The Nurse Manager is responsible for organization and management of nursing practice and resident care of their assigned unit, in collaboration with the nursing supervisors on a 24 hour basis.
- Is familiar with the Episcopal Church Home (ECH) mission statement, core values/competencies and the nursing department philosophy. Must be able to discuss their concepts in meetings and whenever an opportunity occurs in the practice area.
- Is familiar with and able to interpret and enforce all policies and regulations. Consistently practices compliance with established policies and procedures.
- Maintains awareness of government regulatory process.
- Uses the ANA standards of gerontological nursing practice as framework for professional responsibilities.
- Supports nursing colleagues in their professional development toward common goals.
- Attends and participates in nursing department leadership meetings.
- Attends in-service programs, in and outside the facility, consistent with nursing practice.
- Responsible for the management and supervision of all nursing staff on assigned unit.
- Develops and fosters staff morale and teamwork and is a positive role model.
- Is responsible for the implementation of nursing goals on the unit.
- Assigns nursing responsibilities on the unit.
- Is familiar with job descriptions for all staff on the nursing unit and ensures compliance and expectations are met.
- In collaboration with Human Resources, is responsible for interviewing and making hiring recommendations for nursing positions on the unit.
- In collaboration with the staff education coordinator, assists with new employee orientation on the unit.
- Monitors staff for use of proper body mechanics in moving/transferring residents and equipment.
- Assesses the skills and educational needs of staff.
- Communicates with the staff education coordinator. Facilitate staff to attend workshops, seminars, continuing education programs.
- Provides opportunities for staff to participate in actualizing goals and plans of the nursing department.
- Completes and execute performance evaluations when due.
- Effectively utilizes the progressive discipline process when warranted.
- In collaboration with HR, is responsible for initiating the employment termination process.
- Holds monthly, and as needed, staff meetings; submits a report of all staff meetings, along with an attendance list to the Staff Education Coordinator.
- Is familiar with assigned unit’s budget. With Director of Nursing’s guidance, manages it within acceptable parameters.
- In collaboration with the Director of Nursing, identifies areas where cost control is needed.
- Clarifies cost control awareness with staff in monthly meetings as indicated. Works with staff to reduce costs while maintaining the high quality of care.
- Utilizes supplies and staff time in a cost-effective manner.
- Reports unsafe condition(s) to security and maintenance as soon as possible.
- Responds to emergency situations according to established ECH disaster plan.
- Per nursing department needs, ss responsible for and participates in “on call” on a rotating basis.
- Documents and follows through with all incidents/accidents and follow through per policy.
- Is familiar with established emergency procedures and staff incidents.
- Creates and maintains an environment of respect for the residents. Assists and guides staff to maintain privacy, resident rights and a quiet, peaceful environment.
- Encourages resolution of issues.
- Assesses and identifies residents’ needs and communicates this information to other health care professionals (clinical associates, nursing administration, nurse practitioners, physicians, dietitians, therapists, social work) on a regular and timely basis.
- Attends or ensures nursing leadership representation at daily morning report.
- Initiates and/or participates in quality assurance monitoring and evaluation of resident care.
- Conducts walking rounds on the unit to assess the environment for safety issues.
- Assigns nursing staff members resident care activities and other duties.
- Make recommendations to the Director of Nursing related to the nursing practice and resident care through regular meetings/written proposals.
- Develops and implements residents care plans per regulations.
- Ensures care plans and care cards are updated as resident’s condition and/or orders change.
- In collaboration with the social worker, notifies responsible parties of change in resident condition.
- Is familiar with requirements specific to MDS+. Develops and completes MDS nursing portion. Completes and reviews CAA’s as required.
- Transcribes and implements physician orders per policy/procedures.
- Follows established documentation procedures and enforces correct documentation procedures with staff.
- Maintains contact and ensures compliance with the skin integrity program.
- Reviews EMRs to ensure they are accurate.
- Reviews pharmacy consultant reports with the medical team.
- Completion of an approved program of professional nursing and current/uncumbered NYS RN license required.
- 5 years of RN experience required; 1 of which should be in gerontology.
- 1 year of RN leadership experience preferred. Preferably in gerontology.
- Unexpired American Red Cross or American Heart Association Adult CPR certification required.
- Knowledge of New York State regulatory standards and patient rights.
- Effective interpersonal, communication, both written and verbal are essential.
- Need to be flexible and able to adapt to change.
- Enthusiastically models the ESLC core values and competencies as noted above.
- Basic computer skills required, including the ability to create, open, save and retrieve electronic documents and emails, operating a laptop or desktop computer, working within a Microsoft Windows operating system. EMR experience strongly preferred. MS Office and Outlook experience helpful.
- Ability to interact courteously and tactfully with staff, residents, family members, visitors, vendors and the general public.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Performing duties of this job requires occasional sitting, and prolonged walking and standing. Must be able to occasionally lift loads of 50 pounds without assistance and the ability to sit, talk, and hear is required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
About Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (ESLC) is a faith-based, nonprofit organization offering a full continuum of compassionate senior care services and senior living communities in Rochester, NY. We support seniors and their families through life’s transitions, and honor each person’s unique desires, beliefs and values—all so that we can fulfill our promise of “Life. Inspired every day.”
Founded in 1868 on the Christian values of the Episcopal Church, our main location at the Episcopal Church Home has now met the needs of our community with care and compassion for more than 150 years.
We’ve since grown into Episcopal SeniorLife Communities, dedicated to understanding and responding to individual and community needs. Our adult communities range from independent living apartments and patio homes, affordable housing and assisted living, to transitional and rehabilitation care, skilled nursing, specialized memory care and hospice services.
In addition, our unique Neighborhood Programs promote health and wellness to seniors in the surrounding areas of our communities, expanding traditional services and allowing seniors to age in their place of choice. Our vision is to create relationships and communities that inspire active, purposeful and fulfilled lives.
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