CLINICAL NURSE MANAGER
Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Job Functions
- Job Skills/Resident Care
- Provide direct resident care when necessary
- Ensure that all physicians’ orders are followed and carried out.
- Ensure that each resident is assisted with completing ADL needs around the clock.
- Round daily to assess resident needs.
- Implement restorative nursing measures when caring for all needs of the resident.
- Address all aspects and issues of resident care.
- Supervises all nursing personnel assigned to the unit.
- Ensures that all assignments are completed based on resident needs and staff qualifications.
- Ensures that all care is completed in a timely manner.
- Makes daily rounds at least 2 times daily to assess resident conditions and needs.
- Observe direct care administered by staff to provide suggestions for progress and improvement.
- Supervise and assist completion of all medical record documentation.
- Assesses the residents while eating to ensure safe and effective feeding practices.
- Ensure that physician appointments, etc. are arranged with appropriate transportation.
- Accountable for quality resident care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Practice good body mechanics and encourage use of available lifting equipment and labor saving practices.
- Maintain clean, orderly and safe environment for the residents and employees.
- Comply with and monitor adherence to infection control and medication policies and procedures.
- Complete accident and incident reports and medications error reports according to facility policy.
- Keep facility manuals in visible and accessible location for use.
- Use, interpret and convey information related to resident care policies and procedures.
- Give oral report to the DON on a daily basis of all pertinent care issues.
- Initiate and contribute to the plan of care for residents in order to promote continuity of care from admission through discharge or transfer.
- Effectively communicate with therapy to ensure follow through with rehabilitative measures.
- Report defective equipment of potential hazards for repair or immediate remediation. Log in Work Order Log.
- Maintain a courteous and helpful attitude towards residents, visitors and staff members.
- Communicate resident concerns and other disciplines as necessary.
- Coordinate other services needed by the resident.
- Adhere to facility dress code.
- Conduct self in a professional manner.
- Be conscious of your role model responsibilities.
- Utilize proper telephone etiquette.
- Attend Care Plan conferences on unit residents.
- Assist with quality control and quality assurance data gathering.
- Attend discharge-planning meetings as necessary.
- Participate in quarterly nursing management meetings.
- Participate in other meetings or committees assigned by the DON.
- Identify specific learning needs of the unit and implement education for staff.
- Contribute to topics for regular in-service programs.
- Ensure staff participation in in-service education.
- Participate in the evaluation process of all unit employees.
- Recognize superior performance of unit employees.
- Implement disciplinary action on employees not following facility procedures and policies.
- Assure completeness and thoroughness of orientation for new employees.
- Implement systems to assure that all ADL and restorative nursing documentation is complete.
- Monitor the medical record for completeness of information related to the resident’s care.
- Assist in completing the Care Plan under the supervision of the MDS/Care Plan Coordinator.
- Complete response to Medical Record Audits in a timely manner.
- Complete rewrites by the end of every month.
- Monitor the entire medical record for completeness, accuracy and quality.
- Monitor use of staffing hours to fit assigned budget.
- On-call on a rotating basis.
- RN or LPN from an accredited or state approved school of nursing with current license to practice in the state of Indiana.
- Two years experience in a long-term care setting with charge or comparable responsibilities.
- Have a genuine interest in working with the geriatric population.
- Have the ability to motivate, supervise and delegate.
- Must be physically able to transfer and move residents bodily or by use of lifting and transferring equipment