In conjunction with the DON, plans, coordinates and manages the clinical services for a specified nursing unit. Responsible for the coordination and of nursing care and services provided to Residents in the various units and is responsible for facilitating the interdisciplinary team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
· Assesses and evaluates the systems which facilitate the delivery of quality resident care.
· Facilitates the resolution of issues and concerns associated with resident / patient care including family issues.
· Implements and evaluates all nursing procedures and systems relative to unit programming.
· Makes nursing diagnoses that serve as the basis for the strategy of care.
· Performs nursing assessments regarding the health status of the resident / patient.
· Develops a plan of care and implements nursing care based on assessment.
· Provides health education to patients and their families.
· Participates in quality assurance activities.
· Adheres to scope of practice limitations based on qualifications.
· Completes required forms and documents in accordance with company policy and state and/or federal regulations.
· Will perform general nursing duties in cases of emergency or staffing shortages.
· Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing preferred.
· Valid State registrations and certifications as required based on the programming of the unit.
· One to three years (1-3) years of supervisory experience preferred.
· *Note: Other incumbents may have specific training or education in the healthcare field (other than as a licensed nurse) to ensure proficiency in the requirements of the position (i.e., Master's Degree, Registered Therapist, Para-medic, etc.).
Supervises Licensed Nursing staff, CNAs, and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible. Completes annual evaluations for potential merit increases for direct reports.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
May be required to respond to critical issues on a 24/7 basis. Employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands or fingers, reach with hands and arms, feel, talk and hear. Employee will occasionally assist to lift and / or transfer patients weighing between 100 to 250 pounds. Employee is occasionally exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.