ADON - Assistant Director of Nursing

Bria Health Services of Forest Edge
Chicago, IL, US
Dec 14, 2018
Jan 14, 2019
Contract Type
Job Description

Scope of Position:

The Primary purpose of the Assistant Director of Nursing Services is to assist the Director of Nursing Services to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of the Nursing Department in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations. This position is charged with the responsibility to ensure that consistent quality care is delivered to the resident population.

As Assistant Director of Nursing Services, this position is delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out the assigned duties.


  • A current and valid license as a registered nurse is maintained in the applicable State
  • Minimum of one year charge nurse and or supervisory experience in a long-term care setting is preferred
  • Ability to read, write, and speak the English language
  • A current CPR card

Essential Functions:

  • Under the direction of the Director of Nursing Services, assists in directing and coordinating the day-to day functions of the nursing care to residents in accordance with state and federal rules, regulations and standard nursing practices
  • Assists in assuring the provision of treatments, medications, emergency care and nursing services according to a residents care plan and physician directed orders.
  • Coordinates with other healthcare disciplines to achieve the residents plan of care.
  • Ensures the standard of practice is followed for admitting, transferring and discharging a resident.
  • Participates in the development, maintenance and implementation of the facility quality assurance program
  • Contributes to the orientation and professional development of the nursing staff
  • May participate in annual evaluation and, if necessary, disciplinary counsel/action in accordance with facility clinical policies and procedures
  • Conducts frequent rounds on a daily basis to ensure that all nursing service personnel are performing their essential functions in accordance with facility clinical policy and State/Federal guidelines and regulations
  • Assures that each residents attending physician and family or responsible party is promptly notified of any significant change in the residents health condition
  • Routinely reports to the DON any areas of non-compliance, concerns and updates on departmental functions.
  • May be required to be on-call periodically or as specifically needed by facility
  • Ability to function as a team leader / role model
  • Ensures that all nursing service personnel comply with the procedures set forth in the facilitys clinical policies and procedures
  • Has reviewed facility policies and procedures for Abuse Prevention and knows the employees responsibility to enforce it
  • Serves on various facility committees as assigned
  • Audits charts for physicians timely visits.
  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned by the Director of Nursing

Physical Demands:

  • Must function independently, have work flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to

work effectively and harmoniously with residents, family members, co-workers and support agencies

  • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability
  • Ability to communicate in English via phone, in writing, and verbally in conversation with different levels of staff, patient families, and any outside customers
  • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands or fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus, Ability to utilize a computer, phone, etc. for extended periods of time.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to blood or to the body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemical. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Chicago, IL 60649

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required language:

  • English

Required license or certification:

  • RN
Company Description

Compassionate, resident-centered care is the cornerstone of our services. BRIA employees are passionate and caring professionals who take great pride in their ability to serve our residents in a broad range of skilled healthcare, administrative, therapeutic and support roles. Our team serves from the heart so that residents get the most out of every day.

Our goal is to provide our residents with services designed to achieve the best possible health, level of function, and quality of life. From rehabilitation therapy and specialized cardiac, orthopedic and pulmonary rehabilitation, to in-house and bedside hemodialysis, we help our patients get back home. We also offer long-term care options, including specialized Alzheimer's / dementia care.

We offer enhanced clinical capabilities and comfortable amenities in safe and supportive environments, including:
- Rehabilitation services seven days a week
- State-of-the-art medical and therapy equipment
- Enhanced rehabilitation gyms
- Medical staff with expertise in post-acute care
- 24-hour coverage by nurses specially trained in patient assessment and evaluation
- Comprehensive patient and family education
- Post discharge follow-up
- Newly renovated facilities and patient rooms
- In-room televisions with cable/satellite
- Computer with internet access

Our mission is to provide the best health outcomes, highest levels of customer service, and a culture that encourages personal growth and satisfaction for staff.

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