Nurse Manager - Skilled Nursing
Hawthorne House is located in beautiful Freeport, Maine. We provide exceptional care to the Freeport, Mid-Coast, and surrounding communities. Offering rehabilitation services, hospice care and a specialized memory-care unit.
Through professional care planning and engaging activities, the aim is to help individuals live as independently as possible, with dignity and respect.
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As a lead within a strong clinical team, you support the Director of Nursing in planning, organizing, developing, and directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Service Department. Reports to the Director of Nursing.
• Ensure that nursing practice complies with regulatory and legislative requirements;
• Help develop and implement immunization programs for resident/patients and staff;
• Performs clinical rounds on assigned nursing units;
• Promote, establish, and maintain customer relationships with resident/ patient(s), families, staff, community and other professionals;
• Implement policies and procedures regarding communicable diseases, infection control and isolation procedures as well as other systems pertinent to nursing education.
• Implement policies and procedures in collaboration with the Director of Nursing and Nursing Home Administrator.
• Provide support with staff competence with electronic charting system (ECS).
• Make written and verbal reports/recommendations to the Director of Nursing as necessary concerning the operation of the nursing department.
• Ensure all nursing staff understand and follow their respective job descriptions.
• Participate in state and federal surveys with authorized government agencies as requested or directed by the Administrator or Director of Nursing.
• Assist and implement appropriate plans of action to correct identified deficiencies.
• Participate in the development, implementation, and review of resident discharge plans.
• Ensure assessments, reports, evaluations, studies, and charting is completed according to regulation, standards of practice, and policy.
• Actively participate in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program as directed by the Director of Nursing.
• Maintain appropriate and adequate communication and relationships with residents and family members.
• Educate and maintain infection control policies and procedures.
• Participate in various committees and workgroups as requested.
• Participate in care plan meetings as necessary as part of the Resident Assessment Instrument process.
• Ensure sufficient numbers of licensed and certified staff are available each shift to meet regulatory requirements and provide appropriate care to residents.
• Participates as in routine and daily care of residents to include but not be limited to assistance with ADLs, meal/snack passing and assistance with eating, functional maintenance plans/nursing restorative plans, and activities.
• Complete routine rounds each day to ensure all staff are performing work assignments in accordance with acceptable standards.
• Review complaints and concerns made by families, residents and staff, communicate these concerns including follow up with the Director of Nursing and/or Administrator as appropriate.
• Ensure care plans reflect the resident’s current needs and status.
• Identify and report any safety related concerns and occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, potentially infectious or hazardous materials in accordance with policies and procedures regarding accidents and incidents.
• Oversee the admission process; inform team members of prospective admissions, room assignments and care needs.
• Conduct rounds with physicians as necessary.
• Ensure nursing services are provided within the scope of practice of nursing personnel.
• Report, investigate, and take appropriate action with regard to medication administration practices and care concerns.
• Complete and deliver assigned staff performance evaluations
• Participate in disciplinary process, which should be administered fairly, in accordance with employee policies and procedures.
• Identify and access available resources to develop and implement an ongoing education plan appropriate for each level of nursing staff