The Nurse Manager, is a registered nurse who develops, administers and evaluates the nursing program and activities of a specific unit, taking into consideration of each patient's developmental stage, progressing from adult to the geriatric patient. This position is in the Community Living Center, Sherman Terrace Unit. The Nurse Manager supervises professional and non-professional nursing staff and provides guidance/education to assure the delivery of optimum patient care. He/She is accountable to patients in his/her assigned area for developing and/or maintaining the optimum level of patient care. He/she is also accountable to his/her nursing staff for providing the guidance needed to maximize effective and efficient patient care. Finally, he/she is accountable to the Chief Nurse and ultimately to Nursing Service for supporting the established standards of nursing practice and specific facility goal. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: The Nurse Manager is also responsible for the following duties: developing and timely posting of time schedules, creating performance appraisals and proficiencies at rating intervals, conducting monthly staff meetings, actively participates in Nursing Leadership meetings. Works to mentor and guide staff to perform at the highest level of functioning, is involved in Geriatric and Medical Center Committees. Serves as an educator to enhance level of functioning of staff, leads staff in medical emergencies and serves as the weekend Nursing Officer of the Day on selected weekends/holidays throughout the year. Demonstrates integration of biopsychosocial concepts, cognitive skills, and technically competent, practice in providing care to clients with basic or complex need. The Nurse Manager duties include keeping the unit in a state of survey readiness, guiding and directing staff and updating competencies, scheduling, selection of staff, participation in Medical and Community Living Center committees to insure the needs of the geriatric residents are addressed in policy development and program documentation. Work Schedule: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday through Friday) Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Nurse Manager All Areas Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
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