Unit Manager (RN - Registered Nurse)
CareOne - Whippany, NJ

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Job Description:
The Unit Manager is responsible for the day to day coordination and 24 hour oversight of all aspects of his/her assigned clinical unit.

Reporting To: *
  • Director of Nursing Services

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: *
  • Ensure that required staffing levels are met for each shift on a daily basis needed to render care for the number of residents assigned to her/his responsibility. *
  • Make sure that staffing level adjustments are made each shift as needed and the Federal required posted schedule is adjusted to reflect current actual staffing. *
  • Attend, participate and lead the weekly resident “At Risk" meeting ensures resident care and condition concerns are identified, interventions are appropriate to cause and follow up is completed. *
  • Attend and participate in morning clinical review meeting. *
  • Attend and participate in PPS meetings as indicated. *
  • Attend and participate in monthly QA and A meetings, as assigned, and assist with follow up for any identified problems. *
  • Monitor provision of resident care by licensed nurses and C.N.A.’s ensure required documentation is completed. *
  • Review 24- hour resident change in condition report daily ensure necessary follow-up occurs including appropriate interventions implemented, physician and family notified and required documentation has been completed. *
  • Review resident medical records and documentation to ensure clinical programs are in place per policy and procedures. *
  • Identify educational needs of staff discuss findings with the Facility Educator and work collaboratively to meet these needs. *
  • Participate on other committees as requested by the Administrator/Director of Nursing Services. *
  • Ensure that resident care and documentation is in compliance with state and federal rules and regulations. *
  • Comply with and ensure that staff is in compliance with HIPAA rules and regulations, reporting any known violations to the Administrator and Director of Nursing Services. *
  • Ensure work assignments are made for assigned staff, including breaks and lunches and staff is compliant with assignments. *
  • Initiate disciplinary action as necessary for staff members in collaboration with DON/ADON. *
  • Communicate with the appropriate department manager/DON and participate with follow up and resolution to any grievances/concerns from personnel, residents or family members. *
  • Ensure physician orders are being followed. *
  • Assist the DON/ADON with preparing performance evaluations as directed. *
  • Greet new admissions and families and assist nursing staff with admission process as needed. *
  • Within 24 to 48 hours, ensure that all admission documentation is complete including all required clinical assessments and care plans. *
  • Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to ensure that medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as scheduled. *
  • Provide direct nursing care as necessary. *
  • Report problem areas to the Director of Nursing. Assist in developing and implementing corrective action. *
  • Attend and participate in continuing education programs to remain current with standards of nursing practice and to maintain licensure requirements. *
  • Ensure that your nursing staff follows policy and procedures, including appropriate dress code. *
  • Ensure that nursing staff participate in all fire safety and disaster preparedness drills. *
  • Ensure that nursing personnel are follow established infection control procedures when isolation precautions become necessary. *
  • Ensure that all personnel operate nursing equipment in a safe manner. *
  • Participate as needed and/or directed in collaboration with the Resident Assessment/Care Plan Coordinator in the development of a written care plan (preliminary, interim and comprehensive for each resident that identifies the problems/needs of the resident, indicates the care to be given, goals to be accomplished and which professional service is responsible for each element of care. *
  • Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy and that nursing service personnel knock before entering the resident’s room. *
  • Report and assist with investigation of any allegations of resident abuse including misappropriation of resident property. *
  • Assist Social Services with ensuring that an Advance Directive/Code Status has been obtained and documented in appropriate places per policy. *
  • Participate in the annual survey and/or complaint survey processes as directed by Administrator/DON and assist as directed with any plans of correction required.

Job Requirements:

Education: *
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or must be a graduate of an approved RN program.

Professional Experience: *
  • Previous supervisory experience. *
  • Two years of LTC experience. *
  • Acute Care experience preferred.

Certification/Licensure: *
  • Must be an actively licensed RN in assigned state(s) of employment.

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