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Assistant Director of Nursing RN

Company: Mid-Atlantic Healthcare
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: December 4, 2017

Job Description:

Job DescriptionTucker House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a leading provider of skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long-term care is seeking an experienced, hands-on manager to fill the vacancy of Assistant Director of Nursing. We invite you to join our team of caring and compassionate healthcare providers, and expand your career in this ever changing field of skilled nursing and rehabilitation care. Under the supervision of the Director of Nursing, the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) assumes delegated responsibility and accountability for the provision of resident care according to professional standards of nursing practice in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Implements nursing policies and procedures that reflect facility mission and philosophy. Conducts education, infection control, quality assurance and admission screening functions as assigned. Utilizes resources in an efficient and economic manner to ensure that each resident achieves the highest practicable physical, mental and psycho-social well-being. Oversees the nutrition, wound, restraints, and restorative programs of the facility.

  • Develops and maintains nursing policies and procedures that reflect current standards of nursing practice and facility philosophy of care consistent with state and federal laws and regulations. Communicates and interprets policies and procedures to nursing staff. Monitors practice for effective implementation.
  • Establishes and implements infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment and to prevent the development of disease and infection. Conducts infection control surveillance activities to investigate, control and prevent infections in the facility. Provides consultation to all departments on application of infection control principles and procedures to specific situations.
  • Screens prospective admissions for level of care, anticipated needs and length of stay, presence of mental illness or mental retardation as required by federal regulations. Collects and reviews available records, interviews resident, designated family members with consent of resident and legal representative. Conveys information to unit staff and assists staff to prepare for admission of new resident.
  • Audits clinical records for accuracy and completeness of comprehensive resident assessments, effective documentation reflecting resident responses to interventions and consistent implementation of plans of care by all staff and professionals, on all shifts. Incorporates information and findings from chart audits performed by Director of Medical Records and ensures ongoing staff training initiatives to improve documentation skills of nursing staff.
  • Audits plans of care to ensure they are based on information contained in the comprehensive resident assessment, contain measurable goals and timetables and reflect current status of residents. Participates in interdisciplinary conferences as needed to develop adequate plans of care that are comprehensive, based on the comprehensive resident assessment, and responsive to needs of residents.
  • Reviews 24 hour report from every unit daily to ensure timely, effective responses to significant changes in condition, ulcers, discharges, use of physical or chemical restraints, unexplained injuries, potential abuse or neglect, medication errors, loss of resident property, any evidence of resident or family dissatisfaction. Gathers and analyzes facts, assesses situations, develops and implements appropriate actions to investigate, to notify appropriate parties, to resolve issues and to record facts properly. Keeps Director of Nursing informed of findings and results.
  • Conducts quality assessment and assurance activities, including regulatory compliance rounds, in the nursing department to monitor performance and to continuously improve quality. Develops program to gather and analyze data for trends and to institute actions to resolve problems promptly. Evaluates effectiveness of actions. Reports and makes recommendations to Quality Assessment and Assurance Committee.
  • Assists Director of Nursing with preparation for long term care survey. Actively participates in long term care survey process by instructing staff in matters of conduct and disclosure, maintaining a presence at all times when surveyors are on-site and directing the timely collection of information required by the survey team. Demonstrates concern for identified problems and undertakes corrective action while survey is in progress if appropriate. Gathers and presents supplemental documentation to avoid potential deficiencies. Collaborates with Director of Nursing to develop responses to survey report as needed.
  • Maintains current skills and knowledge through continuing education. Applies information to job responsibilities.
  • Performs the duties of Director of Nursing during Director’s absence from the facility, or as assigned when Director of Nursing assumes responsibilities of Administrator.
  • Directs and supervises nursing personnel to insure proper resident care.
  • Participates in staff meetings, training sessions and other committees.
  • Participates in QA activities as assigned.
  • Gives directions in a clear and concise manner.
  • Uses disciplinary measures, in cooperation with the Director of Nursing, that are consistent with facility policies. Counsels employees as needed.
  • Facilitates in-services for staff.
  • Performs investigations for incidents.
  • Performs evaluations for Unit Managers.
  • Assists in the selection, evaluation, promotion and termination of nursing service employees.
  • Actively participates in discipline process.The successful candidate may possess the following skills, but are not limited to: minimum of 2 years experience in a management level position; demonstrated competency in protection of Resident Rights; current knowledge of state/federal laws/regulations in long-term care; knowledge of MDS and Care Planning process; ability to develop nursing policy/procedure reflecting current clinical practice/professional standard; other duties as assigned Company DescriptionAt Mid-Atlantic Healthcare , we provide you with the tools and support you need to grow your career in healthcare. We are committed to hiring the best team to serve our patients, while providing an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities. Competitive salary & benefits, EOE

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