Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)

Job Description


As the ADON you will be responsible for Managing all aspects of the delivery of nursing services on assigned unit of responsibility. You will report to the Director of Nursing, Kimberly Gooding. 

  • Responsible for quality measures of the nursing staff and ensuring QAPI standards
  • Manages falls and infection control for the facility
  • Collects data and application of data to clinical processes and outcomes
  • Appropriate application of clinical knowledge
  • Supervisory accountability to achieve quality resident care outcomes.
  • Assist immediate supervisor (DON) in organizing, planning and directing daily operations of the Nursing Department
  • Oversight of nursing personnel who are designated as PRN or “Float” and are not regularly assigned to a specific unit.
  • Supervise performance and behavior of staff holding them accountable for caregiving practices, job performance, customer service, record-keeping, dress code standards, attendance, policy compliance, etc. 
  • Provides “on the spot” training, guidance, coaching and counseling as needed to correct and improve staff performance
  • Participates in the interview process and selects or makes recommendations for selection of staff for department or unit of responsibility
  • Reviews 24 hour report in each unit daily. 
  • Monitors compliance with notifications and documentations; initiates corrective measures for noncompliance.      
  •  Makes daily rounds on all nursing units to assist in determining resident needs  
  •  Participates in administrative nurse call rotation schedule. 
  •  In absence of the DON, serves in this role in an acting or interim capacity



  • 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 – Disability and Veteran, Drug-free workplace