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Assistant Director of Nursing

Company: Discovery Behavioral Health
Location: Peckville
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
The 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 facility's day-to-day needs.DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS -

  • Responsible for staff schedules on all nursing shifts are in accordance with department needs.
  • Maintain a reference library of written nursing material (i.e., PDR's, 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 department.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Make daily rounds to ensure that all nursing personnel is performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
  • 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 Guidelines.
  • 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 patient's discharge plan.
  • 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 accuracy. -Provide direct nursing care as necessary.
  • Provides on call assistance as needed.
    • Associate Degree in -Nursing -(ADN), Bachelor of Science in -Nursing -(BSN) or a similar diploma.
    • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania.
    • Pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered -Nursing -(NCLEX-RN) if applicable.
    • 3 years' experience in a supervisory experience in a substance use disorder or acute psychiatric facility.
    • Minimum of 4 year of sobriety (if applicable).
      Additional Information
      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 Keywords: Assistant Director of Nursing, Location: Peckville, PA - 18452

Keywords: Discovery Behavioral Health, Scranton , Assistant Director of Nursing, Executive , Peckville, Pennsylvania

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