Nurse RN or LPN
Benchmark Senior Living | Worcester , MA | Posted 7/6/2014
JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION:

Care Nurse Supervisor

 

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

 

 

RELATIONSHIP

The Care Nurse Supervisor reports directly to the Resident Care Director

 

PURPOSE

The Care Nurse Supervisor (CNS) manages the successful operation of the Resident Care Department, under the leadership of the Resident Care Director (RCD). The CNS is responsible for the oversight, coaching, and direct supervision of all resident care service providers in the community. The CNS management scope includes direct supervision of resident care positions, resident assessment, and management as defined by the Resident Care Director.

 

 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Advocacy

          Recognizes and assists in the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (financial and other) and reports to appropriate sources per state regulations

 

Compliance and Safety

         Ensures compliance with all resident care related regulations (e.g. medication management)

         Demonstrates infection prevention and control

         Demonstrates personal and resident safety

         Answers resident urgent call alarms

         Reviews and demonstrates fire, safety, and elopement procedures

         Ensures that a visit occurs following an incident, accident, injury

         Ensures physician and family notification per state regulations

         Actively participates in the QA process per assignment

 

Direct Supervision

         Directs and supervises the daily work assignments of the Resident Care Assistants

         Is the first point of contact for the care associates regarding assignment questions or concerns

         Participates in the hiring and termination processes as they relate to resident care associates. Sources and screens new candidates and facilitates/co-facilitates terminations.

         Has direct input into performance reviews and merit increases for care associates and presents reviews with the RCD

         Has direct input into disciplinary documentation for care associates and presents actions with the RCD

         Often functions as the first point of contact for resident care issues and associate relation issues

         Conducts or supervises the scheduling of all RCA staff

         Closely mentors, guides and directs the Lead Resident Care Assistants in all aspects of their job

 

Organization / Prioritization

          Follows daily work schedules as directed and identifies and acts on non-scheduled tasks

 

Public Relations / Marketing

          Represents the company with pride and knowledge to educate outside groups and organizations

         Demonstrates continual effort to educate outside groups and organizations about the community

 

Resident Care

         Identifies and assesses the clinical status of potential residents

         Completes a thorough assessment of potential residents

         Obtains the medical information release form from primary care physician as needed

         Develops a plan of care (in collaboration with the RCD) based on the identified physical and psychological problems of the resident including: the identified problems; resident specific goals and planned program interventions

         Develops a service plan (in collaboration with the RCD) according to the requirements outlined in the state regulations

         Coordinates care needs with community providers via an effective case management process

         Measures and accurately records vital signs (temperatures, pulse, respiration, blood pressure weight and height) where appropriate as per state regulations

         Effectively balances service demands with supporting resident
independence

         Accurately assesses, communicates, and documents residents’ status

         Observes and reports any significant changes in resident behavior and health to the RCD, physician, family, RCA’s, and Executive Director per state regulations

         Successfully implements the plan of care

         Recognizes and assists in the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (financial and other) and reports to appropriate sources per state regulations

         Participates in work within the wellness center

         Responds to emergencies and personal emergency response system and knows when to call for backup

         Effectively handles difficult resident behaviors

         Reacts calmly and effectively in emergency situations

 

 

Sales / Marketing

         Represents the company with pride and knowledge to educate outside groups and organizations

         Demonstrates continual effort to educate outside groups and organizations about the community

          Participates in marketing: follow up calls, tours, etc.

         Serves as a member of the community Sales Team

 

 

Structure

         Oversees ancillary health services as needed

         Demonstrates ability to schedule, orient and train staff

         Provides ongoing supervision of residents’ health related activities: complying with health care instructions explained by health care professionals; promptly and appropriately seeking and obtaining medical attention when needed.

         Conducts SAMM / MAR audits bi-monthly

         Conducts RCA documentation audit bi-monthly

         Thins charts as necessary

         Inspects apartments

         Conducts assessments / reassessments per Benchmark standards

         Assesses risk in a proactive manner

         Facilitates weekly resident tracking meeting in absence of the RCD

         Effectively communicates with residents, families and friends of residents

         Efficiently documents and provides accurate record-keeping as appropriate

         Effectively communicates with other care providers in a professional manner

         Assures resident information is communicated to the staff through a report process and calendar i.e. appointments, outings, etc.

         Communicates and documents residents’ material needs (i.e. briefs, clothing, toothpaste, pads, etc.)

         Communicates and documents residents change of condition

         Accurately completes incident reports prior to the end of the working day

         Notifies RCD of incidents in a timely manner

         Effectively handles follow-up issues with residents and families

         Follows daily work schedules as directed and identifies and acts on non-scheduled tasks

 

Talent Development

          Supervises all activities of the resident care staff

         Serves as mentor to new aides

 

 

Training

         Participates in training / in-services as required by Benchmark and state regulations

 

Vision / Innovation

          Assesses risk in a proactive manner

 

 

 

Misc.

         Displays courteousness and friendliness at all times to residents remembering their rights to dignity and confidentiality

         Functions as the RCD in his/her absence

         Serves as mentor/supervisor to new aides participating in and guiding their orientation process

 

 

 

 



JOB REQUIREMENTS


EDUCATION: Graduate of an approved R.N or L.P.N. program (per state requirements).

  

Previous experience working with the elderly in a paid or volunteer position highly desirable.

 

CERTIFICATION: Current Massachusetts state license as an R.N. or L.P.N. (as required by state regulation)
and CPR certification.


JOB SNAPSHOT

Employment Type: Part-Time
Base Pay: N/A
Other Pay: N/A
Industry: Healthcare - Health Services
Education: Not Specified
Experience: Not Specified
Manages Others: Yes
Relocation: Not Specified
Required Travel: None
Job ID: Not Available
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Benchmark Senior Living
Benchmark, as the name implies, is committed to setting the standard of excellence in Senior Housing. Benchmark Senior Living, based centrally out of Wellesley, Massachusetts, is the largest provider of senior housing in the New England region. With a mission centered on a commitment to providing personalized services to our residents, our professionals add quality to the lives of seniors each day through their compassion, skill and our unique programs designed to improve the experience of senior living.

At Benchmark, our most important asset is people. We are a company of people serving other people. Each of our communities features a standard trademark of world class service built upon staff excellence, innovative programs and personalized services.
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