Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)
Accura HealthCare of Ames
Accura HealthCare embraces a unique upside-down culture, putting residents and direct-care staff at the top level of the organization. Our Resource Center associates play a key role in supporting Accura's purpose, "to care for others" and advancing the mission, "to be partners in care and family for life" and are expected to provide exceptional customer service by demonstrating and upholding our values of trust, integrity, accountability, commitment, and kindness through the development of strong relationships, servant leadership, and effective communication and follow-up.
Accura HealthCare, a leading post-acute healthcare provider based in Iowa, has communities in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska, and growing.
**DUE TO NEW CMS REGULATIONS, OUR TEAM WILL ADHERE TO FEDERAL RULES AND GUIDELINES REGARDING COVID TESTING**
As directed by the Director of Nursing, the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) plans, organizes, develops, and assists with the direction of the overall operation of the Nursing Services department to ensure the highest degree of care in accordance with all laws, regulations, and Company standards. Assists in maintaining a physical, social, and psychological environment which will be conducive to the best interest and welfare of the resident in conjunction with our Core Values.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
-Develops, implements and coordinates quality management, utilization review and discharge planning programs.
-As directed by the Director of Nursing, administers special programs and training of staff such as infection control, staff development, nursing quality improvement and utilization review.
-Monitors accrediting/surveying/regulatory body criteria to maintain compliance.
-Assumes duties and accountability for DON in his/her absence.
-Establishes and maintains scheduling for nursing staff to ensure adequate coverage to meet resident and facility needs.
-Participates in onboarding of new employees to ensure successful integration and training occurs.
-Leads by example, fosters open communication and resolves conflict in a constructive manner. Manages and coaches nursing staff; facilitates a culture that supports the mission/vision of the organization and facility.
-Performs duties of staff nurse whenever and wherever required including but not limited to completing health assessments, developing and evaluation of care plans, and reviewing, implementing and evaluating residents' medication, treatment and other charting requirements.
-Sets high standards of excellence for meeting resident needs, builds and maintains relationships with residents, communicates with residents in a genuine manner using appropriate verbiage, and establishes good rapport with the residents.
-Communicates effectively with family members regarding the condition and progress of the resident, including in-person and telephone discussions.
-Attends conferences and plans in-services as required. Actively participates in the in-service program in an effort to advance knowledge and skills.
-Actively participates in QAPI (Quality Assurance Process Improvement) program, taking a proactive approach to quality care and services on a continuous basis with engagement of residents, family members and staff.
-Has fun in creating a positive atmosphere for residents in conjunction with our Core Values.
-Follows instructions and completes daily assignments as assigned and is proactive to change.
-Possesses understanding and compassion for the elderly population.
-Performs other duties as assigned.