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Prestige Healthcare Assistant Director of Nursing (RN) in Portage, Michigan


Assists the Director of Nursing with administrative duties and the supervision of nursing staff.


  • Education: Graduate of accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.
  • Licenses/Certification:
  • Valid Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state employed.
  • Valid CPR certification.
  • Experience: Seven years experience in nursing, two years of which was supervisory in a long-term care environment. Essential Functions:

  • Acts as liaison between nursing units, admissions and the DON.

  • Plans and facilitates meetings and committees to address resident care issues.
  • Monitor weekly and monthly weights.
  • Monitors and evaluates nursing staff and makes recommendations for training or work modification to the DON.
  • Monitor meals and breaks to assure compliant by staff.
  • Assists in preparation of departmental budget.
  • Monitor meals and temperature of meal trays.
  • Performs personnel management functions such as establishing personnel qualification requirements, drafting procedure manuals, instating in-service programs, and installing record and reporting systems.
  • Monitor noise level and satisfaction of residents with care/or dissatisfaction.
  • Performs studies to evaluate effectiveness of nursing services in relation to their objectives and costs.
  • Monitor and audit charts weekly for: Episodic; Medicare documentation; all assessments; nursing summaries, MAR’s; treatment; flow sheets; residents profile for CNA’s.
  • Ensures that annual competency evaluations and performance reviews are completed in the appropriate time frame.
  • Rounds on unit daily.
  • Pro-actively addresses survey and/or standards of care issues.
  • Follow up on residents/family/employee concerns in a timely manner.
  • Plans and guides the professional development of nursing staff.
  • Participates in nurse on call system.
  • Represents the DON at meetings, in the community, and assumes responsibility for nursing operations in the DON’s absence.
  • Works with the Staffing Coordinator to ensure that shifts have adequate nursing staff to meet facility/census requirements.
  • Rounds on units at least 1 time a day to assure needs are being met.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.
  • Assist DON in preparing reports, forms and clinical issues in a timely manner. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Skilled in directing and motivating the workforce.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members, and at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to react decisively and quickly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize.
  • Knowledge of training techniques for clinical staff.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of the Nurse Practice Act, state and federal regulations and Company policies and procedures regarding nursing standards and delivery of care.