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Assistant Director of Clinical Excellence - ADON

Company: Bishop Gadsden
Location: Charleston
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Assistant Director of Clinical Excellence - ADON - RN

In the role of Assistant Director of Clinical Excellence at Bishop Gadsden (James Island, SC) you will provide management of nursing and personal care services in our skilled nursing and rehab neighborhood. This position is responsible for creating a collaborative and efficient workplace with attention to quality standards and policies, along with regulatory compliance. This includes responsibility for setting and maintaining resident care standards and providing supervision and management for the nursing care team under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Excellence. -The successful candidate will be a licensed RN with a passion for leading our team in providing the highest level of quality care.


Manage and lead all nursing operations under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Excellence in Post-Acute Rehabilitation and Skilled care areas

Assist in development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and procedures for nursing and personal care of residents to continue advancing the care for all residents

Understand all federal, state, and local regulations and assume responsibility for nursing care compliance with all entities

Direct, coordinate, and evaluate individually and through managers all resident care

Ensure that nursing interventions meet the person, physical, and cognitive needs of each resident as well as maximize that individual's self-care capacities, identity, independence, choice, and opportunity for social interaction

Conduct Daily resident rounds with team leaders and initiate corrective action when necessary

Report health status changes, transfers, incidents, or other problems to Director of Clinical Excellence, Director of Health Services, and other pertinent health service or administrative staff

Assess as indicated resident care needs and oversee the development of individualized plans of care

Attend as indicated resident, care plans, care conferences, and 72-hour meetings on a regular basis. - Ensure inclusion of family members, nursing team, and other disciplines

Supervise the safe administration of medications and treatments ensuring accurate procedures are followed utilizing Quality Assurance documentation and Medication Error Reporting

Participate in the planning and implementation of the nursing care services budget. - Understanding equipment needs and ensure they are available and in appropriate working order

Work with Clinical Managers to ensure that documentation of nursing care and adequate medical records are maintained for each resident

Review and assess records of residents and prospective residents to make recommendations regarding appropriate level of care

Coordinate with interdisciplinary team new resident transfers and admissions, attend 72-hour meetings, and help resident and families assimilate in the community

Attend Resident status meetings offering insight and recommendations for Resident needs

Review Physician orders monthly and as needed, ensuring that medication/treatment records are complete and accurate

Ensure prescriptions are filled and appropriate quantities of medications are on hand

Train and develop new leaders to ensure the ongoing excellence in Clinical care

Assist in managing and developing Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) for QAPI to ensure optimal care is being provided and documented

Direct, supervise, implement, and evaluate training and education for nursing staff to ensure optimal care is provide with a focus on individuals self-care capacities, identity, independence, choice, and opportunity for social interaction

Coordinate with Director of Clinical Excellence staff meetings as needed (minimally Monthly) with all shifts for purposes of planning, coordinating, and implementing nursing policies and procedures

Ensure department representation at Safety Committee and safe operations/patient handling throughout the nursing department

Participate in Quality Improvement (including presentations as directed by the Director of Clinical Excellence), monitoring Quality Indicators with MDS Coordinators and ensure implementation of best practice

Interview, hire, coach/discipline, and terminate staff while coordinating with Clinical Managers as required to ensure adequate nursing personnel to meet resident's care needs

Coordinate with Clinical Managers to prepare written performance evaluations and initiate recommendations for salary increases, promotions, and terminations

Coordinate with Clinical Managers to direct and supervise scheduling of all nursing personnel, assuring appropriate staffing is maintained to comply and the needs of the residents

Promote teamwork and cooperation among the team and with other interdisciplinary/operational departments

Develop/implement and understanding of Systematic Processes to ensure optimal outcomes for residents

Assume/Monitor/Schedule ON CALL responsibilities during evenings, weekends, and holidays being available for team members when needed. - This is shared alongside the Director of Clinical Excellence


Ability to read, write, speak and understand English

Must demonstrate professionalism, required assessment abilities, and clinical skills

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and written

Ability to read and comprehend numbers and written material

Interpersonal skills are necessary for exchanging information as well as maintaining a courteous relationship with the residents, families, visitors and Bishop Gadsden employees

Ability to stand, stoop, bend, reach, squat, climb, reach above head, carry, and lift (up to 50 lbs.)

Required Education and Experience

Registered Nurse licensed by the state of South Carolina and in good standing with the Board of Nursing

Maintain current CPR and ensure certification is provided to Clinical Educator when renewed or requested.

At least two to three years of long-term care experience and/or received orientation through Bishop Gadsden, with the desire and ability to supervise multiple levels of care.

ADN accepted, but BSN preferred or willingness to advance educational degree

Supervisory ability and experience with staffing and scheduling

Proficient with Microsoft Office and ability to work with other computer programs as needed

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Be BG! Benefits for Bishop Gadsden Team Members

Bishop Gadsden located on James Island, is a not-for-profit, faith-based retirement community, affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Bishop Gadsden is known as the Southeast's leading life care retirement community and is located on 134 acres of lush marshlands and majestic oaks on James Island, just 10 minutes from downtown Charleston!

We offer team members a flexible, life-friendly and fun work environment, top pay, great benefits, and a community-minded atmosphere! - The successful candidate will enjoy access to a wide range of full-time benefits such as:

Multiple Medical Insurance/ Prescription Plan Options

Company Provided Health Reimbursement Account

Flexible Spending and Dependent Day Care Accounts

Dental/Vision Insurance

Short-term Disability (80% Employer Paid)

Long-term Disability

Company Paid Basic Life Insurance and AD&D Policy

Voluntary Life Insurance (Employee, Spouse, Child)

Supplemental Accident/Cancer Insurance Options

401(k) Matching Retirement Plan

Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and ability to cash in unused PTO

Free 24/7 TELADOC for team member and household

PayActiv (pay advancement) enrollment

Wellness Programs and Facilities with discounts on personal training and massage therapy

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Scholarship Opportunities for Education and Student Debt Payoff

Company paid CPR/AED classes

Monthly Employee Appreciation Celebrations/Giveaways

Monthly Safety Cash Giveaways

Community Caf-- / Employee onsite dining options

Free Onsite and close proximity parking

Holiday Pay (9 holidays) paid at time and - for hourly team members

Free holiday meal for team members working on a given holiday

End-of-the-Year Bonus

Ability to apply to purchase donated vehicles

Generous Spirit Program where team members earn PTO for working on approved charitable activities

Free Working Advantage Entertainment Benefit Membership (exclusive entertainment discounts/special offers)


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