Nurse Manager
Terence Cardinal Cooke - New York, NY

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Overview:

This position manages all budgetary, operational, administrative and human resource functions of assigned unit, provides the leadership needed to achieve unit, departmental objectives, and communicates effectively with the director of nursing to resolve resident and staff issues.

Responsibilities:

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Collaborates with Human Resources regarding the selection of staff for the resident/patient care unit.

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Provides for professional growth and development of nursing staff through identification of needs, encouraging education (formal and continuing) efforts, and evaluation of same.

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Responsible for completion of regular performance evaluations for each staff member; conducts evaluations for new staff prior to completion of probationary period.

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Counsels employees, develops staff and, as appropriate, utilizes the disciplinary process in conjunction with existing labor contracts.

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Plans and maintains staffing pattern for the resident care unit on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis, in order to meet the resident's/patient's need for continuity of care. Monitors and contains the use of minimal overtime to meet staffing needs..

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Responsible for safety and comfort of residents/patients, and the health and safety of employees assigned to the unit.

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Collaborates with ancillary support services to provide a safe, clean and secure environment for residents, staff and visitors

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Justifies and maintains a fiscal plan (budget) for the unit. Monitors residents, expenses and operating expenses (salaries and capital expense items) and provides appropriate reports to Nursing Administration.

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Responsible for the accuracy and timelines of resident census and conditions and roster/matrix

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Oversees the use of consultant physicians within the facility within a timely fashion.

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Understands reimbursement and reviews clinical record to ensure resource consumption including personnel time, is documented and appropriate.

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Evaluates and sets standards for supplies and equipment; monitors utilization of equipment and supplies.

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Conducts regular rounds with the head nurse and wound care nurse, reviews the 24 hour report, care plans and physician order books, daily.

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Promotes open communication within the unit and department, and with other units and departments. Plans and conducts unit staff meetings for each shift.

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Provides assistance in the orientation to and practice of emergency procedures, fire drills, evacuation procedures, and internal/external disaster plans and procedures.

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Provides input and standards in formulating resident care policy and procedures for the Nursing Department and the facility. Works with the Medical staff to coordinate medical and nursing management of resident/patient care.

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Participates in quality assessment and improvement, including utilization and promotion of familiarization with Quality Improvement Standards and programs. Reviews quality improvement reports and integrates appropriate actions.

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Supervises all nursing activities related to resident/patient care; sets standard for accurate reporting and recording of resident symptoms, reaction and progress.

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Evaluates resident/patient care through assessment, planning, intervention, written documentation, observation, and comparison to established standards.

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Monitors the care plan to ensure the effectiveness and appropriateness of services.

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Administers nursing care to residents as needed to maintain clinical skills and/or assist staff.

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Assumes the role of resident advocate respecting regulations found in the OBRA Guidelines and state regulatory requirements.

Qualifications:

Education Requirements

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Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, Baccalaureate preferred

Experience Requirements

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Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience

License Requirements

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Current New York State registration as a Registered Nurse

Skill Requirements

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Knowledge of long term care regulations, MDS+, PRI's, Care Planning, and Quality Improvement.

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