Nurse Manager (RN)- Head Nurse-Geriatrics. Traditional Long Term Stay mixed veteran population Homes. This position is located in our Small Homes, Freedom and Liberty. Nurse Manager/ Supervisory Nurse: Designated first-line supervisory authority, responsibility, and accountability for the 24/7 operations of their unit/ team / work group, ensuring that subordinate personnel provide timely nursing care which complies with generally accepted standards of clinical practice. This includes the authority to accept, amend, or reject the work of subordinates. Has continuing responsibility for all the following functions: (1) Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work; (2) Assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of subordinates; (3) Evaluating the performance of subordinates; (4) Making recommendations for appointments, advancements or reassignments of subordinates; (5) Giving advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinate personnel on work and administrative matters; (6) Hearing and resolving complaints of subordinates and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors; (7) Recommending and/or taking disciplinary action where appropriate; and (8) Identifying developmental and training needs of subordinates and providing or making provision for such development and training Additionally responsible for performance improvement, customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, interviewing applicants, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards. Actively develops and manages collaborative partnerships with providers and other clinicians. Responsible for staffing their unit/ team /work group on a continual basis (24/7), validating the daily staffing methodology, and working with other Nurse Managers/Supervisory Nurses to identify and share resources patient care. Identifies educational needs of staff and ensures that these needs are addressed. Responsible for competency of staff on assigned unit/ team/ work group. Has an integral role in supporting and facilitating student nurse clinical experiences, as well as orienting new Nurse Managers/Supervisory Nurses. Works in partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles. In the absence of a Nurse Manager/Supervisory Nurse, a cross-covering Nurse Manager/Supervisory Nurse will be designated to handle administrative and clinical issues, such as staffing coverage, granting leave, and patient and/or staff issues. Supervisory Nurse: Scope of supervision and responsibilities is based upon the assignment from the service or service line; generally responsibilities will encompass those listed above. Other responsibilities are addressed on the Role and competency checklist. May cover as Nurse Officer of the Day (NOD): In the absence of the Associate Director for Patient/Nursing Services during non-administrative tours, is designated authority, responsibility, and accountability for managing and directing employees, staffing units, and allocating resources as necessary during the non-administrative tours of duty due to tour-to-tour unplanned leave or a change in patient acuity. Coordinates clinical care and establishes / maintains a safe and therapeutic environment for patients. Rounds to evaluate patient care. Provides supportive role in all patient and employee initiatives, such as encouraging staff to complete mandatory education modules or just-in-time competency. Assists the Nurse Managers/Supervisory Nurses by contributing to performance evaluations, educational development for the non-administrative tour employees, and meeting performance measures. Is a consultant to providers in patient care issues such as admission criteria or resource/discharge planning. Responds to all emergencies; member of Code Blue team. Collaborates with the AOD as needed for decisions related to on-going patient care and actions taken in emergency situations and disasters. Work Schedule: Full time Monday through Friday with 24 hour accountable as a manager. Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599520100
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