Regency Healthcare

Assistant Director of Nursing

US-TX-Austin
ID
2017-3283
Category
Nursing
Heritage Park Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center

Overview

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The Assistant Director of Nurses (ADON) will assist in ensuring the provision of quality care that promotes the highest practicable physical, mental and psychological well-being of each resident as determined by resident assessments and individual plans of care.

 

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for our residents and employees by committing to the company's core values of communicating expectations, delivering high-quality nursing and rehabilitation services, setting higher standards in resident care, encouraging growth through education and community awareness, and implementing fiscal responsibility through employee training and personal commitment.

Responsibilities

List of Primary Job Responsibilities

 

Administrative Functions:

  • Handle and/or assist the Director of Nurses in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating and directing the day-to-day functions of the nursing department in accordance with current rules, regulations and facility policies that govern the facility.

 

Quality of Care

  • Handle and/or assist in developing and regularly evaluating methods for coordinating nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the residents’ total regimen of care in accordance with nursing home regulations and applicable nursing facility standards and practices.
  • Communicate with attending physician and medical director regarding resident care issues as needed.
  • Communicate with families regarding resident care issues when appropriate

 

 Staffing:

  • Handle and/or assist the DON in determining the staffing needs of the nursing service department.
  • Handle and/or assist the DON in the recruitment, hiring and training of nursing service personnel.
  • Verify that a sufficient number of nursing staff members are available for each shift to ensure that nursing care is provided to meet the daily nursing care needs of each resident.
  • Develop work assignments and schedules.  Participate in supervising staff to ensure assigned tasks are completed and performed.

 

Quality Assurance:

  • Assist in the facility daily start up process.
  • Participate in the development, maintenance and implementation of the facility’s quality assurance program for the nursing service department.
  • Serve on the Quality Assurance Committee as assigned.

 

Other:

  • Assist in the review of resident clinical records as needed.
  • Assist in the review of consultant reports and implementation of any plans of corrections as needed.
  • May be periodically required to assist with MDS assessments and care plans if and as needed.
  • Assist in the review of and implement appropriate compliance action regarding pertinent regulatory reports.
  • Participate in the facility’s nursing on-call schedule.
  • Perform any other duties deemed reasonable and necessary by the Director of Nurses.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications

  1. Must possess a current Texas RN or Texas LVN licensure.
  2. Recommended to possess a current Medicaid RUG certification
  3. Must possess IV certification and respiratory certification
  4. Will obtain the influenza vaccine during the flu season unless proof of contraindicated is received from a physician. If the influenza vaccine is contraindicated, a mask will be worn during the flu season.

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