Assistant Director Of Nursing Job Description
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We are seeking qualified candidates for Assistant Director of Nursing to help in fulfilling our common purpose: to create joy and peace of mind for our residents and their families by creating a better way of life. Join our organization, where teamwork, respect, and service are part of our everyday environment, and build your healthcare career in a supportive, faith-based community. This position is responsible for the clinical supervision in the nursing department to ensure high standards of care are being delivered by established policies and procedures and federal and state regulations. Supports the Director of Nursing and will assume functions of the Director of Nursing in his/her absence.
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The Assistant Director of Nursing assists the Director of Nursing with planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing the day-to-day functions of the nursing department in accordance and in compliance with established policies, procedures, and practices in compliance with federal, state, local, and licensing regulations. They ensure quality assurance and quality of resident care is provided in the nursing department, adequate staffing patterns, and that staff is qualified and trained. The Assistant Director of Nursing is responsible for the documentation of treatment and for ensuring that nursing care complies with applicable regulations and standards set by third-party payors such as Medicaid, Medicare, and HMOs. They ensure the coordination of resident care plans as well as the completion and submission of MDs and other required reports in the absence of RNAC.
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We are looking for an experienced Assistant Director of Nursing to join the team! This gorgeous continuing-care retirement community offers independent living, assisted living, long-term skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and therapy.
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The Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) provides care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent or disabled. The patient/resident population is frail, complex in nature, and experiences many illnesses and dysfunctions. The ADON monitors and provides personal nursing care and leadership to the nursing staff to assure that care standards are met and the highest degree of quality resident care is provided at all times. The ADON assists the Director of Nursing in identifying and providing the essential mix of nursing clinical skills; management and leadership skills; knowledge of fiscal management, ethical principles, state and federal requirements, and standards of professional nursing practice that the ADON must possess to assist in sustaining a system of nursing care that meets the needs of the facility’s patient/resident population.
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The Assistant Director of Nursing is responsible for clinical leadership and outcomes within our Skilled, Assisted Living, and Memory Care neighborhoods.
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The Assistant Director of Nursing will work directly with the Director of Nursing to ensure quality care and outstanding customer service to all patients; will create and maintain great employee relationships among staff. This is a Full-Time position, including evenings and nights.
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Our Assistant Director of Nursing is directly responsible for supervising nursing staff in the performance of their assigned duties, including upholding the standards of nursing practice within the framework of the organization of the Nursing Department. The ADON works side by side with the DON, participating in various meetings, QAPI projects, employment retention strategies, in-servicing, and DOH regulations.
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The Assistant Director of Nursing assists the Director of Nursing (DON) in providing, planning, coordinating, or managing nursing care, nursing services, and health education to residents and patients.
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Our Assistant Director of Nursing has the authority, responsibility, and accountability for assisting the Director of Nursing in the structuring, implementing, and monitoring of the Nursing Service Program.
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We are looking for an Assistant Director of Nursing.
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Frequently asked questions
What does an assistant director of nursing do?
An Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) is a healthcare professional responsible for overseeing the nursing staff and ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient care. The specific duties and responsibilities of an ADON may vary depending on the healthcare facility but typically include:
Supervising Nursing Staff: Overseeing the nursing staff and ensuring that they provide high-quality patient care.
Staff Development: Developing and implementing staff development plans, including orientation, continuing education, and in-service training.
Patient Care Management: Ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient care, including assessing patient needs, developing care plans, and monitoring patient outcomes.
Quality Assurance: Ensuring compliance with regulations and standards related to patient care, including infection control, safety, and documentation.
Budgeting and Resource Allocation: Managing nursing department budgets and allocating resources, such as staff, supplies, and equipment, to ensure efficient and effective patient care.
Communication: Communicating with other departments, physicians, and patients and their families to coordinate care and ensure continuity of care.
Leadership: Providing leadership to the nursing staff and fostering a positive work environment that promotes teamwork, collaboration, and accountability.
Policy and Procedure Development: Developing and implementing nursing policies and procedures to ensure consistent and high-quality patient care.
Performance Evaluation: Evaluating nursing staff performance and providing feedback, coaching, and discipline as needed.
Quality Improvement: Identifying opportunities for quality improvement and implementing changes to improve patient outcomes and nursing department performance.
Overall, the role of an ADON is critical in ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient care and the effective management of nursing staff and resources. This requires strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills, as well as a deep understanding of nursing practice and regulations related to patient care.
What skills does an assistant director of nursing need?
An Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) requires a combination of technical and soft skills to effectively oversee nursing staff and ensure high-quality patient care. Here are some of the key skills required for an ADON:
Nursing Knowledge: A deep understanding of nursing practice, including clinical procedures, patient care standards, and nursing regulations.
Leadership: The ability to provide leadership to nursing staff, promote a positive work environment, and foster teamwork and collaboration.
Communication: Strong communication skills to effectively communicate with nursing staff, other healthcare professionals, patients, and their families.
Staff Development: The ability to develop and implement staff development plans, including orientation, continuing education, and in-service training.
Quality Assurance: Knowledge of regulations and standards related to patient care, including infection control, safety, and documentation.
Budgeting and Resource Allocation: The ability to manage nursing department budgets and allocate resources, such as staff, supplies, and equipment, to ensure efficient and effective patient care.
Performance Evaluation: The ability to evaluate nursing staff performance and provide feedback, coaching, and discipline as needed.
Policy and Procedure Development: The ability to develop and implement nursing policies and procedures to ensure consistent and high-quality patient care.
Critical Thinking: The ability to think critically and make sound decisions related to patient care and nursing department operations.
Quality Improvement: The ability to identify opportunities for quality improvement and implement changes to improve patient outcomes and nursing department performance.
Overall, an ADON requires a combination of technical expertise and soft skills, such as leadership, communication, critical thinking, and quality improvement, to effectively oversee nursing staff and ensure high-quality patient care.