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Head Nurse

Salary: $34.72-$35.58/hour

Schedule: Full-time - All Shifts

Location: 100 Heritage Lane, Albany, NY 12211

The head nurse’s duties primarily involve responsibility for maintaining high standards of professional nursing services on a resident care unit 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Incumbents in this class differ from a supervising nurse in the development of a resident’s care plan based on medical evaluations and the availability of services, and the continuing assessment of the residents’ condition, whereas the supervising nurse is responsible for overall administration and personnel of a shift. The work is performed under general supervision of supervising nurse with wide latitude for instructing, planning and making assignments to subordinates. Performs other tasks as required.

Responsibilities/Typical Work Activities:

  • Assesses resident nursing care needs, develops and carries out a nursing care plan and evaluates its effectiveness;
  • Assists nursing administration in establishing and implementing resident care policies within an assigned unit;
  • Recommends appropriate staffing needed to carry out resident care;
  • Explains resident care being given to the resident and family;
  • Reacts to emergency situations and where warranted arranges for transfer to the hospital;
  • Instructs assigned staff in providing resident care;
  • Works with medical staff in care and treatment of residents;
  • Maintains residents care records;
  • Orients new personnel, attends and assists in-service programs;
  • Coordinates the activities of subordinates in the care of residents and the administration of medication and treatments on assigned units;
  • Maintains an assortment of medical equipment needed in resident care;
  • Evaluates nursing staff of the unit.

Full Performance, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • Thorough knowledge of professional nursing techniques and their relation to medical and surgical practices and skill in their application;
  • Thorough knowledge of resident care management;
  • Good knowledge of medical supplies and equipment needed on a unit;
  • Ability to secure the cooperation of others;
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others;
  • Ability to understand and carry out technical oral and written instructions;
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. 

Minimum Qualifications (either):

Two years of experience as a registered professional nurse


One year of experience as a registered professional nurse and five years of experience as a licensed practical nurse with charge nurse responsibilities.

One year of experience as a registered professional nurse and three years of experience as a licensed practical nurse in a residential health care facility.

Special Requirement:

Eligibility for a license issued by the State of New York to practice as a registered professional nurse. Possession of the license at the time of appointment.

Employee Benefits:

  • Free CDTA bus pass with direct stop at Shaker Place
  • On-site daycare (opening soon!)
  • Experience-based pay and shift differentials
  • New York State Pension and optional deferred compensation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health insurance: low or no cost health plan, dental, vision, prescriptions
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, personal and holidays
  • 529 college savings plan
  • Flexible spending account

About Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing:

Beautiful, recently renovated, state-of-the-art facilities with new amenities, advanced equipment, and thoughtful design. We cultivate a supportive, inclusive, respectful, diverse, and welcoming culture committed to providing the highest quality of care to our residents. Our mission is to provide comprehensive care and exceptional services to the people of Albany County and surrounding areas. For nearly 50 years, we have been committed to enhancing each resident’s quality of life and valuing their independence, dignity, and happiness.

Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is an E-Verify participant and equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by laws and regulations.

Please email [email protected] if you have issues applying.



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