Next Step Health Care Assistant Director of Nursing & Staff Development (ADON/SDC) in Agawam, Massachusetts
Agawam Healthcare is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to join our management team as Assistant Director of Nursing & Staff Development (ADON/SDC).
We are looking for individuals who are looking to take the next step in their careers and be part of a growing organization that offers individuals the opportunity to not only learn, but grow into exciting new avenues of nursing.
In this role, the ADON/SDC will assist the Director of Nursing Services in planning, organizing, developing and directing the day to day functions of the Nursing Services Department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards governing long term care facilities, and as may be directed by the Administrator.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Participate in developing, maintaining and periodically updating written nursing policies, procedures, reference materials, manual, objectives and philosophies.
Provide general orientation, mandatory in-services, continuing education, and other training to meet all department and facility needs and regulatory requirements.
Determine and assess facility education needs.
Plan, develop, and implement training.
Assist in developing and implementing methods for coordinating nursing services with other resident services.
Implement plans of action to correct deficiencies.
Ensure that all nursing services personnel are performing their respective duties.
Participate in surveys and inspections by government agencies
Review nurse?s notes to ensure proper documentation is maintained relating to resident?s treatment, medications and conditions.
Report problems areas to the Director of Nursing Services and assist in developing corrective actions.
Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing and currently licensed by the state.
Must have good verbal and communication skills with the ability to demonstrate organizational and educations skills.
Previous experience in a hospital, long term care facility or other healthcare related facility.
Long term care, skilled nursing experience is preferred.
Must be knowledgeable of general, rehabilitative and restorative nursing and medical practices and procedures and laws, regulations and guidelines governing long term care.
Completion of an Associate?s Degree in Nursing.
Must have basic computer skills.
If you have a passion for helping people, for making them feel safe, respected, cared for and listened to, then your next step is with us.
Next Step Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace for all employees.