CLINICAL NURSE MANAGER

JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

Qualifications 

  • 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.

Physical Demands 

  • Must be physically able to transfer and move residents bodily or by use of lifting and transferring equipment

Apply for this position

Apply Online

Or call Human Resources at (317) 859-4447.