Responsible for managing the operation of a nursing unit in a large facility.
Essential Functions : ( Those functions that the individual who holds the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation).
Performs general management functions such as hiring, disciplining and evaluating employees.
Plans and facilitates meetings and committees to address resident care issues for the unit.
Manages area of responsibility with the goal of achieving and maintaining the highest quality of care possible.
Participates in developing, implementing and evaluating programs that promote the recruitment, retention, development and continuing education of nursing staff members.
Contacts physicians as necessary and ensures physicians interventions are timely and appropriate.
Reviews staffing patterns and census of nursing units, and reassigns personnel when necessary to ensure staffing meets resident needs and budgetary controls.
Monitors the clinical operations of the unit and residents' conditions and ensures that appropriate and quality care is administered.
Obtains medications, supplies and medical records needed to provide safe, efficient and therapeutic care to residents on a continuing basis.
Assists in the orientation of new personnel, monitors their skills, and guides and observes staff who may need assistance with procedures.
Participates in facility "Performance Improvement Program."
Skilled in directing and motivating the workforce.
Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members, and at all levels of the organization.
Ability to react decisively and quickly in emergency situations.
Ability to organize and prioritize.
Knowledge of training techniques for clinical staff.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
May require specialized knowledge and experience related to being the Unit Manager on a dedicated Special Unit: Cardiac/Pulmonary high activity, CCRN, ACLS, Telemetry RN, CCU, ICU.
Must have good and regular attendance.
Approximate percent of time required to travel:
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing, BS preferred.
Valid RN or LPN/LVN license in the state employed.
Valid CPR certification.
Seven years experience in nursing, two years of which was supervisory in a long term care environment.