Nursing - Unit Manager

NHC Sparta Sparta , TN 38583

Posted 2 months ago

General Description:

  • 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



  • 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.

  • New Admissions:

  • 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.

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