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Assistant Director of Nursing

Assistant Director of Nursing

Job Description



The Assistant Director of Nursing is responsible for overall supervision and coordination of the clinical unit, growth of facility and community resources, provides comprehensive standards, practices and programs that meet the needs and best interests of the facility and residents.




  • Supervisory:  Manages training, development and performance of assigned staff to retain a motivated, professional workforce.
  • Ability to develop and facilitate growth within the Nursing Department, relate professionally and positively to facility and departmental staff and to work cooperatively with others at all levels, and to include performance evaluations and discipline as necessary.
  • Performs assessments, develops and implements appropriate plan of care based on assessment and diagnosis tailored to meet each individuals needs with the interdisciplinary team.  Evaluates the plan of care and makes necessary changes as needed.  Monitors the care delivery of staff.
  • Delegates and collaborates in providing resident care according to licensure and skill levels, follows up to ensure success.
  • Documents according to current standards and established policies.
  • Ability to work independently with organizational skills, to prioritize tasks and to exercise judgment consistent with core values.
  • Ability to model effective communications between resident, family, staff, and community.
  • Must be able to identify potentially unsafe situations and to respond appropriately.
  • Responsible to know, implement and assure compliance to State, Federal or County regulations and ABSM policies and procedures.
  • Carries out detailed written or verbal instructions
  • Ability to makes effective judgments, functions independently, is flexible, has personal integrity and works effectively with personnel. 
  • Must utilize initiative and judgment in assigning tasks, and resolving operational problems.


Job Requirements



  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Missouri (which must be in good standing)
  • Knowledge in geriatric nursing, and of all state and federal regulations, as well as professional standards.   
  • Previous hospital or long term care experience preferred
  • Past supervisory experience




  • Ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Must be able to effectively manage staff members
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with EHR/EMR
  • CPR certification

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Yes
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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Assistant Director of Nursing

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