Unit Manager RN
Job Description Our healthcare facility is looking for an extraordinary nurse leader to join our team as a Unit Manager, who is passionate about patient care and the development of staff. Must possess, as a minimum, an RN license in the State of Maryland, BSN preferred. One year experience in a management / administrative or supervisory capacity is preferred. Must work flexible hours in order to meet with employees working evening and night shifts. Must have 2 years' experience in long term care. Administrative Functions: Assist the Director of Nursing Services in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing the day-to-day functions of the MSU, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility. Participate in developing, maintaining, and updating our written policies and procedures that govern the day to day functions of the MSU. Ensure that reference material (ie, PDR'S, Federal and State Regulations, etc.) maintained at the nurses' stations is current. Recommend to the Director written material that will assist the MSU nursing service department in meeting the day-to-day needs of patients. Ensure that the MSU Nursing Service Procedures Manual is current at all times and reflects the day-to-day nursing care procedures used by this facility. Assist in developing and implementing a MSU nursing service organization structure. Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Director as necessary/required concerning the operation of the MSU nursing service department. Ensure that all MSU nursing service personnel are following their respective job descriptions. Participate in developing, maintaining and periodically updating the written job descriptions for each level of MSU nursing personnel in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, OSHA, and other pertinent laws and regulations. Participate in the development, maintenance, and implementation of the facility's quality assurance program for the MSU nursing service department. Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as requested by the administrator or director of nursing services. Participate in developing, implementing, and updating the patient's written discharge plan. Assist the patient and Care Plan Team in planning the MSU nursing services portion of the patient's discharge plan. Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, collecting Performance Improvement data, studies, charting, etc., as necessary. Committee Functions: Serve on, participate in, and attend various committees of the facility (ie, Infection Control, Policy Advisory, Pharmaceutical, Budget, Performance Improvement, etc.) Serve on the Performance Improvement Committee as directed. Assist the Director in preparing written and/or oral reports of the MSU nursing service programs and activities to submit to such committee(s). Participate in the development, maintenance, implementation, and updating of the written policies and procedures for the administration, storage, and control of medications and supplies. Participate in developing the agenda for the Care Plan Committee meetings as necessary. Participate in regularly scheduled reviews of the discharge plans and make such plans available to the Care Plan Committee as required or as may be necessary. Evaluate and implement recommendations from established committees as they may pertain to MSU nursing services. Personnel Functions: Assist the Staffing Director in determining the staffing needs of the MSU nursing service department. Recommend to the Director the number and level of nursing personnel to be employed on the MSU. Ensure that a sufficient number of licensed practical and/or registered nurses are available for each tour of duty on the MSU to ensure that quality care is maintained. Ensure that a sufficient number of certified nursing assistants are available for each tour of duty on the MSU to ensure that routine nursing care is provided to meet the daily nursing care needs of each patient. Develop work assignments and schedule duty hours on the MSU, and/or assist nursing supervisory staff in completing and performing such tasks. Ensure that all nurse aide trainees are under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. Delegate to the Charge Nurses and Nurse Supervisors the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary to perform their assigned duties. Participate in the development and implementation of performance evaluations for the MSU nursing service department. Make daily rounds of the MSU nursing service department to ensure that all nursing service personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards. Report findings to the Director. Monitor absenteeism on the MSU to ensure that an adequate number of nursing care personnel are on duty at all times. Report problem areas to the Director. Review complaints and grievances made or filed by department personnel. Make appropriate reports to the Director as required or as may be necessary. Ensure that departmental disciplinary action is administered fairly and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, handicap, or marital status. Report to work as scheduled and understand scheduling may require coverage on all shifts. Present a professional appearance and adhere to dress code. Nursing Care Functions: Participate in the screening of residents for admission to the facility, including PASARR screenings. Provide the Director with information relative to the nursing needs of the patient and the MSU nursing service department's ability to meet those needs. Inform nursing service personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignment, etc. Greet newly admitted patients upon admission. Escort them to their rooms as necessary. Verify all required admission information is present. Make rounds with physicians as necessary. Inform the Director 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 certified nursing assistant, and/or a nurse aide trainee qualified to perform the procedure. Review nurses' notes periodically to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided, that they reflect the patient's response to the care, and that such care is provided in accordance with the patient's wishes. Schedule daily rounds to observe patients and to determine if nursing needs are being met. Report medication errors to the