• Director of Nursing (DON)

    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    US-RI-North Kingstown
    Posted Date
    3 weeks ago(4/6/2018 12:39 AM)
  • Overview

    Job Summary:

    The Director of Nursing (D.O.N.) provides administrative direction to the Nursing/Patient Care Department to ensure safe, efficient, high quality client care and provides clinical supervision and education to all nursing staff. The D.O.N. also assumes responsibilities and authority of operations in the absence of the Executive Director.


    Bed count is 58 and the total FTEs for nursing is 24.


    Job Duties:

    • Remains knowledgeable about the residents and their conditions through mechanisms such as making daily rounds and discussion with nurses and clinical staff
    • Assists with direct care when necessary
    • Monitors appropriate medication administration; ensures adequate amounts of medication are in the facility
    • Participates in the Performance Improvement process by analyzing outcomes, identifying trends and developing plans of corrections
    • Oversees, develops, maintains/revises Nursing, Infection Control and Employee Health Program Policies
    • Works with Medical Director to develop/revise medical and detoxification protocols if needed
    • Oversees clinical crisis intervention with the assistance of clinical staff
    • Maintains current knowledge of addiction and mental health practice
    • Hiring, orienting, coaching, retention of quality client focused nursing staff; ensures completion of new hire orientation and on-going training including mandatory annual in-services
    • Conducts in-service education
    • Oversees performance of all nursing staff; provides educations and guidance/feedback related to performance; completes timely evaluations and establishes annual goals for staff
    • Creates, maintains and communicates efficient and timely employee schedules according to the needs of each unit; ensures appropriate coverage at all times
    • Reviews timesheets; monitors overtime and accuracy of documentation; takes appropriate steps with staff to correct payroll abuses
    • Maintains current knowledge regarding HR Policies and Procedures, and acts as a resources to staff
    • Evaluating staff development/staffing needs for the Nursing/Patient Care Department
    • Ensures DEA requirements for handling controlled substances are met; ensures compliance with all relevant state, federal regulatory agencies; ensures that Joint Commission standards are met
    • Member of the Performance Improvement Committee
    • Participates in the preparation of well-planned annual department budgets including supplies and human resources; provides analytical understanding for monthly variances; provides pre-emptive information to Executive Director should an irregularity be anticipated (i.e. an unexpected expense)
    • Responsible for driving the AdCare RI culture through values and the Standards of Excellence to ensure quality client care
    • Responds appropriately to all codes related to emergency situations
    • Performs other duties as assigned



    • Rhode Island Registered Nurse (R.N.)
    • CPR required

    Education and Job Requirements:

    • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred
    • Inpatient detoxification and mental health experience preferred
    • Minimum of two (2) years supervisory/administrative experience
    • Receives indirect or occasional supervision
    • Works towards a definite objective using a variety of methods/procedures
    • Plans and arranges own work and only refers to the supervisor for unusual matters such as, policy interpretations
    • Frequently makes decisions, which are restricted only by company-wide policies and with little guidance from supervisor   
    • Demonstrates clinical competence in nursing practices including detoxification
    • Demonstrates leadership qualities
    • Ability to work collaboratively with clinical and non-clinical colleagues   


    • This position requires a TST, MMR Titer and the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check.
    • If in personal recovery, a minimum of two years continuous abstinence required.
    • Consistently arrive for work on time and adhere to attendance policies/attends all management staff meetings representing nursing issues
    • Treat clients, visitors and colleagues with dignity and respect; honor each person’s right to privacy; maintain very strict client and colleague confidentiality; respects all individuals’ differences; support cultural diversity in our organization; and follow the core competencies of the Standard of Excellence.


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