RN Nurse Manager Primarily Days

at Bethesda Senior Living

Hazelwood, MO

Posted on Aug. 30, 2016

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The Nurse Manager demonstrates knowledge of the long-term care resident's physical, social, emotional, and psychological needs based upon observation, staff input, and the resident's required health care needs. He or she is responsible for the direction and supervision of the nursing staff on the assigned shift, for making the appropriate administrative decisions based on facility policies and nursing standards, and for ensuring compliance with the Division of Aging, OSHA, Standards of Nursing Practice, and other regulatory agencies within the health care practices in the facility and based on the direction of the Nursing Supervisor. Requirements The ideal candidate has a degree in Nursing from an accredited institution and possess a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse in this state, registered nurse preferred. In addition, he or she has three to five years of progressively responsible work experience in the long-term care industry or a related field, with at least two years supervisory experience in long-term care preferred. He or she can direct and coordinate the activities of others, provide a motivating influence on subordinates and peers, and take ownership in management decisions. Effective oral and written skills, empathy and the ability to listen, good time management skills, and professional dress, speech, and behavior are all assets for this position.

The following is a representative list of duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
-- Assigns staff according to policies and works to ensure equal distribution of assigned duties
-- Supports team work and works to encourages staff to provide resident care properly and within an acceptable time frame
-- Completes rounds to assess residents and resident care
-- Reports concerns and needs to appropriate staff members in a professional and timely manner
-- Receives reports from assigned Charge Nurses in a timely manner and completes a shift report for the Director of Nursing
-- Communicates with the Director of Nursing areas of concern for any events requiring administrative attention in a timely manner
-- Manages staff appropriately and disciplines staff members as necessary
-- Empowers staff members by promoting responsibility, accountability, and autonomy to enhance resident care
-- Ensures standards of patient care are used and delegates responsibilities as defined by policy or necessity to ensure appropriate resident care
-- Develops measurable staff goals and encourages staff to maintain professionalism within the work place at all times
-- Serves as a resource for other nursing personnel and seeks assistance or guidance in areas of uncertainty
-- Directs and manages direct patient care by using sound nursing judgment at all times
-- Document and communicates plans appropriately and professionally
-- Reviews and revises care plan needs, problems, and goal changes based on resident assessment with the Charge Nurses
-- Identifies necessary and appropriate nursing interventions pertinent to the plan of care
-- Implements and documents all resident and family instruction relevant to health care needs and ensures understanding of the instruction
-- Demonstrates clinical competence to assess the physical, spiritual, psychological, and emotional needs of each resident
-- Works with Charge Nurses to maintain their clinical competencies and intervenes appropriately requesting physician or other department intervention as appropriate
-- Maintains a working knowledge of emergency procedures and demonstrates awareness of safety issues relevant to patient and employee safety