Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)

Job Description


We are searching for an Assistant Director of Nursing with the following skills and experience:

  • Supervises performance and facilitates best practices of nursing staff
  • Provides “on the spot” training, guidance, coaching and counseling as needed to correct and improve staff performance.
  • Responds to staff questions / concerns and provides instruction and/or education to promote quality care and service.
  • Participates in the interview process and selects or makes recommendations for selection of staff for department or unit of responsibility.
  • Ensures staffing is adequate to meet the needs of the residents
  • Makes daily rounds on all nursing units to assist in determining resident needs
  • Works with Unit Managers to initiate and coordinate required nursing interventions
  • Monitors Nursing Department compliance with established policies and procedures; initiates corrective measures as necessary and advises immediate supervisor of issues regarding significant or persistent




  • Strong Clinical Skills and computer skills (comfortable with EMR)
  • Strong Communication comfortable speaking with Physicians, Residents, Families, Hospitals and staff.
  • Long Term Care Experience is a MUST, preferably as a Unit Manager
  • The ability to work well and communicate with a diverse population of staff
  • Strong ability to take direction as well as strong follow up skills
  • Professionalism – comfortably and effectively communicate with Physicians, staff, families and residents.
  • Flexibility: understands the expectation of working long and off hours as required, as well as covering for the DON in her absence
  • Having the ability and willingness to work on staffing the building in absence of the staffing coordinator
  • Graduation from an accredited Nursing program leading to eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • Two-year college degree or BSN preferred
  • Clinical Nursing in SNF environment – 5 to 7 years
  • Management – 1-3 years
  • Must be a Registered Nurse licensed in Virginia or compact state or be eligible to obtain Virginia license.

EOE –Drug-free workplace