Job Description Caring employeesmake the difference!! At American Senior Communities, we C.A.R.E! * C
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These are the core values at American Senior Communities. They are our guidingprinciples to help each of us make the right choices. They not only frame ourdecisions, but they also guide our actions. These values provide the frameworkfor all of our relationships with our customers, staff, family members, andcommunity at large. Areyou ready to make a difference?
Weare currently accepting applications for the following position: Unit Manager - RN or LPN
TheUnit Manager assumes responsibility and accountability for the nursing care ofall residents on assigned unit. Supervises Licensed Nurses and other nursing personnel in the deliveryof care and services according to each resident’s comprehensive residentassessment and plan of care. Managesunit in accordance with facility philosophy, standards of professional nursingpractices, and all federal and state laws and regulations. ESSENTIALPOSITION FUNCTIONS:
We offer attractive compensation and an excellent benefitspackage including:
- Makes daily rounds on unit to observe, examine, interview residents, evaluate staffing needs, monitor regulatory compliance, inspect quality care environment, and evaluate staff interactions, and clinical skills competency.
- Audits 24-hour report as completed by Unit Charge Nurses and reviews clinical records to identify problems, ensure timely responses to residents’ needs, evaluate documentation skills of unit nursing staff, and evaluate regulatory compliance with documentation requirements.
- Listens and documents verbal shift reporting making note to follow up on significant changes in condition, admissions, transfers, discharges, initiation or use of physical or chemical restraints, unnecessary use of any drug, incidents, unexplained injuries, medication errors, loss of resident property, or evidence of resident or family dissatisfaction.
- Analyzes data gathered from rounds and records reviews, acts promptly to resolve problems.
- Participates in quality assessment and assurance activities including implementation of team recommendations and monitoring of results.
- Conducts and coordinates the resident assessment processing including accurate completion of the state-approved Resident Assessment Instrument.
- Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team in development of plan of care for each resident that assists the resident to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.
- Develops plans of care with the participation and consent of the resident and/or resident’s family member or legal representative.
- Develops plans of care with measurable objectives and timetables and accommodates resident’s needs and preferences including choices about preferred intensity of medical treatment.
- Attends interdisciplinary conferences to plan care and elicits input from direct care staff on all shifts.
- Maintains ongoing communication with other disciplines to evaluate resident responses to interventions, suggest alternative approaches when indicated and to revise and update plans of care to reflect progress toward goals.
- Facilitates interdepartmental communication to meet residents’ needs.
- Informs the resident in advance about care and treatment and any changes to the plan of care.
- Immediately informs the resident, consults with the resident’s physician and notifies the designated family member and / or the resident’s legal representative when there is an accident involving an injury which as potential for requiring physician intervention, a significant change in the resident’s physical, mental, or psychosocial status, a need to alter treatment significantly, or a decision to transfer or discharge the resident from the facility.
- Immediately notifies the resident, designated family member and/or resident’s legal representative when there is a change in room or roommate.
- Interacts with residents, family members, legal representatives, and resolve concerns.
- Attempts to resolve all resident grievances seeking consultation or assistance from other departments of administration as appropriate.
- Educates and develops unit nursing staff members.
- Monitors unit nursing staff for correct, consistent application of infection control procedures and universal precautions for blood borne pathogens, use of protective equipment, handling of hazardous materials, and any other OSHA mandate on workplace safety.
- Assists Unit Charge Nurse with the assignment of nursing staff to ensure sufficient number of staff.
- Assists with preparation for and actively participates in long-term care survey process. Accompanies surveyors at all times while on unit. Responds to surveyor questions. Records actions of survey team members and reports to ADNS/DNS at end of survey day. Consults with ADNS/DNS about undertaking corrections while survey is in progress.
- Completes required documentation of care and services delivered during shift including subjective findings, objective symptoms, interventions, and resident responses to interventions.
- Acts to correct information received and reports relevant information to the ADNS/DNS including interdisciplinary team functioning and communication, regulatory compliance issues, resident risk factors, sudden changes in resident behavior, expressed dissatisfaction by resident or family, refusals of treatment, unexplained injuries, staff behavior (positive and negative), staffing needs, equipment and supply needs, opportunities to revise policies, procedures, and improve quality.
Group medical/dental/ vision/life insurance 401(k) Retirement Plan Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays Disability Insurance Tuition Assistance Room forAdvancementYear End BonusVerizon andSprint Cell Phone DiscountO2ne Program –Paid LPN and RN TrainingReferral Bonusesup to $1000YMCA DiscountsAND NOW OFFERING…25% off tuition at any HarrisonCollege Location!
Demonstrates C.A.R.E. values to our residents, familymembers, customers and staff.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Two years nursing experience providing direct carein long-term care, acute care, restorative or geriatric nursing setting.
One-year supervisory/management experience with direct care staff.
Current active state licensure as Registered Nurse (RN) and/or LicensedPractical Nurse (LPN).
Current CPR Certification.
About this company
At a time when home and health services are seen as fragmented and, consequently, frustrating, where can today’s senior adults find a housing community to call home? That was our challenge, and the reason we created American Senior Communities. We’ve created senior living communities specifically designed to serve today’s seniors by providing a multitude of lifestyle choices with integrated services and amenities.
Each American Senior Community is part of the neighborhood in which it exists. Our leaders and staff live in surrounding areas and know the community well. We value the same things in life that you do. The foundation of our senior living communities is based on the knowledge that we’ll be part of your neighborhood for many, many years.
When someone chooses to live in one of our retirement communities or health care facilities, we become an extension of their family. We take the time to get to know each of our residents and their families on a personal level. Our communities are made up of individuals, and with that in mind, we focus on serving individual need