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Next Step Health Care Regional Nurse (DCO) in Woburn, Massachusetts

RN - Regional Nurse for New England Area

The Regional Nurse/DCO will serve as a Nurse Consultant for a group of facilities located in the New England Region (MA, NH, ME). The ideal candidate will have 3 - 5 years of experience in Nurse Consulting and Long Term Care. Prior experience as a Director of Nursing is preferred.

Our Regional Nurse (RN/BSN) is responsible for assessment and evaluation of clinical operations for assigned nursing facilities. Functions as liaison between Director of Nursing (DON) and the Regional Vice President of Operations. Monitors, facilitates and as necessary directs the operations to ensure facility compliance with the organizations standards of care and operational practices, Federal, State Regulations and other regulatory agencies. Functions as a clinical leader within the organization. Successful applicants will be passionate about caring for the elderly and able to work in, and create, a positive working experience as part of a team.

Responsibilities of the Regional Nurse includes but is not limited to:

  • Conducts assigned clinical system audits at designated facilities to promote regulatory compliance.

  • Partners with the Director of Training and Development with clinical leadership training.

  • Assists facilities as assigned during state surveys. Researches policies, regulation interpretation, etc.

  • Develops, reviews and implements the monitoring of plans of correction and post survey preparedness.

  • Maintains professional competencies of laws and regulations, keeping abreast of current changes that may affect health care systems.

  • Reviews reported issues, concerns, or questions relative to clinical matters. Provides consultative leadership and support to all facilities as appropriate. Includes close coordination with the VP of Clinical Operations and interaction with all levels of the leadership team.

  • Adheres to department procedures and completes special tasks to ensure projects are completed in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all pertinent resident care information to assure resident rights are protected.

  • May serve as Interim DON on occasion, as required

The successful candidate for the Regional Nurse/DCO position will enjoy a competitive salary, based on experience, paid time off, and benefit options including 401K, life and disability plans as well as medical, dental, and vision coverage.


  • Current RN license, BSN preferred, in the State of Massachusetts & New Hampshire

  • 5-10 years of Clinical experience, long term care preferred

  • At least 3 - 5 years of management experience; previous Director of Nursing experience preferred

  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, training and management/leadership skills required

  • Ability to multi-task and oversee functions at multiple facilities on a daily basis

  • Ability to travel throughout the region

If you have a passion for helping people, for making them feel safe, respected, cared for and listened to, then your next step is with us.

Competitive Benefits and Compensation plans including health plans, paid time off, 401K, ST/LT Disability and more are available to our full-time employees.

Submit your resume for confidential consideration.

Next Step Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace for all employees.