Founded in 1858, The Admiral is Chicago's oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to creating senior living. Today, The Admiral is one of the premier life care communities in the Chicago area. We are a values based organization committed to developing innovative, responsive solutions to address the needs of Chicago area seniors. Please learn more about us by visiting our website at www.admiral.kendal.org.
The Assistant Director of Nursing is responsible for assisting in providing, planning, coordinating or managing nursing care, nursing services and health education to Harbors residents and staff.
Assists with the development and implementation of nursing services, objectives, policies and procedures in accordance with Federal and State regulations.
Identifies, designs, and/or presents training programs in collaboration with health services staff.
Develops and facilitates Department Orientation Program for clinical staff
Uses professional judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of facility policies, procedures and guidelines on an annual and on-going basis (i.e. nursing, pharmacy, lab, physicians, medical records, etc.)
Ensures nursing staff awareness and compliance with Federal and State regulations relative to resident rights issues.
Oversees the clinical operations (i.e. monitoring resident conditions, psychopharmacological drugs, foley catheters, pressure ulcers, etc.) of the Nursing Department
Conducts nursing rounds on all units several times a day, including the beginning and end of shift
Confers with residents' physicians as needed to clarify medical orders and direct care
Assists the Director of Nursing in the selection, evaluation, and supervision of nursing staff. Finds replacements for absent staff as needed.
Participates in the rotation as needed on a 24-hour per day, 7 days per week basis
Accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing preferred
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois
3-5 years of responsible nursing experience, preferably in a long-term care facility
Ability to work second shift highly preferred
Current CPR certification required
Respect for principles of resident rights, confidentiality, EEO and ADA
Demonstrates expertise in Medicare and reimbursement requirements
Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written skills
Must be able to work independently, have good attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to follow through on assigned tasks
Must be flexible and able to adapt to changing needs
Strong computer literacy: EHR, MS Office (Word and Excel), internet, and email
Stands, walks up to 50% of the work shift. Must be able to push, pull, lift, and transfer residents weighing 50 to 250 pounds.
Able to wear gloves and other protective equipment.
Should be capable of clearly communicating to staff, residents and family members
Founded in 1858, The Admiral at the Lake is Chicago’s oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to creating senior living. More than 150 years later, we remain committed to developing innovative, responsive solutions to address the needs of Chicago area seniors.