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Assistant Director of Nursing at Pine Acres Rehabilitation

Assistant Director of Nursing

Pine Acres Rehabilitation West Des Moines, IA (Onsite) Full-Time
Pine Acres Rehabilitation -


Job Title: Assistant Director of Nursing Services

Department: Nursing Services

Supervisor: Director of Nursing

Position(s) Supervised: Nursing

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Revision Date: 11/02/2021

General Job Summary:

Demonstrates and promotes participative leadership and provides oversight of the nursing department by building relationships, acting with integrity and humility, modeling the way, listening with the intent to be influenced and embracing change. Work where you can make a difference in your life and our residents lives 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Assistant Director of Nursing is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities which are considered essential functions of the position.

Duties and Responsibilities

v  Establishes administration, procedure, and control of medications under direction of pharmacist.

v  Responsible for execution of patient care policies in absence of physician.

v  Assists in providing for the spiritual, psychological, and social needs of patients.

v  Serves as consultant on admitting and discharge policies and procedures

v  Identifies and solves departmental and personnel problems.

v  Oversees the supply and equipment needs for the nursing department to see that units are adequately stocked and maintained.

v  Performs duties of Staff Nurse whenever and wherever required and on-call for emergencies.

v  Assists in the establishment of a disaster, fire and safety program in cooperation with the Director of Nursing and/or Administrator. 

v  Maintains required records; reviews, certifications, physicals, up-dates and revises policies, procedures, job descriptions to meet current objectives and standards for nursing staff.

v  Oversees an Infection control and skin program and ATB stewardship.

v  Conducts QA and other required audits and prepares/submits reports while maintaining statistics.

v  Manages an effective resident restorative program.

v  Advises and consults with Director of Nursing and/or Administrator on patient care.

v  Promotes public relations and maintains liaison with other nursing service managers.

v  Keeps current in the field of nursing through attendance at meetings, conferences, conventions and workshops; reading current literature pertaining to all aspects of patient care and restoration/rehabilitation.

v  Preserve resident dignity by always knocking on resident room doors before entering.

v  Must practice and promote positive attitude, leadership skills, and customer service.

v  Develops and maintains nursing objectives and standards; establishing policies and procedures; writing job descriptions.

v  Compliance with federal and state code for nursing service.

v  Provides oversight and education of total patient care plans for individual patients and performing duties of Staff Nurse whenever necessary.

v  Care and use of supplies and equipment and maintenance of adequate stock levels; appearance of nursing areas; regular inspection of units for sanitation, order, safety and proper working condition of equipment.

v  Assures proper handling and emergency care of patients, personnel and visitors involved in accidents while on the job or in the building.

v  Will be in on call nursing rotation.

v  Other job duties assigned as deemed necessary by the Director of Nursing and/or Administrator.


General Qualifications

o   Good physical and mental health.

o   Sound judgment and high moral standards.

o   Sincere desire to work with the aged and those with limited capacity for self-care.

o   Ability to organize, plan, and supervise nursing service departments.

o   Ability to incorporate all aspects of nursing in total patient care plans.

o   Must be well-groomed, courteous, tactful, patient, kind and pleasant when dealing with patients.

o   Must be level-headed in emergency situations.

o   Must possess a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm in order to create an atmosphere conducive to rehabilitation and growth.


o   Graduate of an approved school of nursing.

o   Registered nurse or ability and willingness to attain preferred.

o   Must have current licensure in the state of Iowa or the ability to attain licensure.

Continuous Education

o   Keeps current in the field of nursing through attendance at meetings, conferences, conventions, and workshops; reading current literature pertaining to all aspects of patient care and restoration/rehabilitation; maintaining membership in professional organization.

Work Experience

o   Minimum of 2-years supervisory experience in a hospital or post-acute care facility, including geriatric and/or psychiatric nursing.

o   Training in rehabilitative and restorative nursing care.

Physical Activity Requirements:

Lifting Requirements

o   The Assistant Director of Nursing may frequently be called upon to assist with transfer of residents and lifting of equipment and supplies.

Carrying Requirements

o   The Assistant Director of Nursing is regularly called upon to carry objects including charts and equipment.  The Director of Nursing occasionally will be called upon to carry equipment and supplies.


Sight Requirements

o   The Assistant Director of Nursing is required to have 20/20 correct vision.

Hearing Requirements

o   The Assistant Director of Nursing is required to have normal range of hearing, as corrected

Working Conditions:

v Must communicate with medical staff, other department heads, nursing personnel, and patients and their relatives.

v Subject to frequent interruptions and called upon frequently to handle patient issues.

















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