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Director of Nursing Services Assistant

Job Summary
The Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) provides support to the Director of Nursing (DON) to plan, coordinate and manage the nursing department and resident care and services. The ADON is responsible to oversee and participate in the Infection Control and Restorative Programs.
Qualifications:
Must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor Degree or higher preferred.
Must have a current state license to practice as a registered nurse (RN). Current CPR certification desired.
Minimum two years experience in long term care management. Prefer long term care experience as a floor nurse or like position. .
Excellent understanding of state and federal regulations governing skilled nursing facilities.
Ability to lead, motivate, educate and evaluate others.
Must have excellent assessment, planning, organization, communication and interpersonal skills with an understanding of person centered care.
Ability to work flexible shifts including periodic weekends, holidays and off shifts.
Ability to work well with an interdisciplinary team and health care providers.
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with team members and external stakeholders.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to communicate orally and through written reports and other documents relating to resident, staff and others. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of executives, managers, clients, customers, and the public.
Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical journals and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Essential Functions and ResponsibilitiesSupervisory Responsibilities
Assists the DON in the supervision of nursing care provided by registered nursed, licensed vocational/practical nurses and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible.
Oversees the restorative nurse unit managers and acts as back up when needed.
Assists in carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizational policies and applicable laws.
Infection Control
Monitors the overall surveillance system of infection and exposure in the facility involving employees and residents.
Maintains appropriate records documenting facility infections, exposure and control procedures implemented.
Reviews monthly infection summaries to identify patterns or trends in infections.
Analyzes infections to identify potential underlying conditions contributing to risk of developing infections.
Monitors the practice of infection control procedures within the facility.
Care and Services
Help the DON with the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the nursing department.
Help assure that adequate strategies are in place to verify the current licensure and credentials of nursing employees.
Conducts rounds at least daily to gain a global view of nursing care. Participates in weekly grand rounds on each unit to gain an in-depth understanding of patient care and needs and assist the team to identify potential declines in resident conditions.
Participate in morning stand up meetings and assist to evaluate and direct the interdisciplinary team changes in condition.
Assist in the maintenance of administrative authority, responsibility and accountability for
Proper charting and documentation of care and of medications and treatments.
Investigations of falls and allegations of abuse
Resident outcomes within established benchmarks
Implementation of nursing services philosophy and objectives.
Adherence to standards of practice and organization policies and procedures.
Recommend to the DON the number and levels of nursing personnel to be employed.
Help develop and implement the written staffing plan and nursing schedule that reflects the needs of the Resident population.



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