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Assistant Director of Nursing

Assistant Director of Nursing

Requisition ID 
2017-2218
# of Openings 
1
Posted Date 
9/13/2017
Area of Interest 
Nursing
Company 
Elderwood
Location 
Elderwood at Liverpool
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Shift 
Day

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Overview

Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON): join our growing company and enjoy increased salaries, benefits, and newly renovated facilities while assisting our top-notch Management Team!

It is time to love your job!

 

We've been dedicated to caring for your loved ones for 33 years, let us provide that same commitment to the growth in your career.

 

Elderwood at Liverpool (formerly Birchwood) is searching for a skilled & dedicated Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) to help manage our 160 bed Skilled Nursing facility in Liverpool, NY. We are undergoing current construction to update our facility including investing in new state of the art equipment and iPads for our nursing staff!

 

The Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) will help to assist the Director of Nursing in planning, organizing, developing and directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Service Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator, the Medical Director, and/or Director of Nursing, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. 

 

Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Perks:

  • Recently Updated & Competitive Wages
  • Top Notch Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 401k Retirement Program With A Match!
  • Monthly Employee Appreciation Events
  • Employee Of The Month Recognition
  • Just 10 Minutes From Syracuse
  • Enjoy Being A Part Of A Strong And Cohesive Management Team

The Company:

Elderwood is a strong and growing company that is truly invested in its employees. We just recently increased our wages and offer an excellent benefits package, including health, dental and vision coverage, paid vacations and holidays, an Education and Tuition Assistance Program and much more.

 

Apply Today!

Or send your resume/questions to liverpoolcareers@elderwood.com for consideration.

Responsibilities

Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) duties:

 

  • Recommend to Director of Nursing written materials that will assist the nursing service department in meeting the day-to-day needs of the residents.
  • Assume duties of the Director of Nursing in his/her absence under the direction of the Administrator.
  • Assist the resident and Social Services in planning the nursing services portion of the resident discharge plan.
  • Assumes duties of personnel within nursing department as needed or directed by DON and/or Administrator.
  • Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary.
  • Recruit, interview, select, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate nursing personnel, delegating as necessary. This also includes counseling and recommending suspension or termination of employees to Director of Nursing or Administrator as necessary, maintaining documentation to support the same.
  • Ensure adequate 24-hour nursing coverage in the facility.
  • Ensure that all nursing assistants are enrolled in or have graduated from an approved nursing assistant training program.
  • Assist the DON in determining the staffing needs of the nursing service department.
  • Ensure that all nurse aide trainees are under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse.
  • Recommend to the DON the number and level of nursing personnel to be employed.
  • Resolve personnel problems and build into the nursing program maximum employee motivation, keeping employees informed of current changes that effect their ability in providing quality patient care.
  • Develop work assignments and schedule duty hours, and/or assist nursing supervisory staff in completing or performing such tasks.
  • Delegate to the Charge Nurse(s) and Nurse Supervisor(s) the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability to perform their assigned duties.
  • Nursing Care Functions:
  • Supervise all admissions and readmissions for eligibility or denial of Medicare Skilled services regulations.
  • Notify all providers, in writing, within 24  hours of resident status of eligibility for skilled services and changes.
  • Ensure that written physician certification for skilled services per Medicare guidelines are obtained.
  • Coordinate therapeutic services, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, etc., for residents with therapeutic needs.
  • In addition, be responsible for monitoring resident progress and eligibility when no longer are eligible for Medicare skilled services. Notification will be timely -- within 24-hours upon determination.
  • Make daily rounds of the nursing department to ensure that all nursing personnel are performing their work assignment in accordance with acceptable nursing standards. Report findings to DON.
  • Provide residents with a comfortable, clean, orderly, and safe environment.
  • Assess resident's condition and care needs through daily resident rounds.
  • Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to ensure that medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as scheduled.
  • Report medication errors per policy.
  • Provide direct nursing care as necessary.
  • Ensures that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently. 

Qualifications

Nursing Supervisor (ADON) Requirements: 

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a degree in Nursing from an accredited school.
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as in state.
  • Baccalaureate degree preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the needs of pediatric complex care requiring long term care, the principles of management, supervision, organizational behavior and structure, and communication systems.
  • A physical examination and/or evidence from a physician indicating free of communicable disease to be available upon employment.
  • Must be in good physical and mental health.
  • Ability to work independently or part of a group.
  • Effectively communicate with others.
  • If expected to drive company vehicle- must have valid driver's license with good driving record and be at least 21 years of age. (In order to comply with company Driving Standards P&P).
  • Must have, as a minimum, 2 years of experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other related health care facility.
  • Previous long-term care experience is desirable.
  • Computer knowledge preferred.

 

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