The Unit Manager is responsible for direct nursing care to residents as well as supervising the daily nursing activities by CNAs in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Company standards to ensure the highest quality care at all times. Reports to Director of Nursing (DON) or other Nursing Supervisor.
Must possess the ability to work independently.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing practices and procedures as well as the applicable state laws, regulations, and guidelines governing nursing functions in the long-term care facility.
Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other LPNs and non-professional personnel.
Must have the ability to implement the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the facility.
Must understand and follow company policies, including harassment and complaint procedures.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must be able to effectively direct the daily functions of unit nurses and CNAs to provide leadership on the floor.
Must be able to chart appropriately, accurately, and in a timely manner.
Must be able to provide and coordinate resident care.
Must be able to accurately prepare and administer medication as ordered by physician.
Must be able to respond to emergency situations related to resident and staff safety in a leader capacity.
Must be able to coordinate resident care plans and services with RN.
Must practice dependable, regular attendance.
Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment.
Must be able to communicate and function in an interdisciplinary team.
Must be able to administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, and note times and amounts on residents' charts.
Must be able to observe residents, charting and reporting changes in residents' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
Must be able to provide basic resident care and treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas or douches, rubbing with alcohol, massaging, or performing catheterizations.
Must be able to sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave.
Must be able to answer residents' calls and determine how to assist them.
Must be able to measure and record residents' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
Must be able to work as part of a health care team to assess resident needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
Must be able to collect samples such as blood, urine and sputum from residents, and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.
Must be able to prepare residents for examinations, tests or treatments and explain procedures.
Assemble and use equipment such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers.
Must be able to evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other health care team members as necessary.
Must be able to record food and fluid intake and output.
Must be able to help residents with bathing, dressing, maintaining personal hygiene, moving in bed, or standing and walking.
Must be able to apply compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.
Must be able to inventory and requisition supplies and instruments.
Must be able to clean rooms and make beds.
Must be able to supervise CNAs and assistants.
Must be able to wash and dress bodies of deceased persons.
Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.
SKILLS and ABILITIES
Education : High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)
Experience : Six months to one year related experience
Certificates and Licenses
Must have attended an accredited RN program.
Must be currently licensed RN with applicable state.
Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtained during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.