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Assistant Director of Nursing

Specialty: Psych

Job Type: Full Time

Location: St. Joseph, US

Experience: 1 - 3 years

Job Description: Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) job in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

This is administrative and managerial work planning, directing, analyzing, and coordinating professional nursing programs and/or services.

Directs or assists in the overall planning, development, and administration of the assigned program(s) or service(s).

May function as a managerial role in professional nursing such as directing a facility-wide program, and maintaining 24-hour responsibility for an independent treatment unit with significant security concerns.

Coordinates the work of nursing services with other facility programs; confers with physicians, therapists, and other treatment personnel to plan and/or evaluate patient/client care and treatment.

Directs, supervises, and evaluates the work of professional and paraprofessional nursing staff in the care and treatment of patients/clients; supervises the development and implementation of individualized care plans.

Plans, directs, and evaluates a comprehensive nursing in-service and training program for all levels of nursing staff under the Director of Nursing; coordinates student nurse training programs with affiliated universities and schools.

Plans, develops, administers, and evaluates educational, licensing, practice, and enforcement programs in professional nursing.

Provides specialized and highly complex clinical nursing services including assessments, treatment planning, and nursing interventions; provides consultation to other nursing staff.

Develops, implements, and evaluates standards of care for the nursing department; evaluates existing policies, procedures, and practices, and directs changes in nursing practices to meet acceptable standards of nursing care as defined by accreditation and certification agencies.

Prepares budgetary recommendations and reviews requisitions for supplies and equipment requested by nursing staff.

Participates as a member of the facility policy and decision-making committee; confers with other facility department directors to resolve facility administrative problems.

Develops evaluation protocols and mechanisms to review the quality of nursing care.

Evaluates nursing staffing requirements and recommends adjustment of staff levels based on changes in patient acuity levels, census, and program goals.

Supervises the preparation and maintenance of nursing reports and records.

Recruits, selects, and trains professional and paraprofessional nursing staff.

Exercises considerable initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assignments under general administrative direction; work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and evaluation of operational results.

Performs other related work as assigned.
Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Job Qualifications:

RN licensure: active, current, unrestricted. State of Missouri
Ability to pass facility requirements
Masters Degree in Nursing from an accredited school and 3 years RN experience

BSN from an accredited school and 4 years of RN experience

ADN from an accredited school and 5 years of RN experience

Guardian will reward the most dedicated and caring candidates a competitive rate and a warm, supportive team culture.

For additional information, please respond to this posting by contacting Bonnie Beasley at [email protected] or call 615-202-0180 to discuss these opportunities.


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