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Wellpath WPW Director of Nursing (DON) in Memphis, Tennessee

You Matter

• Make a difference every day in the lives of the underserved

• Join a mission driven organization with a people first culture

• Excellent career growth opportunities

Join us and find a career that supports:

• Caring for overlooked, underserved, and vulnerable patients

• Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

• Autonomy in a warm team environment

• Growth and training

Perks and Benefits

In addition to comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, and 401k, we foster a work, life balance for team members and their family to support physical, mental, and financial wellbeing including:

• DailyPay, receive your money as you earn it!

• Tuition Assistance and dependent Scholarships

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP) including free counseling and health coaching

• Company paid life insurance

• Tax free Health Spending Accounts (HSA)

• Wellness program featuring fitness memberships and product discounts

• Preferred banking partnership and discounted rates for home and auto loans

Why Us

Now is your moment to make a difference in the lives of the underserved.

If there is one unifying characteristic of everyone on our team, it is the deep desire to make a difference by helping society's most vulnerable and often overlooked individuals. Every day we have the distinct honor and responsibility to show up with non-judgmental compassion to provide hope and healing to those who need it most. For those whose calling it is to serve others, now is your moment to join our mission to provide quality care to every patient with compassion, collaboration, and innovation, to live our mantra to “Always Do The Right Thing!”, and to collectively do our part to heal the world, one patient at a time.

How you make a difference

The Director of Nursing (DON) will oversee the Nursing Department's overall operation, ensuring compliance with applicable nursing standards, regulations, and laws. They will work under the direction of a licensed medical professional, such as a Physician, Health Services Administrator (HSA), or Program Manager (PM), and will be responsible for planning, developing, and directing the department's activities. The DON will play a critical role in ensuring that high-quality nursing care is delivered to patients while maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for nursing staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists in the overall coordination of health care services for county detention facilities and ensures compliance with applicable regulations and laws.

  • Assists in the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of nursing personnel and performs employee evaluations.

  • Assists with clinical and administrative matters, including the development of policies and procedures, infection control, and quality management audits.

  • Conducts staff meetings and in-services, and assists with staff training and orientation.

  • Responsible for the management and control of methadone, employee personnel files, and the performance evaluations of direct reports.

Qualifications & Requirements


  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing

  • BSN or Masters in Nursing is preferred


  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in health care management, five years preferred.

  • Three (3) years’ correctional experience


  • Unrestricted current RN license in state of practice - must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc.

  • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving ACLS certification through AHA

  • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We encourage you to apply! If you are excited about a role but your experience doesn’t seem to align perfectly with every element of the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this, or one of our many other roles.

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