Assistant directors of nursing (ADON) report to the director of nurses and the administrator of their facility. LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurse) or RNs can be employed as ADONs. In addition, ADONs must be in good standing with any applicable State Nursing Boards.
Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Tasks
Maintain and update audit, compliance and legal documentation, including analyzing patient and staff data.
Plan resource utilization and care interventions according to available data and known trends.
Assist with management of the Department of Nursing, including evaluation of staff.
Evaluate and take action around complaints, failed audits, and staff problems.