I have been an ADON for only a couple of weeks now. I was told I would have atleast one month orientation but just hit the ground running. The facility is a total mess. I work for a large corporation that has wonderful resources but unfortunately the processes have not been established. We are in the state survey window and they are expected at any time. I am responsible for all education, employee health, new hire orientation, entering T.O's, scrubbing charts, etc. I spent over an hour just trying to get into voicemail. There is no phone manuel and IT never called back. My office has been used as a dumping station so there's piles and piles of stuff scattered all over the place. I just found the bottom of my desk yesterday. The problem is I am being pulled in a million different directions without a plan. One of my strengths is multitasking but it seems as though I am just spinning my wheels. I need some sort of direction. I am expected to do my first New Hire Orientation next week and just found the teaching manuel yesterday, which is missing a couple of sections. It's like this with everything I start. Things are either missing, broken, or I'm unable to finish because I'm being pulled away to do something else. Needing a plan and fast!
Hi Buzy....I was where you are at about 1 year ago. My office looked like you have described yours to be. Finally, after a year, I feel as though I know most of the aspects of my job.
Last edit by Do_Good on Jul 25, '11