Unit Manager


Unit Manager
is responsible for the day to day coordination oversight of all aspects of his/her assigned clinical unit. Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure that required staffing levels are met for each shift on a daily basis needed to render care for the number of residents assigned to her/his responsibility.
  • Make sure that staffing level adjustments are made each shift as needed and the Federal required posted schedule is adjusted to reflect current actual staffing.
  • Attend, participate and lead the weekly resident "At Risk" meeting ensures resident care and condition concerns are identified, interventions are appropriate to cause and follow up is completed.
  • Attend and participate in morning clinical review meeting.
  • Attend and participate in PPS meetings as indicated.
  • Attend and participate in monthly QA and A meetings, as assigned, and assist with follow up for any identified problems.
  • Monitor provision of resident care by licensed nurses and C. N. A.'s ensure required documentation is completed.
  • Review 24- hour resident change in condition report daily ensure necessary follow-up occurs including appropriate interventions implemented, physician and family notified and required documentation has been completed.
  • Review resident medical records and documentation to ensure clinical programs are in place per policy and procedures.
  • Identify educational needs of staff discuss findings with the Facility Educator and work collaboratively to meet these needs.
  • Participate on other committees as requested by the Administrator/Director of Nursing Services.
  • Ensure that resident care and documentation is in compliance with state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Comply with and ensure that staff is in compliance with HIPAA rules and regulations, reporting any known violations to the Administrator and Director of Nursing Services.
  • Ensure work assignments are made for assigned staff, including breaks and lunches and staff is compliant with assignments.
  • Initiate disciplinary action as necessary for staff members in collaboration with DON/ADON.
  • Communicate with the appropriate department manager/DON and participate with follow up and resolution to any grievances/concerns from personnel, residents or family members.
  • Ensure physician orders are being followed.
  • Assist the DON/ADON with preparing performance evaluations as directed. Greet new admissions and families and assist nursing staff with admission process as needed.
  • Within 24 to 48 hours, ensure that all admission documentation is complete including all required clinical assessments and care plans.
  • Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to ensure that medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as scheduled.
  • Provide direct nursing care as necessary.
  • Report problem areas to the Director of Nursing. Assist in developing and implementing corrective action.
  • Attend and participate in continuing education programs to remain current with standards of nursing practice and to maintain licensure requirements.
  • Ensure that your nursing staff follows policy and procedures, including appropriate dress code.
  • Ensure that nursing staff participate in all fire safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Ensure that nursing personnel are follow established infection control procedures when isolation precautions become necessary.
  • Ensure that all personnel operate nursing equipment in a safe manner.
  • Participate as needed and/or directed in collaboration with the Resident Assessment/Care Plan Coordinator in the development of a written care plan (preliminary, interim and comprehensive for each resident that identifies the problems/needs of the resident, indicates the care to be given, goals to be accomplished and which professional service is responsible for each element of care.
  • Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy and that nursing service personnel knock before entering the resident's room.
  • Report and assist with investigation of any allegations of resident abuse including misappropriation of resident property.
  • Assist Social Services with ensuring that an Advance Directive/Code Status has been obtained and documented in appropriate places per policy.
  • Participate in the annual survey and/or complaint survey processes as directed by Administrator/DON and assist as directed with any plans of correction required.
  • Qualifications

    Position Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree preferred and/or must be a graduate of an approved RN program.
    • Must be an actively licensed RN in assigned state(s) of employment
    • Previous supervisory experience.
    • Two years of LTC experience.
    • Acute Care experience preferred.



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