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Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)

Company: Urbandale Health Care Center
Location: Urbandale
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

RN not a requirement for this position.The ADON works under the direction of the Director of Nursing to complete the following functions: Provide personal care to residents in a manner conductive to their safety and comfort consistent with Company Clinical Policies and Procedures as well as state/federal guidelines and regulations. Initiates the development and implementation of policies and procedures that govern the nursing staff in collaboration with appropriate services. Responsible for the provision of nursing services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Establish and maintain job specification and descriptions for nursing staff. Address and support cultural practices if such practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of medical therapy. Recommend modifications, additions, or deletions to nursing staffing plans to ensure reasonable hours and acceptable working conditions to provide optimal resident care coverage. Assure that each resident's accident or incident is fully documented and reported in accordance with Company Clinical Policies and Procedures and state/federal guidelines and regulations. Represent nursing staff on various committees, Infection Prevention and Control, Pain Management, Performance Improvement, and Quality Assurance. Participate in performance improvement functions by collecting and verifying data, as needed. Consult other departments, as appropriate, to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the resident's needs. Ensure licensed nurses perform head-to-toe assessments and reassessments on all residents. Demonstrate knowledge of the geriatric residents and evaluate licensed nurse's abilities to asses and reassess residents. Ability to interpret results of test and procedures; take appropriate action. Assess residents on admission and at least once per shift, as well as when conditions change and document appropriately. Ability to adequately assess and reassess residents' pain, utilize appropriate pain management techniques, and education resident and family on pain management. Promote and support the greatest possible degree of independence for residents. Contribute knowledge of residents' conditions and document observations as required. Promote a safe and clean hazard-free environment for residents, family members, and staff members. Assure equipment is clean and functional. Report any malfunctions to supervisor. Ability to function as a team leader and role model. Abide by the Company Clinical policies and procedures for Abuse Prevention. Notify physician of changes in resident's condition and follow through until appropriate action is taken. Follow through, as needed, on information given by shift report, resident or family regarding resident concerns. Implement plan of care for the resident based on assessments and goals as established by the interdisciplinary care team. Attend all required meetings. Follows infection prevention and control procedures and supervises supportive staff in infection prevention and control procedures. Ability to react decisively and quickly in emergency situations. Perform other task and duties as assigned.Job Type: Full-timePay: From $75,000.00 per yearBenefits: Health insurance Paid time offMedical specialties: GeriatricsSchedule: 8 hour shift Holidays On callSupplemental pay types: Signing bonusExperience: Supervising experience: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Urbandale Health Care Center, Des Moines , Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON), Executive , Urbandale, Iowa

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