Performs difficult professional work supervising the nursing team, coordinating work with other facilities, departments or agencies, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Nursing. Departmental supervision is exercised over Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant and Ward Clerk.
Examples of Duties:
Provides direct and indirect supervision regarding the total care quality provided by staff; assists and manages nursing units.
Assigns, directs, trains and inspects staff work; evaluates staff performance; handles disciplinary issues; coaches and/or counsels staff.
Evaluates resident needs, condition and care required; develops nursing care plans; assesses and documents residents.
Conducts resident and family conferences and provides updates, changes in condition and instruction or education.
Admits and provides orientation to new residents; works with various personnel including therapies, dietary, social services, etc. planning and setting resident care plans.
Accompanies physicians on rounds and assists with examinations and treatments; reviews patients care plan; transcribes new orders; informs residents and physicians regarding laboratory results, current conditions, etc.
Plans and assists with discharge instructions and follow-up appointments, therapy instructions, etc.
Assists with staffing various units; makes needed adjustments; answers phone calls and directs as needed.
Performs and assists with patient care according to outlined policy and procedures; assists with maintaining and updating unit or facility policy and procedure manuals.
Maintains contact with the pharmacy; maintains narcotics records.
Performs charting duties and records; completes required unit medical chart forms.
Supervises resident appointment and transportation scheduling to other facilities, clinics, hospitals, etc.
Participates in in-service education programs.
Monitors incident reports, investigations, safety programs, etc.
Maintains resident roster, census and condition reports; participates in nursing administration and call schedule.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles, standards, practices and techniques of home health nursing; thorough knowledge of the dangers inherent in and the precautions to be taken in the use of drugs and other medication; thorough knowledge of local and state rules, regulations, procedures and policies pertaining to nursing services; ability to assign and supervise the work of professional and nonprofessional personnel and to instruct them in practices and techniques; ability to accurately maintain patient medical records and prepare reports; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, physicians and associates.
Education and Experience
Associates/Technical degree and considerable experience working with the elderly or severely disable patients, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires walking, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires standing, reaching with hands and arms and lifting and occasionally requires sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling and pushing or pulling; work requires close vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, using of measuring devices, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).