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Unit Manager - RN

Company: Homewood Retirement Centers
Location: Hanover
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

We are currently hiring for a day shift RN Head Nurse on our Skilled Care Unit. This is a Monday -Friday position.

Homewood, a leader since 1932 in providing care and services within a continuing care retirement community, is looking for individuals who wish to exhibit compassion and kindness in their daily work, and are ready to serve. We embrace a fun, team-oriented atmosphere. Through teamwork, we become more creative, find solutions, enjoy our work and build relationships. It all adds up to exceptional job satisfaction and stability. You too can discover the satisfaction of knowing that your work can make a difference in your life and in the lives of people around you.

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for the entire atmosphere (24 hour care) and leadership of staff in setting a positive, professional and caring tone on a particular wing/unit in providing quality care to residents.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Treats all information about residents, their condition, and family as well as personnel matters as confidential information.
  • Complies with established Corporate and Departmental policies and procedures, and maintains established standards and practices.
  • Reviews assignments for daily resident care tasks for Nursing Assistants, Hospitality Aides and Team Leaders, and monitors/evaluates the delivery of care for sound judgment, safety and customer service.
  • Monitors, observes, assesses, evaluates resident health problems, and communicates findings to the physician coordinating appropriate care and follow-up. May assist with physician rounds.
  • Monitors/maintains current, accurate, and complete clinical records. Accurately documents in the medical record observations, assessments and progress notes.
  • Supervises Nursing Assistants, Hospitality Aides and Team Leaders in the total care of the resident and evaluates their performance on a regular periodic basis.
  • Responsible for the entire atmosphere (24 hour) of the nursing unit- privacy, confidentiality, cleanliness, dealing with staff tension, adjusting routines, etc. Professionally resolves resident and family issues and concerns.
  • Observes nursing care and visits residents daily to ensure that nursing care is carried out as directed and treatment administered in accordance with physicians instructions and Homewood protocol.
  • Reviews incident reports on the unit with proper and complete follow through and investigation.
  • Evaluates/assesses and is alert to the physical and psychological needs of the residents and responds in accordance with proper nursing techniques, protocol, and sound clinical judgment.
  • Participates in resident care planning. Serves as a member of IDCT in identifying resident concerns, needs, formulation and updating of care plans.
  • Prepares daily report and communicates significant information to the relieving supervisor.
  • Provides direct care as necessary. Models work tasks in a manner consistent with Homewood's policies and standards of nursing practices.
  • Actively participates on the Quality Improvement Committee. Performs audits of clinical practices and monitors quarterly measures. Serves as a champion for new clinical improvement programs recommended by the QA Committee and/or Homewood.
  • Responsible for informing administration/management of severe issues, reportable events, resident/family concerns and alleged abuse and neglect in a timely manner. Seeks guidance when appropriate when reporting to outside agencies.
  • Performs other functions as directed by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current and valid RN license in the state providing nursing care.
  • Two to four years' experience in a supervisory position preferably in a geriatric long term care facility.
  • Possesses compassion, understanding and empathy for older persons.
  • Possesses management ability including skills in written and verbal communication, good judgment and reasoning and coaching.
  • Must be able to react quickly and decisively in emergencies and in unexpected behavior of residents.
  • Understands management, delegation and motivational concepts. Demonstrates strong conflict resolutions skills in a manner that is respectful and dignified.
  • Ability to communicate to residents, family and staff at a level they can understand.
  • Standing and walking distances constantly throughout the campus would be required during the shift in evaluating residents and supporting line staff and (at applicable facilities) respond to emergency needs of the Retirement Community.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds in assisting co-workers with resident lifts, transfers, etc. several times throughout the shift.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This position would include responsibilities of leadership in nursing. Standing and walking distances constantly throughout the campus would be required during the shift in evaluating residents and supporting line staff and respond to emergency needs of the Retirement Community. Ability to lift 30 pounds in assisting co-workers with resident lifts, transfers, etc. several times throughout the shift. Must be able to react quickly and decisively in emergencies and in unexpected behavior of residents.

Keywords: Homewood Retirement Centers, Ellicott City , Unit Manager - RN, Other , Hanover, Maryland

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