Assistant Director of Nursing Job – Knoxville, TN 3829

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We are passionate about what we do and delight in providing excellent programs that make permanent, positive changes in the lives of those we serve. Our programs are designed to equip our clients with the vision, motivation, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to lead a successful life.

Norris Academy, located in Andersonville, TN, just 30 minutes from Knoxville, has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director of Nursing.


The assistant director of nursing plans, directs and evaluates nursing services, coordinates nursing services with other departments to effectively and adequately meet the needs of residents, and staff, plans and provides for on-site continuing education for all staff members, participates in departmental meetings, attends and participates committee activities, review and revises policies and procedures as necessary and performs other duties as related to the nursing department. The Nurse Coordinator must have and maintain the ability to direct and instruct employees in duties, techniques and principles, and must be able to maintain good working relationships with other departments. The Nurse Coordinator is also responsible for the hiring, training, and development of the nursing staff. This includes the development of a structured, safe and positive therapeutic milieu.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Interact effectively and builds relationships within and between departments and among individuals.
• Respond positively to change, showing willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work tasks.
• Adopt work practices that encourage improvement in work processes, Enhance customer satisfaction and ensure excellence in daily work.
• Accomplishes work in ways that maximize productivity while exhibiting good resource management.
• To coordinate nursing and medical services.
• Transcribe orders for restraints as indicated in federal and state regulations. Conduct nursing assessments post restraints and complete documentation as indicated in federal and state regulations.
• Provide supervision to the nursing staff to ensure quality delivery of services. Conduct/oversee performance evaluations identifying staff training needs and establishing goals for performance improvement.
• To identify nursing staff training needs and provide ongoing training and / or coordinate training.
• Assist in reviewing, revising, writing and implementing facility policies and procedures.
• Oversee employee Health Program.
• Oversee Infection Control Program.
• Review all nursing documentation to ensure quality as indicated by federal and state regulations.
• Enforce and abide by all required deadlines for treatment.
• Research and develop new nursing programs and trainings.
• Administers medications as ordered
• Transcribes physician orders.
• Performs nursing assessment at the time of admission and develops initial treatment plan interventions.
• Provides medication education and education on self-care skills.
• Documents nursing interventions and resident response in progress notes.
• Administers treatments as ordered.
• Inventories stock medications and supplies for reorder and expiration dates.
• Assist with and maintains accurate Special Treatment Procedures records.
• Assist with the physician as necessary.
• Attends continuing education per year.
• Assist Counselors with resident care as needed.
• Maintains strict code of resident confidentiality and promotion of resident rights.
• Informs parents of resident health care needs and follow-up progress.
• Prepares and provides on-coming shift nurse with accurate and informative reports.
• Prepares accurate documented reports of incidents and other unusual happenings or events.
• Maintains medical records and files in appropriate charts.
• Maintain quality codes of conduct and professionalism, i.e. strong work ethic, role modeling and commitment to improving quality of life to youth in our care.
• Participate in facility-wide Quality Improvement initiatives.
• Attend staff / unit meetings to discuss facility and milieu operations and to receive facility communications.
• Attend all mandatory and scheduled training.
• Request time off in advance according to policy.
• Minimal and legitimate requests for time off due to illness.
• Execute all emergency procedures according to the facility policies and procedures.
• Complete all documentation tasks related to the position. All documentation should be timely and accurate.
• Uphold professional standards of treatment and the mission of Sequel TSI in delivering services to youth.
• Maintain the confidentiality of the residents and the company and abide by all regulations pertaining to confidentiality including HIPAA.
• Maintain a safe secure therapeutic environment.
• All other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


Competency Statement(s)
• Reliability – The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
• Customer Oriented – The ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
• Accountability – The ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
• Ethical – Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
• Friendly – The ability to demonstrate a cheerful demeanor towards others.
• Responsibility – Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
• Autonomy – Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Initiative – Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
• Judgment – Ability to form a sound decision using the available information.
• Leadership – Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
• Management Skills – Ability to direct oneself and effectively supervise others.
• Motivation – Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability.
• Adaptability – Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
• Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
• Strategic Planning – Ability to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which the long range goals can be achieved.
• Self-Motivated – Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using his or her own drive or initiative.


Education: Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing and be legally licensed to practice nursing by the State of Tennessee Board of Nursing. License must be current.
Masters Degree Preferred

Experience: Must possess one year of supervisory experience with some experience working with adolescents.

Computer Skills: Basic computer skills, including usage of email, Internet Explorer, and print documents.

Certifications Current State of TN Board of Nursing license.

Other Requirements: Fluent in the English language to interact with governing bodies, administration and the community both in person and over the phone.

Sequel Youth & Family Services is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly employer.
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