Serves as a member of management team and develops effective working relationships with the director of nursing, administrator and the medical director.
Participates in the development of center goals
Assists in the development and implements procedures to meet the goals of the center.
Develops positive partner relations policies and environment to achieve firm, fair, consistent supervision and a department team
Administers policies and formulates procedures for the nursing department
Support and administers a departmental budget based on the nursing department's goals and projected revenues
Participates in establishing a competitive wage, salary, and benefit plan for nursing service staff.
Supports the operation of the nursing department in a cost-effective manner
Involved in the recruitment, selection, training, evaluation and retention for all nursing staff
Assists in the development and implementation of center's master staffing plan based on patient's needs, nursing service goals and standards, department budget and state law.
Promotes consistent assignment scheduling to meet patient care needs.
Formulates, implements and evaluates a department plan for orientation and partner development
Promotes and delegates accountability for maintaining an effective performance appraisal system for nursing
Promotes resolution of conflicts through delegation and accountability for positive supervision
Promotes and delegates personnel policy compliance with supervisors
Creates a work climate that promotes a positive quality of work and minimizes institution's legal risk
Establishes linkage with existing community resources
Assesses supplies and equates needs for Nursing Department and sees that units are adequately stocked and maintained.
B.Specific Items: (Performed by DON or delegated to qualified staff).
Participates in development and maintenance of nursing services' philosophy and objectives, standards of practice, policy and procedure manuals and job descriptions for each level of nursing personnel
Assists in the development of 3 year capital expenditure budget for Nursing Department
Assists in the development of at least biweekly (every two weeks) work schedules for Nursing Department post and maintains copy as worked.
Acts upon recommendations from the DON, RN Supervisors and/or supervisory LPNs regarding hiring and firing of nursing personnel; assist with recruiting as needed.
Delegates and monitors orientation and initial training for nursing personnel
Coordinates with other department heads on any patient care needs
Participates in all department head meetings
Cooperates with consultants and implements their recommendations, if determined appropriate to the nursing department
UNIT MANAGER DUTIES AND TASKS
Provide daily direction and leadership to your nurses and CNA's. Performance behavior opportunity. Take ownership of your UNIT.
Assist with the staffing and scheduling of nursing partners.
Verify nurse and CNA coverage, assignments, lunches, showers, etc are scheduled.
Lead Stand-Up; cover admissions, discharges, incidents, any info that will arm your team with tools to provide excellent care.
Check mailbox FREQUENTLY throughout the day for orders/results/admission and discharge info etc.
Identify needs and prepare for the patients arrival.
Insert care plans and anything that will ensure a smooth transition/admission in chart prior to patient arrival.
Follow up to ensure orders noted off and entered correctly by nurse
AM audit new admit charts for compliance and completion
Run Ad ministration Exception Report and New and Modified Orders Report daily and follow up with nurse.
Daily rounds, in person with EVE RY patient, verify appropriate care. Inspect patient room for neatness and regulatory compliance.
Check corridors for equipment and proper storage.
Ensure nurse station is free of clutter, food/drink, personal items, supplies, linens, etc.
Check new orders box throughout day in IMAR to verify processed, care planned, and completed
Verify ATB are logged, alert charting initiated and care planned.
Follow u p/investigate ALL incidents. DON will assist.
Inspect Coumadin log for new orders and completion; follow up.
Participate and verify new partner training progress and completion.
Audit lab logs and ensure notification of M.D. and Family.
Audit daily Skilled Medicare notes have been made Q shift 72 hours after admission and daily thereafter.
Follow up on alert charting daily.
Ensure that Psych meds have a diagnoses and behavior monitoring in place.
Assess call lights daily for timeliness.
Ensure that weekly skin assessments are complete as scheduled.
Audit glucometer logs
Med room and med carts week
5 star follow-up
Obtaining information and attending LOC each week
Attending care plan meetings
Census and condition report
Audit CNA documentation notebooks and dart for compliance
Ensure that monthly summaries and bradens are being done as scheduled.
Visually inspect pressure ulcers and audit wound documentation for accuracy.
Assist with processing pharmacy recommendations
Assist with completion of infection control reports and logs
Assist with gathering QA data
Other duties as assigned by DO N/ADMIN
Participate in preparing and conducting partner performance reviews-90 day, annuals, etc.