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Careers / Assistant Director of Resident Care (RN) 

Assistant Director of Resident Care (RN) 

Interested in joining The Kensington Family?

Why The Kensington Reston? Because Our Promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own…and this extends to our team members too!

Become part of a community that’s driven by its unique core values: a Love for Seniors, Respect for Each Other, Passion for Excellence, and a Spirit to Serve. Partner with us to find your path, grow your purpose, and expect the unexpected: deeper connections, better opportunities, and a stronger sense of belonging.

Salary: $95,000-110,000/year


  • A community where you’re treated like family!
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • PTO
  • Complimentary meals and uniforms
  • Career growth and paid training opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Assistant Director of Resident Care, RN supports the Director of Nursing Services in planning, organizing, developing, directing and evaluating the nursing service operation. Provides the highest degree of quality resident care while ensuring that applicable Federal, State and local standards and regulatory requirements are adhered to.

  • Assumes direct supervisory role for all nursing staff in the absence of the Director of Nursing.
  • Assists the Director of Nursing in a smooth transition of resident admissions to the facility by reviewing pre-admission medical evaluations and assisting in collecting resident personal data, evaluating resident functional levels and assessing resident needs for assistance with activities of daily living.
  • Assists physicians and Directors of Nursing, Assisted Living and Memory Care with planning for the individual resident’s nursing care and completes resident assessment forms. Works with providers such as pharmacy, hospice, home health agencies, and rehab to ensure resident care is coordinated.
  • Supervises the delivery of treatments to ensure they are carried out on a timely basis and in a manner that meets standards of care. Identifies opportunities for improvement and recommends changes to the Director of Nursing.
  • Supervises the quality of notes, documentation, medication and treatment administration records and other records maintained in resident charts. Identifies opportunities for improvement and recommends changes to the Director of Nursing.
  • Assures resident rights are protected and the privacy of resident health care information is protected.
  • Meets with prospective and current residents and their families as needed to discuss issues related to resident care, solve problems, and promotes positive customer relations. Addresses issues and manage those issues in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Participates in the weekly Health Maintenance meeting. Provides reviews of resident individual service plans, note changes in residents’ condition, and coordinate changes in care plans with service providers such as physicians, pharmacy, and rehab providers to meet resident requirements.
  • Participates in regular reviews to identify nursing services improvement opportunities and compliance with Federal and State rules and regulations and facility policies. Assists in developing plans and actions to carry out improvements.
  • Attends and participates in workshops, seminars and other programs to keep abreast of changes in the healthcare field. Shares and communicates new knowledge.
  • Represents the community and nursing service in professional and community activities and maintains positive relationship with referral sources and service providers.
  • Attends training courses and participates in other professional development activities to meet community requirements and maintain professional certification.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years in similar position, with preferable retirement living or home-care background.
  • Must be able to clearly and proficiently communicate with people of all ages and abilities, displaying consideration of their rights and sensitivities, while maintaining an energetic, positive attitude.
  • Must be able to read and write English, and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from families.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings.
  • Must have excellent verbal skills and communication abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team based environment.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of Federal and State regulations
  • Must have excellent computer skills.

Mental and Physical Requirements:

  • Requires ability to stand for extended periods of time and walk short and long distances.
  • Must be able to lift and/or carry objects in excess of 25 pounds.
  • Requires significant amount of bending at the waist.
  • Requires reaching above, below, and at shoulder length.
  • Ability to remain calm and positive in stressful situations.
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