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Life Care Center of Wilbraham Assistant Director of Nursing in Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) (Registered Nurse/RN) Life Care Center of Wilbraham Wilbraham, MA Employment Status: Full-Time Shift: Day Live the Mission Position Summary The RN - Assistant Director of Nursing assists the Director of Nursing (DON) in planning, organizing, developing, and directing the overall operation of the Nursing Services department to ensure the highest degree of quality patient care in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards. Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements ASN or BSN from accredited college or university Currently licensed/registered in applicable State. Must maintain an active Registered Nurse (RN) license in good standing throughout employment. Two (2) years\' geriatric nursing experience preferred, preferably in post-acute care CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment. Specific Job Requirements Maintains a liaison with patients, families, support departments, etc. to adequately plan for patient needs Expert knowledge in field of practice Make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action Knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post-acute care facility Implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department Perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: nursing care, supervisory responsibilities, infection control, patient rights, and safety and sanitation Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc. Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information Understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care\'s Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training Essential Functions Assist the DON in planning, developing, implementing, evaluating and directing the Nursing Services department Interview, select, hire, train, evaluate, and supervise nursing staff Assist with overseeing care provided by nursing staff Oversee infection control responsibilities Assume the duties of the DON in his or her absence Provide direct nursing care as necessary Perform functions of a staff nurse as required Exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients Assist in the evacuation of patients Demonstrate dependable, regular attendance Concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment Communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team Sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours Read, write, speak, and understand the English language Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language Benefits for Full-Time Associates medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability coverage 401(k) paid vacation, sick days and holidays An Equal Opportunity Employer