ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING

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Description/Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Nursing will be assigned to meet business needs. Perform nursing acts, functions, or tasks under the delegation and supervision of a medical doctor. Act as a lead direct care provider to others in the division/program. Provide oversight and guidance to LPNs and/or Behavior Technicians, and ensure staff adhere to agency protocols. Assure quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following agency’s philosophies and standards of care, as well as the standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations. Conduct case staffings with other direct care providers in division/program, provide case specific consultation and professional insight as deemed necessary, and assist other staff in coming up with appropriate treatment and services for their individual clients. Develop and coordinate nursing care plan with treatment plan in service delivery. Monitor and observe clients for co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, respond appropriately. Appropriately monitor and respond to clients’ medical and behavioral health condition(s). Assist patients with their needs, as appropriate. Scheduling of assigned staff, payroll and timekeeping duties. Assist with Interviewing, selecting, and training and supervision of assigned staff. Assist Director Of Nursing with annual staff evaluations. In collaboration with Director Of Nursing, provide initial counseling and disciplinary actions to assigned staff for policy violations, inappropriate actions, and poor performance.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing school.
  • Must have three (3) years experience in the field of nursing.
  • One (1) year of supervisory experience.
  • Must have a valid license as a registered nurse in Florida.
  • Must be certified in CPR.
  • Must be able to effectively perform client/patient behavior management techniques (CPI) with appropriate training.
  • Must be able to provide individualized, integrated mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring services to meet the needs of individuals served and their families.
  • Must be able to use a computer.
  • Must have a valid driver's license in the state in which you reside.
  • Must be insurable under LCI's automobile plan.
  • Must be able to travel locally to client's homes, training locations and other locations as necessary.
  • Must be eligible to participate in state or federally funded programs such as Medicaid.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.
  • Must be able to perform client management interventions
  • Must be able to safely perform direct care activities, as described above
  • Must be able to effectively document required aspects of job duties
  • Must be able to hear conversational speech, visually observe client behaviors for safety and communicate effectively with clients and co-workers
  • Must be able to protect self and to assist in safe client restraint and/or transport according to facility guidelines
  • Must be able to perform de-escalation techniques of crisis prevention intervention including the physical intervention techniques
  • Must be able to exert a force (lift, carry, push, or pull) 10-25 pounds frequently, and up to 10 pounds constantly
  • Hearing should be adequate to perform duties in person and over the telephone, speaking requires the abilityto communicate clearly in person or over the telephone
  • Vision requirements include reading from printed sources, computer screens, project material needing acuity for both close and distance vision.
  • Must be able to escort clients around program and campus
  • Long periods of sitting (two to four hours per shift)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


To Apply

Interested applicants please visit www.elakeviewcenter.org and complete the on-line application. If you require additional assistance, please call Human Resources at 850-469-3729.

Lakeview Center is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free/Nicotine Free Workplace Employer, DRUG TESTING/NICOTINE TESTING REQUIRED.

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