POSITION SUMMARY Plan, organize and direct the overall operation of nursing services in accordance with applicable regulations, policies, and guidelines to foster the highest degree of quality care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Develop, review, and revise standards, guidelines, forms and job descriptions.
Provide and/or promote staff educational programs, monitor attendance and compliance with mandatory training as required.
Participate in regularly scheduled management meetings.
Coordinate the completion of the admission, discharge, and evaluation materials and process for all residents. Ensure appropriate documentation including functional assessments.
Ensure that all resident rights and responsibilities are protected and enforced.
Establish and maintain a close liaison with residents and families.
Promote an environment that allows residents to function as independently as possible.
Collaborate with the Medical Director and other professional service providers.
Coordinate with appropriate department directors and supervisors for services provided to the residents.
Maintain all documentation required by state agencies.
Organize and promote educational opportunities for residents and families.
Participate in the level of care committee for the continuing care retirement community.
Comply with state and federal requirements and regulations.
Maintain current knowledge for scope of practice for self and support staff.
See opportunities for personal and professional growth, related to clinical standards of practice, gerontology, rehabilitation, organization, management, regulatory agencies, infection control, and interpersonal skills.
Monitor usage of supplies and equipment and plan for long-range equipment replacement.
Review, investigate and resolve customer grievances in cooperation with the Nursing Home Administrator.
Develop and coordinate the QAA process.
Participate in presentations to appropriate community organizations and individuals to meet community established occupancy goals. Promote a positive image.
Maintain and dispose of discontinued controlled substances per state pharmacy regulations.
Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor and supports resident culture of Successful Aging.
Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise additional employees in the Health Center. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Educational Requirements and Experience:
Bachelors degree in Nursing.
Registered Nurse with a current license in good standing. Five to seven years experience in long-term care.
Five years previous management experience.
Knowledgeable of standards of care and practices applicable to the delivery of geriatric services, complex medical conditions, multiple medical diagnoses, including preventive measures, rehabilitation, and promoting independence.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, speaking the primary language of the residents.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to read and interpret physician orders, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, physicians, residents, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as dosages, fluid intake & output, accurate measurements, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry as needed to the delivery of medical services.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to use Microsoft Windows, including Word and Excel. Ability to use email and the Internet.
Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.
Provides leadership by exhibiting confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well.
Interacts with guests, residents and staff in a courteous and friendly manner.
Responds promptly to resident and visitor needs and assistance.
Supports organization's goals and values.
Balances team and individual responsibilities. Manages people effectively by taking responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Improves processes, products and services.
Provides leadership by exhibiting confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well
Works primarily indoors in a climate controlled setting.
Team Members may be exposed to blood and/or body fluids with potential exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases.
Possible exposure to unpleasant odors.
Possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the MSDS Manual.
Continuous exposure to residents who are ill, confused, irritable and irrational.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds independently and up to 190 pounds with assistance of a second employee and/or mechanical devices. Must be able to push up to 350 lb. (wheelchair). The employee may occasionally be required to lift greater than 190 pounds with the assistance of additional staff and/or a mechanical lift. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
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Edgemere is raising expectations about retirement community living. That is why we are looking for employees who have the best qualifications, the most positive attitude and a true sense of service to others. We know that every Edgemere employee is an ambassador from our company to our residents, their families and their community. Above all, our people take inspiration from working with leaders and colleagues who strive to be the best every day.