Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)

Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) to join our team.


  • Serve as a resource for the staff regarding the resident’s cognitive and functional ability;
  • Evaluates the quality and appropriateness of care and the effectiveness and efficiency of systems within the facility setting;
  • Assist and participate in developing a care plan and comprehensive assessment of each resident;
  • Schedule daily rounds and monitor resident’s treatment and medications to ensure residents are receiving proper care;
  • Ensure that all nursing services personnel are performing their respective duties;
  • Supervise nursing care provided to residents;
  • Participate in developing and implementing a nursing services organization structure;
  • Assure adequate staffing to provide nursing care;
  • Participate in coaching/discipline, hiring and termination decisions of direct care staff;
  • Implement plans of action to correct deficiencies;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Inform personnel of new admissions, ensure rooms are ready, greet and escort new admissions to their rooms;
  • Participate in surveys and inspections by government agencies;
  • Make reports and recommendations to the Director of Nursing Services and Administrator concerning operations of the department;
  • Implement nursing policies and procedures.


  • Functional literacy in English is required;
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills are needed;
  • A current, valid state registration/certification as a registered or licensed nurse is required;
  • Supervisory experience is desirable;
  • Experience in nursing in a long-term care setting is preferred;
  • Performing daily activities with an attitude of humility;
  • Must show ability to read and write in a legible and understandable manner;
  • Must have a current and valid RN nursing license or a current and valid nursing license from a Compact Party State;
  • Approaching each patient and coworker as if they were part of your family;
  • Experience in Long Term Care or Skilled Nursing a Plus. Healthcare experience is a must;
  • Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing and currently licensed by the state;
  • We’ll take the time to learn about your background, your goals, and your needs;
  • Giving the highest quality of care possible and treating everyone with respect;
  • Previous experience in a hospital, long term care facility or other healthcare related facility;
  • Positive attitude.