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Registered Nurse (RN) Unit Manager at Atlantic Shores

Registered Nurse (RN) Unit Manager

Atlantic Shores Millsboro, DE Full-Time

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We are seeking a dedicated and skilled RN (Registered Nurse) Unit Manager position to assist the Director of Nursing in planning organizing, developing, and directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the Facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator, the Medical Director, and/or Director of Nursing, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is always maintained.

Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative Functions

• Assist the Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Department, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the Facility.

• Participate in developing, maintaining, and updating our written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Department.

• Ensure that reference material (i.e., PDR’S, regulations, professional standards of practice, etc.) maintained at the nurses’ stations is current. Recommend to the Director of Nursing written material that will assist the Nursing Department in meeting the day-to-day needs of residents.

• Ensure that the Nursing Procedures Manual reflects the day-to-day nursing care procedures used by the Facility.

• Make written and oral reports or recommendations to the Director of Nursing, as necessary or required, concerning the operation of the Nursing Department.

• Assist in developing methods for coordinating Nursing with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the residents’ total regimen of care.

• Ensure that all Nursing personnel are following their respective job descriptions.

• Participate in the maintenance and implementation of the Facility’s quality assurance program for the Nursing Department.

• Participate in Facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as requested by the Administrator or Director of Nursing.

• Participate in developing, implementing, and periodically updating the resident’s written discharge plan.

• Assist the resident and Discharge Planning Coordinator in planning the Nursing portion of the resident’s discharge plan.

• Monitor the Facility’s QI, QM, and survey reports and provide the Director of Nursing with recommendations that will be helpful in eliminating problem areas.

• Assist the Director of Nursing in obtaining staffing information that must be posted daily.

• Participate in the development, maintenance, implementation, and updating of the written policies and procedures for the administration, storage, and control of medications and supplies.

• Develop, implement, and evaluate protocols and standards of assigned unit(s) while following the proper chain of command (approval channels).

• Supervise and evaluate Unit Secretary assigned to unit(s).

Nursing Care Functions

• Participate in the interviewing and selection of residents for admission to the Facility, including the PASARR screenings.

• Provide the Director of Nursing with information relative to the nursing needs of the resident and to the Nursing Department’s ability to meet those needs.

• Inform nursing service personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignment, etc.

• Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions.

• Greet newly admitted residents upon admission.  Escort them to their rooms, as necessary.

• Make rounds with physicians, as necessary.

• Inform the Director of Nursing when physician visits are not made in a timely manner.

• Encourage attending physicians to record and sign progress notes, physicians’ orders, etc., on a timely basis and in accordance with current regulations.

• Ensure that direct nursing care be provided by a licensed nurse, a CNAs/GNAs, and/or a nurse aide trainee qualified to perform the procedure.

• Review nurses’ notes to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided, that they reflect the resident’s response to the care, and that such care is provided in accordance with the resident’s wishes.

• Schedule daily rounds to observe residents and to determine if nursing needs are being met.

• Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to ensure that medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as scheduled.

• Report medication errors to the Director of Nursing.

• Provide direct nursing care, as necessary.

• Report problem areas to the Director of Nursing.  Assist in developing and implementing corrective action.

• Authorize the use of restraints when necessary and in accordance with our established policies and procedures and applicable state laws.

  • Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently


Must possess valid unencumbered state RN (Registered Nurse) license.

Bachelors Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university, preferred.


• Two (2) years of experience preferred as a supervisor in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related health care Facility.

Must have, as a minimum of six (6) months experience in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices.

Specific Requirements

• Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

• Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

• Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities.

•Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.

Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.

•Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.

We offering the following:

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  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Time Off
  • Pay Perks Program
  • Referral Program
  • PayActiv - Get paid the next day!


We are an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

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