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Assistant Director of Nursing 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Description

This position is responsible for assisting in the provision of and oversight of home health services.

In coordination with and in the absence of the Director of Nursing, ensures the efficient delivery of home health services, hereinafter referred to as “services” while at a minimum adhering to state and federal laws, state and federal rules, accrediting body standards, accepted nursing practices, ethical standards, agency policies and procedures, the agency’s mission and values, the agency’s code of conduct, and business decorum.

  • Independently determines to accept or deny an individual for admittance to receive agency services.
  • Independently identifies educational needs of patients/clients and their families and ensures patients/clients and their families are timely and adequately educated.
  • Exemplifies and promotes positive, professional, and effective communication between and among disciplines.
  • Ensures case conferences are conducted.
  • Consults with and addresses nursing concerns and practice.
  • Evaluates nursing standards.
  • Ensures clinical records are audited to identify non-compliance and to identify opportunities for instruction.
  • Ensures on-site supervisory visits are conducted for clinical staff at least one (1) time per calendar year to identify opportunities for instruction.
  • Participates in meetings to effect quality and performance improvement.
  • Performs visits as necessary.

Identifies, recommends, and implements both new and changes to existing policies and procedures. 

  • Reviews agency policies and procedures.
  • Reviews clinical policies and procedures.
  • Develops and recommends clinical objectives and goals.
  • Identifies ineffective policies and procedures and ensures corrective action is taken.
  • Identifies and recommends alternative methods for service delivery.
  • Communicates changes to staff.
  • Involves staff in decision-making process, as appropriate.

With the Director of Nursing, supervises clinical administrative staff and clinical staff, excluding therapy staff.

  • Identifies and recommends based on documented agency needs the addition, reduction, termination, and replacement of staff.
  • Participates in recruiting quality and talented staff.
  • Reviews applications and resumes to identify qualified and talented candidates for further evaluation.
  • Thoroughly evaluates candidates to further determine their qualifications, abilities, and skills to effectively perform the job.
  • Based on thorough evaluation, recommends candidates for conditional employment.
  • Participates in orientation of new employees.
  • Ensures staff are properly oriented and trained before a caseload is assigned to them.
  • Contributes to the retention of qualified and talented staff.
  • Maintains lines of authority as indicated by organization chart/structure.
  • Ensures job descriptions are reviewed annually and that necessary changes are made to ensure the job description is an accurate reflection of the job duties.
  • Establishes objectives in consultation with staff and reviews progress with staff at least quarterly.
  • Ensures performance appraisals are conducted within one (1) month of staffs’ anniversary date.
  • Effectively utilizes and develops talent.
  • Administers timely and appropriate disciplinary action when necessary.

Communicates significant events and other data necessary for timely and accurate decision-making to the appropriate individuals.

 
Position Requirements

Educational Requirements / Work Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing REQUIRED.
  • Associate Degree in Nursing REQUIRED.
  • License to practice nursing in the State of Illinois REQUIRED.
  • At least one (1) year of experience as a Registered Nurse REQURED.  Experience in an acute care setting PREFERRED.
  • High aptitude for effectively working with and implementing the use of technology HIGHLY PREFERRED.
  • Previous experience in a home health setting PREFERRED.

Other Requirements

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Ability to take direction
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Punctuality
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Physical Requirements

  • Visual/hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communication.
  • Ability to perform tasks involving physical activity, which may include heavy lifting and extensive bending and standing.
  • Ability to deal effectively with stress.
 
Location Springfield, IL  
About the Organization Alterna-Care Home Health System is the most comprehensive home health agency in central Illinois. Providing home health, private duty, hospice and assisted living services, ACHHS offers a continuum of care unmatched in the region. With offices in Springfield, Jacksonville and Litchfield, ACHHS provides care to the residents of 31 central Illinois counties. Being nurse-founded and family-owned makes for the right combination to address the needs of our patients, their families and our employees.

OUR MISSION

To preserve the DIGNITY and INDEPENDENCE of those we serve through COMPASSIONATE and COLLABORATIVE care.

OUR VALUES

LEADERSHIP - Our commitment to excellence drives us to develop and engage leaders who provide expert care and help manage the organization at the highest level of skill and ability possible. Employing ethical business decisions at all times is one way ACHHS distinguishes itself as a community leader.

COMMUNITY - Being a steward of the community is as important to us as providing exceptional care. ACHHS is committeed to giving our time, talents, and resources to organizations who share our goal of enriching the communities in which we live.

QUALITY OF LIFE - It is our responsibility to help clients, patients, and residents remain healthy and independent, and to provide them comfort and support at the end of life. We are also responsible for enhancing the quality of life or our employees and do so in part by providing job-related knowledge and skills and by maintaining a professional and supportive work environment.

TECHNOLOGY - ACHHS understands that as technology evolves patients with increasingly complex needs can be cared for in the comfort of their homes. Consequently, we continually seek to identify and invest in new technologies that enable us to provide care more effectively, more efficiently and to more individuals.  
Category Nursing  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

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