Our mission is to provide quality health, wellness and rehabilitative services to aging adults in a loving continuum of care environment in which each resident lives at an optimum level of function and dignity. We offer a unique Household Model of Care with a resident focused philosophy.
Quality Care Guided By Principle, Not Profits Established in 1966 Champion McDowell Davis dreamed of a place where seniors would choose to live and employees would desire to work. Today, the 50-acre Davis Community includes the Health Care Center, skilled nursing facility; Champions Assisted Living, an apartment-style community; and pharmacy. A 20-bed Rehabilitation and Wellness Pavilion opened in October 2010. In a quest to be an all-inclusive campus for the elderly, The Davis Community's leaders embrace change and innovation to achieve excellence in quality care and services.
The Assistant Director or Nursing (ADON) is responsible for the coordination, supervision and direction of nursing personnel in their delivery of resident care, from pre-admission to discharge planning, including Care Plans, MDS, and team meetings in conjunction with or in the absence of the DON.
MAJOR WORK ACTIVITIES:
1. Review clinical information for referrals to determine if appropriate for admission.
2. Support Clinical Coordinators and nurses in the admission process.
3. Ensures Clinical Coordinators provide sufficient nursing staffing to meet resident’s needs to include oversight of scheduling, interviewing and hiring process.
4. Collaborate with other departments with regard to the delivery of services to ensure a safe, clean and pleasant environment in the houses.
5. Responsible for communicating expectations of nursing staff performance including improvement plans and disciplinary action in conjunction with Clinical Coordinators/DON.
6. Provide opportunities for continuing nursing staff education to promote nursing excellence.
7. Develop, implement, teach and evaluate staff competency programs, which will demonstrate accepted practice standards. This is to include new hire training and annual skills testing.
8. Assess quality of care issues and ensure compliance initiatives in each house on a continuous basis by monitoring resident care, documentation, and grievances. Responsible for ensuring grievances are reported to Facility Administrator.
9. Responsible for clinical quality improvement sub-committees and Quality of Care.
10. Conduct resident care rounds and assist in nursing assessments of acutely ill residents as needed.
11. Respond to emergency calls as necessary.
12. Coordinate with DON with development or revision of policies as needed.
13. Responsible for ensuring staff completion of resident and visitor Accident and Incident Reports.
14. Establish and maintain an appropriate infection control program that meets state and federal regulations.
15. Provide oversight tracking of licensure, certifications and continuing education for all nursing personnel and report non-compliance issues to DON, HR, and Facility Administrator as appropriate.
16. Promote and coordinate flu vaccinations for residents.
17. Responsible for ensuring tuberculosis testing for new hires and tracking of annual tuberculosis testing for all personnel.
18. Work directly with DON on processes and systems in place in order to meet the intent of all State and Federal regulations.
19. Perform specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by the DON.
20. Inform DON of major changes and/or concerns.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Will cover as DON in her absence.
• With Administration discretion, this position is the succession plan to DON position.
• Excellent geriatric health assessment skills (physical and mental).
• Excellent planning, initiation, delivery and evaluation skills with regard to nursing care.
• Ability to teach, delegate and supervise other personnel in the delivery of care.
• Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
• Knowledge of documentation requirements related to timeliness, accuracy and completeness.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to perform mathematical functions as they relate to pharmaceuticals and statistics.
• Working knowledge of State and Federal regulations as they apply to the long-term care setting.
• Ability to perform physical exertion at least 40% of the time (standing, stooping, kneeling, bending).
• Exposure to minimal noise and varying degrees of stress.
• Works in a well-lighted, temperature-controlled office area.
• Minimal exposure to infectious diseases.
• Good communication skills both verbal and written with ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
• Posses good organizational ability and strong interpersonal skills.
• Physical job demands may be subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Associates Degree from accredited school of nursing.
Bachelors in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing preferred.
Current North Carolina Registered Nurse.
Infection Preventionist certification, or agree to obtain within 6 months.
10 years nursing experience with 5+ in geriatric long-term care.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Internal Number: 001
About The Davis Community
In 1963, retired railroad executive Champion McDowell Davis began with a vision — to create a positive living environment for aging men and women. This vision inspired him to transform his family’s former peanut plantation into what is today: a 50-acre not-for-profit community where seniors choose to live and where employees choose to work.The Health Care Center at The Davis Community welcomed its first residents in 1966 and has continued to grow in size and scope largely due to the seamless passing of the vision to the board of directors and Davis employees. In 2000, Champions Assisted Living was completed, adding another level of support services and paving the way to a more homelike environment and culture.In 2010, the Rehabilitation and Wellness Pavilion was added to provide seniors with a state-of-the-art fitness center, outpatient therapies and short-term inpatient care.Today 50 private guest rooms are reserved for persons needing short-term rehabilitation for such conditions as knee and hip replacements or other health needs following a hospital stay.Following a year-long strategic planning session involving the Board of Directors, residents, family members, staff, visitors,... neighbors, vendors, and friends a plan was developed to change The Health Care Center from a medical model of care to a household model of care. The vision is based on the belief that seniors in long-term care deserve privacy and choice in their lives rather than living in a hospital-like environment. The decision was made to completely renovate the existing Health Care Center into ten households where residents and staff operate as a family unit. The $26 million construction project began in 2012 and two freestanding houses opened in July of 2013. The first two households in the renovated section of The Health Care Center open in April 2014 with newly renovated homes approximately every ten months until completion in 2016.