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Assistant Director of Nursing (LTAC)

Company: LHC Group, Inc.
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

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The Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) is responsible for assisting the Director of Nursing with coordinating, planning and evaluating quality patient care. The ADON will assume the responsibilities of the Director of Nursing in his/her absence. CHRISTUS Dubuis Hospital of Alexandria, a part of LHC Group, is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose:--It's all about helping people.
Essential Functions

  • Quality - Maintains accountability for nursing practice and delivery of quality patient care through collaboration w ith the DON, therapists, and other nursing staff on a daily basis
  • Shares information about the disease processes and underlying disabilities with other nurses and team members on a daily basis
  • Performs hands-on nursing care by utilizing the nursing process to achieve quality outcomes for the patients on a daily basis
  • Initiates and completes a nursing assessment within the specified time frame, according to hospital policy
  • Assesses the physical, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual dimensions of patients and their families, as well as their educational and discharge needs in order to formulate a plan of care on a daily basis
  • Implements a plan of care based upon recognized functional needs/problem lists, and modifies the plan of care as needed, to achieve measurable goals and objectives upon administration and modified as needed
  • Develops outcome related goals in collaboration with patients, their families, and the interdisciplinary team, that are oriented to wellness behavior and are reality based and encourage socialization w ith others as needed
  • Participates in the interdisciplinary team process at weekly team conferences and other team meetings and offers input into team decision making
  • Collaborates with team members to achieve cost-effective care by utilizing appropriate clinical resources to meet the patient's needs on a daily basis
  • Documents nursing interventions, changes in the patient's condition, physician visits, etc., on the nurse's daily flow sheet, according to the hospital's policy and procedures
  • Administers medications according to hospital policy and procedures within the designated time frames
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives and choose appropriate courses of action with a proactive attitude
  • Demonstrates an ability to perform duties in a manner consistent with the patient's Bill of Rights on a daily basis
  • Demonstrates the ability to delegate and supervise nursing tasks to LPN's, CNA's, and clerks as indicated on daily basis
  • Recognizes emergency patient situations and responds appropriately w ith initiation of ACLS protocol on as needed basis
  • Educates on nursing techniques to help patients and their families on development of self care skills necessary to move toward wellness on the illness-wellness continuum
  • Prepares patients and families for future decision making responsibilities by fostering their independence and goal achievement
  • Assists with the education of the nursing staff in regard to patient care issues and disease processes by conducting one inservice at least every six months
  • Manages the care of ventilator and telemetry patients to ensure optimal recovery
  • Dietary management responsibilities include supervising and/or delegating the supervision of patient tray checks for accuracy of each diet ordered, portion sizes of all three meals each day for each patient; reports discrepancies in the patient's meal and/or meal service to the Registered Dietitcian and if necessary, ensures that the correct tray is re-ordered and delivered to the patient in a timely manner
  • Performs all other duties as delegated by the Director of Nurses
  • Quality Officer TS: Plans and coordinates PI meetings
  • Quality Officer TS: Coordinates data collection and analysis, prepares reports, tracks data collected by designated individuals
  • Quality Officer TS: Serves as a resource to medical staff, managers, other staff
  • Quality Officer TS: Prepares an annual report for the PI plan and process
    Education & Experience

    License Requirements
    • Licensed as a RN in the state in which they practice.
    • Current CPR and ACLS certification.
    • Minimum of two years administrative/charge nurse experience and personnel management

Keywords: LHC Group, Inc., Alexandria , Assistant Director of Nursing (LTAC), Executive , Alexandria, Virginia

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