Job Title: Assistant Director of Nurses - ADNS
Date Posted: 07-03-2008
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Certification
Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Genesis Healthcare (Long Term
Contact Information: Lori   Desmarais (
Job Description:
The Assistant Director of Nursing is the second highest level of position in the nursing
department. This position takes on some of the responsibilities of the nursing department as
may be delegated. He/she provides assistance in the functioning of the nursing department. In
addition, he/she assists and supports the translation of the nursing philosophy of the center
into nursing practice by participating in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the
nursing care delivery system.


1.  Assists and participates in the development, organization and implementation of the
philosophy, objectives, policies, procedures and standards of nursing care in accordance with
the goals of Genesis ElderCare and the center;

2.  Confers with the Director of Nursing in assessing the quality of nursing care being
delivered and recognizes the need for improving or changing nursing practices;

3.  Assists with the development, direction, participation, and evaluation of the orientation
program for nursing personnel; responsible for orientation of new nursing employees in the
absence of the Director of Staff Development;

4.  Makes daily rounds to evaluate customer care, the progress of individual employees,
monitors nursing practices and assists personnel with nursing and educational needs;

5.  Remains cognizant of legal aspects of nursing practice as well as government regulations;
demonstrates this in teaching, supervision, and evaluation of customer care;

6.  Assists with on-site evaluation of employee performance and assesses need for progressive
disciplinary action; participates in employee conferences, as requested by the Director of

7.  Concerns his/herself with the safety of all center customers in order to minimize the
potential for fire and accidents. Also, ensures that the center adheres to the legal, safety,
health, fire and sanitation codes by being familiar with his/her role in carrying out the
center's fire, safety and disaster plans and by being familiar with current MSDS;

8.  Assists with daily scheduling to ensure adequate and safe staffing necessary to deliver
nursing services; keeps within predetermined par level staffing ratios;

9.  Acts as on-call nursing clinical resource person, as scheduled;

10.  Participates in internal audit of nursing practice and in the plan of correction when
deficits are identified;

11.  Compiles end-of-month reports to be submitted to the D. O. N.;

12.  Establishes and facilitates effective employer/employee relations;

13.  Assures that MDS, MMDS, RAPS and care plans for the customers on the unit are completed
in a timely manner and comply with all nursing center/regulatory and reimbursement policies;

14.  Acts as a liaison for customers, families, visitors and staff to resolve concerns and
issues, always with the goal of customer satisfaction;

15.  Participates in the Q.I program of the nursing center;

16.  Puts Customer Service First: Ensures that customers and families receive the highest
quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals'
needs and rights;

17.  Performs other duties as requested.


1.  A graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with a current registered nurse licensure by
the State Board of Nursing.

2.  A minimum of three years full-time or equivalent clinical experience is required and a
minimum of two years of clinical experience in long-term care nursing with one year in a
management/administrative or supervisory capacity is preferred.
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