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Director- Nursing

Woodruff, WI, USA | Aspirus

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Aspirus Health, recognized for a fourth consecutive year by IBM Watson Health as a Top 15 Health System, is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Our 8,700 employees are focused on improving the health and well-being of people throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.


Aspirus Health serves communities through four hospitals in Upper Michigan and six hospitals in Wisconsin, more than 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, medical goods, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians.


The system has enjoyed steady growth and recently acquired an additional seven hospitals and 21 clinics in north central Wisconsin. This growth is spurred by Aspirus’ commitment to providing high-quality, integrated care in rural communities.  


We are seeking a Director - Nursing in Woodruff, Wisconsin at Aspirus Howard Young Medical Center who is a Registered Nurse that understands and supports the philosophy, policies and procedures of Aspirus Wausau Hospital. The Director works collaboratively to produce, nurture, and sustain a professional practice and healthy work environment that affords and enhances patient care effectiveness and efficiency through leadership to multidisciplinary teams, effective physician relationships, and a shared vision and dedication to the future of Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Nurse Directors have 24 hour/7 day per week accountability for the overall supervision of unit Leadership, all Registered Nurses and other Healthcare Providers in the area under their direction. The Nursing Director leads and has accountability for the planning, developing, implementing, evaluating, and monitoring of process improvement, budgets and allocation of resources, continuous quality improvement initiatives, and professional governance to achieve departmental and organizational goals and objectives. The Director is also responsible for recruitment and retention, performance reviews, professional development, and delivery of nursing care for designated area(s).


Professional Experience / Qualifications



  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, Business Administration, or related field required or actively in pursuit of a Master’s Degree.

  • Bachelor’s in Nursing required.

  • Five years’ progressive experience as a staff nurse in an acute care facility, knowledge and expertise in area of application, and competency in critical thinking and prioritizing skills in previous employment situation necessary for patient care and management functions.

  • Previous experience in the supervision of personnel, evaluation of the quality and appropriateness of nursing care, budget preparation and resource utilization required.

  • Possesses an active Wisconsin nursing license or compact.


Current BLS certification or obtained within 90 days of hire - All clinical personnel in identified job codes are required to maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) training through independent study, online manikin and knowledge testing. An acceptable training program is the Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider course from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross Professional Rescuer Program with AED. (See Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training Policy).


Hours: Full time Benefit package available, 40 Hours per week, Day Shift


The Woodruff/Minocqua Area is Nature's Original Water Park™. We call it that because it's located in the middle of Northern Wisconsin's Lake Country. Here there are thousands of lakes, rivers, and streams that literally saturate the geography. Vacationers have long been visiting the Minocqua Area to enjoy all this water by boating, swimming, fishing, snowmobiling, hiking and biking trails, and more with no admission fees and year-round offerings.


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