Assistant Director of Nursing

Recruitment #210413-UNCY-104

Introduction

BASIC PURPOSE:
The Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) is utilized by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs g-term care centers. Incumbents are assigned responsibilities which include assisting the Director of Nursing (DON) in the supervision of nursing staff responsible for providing direct care to our residents in accordance with all licensure standards, regulatory standards, policies and procedures.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
*Assists in the planning, organization and direction of all professional and nonprofessional nursing services required to provide care to the residents on a 24 hours basis.
*Prepares and checks overall nursing service schedules; reviews assignments of professional and nonprofessional nursing personnel. Inputs leave time for nursing staff and insure adequate coverage is provided on all units and shifts.
*Prepares, completes and reviews employee evaluations; counsels staff regarding job requirements and performance as necessary.
*Provides in-service to staff on equipment, products, medications, paperwork and job duties as needed to insure proper implementation. Provides in-service to staff on correct procedure in ordering medication. Keeps abreast of new developments in the field and disseminates information to staff. Attends all required training and in-services.
*Provides assistance to the DON in up-dating the nursing, respiratory and procedure manual as needed. Participates in the planning and preparation of in-service training programs.
*Assists in the maintenance of all necessary records and reports of and for nursing services.
*Coordinates the transportation of residents to local and out-of-town appointments.
*Reviews the disposition of estimates of needs in physical facilities, medical supplies, repairs, equipment and personnel for the nursing department operations and functions.
*Assumes duties of DON in their absence. Informs DON of staff and resident care related problems that occurred during their absence.
*Be available for assistance on the floor daily, making rounds to circumvent possible problems before they occur and to assist as needed.
*Provides nursing services to the residents when staffing shortages occur.
*Performs related work as required and assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of professional nursing theory practices and techniques; of medical supplies; of sanitation and personal hygiene; of nutrition and diet therapy; of institution or school organization; and of budget, personnel and purchasing procedures.

Education and Experience:
Possession of a current valid permanent Oklahoma license as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing to practice professional nursing and four (4) years of professional nursing experience, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity at a level equivalent to a shift supervisor; or a bachelor’s degree in nursing and three (3) years of professional nursing experience, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity at a level equivalent to shift supervisor; or a master’s degree in nursing and two (2) years of professional nursing experience in a supervisory capacity at a level equivalent to shift supervisor.

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.