Assistant Director of Nursing
Company: Discovery Behavioral Health
Location: Del Mar
Posted on: June 25, 2022
As our Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) plans, develops,
organizes, implements, evaluates and directs the nursing department
under the supervision of the Director of Nursing (DON), as well as
its programs and activities, in accordance with current rules,
regulations, and guidelines that govern the facilitys day-to-day
needs.Responsibilities Maintain a reference library of written
nursing material (i.e. PDRs, Regulations, Standards of Practice,
etc.) that will assist the nursing department in meeting the
day-to-day needs of each patient.
Develop, maintain and periodically update the Nursing Procedures
Manual and nursing objectives and philosophies .
Develop, maintain and periodically update written policies and
procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing
Develop, implement and evaluate programs to enrich the recruitment,
retention and continuing education of the nursing staff.
Develop methods for coordination of nursing services with other
patient services to ensure the continuity of the patients total
regimen of care.
Develop, implement, and maintain an ongoing quality assurance
program for the nursing department.
Assist in the recruitment, interviewing, and selection of nursing
As necessary, assist in updating and maintaining written job
descriptions for each level of nursing personnel in accordance with
pertinent laws and regulations.
Provide adequate staffing at all times based on facility needs and
census requirements. If necessary, cover the floor to ensure
adequate staffing and patient safety.-
Monitor the staffing levels, and as necessary, direct staff
rotations and reschedule personnel to meet increased or decreased
nursing service demands.
Make daily rounds to ensure that all nursing personnel is
performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable
Meet with patients throughout the day and report care issues to the
nursing staff. On days off, arrange the schedule so the day shift
charge nurse performs this function.
Prepare for and attend Treatment Team meetings. If unavailable,
assign said duty to an experienced nurse.
Ensure that all nursing staff is abiding by the Infection Control
Oversee and assist in the training of new hires in the nursing
department, and maintain ongoing training as needed.
Participate in facility surveys/inspections made by authorized
government agencies as necessary or as may be directed.
Assist the patient and Therapist in planning the nursing portion of
the patients discharge plan.
Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms,
reports, evaluations, studies, charting, approval/denial of time of
requests, etc., as necessary.-
Ensure that annual competency evaluations and performance reviews
are completed in a timely manner; participate in the facilitys
Performance Improvement Program.
Monitor the facilitys QI, QM and survey reports. Assist in
developing plans of action to correct potential or identified
Serve on, participate in and attend various committees of the
facility as designated by established policies and procedures.
Participate in the interviewing and selection of patients for
admissions, when appropriate.
Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to ensure that
medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments
are provided as scheduled.
Review nurses notes and documentation to ensure completeness and
Provide direct nursing care as necessary.
Schedule monthly nursing personnel on all shifts and post by the
15th of the month. Assist in calculating the number of direct
nursing care personnel on duty each shift.
In addition to the essential job elements and duties listed above,
other duties may be assigned or assumed which are within the scope
of the employees skill, expertise and licensure or
- Must acquire either an Associate Degree inNursing(ADN),
Bachelor of Science inNursing(BSN) or a similar diploma.
- Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to
practice as a Registered Nurse in California.
- Pass the National Council Licensure Examination for
RegisteredNursing(NCLEX-RN) if applicable
- 3 years experience in a supervisory experience in an acute
- Minimum of 4 year of sobriety (if applicable)
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free
workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national
origin.For more information about our company benefits, please
visit us at discoverybehavioralhealth.com/careers/PandoLogic.
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