Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you'll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there's a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.
Responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of the identified unit. Adheres to community standards and maintains the highest degree of quality care at all times. Remains in accordance with federal and state regulations.
Assists the Director of Clinical Services in managing the day-to-day operations of the clinical services department on the identified unit. Assesses the needs and development of residents and implements comprehensive care plans accordingly. Consults with residents' physician in planning resident care. Periodically reviews and updates comprehensive care plans, ensuring they are interdisciplinary and updated by the Charge Nurse as changes occur. Works with interdisciplinary team members in developing a discharge plan for individual residents and assists in achieving discharge planning. Conducts resident rounds to assess and/or supervise nursing care, assess condition of residents, and ensure a safe, clean, and comfortable environment. Assists Charge Nurse with resident care needs and audits documentation. Communicates and acts as a liaison between residents, family, physician, and staff. Participates in developing and maintaining policy and procedures that govern the clinical services day-to-day operations. Makes written and verbal recommendations to the Director of Clinical Services concerning the operations of the nursing department. Participates in associate evaluations and associate disciplinary action as required. Ensures proper transition of nursing reports upon starting and ending shift duty hours. Completes follow-up investigations and provides, or arranges for, follow-up education related to any medication errors as needed. Reports occupational exposure to blood, bodily fluid, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with community policy. Ensures assigned work areas (i.e. nurse station, med. cart, medication room, etc.), resident care rooms, and treatment areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner. Monitors supplies and places orders as needed. Ensures medication room and medication cart are locked according to regulations. Follows up on any pharmacy recommendations to assure response and implementation of order changes. Attends regularly conducted staff meetings as scheduled by the Director, Clinical Services/Nurse Manager and participates regularly in continuing education in-service programs. Attends various committee meetings as required by the Director, Clinical Services. Completes other duties as assigned.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and ExperienceGraduate from Accredited Nursing School. Must possess a minimum of one to three years of experience in nursing service administration with one year of management experience preferred. Additional education or experience in such areas as rehabilitative or geriatric nursing is preferred.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsCurrent RN or LPN state nursing certification in good standing with no actions on nursing license. CPR and First Aid certifications must be current.
Management/Decision MakingApplies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.
Knowledge and SkillsPossesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline. Effective written and oral communication skills.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage.
Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
On-Call on an as needed basis
Reach with hands and arms
Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents
Talk or hear
Exposure to latex
Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds
Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
Requires Travel: Occasionally
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
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