff, as well as our patients and their families.


  • Licensed as an RN in PA
  • DON Experience in a Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Previous experience in a long term care facility
  • Previous nurse management / supervisor experience
  • A love for people, especially the elderly
  • A heart for teaching
  • Minimum of two years in a long-term care setting

Do you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills? Are you patient and emotionally mature? Are you open to constructive feedback? Can you make independent decisions with good judgment and also collaborate as a team player? If so, you might just be perfect to join our skilled nursing team as an Interim Director of Nursing (DON)!


We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be the right for this caring, hands-on position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!


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