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Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Racine, WI in Racine, WI at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 11/11/2018

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Job Description

Look inside any of our Ascension Living communities, and you’ll find a significant change in approach – away from simply aging passively, and toward empowering people to age successfully. Our sole mission is to provide the services, amenities, opportunities and support so seniors can enjoy living healthier and happier, at every age and at every stage.
It’s part of our larger vision to provide high-quality, compassionate, personalized care with dignity, especially to those in our communities who are most in need. This guiding vision is the cornerstone of who we are as a company: national, nonprofit and senior-focused.
POSITION SUMMARY
Assists in the management, coordination and maintenance of an efficient, productive, and organized clinical department. In absence of the Director of Nursing (DON), shall have administrative authority over and responsibility for the functions and activities of the nursing department. Demonstrates knowledge of and delivers care in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the State in which employed. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Works cooperatively and efficiently with departmental ministry leadership.
 Assists in developing, organizing and implementing clinical services and programs.
 Effectively communicates policies, expected outcomes, efficient work routines, and work procedures to the clinical staff.
 Assists with implementation and evaluation of quality of care including on-going auditing of Quality Indicators.
 Assures adherence to clinical policies and procedures within departmental guidelines.
 Assists with admissions, discharges, and transfers to assure appropriate care and compliance with State and/or Federal regulations.
 Assumes administrative authority for clinical departments in the absence of the DON.
 Assist in maintaining nursing budgets.
 Assumes a ministry presence that monitors resident care.
 Oversees completion of clinical documentation per ministry policy, and State and Federal regulations
 Follows regulatory and ministry standards, policies, procedures and precautions in the performance of all job duties to ensure a safe work environment
 Assumes responsibility for enhancing professional knowledge and skills through participation in educational programs and seminars.
 Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
 Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required.
 BSN from an accredited college or university preferred.
 Three years nursing management experience in senior care preferred.
 Experience with current and emerging delivery systems with capability of implementing changes as needed.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
 Long Term Care – Valid license as a registered nurse in the state in which employed required.
 CPR Certification required for LTC upon hire, or obtain within thirty (30) days of employment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to create a high-performance, effective team that can produce consistent, demonstrated results.
 Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and ministry leadership.
 Competencies needed for this position include strong interpersonal relationship skills, detail oriented, work in collaboration with others, demonstrate a high degree of integrity and personal commitment, possess strong analytical skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple deliverables at the same time.
 Ability to function in a matrix environment and demonstrate a passion to succeed be self- motivated, dependable, committed, and a willingness to see a project through to its conclusion.
 Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.