General Description:

  • Serves as a member of management team and develops effective working relationships with the director of nursing, administrator and the medical director.
  • Participates in the development of center goals
  • Assists in the development and implements procedures to meet the goals of the center.
  • Develops positive partner relations policies and environment to achieve firm, fair, consistent supervision and a department team
  • Administers policies and formulates procedures for the nursing department
  • Support and administers a departmental budget based on the nursing department’s goals and projected revenues
  • Participates in establishing a competitive wage, salary, and benefit plan for nursing service staff.
  • Supports the operation of the nursing department in a cost-effective manner
  • Involved in the recruitment, selection, training, evaluation and retention for all nursing staff
  • Assists in the development and implementation of center’s master staffing plan based on patient’s needs, nursing service goals and standards, department budget and state law.
  • Promotes consistent assignment scheduling to meet patient care needs.
  • Formulates, implements and evaluates a department plan for orientation and partner development
  • Promotes and delegates accountability for maintaining an effective performance appraisal system for nursing
  • Promotes resolution of conflicts through delegation and accountability for positive supervision
  • Promotes and delegates personnel policy compliance with supervisors
  • Creates a work climate that promotes a positive quality of work and minimizes institution’s legal risk
  • Establishes linkage with existing community resources
  • Assesses supplies and equates needs for Nursing Department and sees that units are adequately stocked and maintained.

B.Specific Items: (Performed by DON or delegated to qualified staff).

  • Participates in development and maintenance of nursing services’ philosophy and objectives, standards of practice, policy and procedure manuals and job descriptions for each level of nursing personnel
  • Assists in the development of 3 year capital expenditure budget for Nursing Department
  • Assists in the development of at least biweekly (every two weeks) work schedules for Nursing Department – post and maintains copy as worked.
  • Acts upon recommendations from the DON, RN Supervisors and/or supervisory LPNs regarding hiring and firing of nursing personnel; assist with recruiting as needed.
  • Delegates and monitors orientation and initial training for nursing personnel
  • Coordinates with other department heads on any patient care needs
  • Participates in all department head meetings
  • Cooperates with consultants and implements their recommendations, if determined appropriate to the nursing department

UNIT MANAGER DUTIES AND TASKS

Daily

  • Provide daily direction and leadership to your nurses and CNA’s. Performance behavior opportunity. Take ownership of your UNIT.
  • Assist with the staffing and scheduling of nursing partners.
  • Verify nurse and CNA coverage, assignments, lunches, showers, etc are scheduled.
  • Lead Stand-Up; cover admissions, discharges, incidents, any info that will arm your team with tools to provide excellent care.
  • Check mailbox FREQUENTLY throughout the day for orders/results/admission and discharge info etc.
  • New Admissions:
    • Identify needs and prepare for the patients arrival.
    • Insert care plans and anything that will ensure a smooth transition/admission in chart prior to patient arrival.
    • Follow up to ensure orders noted off and entered correctly by nurse
  • AM – audit new admit charts for compliance and completion
  • Run Administration Exception Report and New and Modified Orders Report daily and follow up with nurse.
  • Daily rounds, in person with EVERY patient, verify appropriate care. Inspect patient room for neatness and regulatory compliance.
  • Check corridors for equipment and proper storage.
  • Ensure nurse station is free of clutter, food/drink, personal items, supplies, linens, etc.
  • Check new orders box throughout day in IMAR to verify processed, care planned, and completed
  • Verify ATB are logged, alert charting initiated and care planned.
  • Follow up/investigate ALL incidents. DON will assist.
  • Inspect Coumadin log for new orders and completion; follow up.
  • Participate and verify new partner training progress and completion.
  • Audit lab logs and ensure notification of M.D. and Family.
  • Audit daily Skilled Medicare notes have been made Q shift 72 hours after admission and daily thereafter.
  • Follow up on alert charting daily.
  • Ensure that Psych meds have a diagnoses and behavior monitoring in place.
  • Assess call lights daily for timeliness.
  • Ensure that weekly skin assessments are complete as scheduled.

WEEKLY

  • Audit glucometer logs
  • Med room and med carts week
  • 5 star follow-up
  • Obtaining information and attending LOC each week
  • Attending care plan meetings
  • Census and condition report
  • Audit CNA documentation notebooks and dart for compliance
  • Ensure that monthly summaries and bradens are being done as scheduled.
  • Visually inspect pressure ulcers and audit wound documentation for accuracy.

MONTHLY

  • Assist with processing pharmacy recommendations
  • Assist with completion of infection control reports and logs
  • Assist with gathering QA data
  • Other duties as assigned by DON/ADMIN
  • Participate in preparing and conducting partner performance reviews-90 day, annuals, etc.