Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)

at First Atlantic Healthcare in Saco, Maine, United States

Job Description

Seal Rock Healthcare, part of the Atlantic Heights Community, is a fully-licensed Medicaid/Medicare-certified facility offering 105 beds. Our Maintenance Team at Seal Rock supports our entire Atlantic Heights Community which includes The Inn, an 80 apartment assisted living and The Cottages, 45 independent living cottages. Under the ownership of First Atlantic Healthcare, the Atlantic Heights Community follows in First Atlantic’s long standing reputation for excellence in long term care, assisted living and senior living.

$10K Sign on Bonus

Pay Range $40-$47

First Atlantic Healthcare is seeking an Assistance Director or Nursing (ADON) to join our team providing quality care in the local Maine communities

The Assistant Director of Nursing, in collaboration with the Director of Nursing, directs the day to day operations of nursing services effectively and efficiently in accordance with regulatory compliance guidelines, Standards of Nursing practice, and principles of customer service excellence. The right candidate will h ave the aptitude, intelligence and positive energy in a manner that promotes high morale, monumental customer satisfaction, regulatory compliance and quality of care.

Your Benefits include the following, and we would love to speak with you about what interests you:

+ Leadership Training & Support

+ Sign-On Bonus available

+ Tuition reimbursement and Tuition Loan Forgiveness

+ Full time employees have access to full benefits; medical, dental, vision, and disability

+ Employer paid life insurance

+ Flexible savings account, including medical & dependent care

+ Paid Time Off available to all employees

+ 401(k) Retirement savings program with employer contribution


+ Excellent communications skills, written and verbal

+ Solid computer skills – both personal computer and electronic medical record

+ Strong leadership skills, ability to develop new strengths and skills

+ Analytical skills and abilities to turn data into action; moving your facility forward

+ Strong reasoning skills, good judgment, and critical thinking skill


+ Currently a registered nurse /licensed in Maine.

+ Certification upon hire or obtain it during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.

As the Assistant Director of Nursing, your areas of focus are:


+ Act as the Infection Preventionist for the facility, leading all infection control related needs and activities.

+ Ensure clinical competency and training in collaboration with the SDC in the Electronic Charting system to ensure accurate, timely, and efficient documentation of resident care provided.

+ Oversight of the interdisciplinary care planning process to include initial planning (on admission to the unit); interim planning (to include clinical status changes); and the required Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI)

+ Evaluation of the nursing care facility can meet each resident’s needs, which includes the potential new admission to the facility, a current resident of the facility, or the transfer of a resident from the facility.


+ Consult with medical, business, and community groups to discuss service problems, respond to community needs, enhance public relations, coordinate activities and plans, and promote health programs.

+ Develop or expand and implement medical programs or health services that promote research, rehabilitation, and community health.

+ Communicate effectively with physicians, nursing staff, and other professional and non-professional staff.

+ Knowledgeable of nursing practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing nursing functions in the long-term care facility.

+ Understand and follow company policies, including harassment and complaint procedures.

+ Maintain skills in order to provide direct nursing care as necessary.


+ Conduct and administer fiscal operations, including accounting, planning budgets, authorizing expenditures, establishing rates for services, and coordinating financial reporting.

+ Maintain communication between governing boards, medical staff, and department heads by attending board meetings and coordinating interdepartmental activity.

+ Plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the Nursing Services department.

+ Review and analyze facility activities and data to aid planning and cash and risk management and to improve service utilization.

+ Prepare activity reports to inform management of the status and implementation plans of programs, services, and quality initiatives.

+ Use of diagnostic services, inpatient beds, facilities, and staff to ensure effective use of resources and assess the need for additional staff, equipment, and services.

+ Develop and maintain computerized record management systems to store and process data such as personnel activities and information, and to produce reports.

+ Inspect facilities and recommend building or equipment modifications to ensure emergency readiness and compliance to access, safety, and sanitation regulations.

For over 30 years, First Atlantic Healthcare has been committed to the care and improvement of our residents by delivery individualized, high quality, cost effective healthcare services throughout the state of Maine. We have invested in the rebuilding and updating of all skilled nursing, skilled rehabilitation, long term care and assisted living facilities statewide that demonstrate First Atlantic’s commitment to providing all of Maine with dignified, modern healthcare that centers on the patient experience.

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Job Posting: JC260846931

Posted On: Jun 06, 2024

Updated On: Jun 27, 2024

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