The Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) plans, organizes, develops, and assists with the direction of the overall operation of the Nursing Services department to ensure the highest degree of quality resident care in accordance with all laws, regulations, and Company standards. Reports to Director of Nursing (DON).
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must be able to conduct and administer fiscal operations, including accounting, planning budgets, authorizing expenditures, establishing rates for services, and coordinating financial reporting.
Must be able to collect, analyze, and manage data.
Must be able to direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of medical, nursing, technical, clerical, service, maintenance, and other personnel.
Must be able to maintain communication between governing boards, medical staff, and department heads by attending board meetings and coordinating interdepartmental functioning.
Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the Nursing Services department.
Must be able to recruit, select, hire, train, evaluate, counsel, and supervise Nursing staff.
Must be able to review and analyze facility activities and data to aid planning and cash and risk management and to improve service utilization.
Must be able to plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, establish benchmarks, and direct professional and non-professional staff.
Must be able to maintain awareness of advances in medicine, computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, government regulations, health insurance changes, and financing options.
Must be able to monitor the use of diagnostic services, inpatient beds, facilities, and staff to ensure effective use of resources and assess the need for additional staff, equipment, and services.
Must be able to develop and maintain computerized record management systems to store and process data such as personnel activities and information, and to produce reports.
Must be able to prepare activity reports to inform management of the status and implementation plans of programs, services, and quality initiatives.
Must be able to inspect facilities and recommend building or equipment modifications to ensure emergency readiness and compliance to access, safety, and sanitation regulations.
Must be able to develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for the facility or medical unit.
Must be able to consult with medical, business, and community groups to discuss service problems, respond to community needs, enhance public relations, coordinate activities and plans, and promote health programs.
Must be able to develop instructional materials and conduct in-service and community-based educational programs.
Must be able to develop or expand and implement medical programs or health services that promote research, rehabilitation, and community health.
Must be able to communicate effectively with physicians, Nursing staff, and other professional and non-professional staff.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing nursing functions in the long-term care facility.
Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel.
Must understand and follow company policies, including harassment and complaint procedures.
Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.
Must be able to assign appropriate level of CNAs and LPNs per shift.
Must be able to direct care provided by Nursing staff.
Must be able to provide direct nursing care as necessary.
Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills, good judgment, and critical thinking skills.
Must be able to communicate and function in an interdisciplinary team.
SKILLS and ABILITIES
Education : Associate's Degree (two year college or technical school)
Experience : Two to four years related experience
Certificates and Licenses
Must be a certified DON (CDON-NADONA) in long-term care or become certified within the first year of employment.
Must be currently registered/licensed with applicable state.
Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain it during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.