The DON-AL is responsible for leading, planning, organizing, and analyzing the nursing services of the department.
Develops and maintains policies, procedures, and activity to provide compliance with all regulations and nursing standards. Assists in developing, implementing and evaluating the quality assurance program, including client, family, and staff satisfaction, safety and risk management, and strategic planning. Develops and manages the department’s budget. Ensures that a staff development program is in place to meet regulatory clinical and staff needs. Assists in the hiring, evaluation, and counseling of the department staff.