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Assistant Director of Nursing - ADON


Assistant Director of Nursing - ADON

Assistant Director of Nursing - ADON

Parkway Place
Houston, TX 77077

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About the Company
Do you want to join an INSPIRING company where you get to make a difference in the life of a senior? If you have a passion for people, customer service, and having fun, we want to hear from you!

Parkway Place is a 5 star Continued Care Retirement Community. We were voted a Great Place To Work 3 years running, and achieved the Best of Senior Living award for 2022! Not only are our employees fantastic, but we have some awesome perks too!

Job Perks
At Buckner one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

  • AMAZING Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits as well as matching 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Recognition programs for associate events monthly, and quarterly appreciation events.
  • The 5-Star Fun Benefit: encourages employees to spread good cheer to their co-workers and others, creating a happy, healthy environment for all!

About the Role
The ADON is responsible for implementing the goals and objectives of the department, nursing service and facility through coordinating resident care management and staff direction and by providing direct nursing care to residents.

What You'll Do
As a member of our team you will have an impact on our residents through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:

Nursing Care:

  • Orient staff to philosophy and objectives of nursing services.
  • Provide direct supervision for nursing assistants.
  • Make purposeful rounds and communicate with residents.
  • Assist staff in identifying resident care needs and problems.
  • Conduct conferences with staff as needed to identify and resolve staff and resident problems. Document all problems and actions taken. If problems are not resolved, refer to Director of Nurses for further action.
  • Direct nurses and nursing assistants in setting priorities of care.
  • Clarify nursing policy and procedures for staff, residents and families.
  • Identify problems relating to equipment and supplies.

B. Quality Control

  • Evaluate nursing care rendered through such means as resident visits, quality assurance programs, chart audits, team conferences, etc..
  • Assist in preparing reports for Quality Assurance Team meetings.
  • Proficient with MDS

C. In-service/Staff Development .

  • Assess and provide for educational needs of staff.
  • Train and evaluate proficiency of staff in new procedures and techniques and operation of equipment and instruments.
  • Coordinate and conduct in-service programs for nursing staff.
  • Interpret nursing policy and procedures.
  • Coordinate services to residents.
  • Evaluate resident care given according to individual needs.
  • Perform annual skills checklist for each nursing assistant and report results to Director of Nurses.
  • Assist in process for annual personnel reviews.
  • Ensure license and certification renewals for all nursing staff.
  • Conducts interviews for potential nursing staff.
  • Maintains compliance with all Buckner policies, procedures and requirements.
  • Maintain compliance with all federal and state laws.
  • Maintain compliance with all agency regulatory guidelines and requirements.
  • Performs other assignments and duties as requested.

What You'll Bring to the Team
To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following

  • Requires basic understanding of a specialized area of knowledge normally acquired through four years of high school or GED or equivalent. Ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions.
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Holds current Texas licensure as a licensed vocational nurse or registered nurse. Completes and/or meets training, certification required by Buckner and State. Must have 2 years experience in geriatric nursing.
  • Ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force continuously to move objects and/or people.
  • Work deals mostly with areas such as preparing and reading data and figures, client records, medical orders, visual inspection involving small details, using measurements devices, dispensing medicines. Visual work is primarily close to observer. Depth perception and field of vision (peripheral) are not as critical as the ability to distinguish small details and markings very near to the observer. Color perception for some tasks (e.g., dispensing meds, assessment of resident condition) is important.
  • Position requires bending, stooping, twisting, turning, reaching, lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, climbing, kneeling, walking, and standing over 75% of shift.
  • Ability to recognize differences in sound, such as voices/noises that are loud and playful instead of angry and combative.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement under broad nursing case guidelines. Exercises initiative, patience, tact, and confidentiality; demonstrates administrative and leadership ability; ability to analyze and evaluate objectively. Works under little direct supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, residents, families and the public. Ability to meet emotional and physical demands of patients (and to help insure their dignity) and staff on the unit.
  • Ability to maintain composure, positive attitude and awareness of priorities in an environment of stress and frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to keep somewhat detailed records and prepare routine reports.
  • Knowledge of general nursing theory and practice; including basic knowledge related to nursing, such as drugs, biological, physical, social, and medical sciences, and their application. Working knowledge of infection control, universal precautions and OSHA standards.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods involved in in-service instruction of nursing and ancillary personnel, in demonstrating techniques and methods of patient-care services, and in instruction of patient's needs.
  • Familiarity with medical diagnoses, procedures, and accepted medical treatment patterns. Knowledge of procedures and techniques necessary to administer medication and treatment as prescribed by physician. Knowledge of medications and possible side effects.
  • Commitment to Christian principles and teachings both professionally and personally.
  • Sufficient good health to properly discharge duties. Employees shall not be permitted to work who have infectious disease or skin lesion, for the duration of the communicability.
  • Previous experience in long-term care preferred.

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Buckner is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Buckner.


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