Bourne Manor Extended Care Facility Assistant Director of Nursing in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
The Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) assists in the operation of the Nursing Department in accordance with current Federal, State and facility standards, guidelines and regulations. Assumes responsibility for Director in his/her absence. Assists in the overall supervision and provision of optimal achievable quality of nursing care in the health care facility. Responsibilities: Directs and supervises Unit Managers, Supervisors and Charge Nurses RN/LPN in effectively accomplishing their duties. Trains, supports, assists as needed. Communicates effectively with the Director of Nursing and discusses any problems or concerns regarding clinical operations of the department. Acts as a resource person in all areas of resident care. Assumes Unit Manager or charge nurse duties as needed in relation to facility staffing. Ensures that nursing services are scheduled in accordance with patient needs and within nursing services budget. Assists in the education of facility nursing policies and ensures implementation of these policies. Assists in nursing competencies. Assists in recruitment and selection of nursing employees. Assumes all responsibilities of the Director of Nursing Services in his/her absence. Responsible for coaching nursing employees to support positive behavior and interactions with others. Assists Director of Nursing with disciplinary concerns. Makes efforts to recognize, educate and train employees and promotes employee growth in an effort to increase retention and employee satisfaction. Promotes a culture of safety in the nursing department. Assures there is thorough investigation of injuries and efforts made to prevent further injuries. Communicates effectively with DON and discusses any problems, needs or concerns which arise with the DON. Assumes responsibility in supporting the DON in promoting and maintaining positive employee relations and effective communications among facility staff. Provides on-call support to the nursing department as scheduled by the DON. Meets with residents and their families as needed to discuss concerns and makes every effort to meet their needs/desires. Other duties as assigned by the DON or Administrator JOB REQUIREMENTS Must hold a current, unencumbered nursing license in accordance with Massachusetts state regulations. Five years Long Term care experience preferred. 2-3 years of nursing management experience preferred. Acute hospital medical/surgical experience desirable. Holds and maintains current CPR certification in accordance with Nursing Standards of Practice. Ability to manage people. Ability to communicate effectively, in writing, as well as verbally. Ability to successfully relate and respond to the needs of management, employees and residents. Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients/residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public. Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to long-term care. Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult patients/residents.