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Assistant Director of Nursing - ADON

Company: PSC Point Pleasant
Location: Lahaska
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:


Pediatric Specialty Care of Point Pleasant, PA has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director of Nursing-ADON (RN).

This position is ideal for a Pediatric Registered Nurse (RN) leader looking to embrace a smaller facility and provide clinical direction for the pediatric population.

We are currently seeking an Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) to serve as the facility educator, quality assurance lead and clinical leader. The ADON will organize, develop, coordinate and direct the clinical education.  The ADON will also support the Director of Nursing (DON) in the oversight of the day-to-day clinical care and the quality assurance program.





The Assistant Director of Nursing - ADON will be the liaison between the Director of Nursing - DON and Nursing Supervisor and at any time may be required to take on the role of either position.


Day-to-Day tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical leader supporting the Director of Nursing daily oversight of clinical care
  • Monitor staff clinical skills and hold staff accountable to given rules & regulations of the facility
  • Communicate consistently with Director of Nursing to discuss current issues, recommendations for improvement and updates on ongoing issues
  • Assist Director of Nursing with regular staff meetings
  • Supervise/ assess staff competencies and give real time feedback to employees
  • Provide  staff education, facilitate continuing education and yearly educational requirements
  • Execute and analyze nursing audits and make recommendations for improvement
  • Verify that staff are following individual plans of care and ISP’s for each resident
  • Complete risk assessments and investigate any unusual occurrences or clinical incidents
  • Prepare schedules for the facility
  • Work in collaboration with HR in the recruitment of new staff
  • Monitor new employee (s) education throughout their 90 day evaluation period
  • Address any complaints made by family members or members of the care team
  • Responsible for notification to DHS if child abuse suspected in accordance with Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) policies when Director of Nursing not available
  • Remain knowledgeable of PA code chapters 3800 and 6400 regulating group homes and residential facilities
  • Registered nurse (RN) with a valid PA nursing license, BSN required
  • Proven work experience as a nursing leader and educator
  • Minimum of three years ’ nursing experience, pediatrics preferred
  • BLS required, PALS or ENPC preferred
  • Experience with performance improvement, infection control and regulatory processes
  • Knowledge of chronic or acutely ill pediatric patient population and their cognitive and developmental needs
  • Team management skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Well-developed verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Recognized as a mature leader with the ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations



Employee Perks!: 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match, Clean, Neat & Newly Renovated Facility, Enjoy a fun and diverse work environment, Enjoy being a part of a strong and diverse team, Friendly and supportive staff, Generous PTO & holiday package, Increased Wages, Life Insurance, Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, Picturesque, 30-acre wooded campus, Point-earning employee reward program: redeem for prizes!, Quiet rural neighborhood, Strong leadership EOE Statement: WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Keywords: PSC Point Pleasant, Trenton , Assistant Director of Nursing - ADON, Other , Lahaska, New Jersey

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