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Nursing Services Director - SHN/ISVH

Division of Veterans Services

Open for Recruitment: June 7, 2017 - July 5, 2017
Announcement # 07598052788
Salary Range: $28.00 - $35 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

Idaho Division of Veterans Services - Caring for America's Heroes

IDVS is recruiting for a Director of Nursing Services to head the Nursing program of our sixty-six bed, long-term care State Veterans Home in Pocatello.  If you have previously applied for a DNS position with the state of Idaho, you must re-apply; previous scores will not be used. 

Depending on applicant response, the original closing date (6/21) of this announcement may be extended.


  • This is an executive level nursing classification
  • Manage the comprehensive nursing services of a long-term care facility with sixty-six beds
  • Participate in institutional leadership to assist in the development of institution-wide goals, policies, quality management, and budget
  • Emphasis on setting the institution’s nursing leadership and management standards, by coaching, mentoring, and tutoring Nursing staff and employee/client problem solving
  • Use a broad nursing and management background to plan, organize, staff, direct, and control a comprehensive institution nursing program that includes all quality of care and quality of life issues
  • Insure the use of appropriate nursing administration and management practices to meet legal standards of nursing practice and current trends in service delivery
  • Develop and implement the budget, or direct the development and administration of the nursing service budget
  • Participate in executive decision making to plan and develop programs and policy
  • Developing and initiating changes to policies and procedures to assure compliance with nursing laws and regulations, and the presentation or oversight of training to implement required chages
  • Evaluating and modifying goals, priorities, and organizational structures to provide optimum nursing care service


  • Licensed as a Professional Registered Nurse in Idaho as defined by Idaho code 54-1407.
  • Good knowledge of: management practices in the supervision and training of a professional nursing staff; nursing administration and organizational structure and staffing including experience applying current nursing theory and trends in institutional nursing service delivery.


Checklist. You will receive a score based on your responses. All responses must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application. You must receive a minimum rating of 70 to pass this examination. Exam results are available immediately online when you complete and submit your exam.

To preview the exam, click on the "Preview Exam" link below (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen).


Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, please select Division of Veterans Services under "Agencies," full-time under "Job Type/Shift," and Pocatello under "Cities."


Preview Exam

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.