Assistant Director of Nursing

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Central Maine Healthcare
April 20, 2021
Lewiston, Maine
Job Type


Assistant Director of Nursing

Nursing LPN Residential Care
Day shift
8:00 a-4:30 p
Req #: 29810

Position Summary:

Assists the Director of Nursing Services in planning, organizing, developing, and directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Department in accordance with current Federal, State, and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern the facility. Ensures that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. Assumes the duties of the Director of Nursing in his/her absence as directed. Performs duties in compliance with Central Maine Healthcare service standards. Although this job description is intended to be as complete as possible, omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.

Essential Duties:

  • Develops, revises, and implements Nursing Department standards, policies and procedures, for all patient/resident populations, under direction of the DNS.
  • Assures patient/resident rights by directing and/or providing care which considers

each patient’s/resident’s value and belief system.

  • Functions as a patient/resident advocate providing information and assuring

confidentiality of information of records.

  • Assists DNS in preparing and directing staff nurses to recognize potential problems,

mobilize resources, and take appropriate action.

  • Directs staff in responding to complex patient/resident care priorities.
  • Is a role model and facilitator for Nursing Department collaboration with

the interdisciplinary team.

  • Ensures and maintains the competencies of the nursing staff.
  • Collaborates with other members of the healthcare team to provide safe care to


  • Ensures the safe administration of medications per protocols in conjunction with

the pharmacy.

  • Collaborates with the DNS, Admissions Director, Case Manager and Medical Director on infection control issues, nursing care requirements, and psychosocial, behavioral, spiritual and cultural issues.
  • Ensures the maintenance of a safe therapeutic environment for patient/resident family.
  • Assures implementation and integration of quality improvement activities and

implements corrective action when needed.

  • Monitors the quality of all aspects of the medical record through open and closed

chart reviews.

  • Identifies specific aspects of care for quality improvement monitoring and participates

in data collection activities as appropriate. Monitors results.

  • Serves on, participates in, assists DNS, and attends various committees as directed

in the facility/unit as appointed including: Infection Control; Pharmacy, Medical Staff,

Quality Improvement, and Restraint Reduction.

  • Communicates knowledge formally and informally to meet needs of patient/resident and staff.
  • Acts as consultant and/or participates in the development of interdisciplinary

patient/resident education teaching plans.

  • Advises and/or assists staff in developing teaching plans for patients/residents with

complex needs.

  • Coordinates the development, implementation, and evaluation of the facility/unit orientation program.
  • Assists in identifying staff learning needs and in the development and implementation of educational programs for staff.
  • Utilizes advanced nursing expertise serving as a resource consultant, role model, and facilitator for staff.
  • Orients management staff as needed.
  • Cultivates a network of contacts within the healthcare community to represent nursing and promote continuity of care between the facility/unit and other healthcare providers.
  • Responsible and accountable for coordinating patient/resident care and overseeing

completion of the M.D.S. for the facility/unit, as assigned by the DNS.

  • Monitors staff compliance with mandatory in-service; assures documentation of in-service education attendance, as assigned by DNS.
  • As directed by DNS: Evaluates or participates in the evaluation of clinical competency

of personnel and makes recommendations to improve quality of care.

  • Directs nursing personnel in emergency situations.
  • Evaluates the provision of support services and makes recommendations to improve

the quality of care.

  • Evaluates nursing practice and care delivery system and makes recommendations

for change.

  • Informs other departments about pertinent patient/resident care data or special

patient/resident problems as appropriate.

  • Intervenes in team member and/or visitor incidents and implements facility/unit policies and procedures as indicated
  • Completes team member performance appraisals as directed. Recommends/takes corrective

action as appropriate.

  • Assists in the implementation of new/facility programs and services.
  • Establishes on-call schedule; works weekend/holiday as needed.
  • Assumes responsibility for narcotics and controlled drugs.
  • Ensures that nursing requirements for accreditation and licensure are met.
  • Assist with all admission into the facility.
  • Assist the facility with strategic goals.
  • Attends all COVID education and assist D.O.N with implementation of all COVID19 related infection control strategies. Including, conducting ongoing universal testing, monitoring compliance, and assisting with any COVID units.
  • Required to provide RN floor coverage when staffing warrants this coverage.
  • Assumes duties of the DNS in his/her absence.



Education and Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a BSN preferred or  L.P.N with five or more years’ experience.
  • Holds current registered nurse license in state of Maine.
  • Two (2) years in management/leadership position in addition to long term care experience is preferred.
  • Acute/Rehabilitation experience preferred.
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients/residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with professional and nonprofessional personnel.
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.
  • Seeks out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
  • Relate information concerning a patient’s/resident’s condition.
  •  Ability to engage patients and team members utilizing the CMH Experience Standards:
    1. I am creating a warming, caring, and non-judgmental environment.
    2. I am actively listening and seeking information.
    3. I am honest, truthful, and consistent.
    4. I am respectful, treating all individuals with dignity and empathy.
    5. I am serving as a role model, taking both initiative and ownership when appropriate.
    6. I am working collaboratively and demonstrating teamwork.
    7. I am resilient and adapt to change in positive ways.
  • Serve as the champion of the patient and team member experience by providing an A+ experience to every patient and team member, every day.
Our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare services in a safe and trustful environment through expertise, commitment and compassion of our team members, with the vision of safe, reliable, high quality care for each patient, every day.
How do we make this happen? By creating and maintaining a culture where our values of compassion, integrity, citizenship, service excellence and community are lived out in observable behaviors during all interactions.
Central Maine Healthcare (CMH) is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving 400,000 people living in central, western, and mid-coast Maine. CMH's hospital facilities include Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Bridgton Hospital, and Rumford Hospital. CMH also supports Central Maine Medical Group, a primary and specialty care practice organization. Other system services include the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, a regional trauma program, LifeFlight of Maine's southern Maine base, the Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center, and other high quality clinical services.
About Central Maine Medical Center
Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) located in Lewiston, is a Level II Trauma Center serving Androscoggin County and the surrounding region. "CMMC's Centers of Excellence" include the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, the Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit, and a Trauma Services Program. CMMC is also the southern Maine base for LifeFlight of Maine, the state's only medical helicopter service. Supported by the latest technologies, CMMC's skilled professionals provide outstanding care delivered with compassion, kindness, and understanding. Learn more at:
About Bridgton Hospital
Part of Central Maine Healthcare, Bridgton Hospital serves the town of Bridgton and surrounding areas in Maine as part of an integrated regional healthcare system committed to improved access and a uniform standard of care. Bridgton Hospital was named as one of 17 top rural hospitals in the nation for the third consecutive year in 2018.
About Rumford Hospital
Part of Central Maine Healthcare, Rumford Hospital serves the town of Rumford and surrounding areas in Maine as part of an integrated regional healthcare system committed to improved access and a uniform standard of care. In 2018, Rumford Hospital was named one of 17 top rural hospitals in the nation by the Leapfrog Group; in 2016, it was designated a Pathway to Excellence® organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Learn more at:
Central Maine Healthcare is equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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