Title: House Manager (RN)
All positions scheduled 40 or more hours per pay period (2 weeks) are benefit eligible
This position is scheduled 48 hours PER PAY PERIOD on the
overnight/NOC (3rd) shift from 10pm-6am
All positions require alternate weekends and alternate holidays
Purpose of Job Position: Plans, coordinates, supervises and implements nursing services for assigned residents as a part of the gerontological interdisciplinary team. Supervises and implements care for assigned residents. LTC experience REQUIRED.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The House Manager:
1. Makes clinical decisions to guide the effective practice of gerontological nursing utilizing physician direction and nursing judgment. Makes rounds on all assigned residents during shift. Assists in direct resident care such as handling or moving residents.
2. Assesses the health status of the residents and shares the information (i.e. physical changes in skin coloring, texture, or temperature, change in respiratory sound) with appropriate members of the health care team. Utilizes the nursing process to meet resident needs. Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department supervisors.
3. Coordinates and participates in planning and implementation of admission and
discharges of assigned residents.
4. Adjusts assignments for resident care for assigned residents as changes in resident
need or staff availability vary.
5. Conducts in-services and team meetings as delegated. Attends and participates in
facility and departmental staff meetings and in-service educational programs. Must be
willing to seek out new methods and principles, and be willing to incorporate them into
existing nursing practices.
6. Follow state and federal regulations, as outlined in Good Shepherd Services policies
7. Coordinates and participates in notification of families of assigned residents of new orders, changes in condition and physician visits. Must be able to deal tactfully
with these persons, who may be hostile and emotionally upset.
8. Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
9. Coordinates and participates in development and maintenance of current and accurate interdisciplinary care plan for assigned residents which guides the restoration of residents’ functional capabilities. Incorporates new orders and changes in condition promptly. Communicates changes in the plan to team members. Maintains a liaison
with residents, their families, other departments, etc., to adequately plan for the
10. Prepares and administers medications and medical and nursing treatment to meet medical orders and the interdisciplinary plan of care as assigned, during specific work shifts. Utilizes medical cart.
11. Documents pertinent resident care and assessments using common medical terms, for residents assigned to them. Utilizes manual forms and computer documentation, as outlined in Good Shepherd Services policy. Generally, resident assignments can be
up to 50 residents.
12. Responds to emergency and/or life threatening situations and provides whatever assistance is required.
13. Maintains resident confidentiality and privacy.
14. Supervises and directs team members (RN, LPN, CNA) in the delivery of care for
assigned residents, utilizing Good Shepherd Services policies and procedures. Must
utilize leadership and supervisory ability and willingness to work harmoniously with
team members. Makes independent decisions when circumstances warrant such
15. Utilizes nursing and medical practices and procedures, laws and regulations that
pertain to long term care.
16. Communicates pertinent performance information to Director of Nurses.
17. Coordinates and participates in orientation of new team members.
18. Coordinates duties and supervises team members under the Early Return to Work Program.
19. Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, when necessary.
20. Maintains Good Shepherd Services Core Values.
21. Participates in organizations idea program
1. The House Manager position requires the following: Wisconsin Registered Nurse,
compliance to the Federal Nurse Practice Act.
2. The mobility to spend a minimum of 70% of the working hours standing and/or moving about the working area. Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during working hours.
3. The functioning sight, hearing, speech, and tactile senses required by essential
functions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20. Ability to read, write, speak, and
4. Functional mobility and physical strength required by essential functions, 1, 11, 13, 15, 19. In relation to the physical strength requirement, the average weight of an adult human being is 164 pounds. A full medication cart weighs 150#.
5. Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
6. Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position and be in
good general health, and demonstrate emotional stability.
7. Must be able to lift, push, pull and move a minimum of 30#.
8. Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.