Associate Director of Nursing

Overview

Date Posted:
10/12/2020
Location:
57 Willoughby St 2nd Fl
City:
Brooklyn
State:
NY
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Service

Description

 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:  

The Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) will assist in ensuring the nursing department provides consistent, attentive, and efficient care to patients. The ADON is responsible for monitoring nursing staff, nursing activities, and patient care, as well as ensuring nursing activities are in compliance with federal, state, and local standards. Serve as a representative and promote the best interest of their staff and the patients they serve.  

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

• Must possess a current NYS license as a Registered Nurse and have graduated from an accredited school of nursing. 

• Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 

• Three-year plus nursing supervisory experience in ambulatory care or acute long-term setting. 

• Knowledge of FQHC, state, local, and federal laws and guidelines. 

• Must possess and demonstrate a high degree of leadership, organizational ability, and communication skills. 

• Knowledge of Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and familiar with electronic medical record. 

 

Minimum Requirements

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Assist the Director of Nursing in the development, maintaining, and implementation of nursing policies and procedures that conform to current standards of evidence-based nursing practice while maintaining compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. 

• Communicates and interprets policies and procedures to nursing staff, and monitors staff practices and implementation.

• Assist Director of Nursing in the establishing, implementing, and monitoring of the infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment designed to prevent the transmission of disease and infection.

• Oversees and supervises RNs, LPNs, and MAs development and delivery of in-service education to equip nursing staff with knowledge and skills to provide quality care to patients. 

• Participates in the recruitment and selection of nursing personnel and assures that staff are properly trained.

• Evaluates the work performance of all nursing personnel and implements discipline according to operational policies.

• Coordinates and develops on-going QA activities for nursing services in collaboration with QI department.

• Oversees schedules for RNs, LPNs, Mas to assure proper coverage.

• Proactively develops positive employee relations. Promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and effective communication.

• Promotes customer service and responds to and adequately resolves complaints or concerns from patients about nursing services. 

• Collaborates with department heads, interdisciplinary teams and other stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate programs and services to maintain a high quality of care for patients.  

• Serves as a liaison between agency and laboratory, radiology, and specialist consultation services.

• Maintains nursing supplies through studying usage reports, identifying upward or downward trends, anticipating needs, and approval of requisitions and cost allocations. 

• Maintain professional and technical knowledge and skills through attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional organizations. 

 

The above is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of the job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all the job functions            

COMPETENCIES: 
Has strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize responsibilities. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to conceptualize evidence-based clinical practices while promoting continuous quality improvement and outcomes measurements. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to handle multiple assignments and work efficiently under time constraints. Possess strong leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively with a large team. 

 

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