I am a new DON for a LTC facility. I am expected to be at the QI meeting, dept Head Meeting, Medicare A meeting those are the weekly ones. I am also responsible to have a written presentation for QA with the doctor once a month. I have someone else do the schedule but I am responsible for maintaining, and am responsible for making assignments. I am responsible for dealing with family members, and staff problems. I sign off on the MDS's, I try to make time to go to Care Plan meetings, I have to do physical assessments on all new residents, I do the screening when necessary for potential residents. I keep track of the falls and handle the investigation of them and when necessary call them in. I do the paperwork that needs to be handled after it has been called in and mail it in.
I have yet to have an orientation but am learning by trial and error. I like to go to the Care Plan meetings so that I can address nursing issues and know where and what my residents are doing or not doing.