Assistant Director of Nursing

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Job Locations
US-TX-Grand Prairie
Posted Date
1 month ago(7/14/2022 12:23 PM)


Company Summary

If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.


Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Nursing is responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the nursing staff, which ranges from planning and evaluating nursing systems, rotations, and methods to ensuring that individual clients are receiving optimal care. The ADON will assist the Director of Nursing in developing, planning, implementing and managing various aspects of the nursing department.  Will ensure that all medical services are delivered in accordance with established standards and regulations in compliance with license and credentialing requirements. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with supervision of nursing staff to ensure that all medical documentation and medical care requirements are met pursuant to regulatory standards and practice and is in compliance with all licensing and credentialing regulations and standards
  • Regular inspection of medical charts both open and closed to ensure compliance with QI & QA Policy & procedures, as well as all other regulatory, funding, and clinical and medical standards
  • Ensure all required detox services and protocols are met and delivered in a timely manner and pursuant to regulatory standards and requirements
  • Uphold all licensure and credentialing policies and procedures, especially as it relates to the medical aspect of treatment
  • Ensure that shifts are covered by all levels of staff and that staff are actively involved in the medical treatment, admission and census process and aware of all elements of its implementation
  • Ensure that all client medical needs and appointments are maintained and kept on a timely basis
  • Ensure that all nursing staff comply with HR and personnel policies and procedures
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to personnel as needed
  • Responsible and accountable for managing direct reports
  • Provides objective feedback to employees
  • Provides appropriate training for department and hold staff accountable for attending required training
  • Holds interviews for vacant positions and makes appropriately selects candidates to fill open positions
  • Monitors adherence to company and department policies, procedures and practices
  • Creates and supports a positive, professional, team-oriented, harassment free work environment by understanding and complying with the company’s policies
  • Teach psychoeducation groups as needed
  • Provide nursing education to staff as needed
  • Meet with multi-disciplinary leaders on a daily basis to report any facility/staff/or client concerns or problems
  • Work in conjunction with contracted pharmacy and outside vendors regarding medication medicine oversight and destruction of medication
  • Oversee management of nursing supply inventory



  • Master’s Degree in Nursing and at least 10 years of experience as a registered nurse with 5 years in management, supervisory or director level role in a treatment facility or hospital setting.
  • Three to five years of addiction experience preferred.
  • RN License in State of practice
  • Certification in Addiction preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Physical Requirements


AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees.  The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws


Prolonged sitting at a desk

Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time


American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer.  American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.


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