RN Nurse Manager
- This position reports to the Director of Nursing
- Responsible for nursing care of patients in their designated nursing unit
- Coordinates activities that support all aspects of resident care on that unit
- Works with other directors and staff to develop a fiscally sound budget that meets resident needs, staffing criteria and the goals of the District
- Monitors that budget and can explain variances
- Supervises/delegates nursing care given by nursing staff, assistive personnel, and students
- Supervises staff members during shift and directs unit nursing personnel and provides input regarding staff performanc.
- Assigns responsibility for completion of specific shift duties to appropriate nursing personnel.
- Coordinates resident admissions, transfers, and discharges.
- Re-evaluates resident care as resident/unit conditions change.
- Assesses options and takes appropriate course of action in over-and-under staffed conditions.
- Documents all cases of misconduct and intervenes as appropriate.
- Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice.
- Remains flexible to changing systems.
- Treats residents, families, visitors, peers and physicians with consideration and respect.
- Communicates concerns appropriately using the established chain of command.
- Must work well with supervisors, co-workers, residents, family members and visitors
- Nurse Manager will take residents with an overall lower acuity in addition to being in charge if there is a call-in or unit census has changed
- Ensures resident care coverage is maintained during those times when staff leave the unit for breaks/meals
- Develops and works within a department budget
- Maintains all principles of confidentiality according to District policy and as required by State and Federal agencies
- Follows guidelines and practices identified in the Employee Handbook
- Is a leader in continuous quality improvement activities within the Nursing Department and the District
- Participates in the development of skills criteria annually and as needed
- Complies with annual PPD testing
- Maintains responsibility for own professional development
- Assesses own performance using insight and constructive feedback to set goals and to enrich knowledge and skills to perform role
- Supports the District Mission, Vision and Values
- Demonstrate Respect, Professionalism and Courtesy to all patients, visitors, other providers and coworkers, as delineated in the LVMC “Commitment to Care”
- Constantly use C-I-CARE principles when communicating with others
- Performance Improvement Activities
- Professional Development
- Is fluent in Standards of Practice for Long Term Care Nursing and assures that they are followed
- Is knowledgeable of JCAHO standards, Title 22, CMS regulations and any other federal or state guidelines that impact patient care on their nursing unit and disperses that information to staff appropriately
- Ensures that all licensure requirements/credentials/certificates for applicable personnel are valid and current
- Conducts department meetings and disperses information appropriately
- Ensures adequate staffing to meet the department’s function and purpose
- Maintains a positive work environment for staff and physicians
- Promotes team efforts
- Communicates openly and honestly in written and verbal format
- Monitors nursing practice to assure all guidelines are met
- Provides support and guidance for staff and is responsible for sharing information appropriately
- Monitors orientation of staff in their nursing unit to assure adequate training and support are provided
- Demonstrates the knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to monitor care to assure that it is appropriate to the age of the patients served
- Demonstrates Competencies by ability to help staff with patient care
- Other duties assigned by DON
- Education: Current California license as an RN. Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (“BSN”) is required or to be attained within 3 years of assuming this role
- Experience: At least 3 years clinical Long Term Care experience with demonstrated leadership abilities
- Cert/license: California RN , BLS
- Skills/Ability: Excellent clinical skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Computer skills required. Exhibits the ability to organize work assignments and follow through with accuracy. Exercises good judgment, demonstrates initiative, emotional stability, tact and poise