Nurse Manager, RN
Posted on Jul 30, 2020 by Wesley Enhanced Living
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Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) is dedicated to making a compelling difference in the lives of our residents through providing excellence and innovation in aging services. If you are looking for an inspiring and rewarding workplace, Wesley Enhanced Living is a great place to be!
Wesley Enhanced Living is a retirement community providing Independent Living, Personal Care, and Skilled Nursing services to senior adults. We are seeking individuals whose values align with Wesley Enhanced Living's values of Grace, Honor, and Integrity. Ideal candidates will be:
- Kind and Compassionate
- Honest and Trustworthy
- Committed to Moral and Ethical Principles
- Driven to Provide Enhanced Living to Our Residents
Wesley Enhanced Living is working to set a new paradigm in aging services by always doing the right thing and we need YOU to help us discover new ways to achieve this goal.
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The Nurse Manager is responsible for performing a variety of duties to provide quality nursing care to residents to maintain or attain the highest practical level of functioning; implementing specific procedures and programs; participating with the charge nurses and the Director of Nursing in establishing specific goals; determining work procedures and expediting work flow; insuring compliance with all operating policies and procedures and Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations and Federal Health Care Administration regulations; communicating with and supervising appropriate personnel; providing periodic reports; performing all of the duties of a certified nursing assistant when needed. Responsible for the management of the daily operations of assigned unit or units.
Nurse Manager essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Encourage each resident's ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychological well being and thus performs various duties to provide quality nursing care to residents and to coordinate total nursing care for the residents.
- Assess residents and analyze obtained information to develop appropriate interventions to prevent decline; record signs of change in condition, notify appropriate staff per facility protocol to evaluate weight loss, decline in ambulation, change in performance of ADL's, development of skin breakdown, etc.; observe conditions which indicate possible need for restorative nursing programs and then notify appropriate staff per facility protocol of the need for evaluation; inform the physician of changes in assessment when appropriate.
- Assess the resident upon admission and develop interim care plan, contribute to the full care plan, and update the care plan as warranted and as required; attend and participate at the Plan of Care meetings as scheduled.
- Administer medications and treatments to residents; monitor the administration of intravenous fluids as needed; place orders for medications from the pharmacy.
- Respond to emergencies; assess the condition of the resident; decide on the type of medical attention; call appropriate ambulance service when resident is transferred to or admitted to a hospital; notify the physician when there is a change in resident's condition.
- Confer with residents and their families; make referrals to other departments when appropriate.
- Maintain resident clinical files; keep charts updated; document appropriately.
- Complete employee and incident report forms; complete follow-up investigation forms.
- Make rounds to see each resident daily and as needed. Ensure that residents are aware of the services available to them; encourage residents to participate in activities programs and provide staff support to enable residents to get to and from and participate in activities.
- Maintain accountability for controlled substances; inventory medications at the beginning and end of the shift with another licensed nurse; notify supervisor of discrepancies.
- Support the facility's medical supply system; follow procedures for resident charge items.
- Correlate the accuracy and completeness of documentation and its impact on reimbursement and federal regulations.
- Communicate status of residents to incoming personnel according to established procedures; communicate with physicians; transcribe, clarify, and implement physicians' orders.
- Evaluate the quality of care provided by the charge nurses, unit clerk, and certified nursing assistants.
- Complete new employee probation reviews and annual performance evaluations as assigned.
- Complete job performance counseling and follow-up review for professional and nursing assistant staff.
- Ability to use the following equipment: IV pump, tube feeding, glucose monitoring devices, oxygen equipment, bipap, cpap, air compressors, wound vac, CPM machine, inhalers, pressure relief beds, suction machine, pulse oximeter
- Demonstrates knowledge in respiratory management and tracheostomy care
- Coordinates discharge/transfer of resident with other departments, physician and ancillary service providers
- Conducts resident rounds daily and initiates corrective action; reports abnormal findings to the Unit Manager
- Basic computer literacy; documentation via electronic medical record
- Assess, assist and manage all emergency occurrences during shift and is knowledgeable of emergency cart supplies and equipment
- Transcribes and implements physician orders in an accurate and timely manner
- Admits new residents to the neighborhood in accordance with the admission process
- Performs shift controlled drug counts in the presence of on-coming/out-going shift
- Maintains accurate count of controlled drugs, including individual and master log sheets
- Maintains e-drug box supplies record and initiates re-ordering, as necessary
- Reports changes in resident status to the Unit Manager or designee in a timely manner
- Documents in resident medical records as required; including, but not limited to skilled notes, changes in condition, incidents/accidents, MDS related documentation, all assessment tools, etc.
- Coordinates incident investigations, gathers data, assesses information, communicates in writing the results of the investigation, outcomes and makes recommendations for the plan of action
- Documents in the 24° report on resident conditions, concerns, etc.; monitor as appropriate
Related Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience in the supervision of professional nurses. Experience managing multiple neighborhoods and multiple shifts.
Education or Degree Requirements: Graduate of accredited school of nursing
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations: Registered Nursing license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; must be in good standing. Currently registered with the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing examiners
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