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Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)

2 months ago
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Encinitas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center


Encinitas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Encinitas, CA is looking for an experienced Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) to be part of their team.  Strong leaders are critical to both employee and patient satisfaction.  If you are a Registered Nurse looking to expand you management skills, this is a great opportunity to grow within an organization and develop a career path in nurse leadership and specifically a Director of Nursing role.  We are Families serving Families and our nurses are a valued piece of that vision.


Our ideal candidate will approach nursing with compassionation.  Compassion for staff, patients and their families alike.  The ADON role is multi-faceted and will require you to be involved and engaged in many levels within the building.     We are very excited since this is a newer role within our facility.  Our team is strong and the leaders are supportive.  This role is another piece to take our patient care to the next level.


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POSITION SUMMARY: The primary purpose of this position is to facilitate the Nursing Department's delivery of quality direct patient care to meet the facility's clinical and operational objectives.



  • Manage and direct Nursing Department in partnership with and in absence of Director of Nursing (DON), making necessary decisions, etc.
  • Make clinical rounds of all stations a minimum of two times per day.
  • Conduct clinical assessment; use critical thinking and coordinate professional standards of care.
  • Develop, review and revise care plans to accurately reflect Resident needs.
  • Manage incident/accident practices to comply with State/Federal regulations as directed by Director of Nursing (DON).

  • Over-see RNA/FMP to ensure compliance with training, treatment delivery, documentation.

  • Manage and participate in discharge / transfer process to ensure proper nursing services; complete, accurate, and timely documentation.
2015 US New Best Nursing Homes              awards_cedar5 Star Quality Rating


Leadership, Manager, Mentor, Growth, Nursing, Skilled Nursing, Long Term Care, LTAC, Post Acute Care, Teamwork

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have, as a minimum 1 year experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other related health care facility.
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in California.
  • Must possess the ability to examine and verify financial documents and reports.
  • Must be knowledgeable in various computer programs, system applications, and other office equipment.
  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies & procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.
  • Must have basic knowledge of professional, State, Federal and regulatory standards.


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