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Assistant Director of Nursing

Company: Baptist Community Services
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

General Description

In collaboration with the Director of Nurses; plans, provides, supervises, directs, and evaluates nursing care of a designated group of customers according to policies, procedures, philosophy and objectives of Baptist Community Services

Essential Functions of Job

  1. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Nurses, manages nursing care through:

(a) assessing and evaluating customers for medical, psychosocial, and personal care needs;

(b) determining staffing needs in compliance with internal and external, regulatory requirements;

(c) promoting communication with customers and family members regarding care;

(d) functioning as the customers' advocate; and

(e) developing collaborative relationships with interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care. (frequently)

  1. Provides leadership and staff development while maintaining all regulatory requirements. (frequently)

  2. In collaboration with the Director of Nurses, assists with the staffing process.

(a) completes interviews as indicated;

(b) performs as a charge nurse as assigned by the Director of Nurses;

(c) assists with scheduling; and

(d) monitors staffing sheets to ensure adequate staff is scheduled to care for residents. (frequently)

  1. Manages and evaluates services provided by the staff, to include:

(a) the evaluation of the needs;

(b) consideration of regulatory requirements; and

(c) evaluation of the quality of services provided. (frequently)

  1. Performs direct emergency medical care for customers and staff. (occasionally)

  2. Assures that personnel are assigned responsibilities consistent with their education, experience, and abilities. (frequently)

  3. Makes random walking rounds of all departments and units to:

(a) assess and ensure quality of services provided; and

(b) ensure environmental compliance. (occasionally)

  1. Assesses acutely ill customers and determines the need for medical care and/or hospitalization. (occasionally)

  2. Notifies the attending physician and responsible family members of change in customer's status. (occasionally)

  3. Facilitates the transfer of customers to the hospital in life-threatening situations. (occasionally)

  4. In the event of death and under order of a physician, may pronounce the death of an elder. (occasionally)

  5. As directed by the DON, reviews medical records for compliance of regulations, standards of practice and appropriateness of actions. (occasionally)

  6. Directs skin rounds on each unit on each resident once a week and as needed. (frequently)

  7. Under the direction of the Employee Health Nurse, provides Employee Health services such as:

(a) at work illness care;

(b) on the job injury care; and

(c) reads TB tests. (occasionally)

  1. Provides written reports as described and requested by the DON and Administrator. (occasionally)

  2. Manages, evaluates, and directs the Charge Nurses. (frequently)

  3. Evaluates staffing needs with Charge Nurses, Supervisors, Crew Leaders, and Directors concerning call-ins and employee incidents. (frequently)

  4. Establishes, manages, and maintains educational services that are to be provided by the staff, which includes:

(a) the evaluation of the client's needs;

(b) consideration of the nurse practice act; and

(c) evaluation of the quality of services provided. (frequently)

  1. Analyze data to identify risks/trends, recommend appropriate action, communicate cost effective solutions. (frequently)

  2. Initiate the policies and procedures that govern the educational services. (frequently)

  3. In collaboration with Human Resources, is responsible for assisting with staff recruitment and staff retention. (occasionally)

  4. Maintains current educational files and records. (occasionally)

  5. Establishes, coordinates, implements, and keeps current an Infection Control Plan for facility. (frequently)

  6. Conducts surveillance of infections. (frequently)

  7. Develops effective communication and education with nursing and ancillary departments to incorporate Infection Control policies and procedures in order to provide a safe environment.


  1. Maintains flexibility to serve on teams, committees, or individually as an Infection Control representative. (frequently)

  2. Participates and/or completes education/training/in-services as required by Federal and State requirements and BCS policies. (occasionally)

  3. Must be able to commit the time necessary from an attendance and punctuality standpoint to accomplish the above specified Essentials of Job. (constantly)

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the essential functions and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required; other duties may be performed as assigned. This job description will be reviewed annually and may be revised as needed. In addition, all BCS employees are expected to:

Support and participate in the Life Enrichment Program.

Promote teamwork and cooperative effort.

Help train and give guidance to other BCS employees.

Maintain a clear, safe and unobstructed work area, practice habits, and utilize appropriate safety equipment.

Follows all BCS safety policies.

Provide customers with the highest quality products and services.

Understand and apply quality improvement processes.

Promote customer Service.


EDUCATION: Licensed Nurse or Registered Nurse with a minimum of two (2) years' experience in a supervisory position. Must maintain an active full status Licensed or Registered Nursing

license in the State of Texas, must meet all continuing education requirements to maintain State licensure, and must have Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.


Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Be able to adapt to frequent change.

Legible handwriting to document vital signs, assessments and other pertinent patient information in the charts.

Cognitive skills are required for reasoned interpretation of assessments and for implementation of appropriate nursing care measures.

Ability to interact effectively with others.

Ability to work independently and coordinate/implement/manage projects concurrently in an unstructured environment.

Interpersonal skills ability to analyze and independently resolve complex problems.

Leadership skills exhibit the ability to guide, direct and motivate the staff.

Ability to conceptualize, develop, and implement programs, processes, and procedures in compliance with standards.

Ability to make formal presentations, interact effectively at all levels of the organization and represent BCS to external agents.

General computer knowledge.

Knowledge of electronics and technology used in current healthcare settings.


  1. Visual acuity to prepare and access reports.

  2. Must be able to walk and stand 80% of 8-12 hour shift; walking on a smooth, hard surface (may be covered with tightly knit carpet).

  3. Must lift or move up to 75 lbs. or greater with assistance, occasionally; 50 lbs., frequently; and 25 lbs., constantly. Aerobic energy requirements are high.

  4. Lifts, grasps, holds, moves, positions, and regulates equipment such as oxygen equipment, infusion pumps, gauges, physical therapy equipment, and mechanical lifts.

  5. Must be able to push/pull up to 200 lbs. Moves beds (empty and occupied), medication carts, laundry carts, and food carts.

  6. Must be able to manipulate, position, and transfer various size customers in bed, to and from toilets. Customer participation in ambulation and transfers not always reliable.

  7. Must be able to respond to monitor alarms, patient intercom, telephone inquiries and physician orders, to communicate effectively with customers and other care givers, and to perform general nursing assessment functions

Keywords: Baptist Community Services, Amarillo , Assistant Director of Nursing, Other , Amarillo, Texas

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