Unit Manager - CHL
CarDon & Associates - Carmel, IN

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BASIC FUNCTION: The Unit Manager assumes 24-hour per day responsibility and accountability for supervising the care of all residents on assigned unit(s). Supervises licensed nurses and other nursing personnel in the delivery of care and services according to each resident's comprehensive resident assessment and plan of care. Manages unit(s) in accordance with facility philosophy and policies, standards of professional nursing practices, and all federal and state laws and regulations. EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, CREDENTIALS: Has an active Indiana license as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practice Nurse. Graduated from an accredited school of nursing. Has strong organizational and time management skills. Has two years of professional nursing experience providing direct care to residents in long-term care, acute care, restorative care, or a geriatric nursing setting. Has one year of supervisory/management experience with direct care staff. RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Nursing (DON)ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe employee must be able to perform each essential function effectively to be successful in this position.Supervises hall/unit nurses and assists them with assignment of sufficient nursing staff on unit as needed.Makes rounds at beginning/end of shift to observe quality of care and evaluate resident responses.Makes rounds during medication administration to monitor practices and evaluate training needs. Conducts periodic audits of TAR/MAR to assure compliance with documentation requirements. Performs quality assurance activities as assigned to continually monitor and improve nursing services, and submit results to the Director of Nursing. Participates in verbal shift reports, makes notes, and checks follow-up needed. Audits written 24-hour reports and checks clinical records for proper charting and follow-up. Performs and documents nursing assessments in conjunction with changes in clinical conditions and interventions; and may assist or process resident assessments using the state-approved Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI).Assesses resident progress toward the care plan and notifies the attending physician or other appropriate health care professional of findings. Supervises the scheduling of appointments, physician, therapy and consults, and arranges for transportation. Notifies or assures notification of attending physician and the resident or sponsor when required by regulations or nursing policies, for example, a) an accident involving an injury with the potential for needing physician intervention, b) a significant change in the resident physical, mental, or psychosocial state, c) a need to alter treatment significantly, or d) a decision to transfer of discharge the resident from the facility. Assures that diagnostic tests and other monitoring activities are performed as ordered, and that there is timely notification of appropriate health care professionals of the results. Monitors unit staff for correct and consistent application of infection control practices and health and safety measures mandated by OSHA and facility safety policies. Suspends an employee when appropriate and in the best interests of the safety and welfare of the residents or staff, and participates in related investigations, with involvement from the DON.Facilitates interdepartmental communications to meet residents' needs and carry out plans of care. Immediately notifies the resident, designated family member and/or resident's legal representative when a change in room or roommate is anticipated. Performs or participates in the orientation of nursing staff and attends mandatory inservice meetings. Maintains sound customer service principles to respond to resident or family concerns and resolve complaints, and promptly reports any evidence of resident/family dissatisfaction. Keeps the Director of Nursing informed of the status of residents, staffing, and other related matters through verbal communication, written reports, or department meetings.During inspection surveys, accompanies surveyors, provides documentation requested, and answers questions courteously and appropriately.Does Physician's rounds. The preceding list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.


LPN or RN welcome to apply!!!


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESKnowledge of current state and federal laws and regulations, general chronic care nursing principles and professional standards of nursing practice, and geriatric care. Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and obtain results within allotted time. Ability to coordinate numerous activities at any given time and make sound judgment and judicious decisions quickly, often under pressure. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s, and perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to read and understand professional journals, technical instructions, and procedure manuals. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSMust maintain good attendance, be available to work overtime, and be "on-call" when requested. Has ability to hear the conversational voice and has sufficient near and far vision to read charts and supervise unit.WORKING CONDITIONSWorks in a climate-controlled and well-lighted environment with a smoke-free policy. Works at nursing stations(s) and throughout the building daily. Is continuously subject to interruptions, noise, and odors daily. Is exposed to infections daily but is trained in handwashing practices, Universal Precautions, and the use of personal protective equipment to reduce risk. Assists with resident lifts and transfers when needed, but receives lifting training and has access to safety equipment to reduce the risk of injury. PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands below are typical of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for individuals with disabilities. Lifting/Carrying 1-10 lbs.Continuously - (61-100%)Lifting/Carrying 11-25 lbs.Continuously - (61-100%)Lifting/Carrying 26-50 lbs.Continuously - (61-100%)Pushing/Pulling 20-50 lbs.Continuously - (61-100%)Pushing/Pulling Over 50 lbs.Continuously - (61-100%)Climbing/BalancingOccassionally - (1-30%)Stooping/BendingContinuously - (61-100%)Standing/SittingContinuously - (61-100%)WalkingContinuously - (61-100%)ReachingContinuously - (61-100%) LPN or RN welcome to apply!!!

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