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. 

  • 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 –Drug-free workplace