Director. Provide direct nursing care as necessary. Report problem areas to the Director. Assist in developing and implementing corrective action. Ensure that patients who are unable to call for help are checked frequently. Monitor that patient call lights are answered promptly and and that staff knocks before entering the patient's room and does not ignore call lights for identified patients not specifically on assignments. Resident Rights: Maintain the confidentiality of all patient care information. Monitor nursing care to ensure that all patients are treated fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect. Ensure that all nursing service personnel are knowledgeable of the patients' responsibilities and rights including the right to refuse treatment. Review complaints and grievances made by the patient and make a written/oral report to the Director indicating what action(s) were taken to resolve the complaint or grievance. Follow facility's established procedures. Maintain a written record of the patient's complaints and/or grievances that indicates the action taken to resolve the complaint and the current status of the complaint. Ensure that the appropriate notices are given to patients before their room or roommate is changed. Report and investigate all allegations of patient abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property. Ensure that nursing staff personnel honor the patient's refusal of treatment request. Ensure that such requests are in accordance with the facility's policies governing advance directives. Ensure that the facility policies and procedures governing advance directives are reviewed with the patient and/or representative. Care Plan and Assessment Functions: Participate in the development of written preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the nursing needs of each patient. Assist the Resident Assessment/Care Plan Coordinator in planning, scheduling, and revising the MDS, including the implementation of CAAs and Triggers. Encourage the patient and his/her family to participation in the development and review of the patient's plan of care. Review nurses' notes to determine if the care plan is being followed. Monitor the development of a written care plan (preliminary and comprehensive) for each patient that identifies the problems/needs of the patient, indicates the care to be given, goals to be accomplished, and which professional service is responsible for each element of care. Safety and Sanitation: Assist the Safety Officer in developing safety standards for the nursing service department. Assist the Infection Preventionist in developing infection standards for the nursing service department. Ensure that all personnel performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood/body fluids participate in appropriate in-service training programs prior to performing such tasks. Monitor nursing service personnel to ensure that they are following established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies. Monitor that nursing service work areas (ie, nurses' stations, medicine preparation rooms, etc.) are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner. Monitor that all patient care rooms, treatment areas, etc. are maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner. Staff Development: Work with Staff Development Coordinator in the development, planning, conducting, and scheduling of timely in-service training classes that provide instructions on "how to do the job,"A' and ensure a well-educated nursing service department. Provide leadership training that includes the administrative and supervisory principles essential for Nurse Supervisors/Charge Nurses. COMPETENCIES The following is a list of personal and professional competencies that must be present to succeed in this role. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when necessary. Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing training practices. Must possess leadership skills, supervisory ability, and excellent communication and organization skills. Must possess creativity, integrity, initiative, and ability to motivate employees. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess RN or LPN license in the State of Maryland. Must have two (2) years of Long-Term Care experience Lorien Columbia is located in the heart of Howard County, MD and the first of 9 Lorien facilities. We have been in business in the healthcare industry since 1977. Our facility includes skilled nursing, rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, as well as the only Korean nursing unit in Howard County with 185 beds total, 4 nursing units with plans to add a new Nursing unit in late 2021. Lorien Columbia is a 4-Star skilled nursing facility and recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top nursing homes in Maryland. Safety is our top priority . In addition to Lorien's infection prevention and control program, we are proactively enhancing HVAC systems and installing commercial air purification devices. This technology actively attacks airborne mold, bacteria and viruses. We use 360 sanitizing sprayers and have ample PPE. Lorien continues to take the steps to keep employees and residents safe. Lorien is more than a nursing home and has been awarded Daily Record Best Health System Baltimore Sun Best Elder Care Daily Record Healthcare Hero McKnight's Technology Best Assisted Living US News World Report- Best Short-Term Rehab and Best Nursing Homes Come experience a team and Care Forward approach to employee satisfaction. Location: 6334 Cedar Ln, Columbia, MD 21044 Company Description In Maryland, no towns are identical; at Lorien, no facilities are either. Since pioneering our vision for senior care in 1977, we've developed 9 locations, each one strategically placed to benefit the Maryland community. We were the first senior care facility in the state to bring assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities together, and we're continuing that progressive vision into the future. Every location is managed by administrators who provide personalized care and lead the facility with its residents and community in mind. They have the autonomy to implement the exact programs and technologies their residents need. All 9 locations are different for a reason: that one of them is always perfect for someone.