The ADON assists the DON with the day-to-day and long term; planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing of the nursing department. The ADON ensures established policies, procedures, and Standards of Care, are followed; in compliance with federal, state, and local licensing regulations.
The ideal candidate for this position must have a degree in nursing (BSN is preferred), additional training in Health Care Management is sought, and one to years of progressive management experience in the long term care setting is required. He/She must have strong communication, interpersonal, and healthcare management skills The ADON ensures adequate staffing patterns and that staff are qualified and trained.
The following is a representative list of duties and responsiblities associated with this position:
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