Assists Director of Nursing in planning, coordination, supervising nursing and other resident care services. Assures that active medical records are maintained in accordance with facility policies and procedures and in compliance with Federal and State regulations. Responsible for coordinating the performance improvement (quality assurance) activities. Assumes Director of Nursing responsibilities in his/her absence.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list is subject to individual facility policies, procedures and practices, which may require additional duties and responsibilities.
Serve as day supervisor to direct duties and responsibilities of nursing services in the absence of the supervisor.
Assist in planning and directing nursing care services, in accordance with physicians orders, to meet the needs of the residents on a daily basis.
Report to and consult with Director of Nursing daily and as needed in regard to residents, staff and facility problems.
Complete daily rounds with appropriate reports to Director of Nursing.
Participate in facility committees and meetings as directed by the Director of Nursing.
Act with full authority on behalf of the Director of Nursing in the Directors absence.
Interview and hire candidates for employment in nursing positions. Evaluate performance and counsel nursing employees as needed regarding resident and staff related problem areas.
Serve as an on call' resource person alternately with the Director of Nursing.
Attends continuing education conferences, workshops and classes in order to maintain knowledge, skills and licensure.
Plan, organize, direct and implement the performance improvement program; coordinates monthly meetings regarding QA/QI.
Assist in performance of all duties and responsibilities contained within the Director of Nursings job description as assigned by the Director of Nursing.
Assist with planning and coordinating in-services for nursing staff.
Report and maintain residents dignity, individuality, privacy and confidentiality. Knowledgeable of Residents Bill of Rights.
Promote positive public relations for the facility.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Two (2) or more years of supervisory experience, preferably as Unit Manager. Experience and passion for Long Term Care.
Bachelors degree in related field preferred.
Two (2) or more years long-term care experience.
Knowledge of applicable State & Federal regulations.
Knowledge of Medicare regulations and reimbursement.
Experience in the fields of aging and acute care.
Formal and/or informal education in management and leadership.
Current State RN/LPN license.
CEUs as required by the State.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
Working in normal office environment, employee may be required to sit, bend, stoop, use keyboard, see, talk and hear. May occasionally lift medium to heavy objects including with the movement of residents. May assist in lifting residents weighing between 100-250 lbs. Employee is occasionally exposed to blood or other bodily fluids, fumes, or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. In compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.