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RN Nurse Manager

Company: Key Training Center
Location: Lecanto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Work for the largest and oldest provider to the intellectual and developmental disabilities' population of Florida. Come be part of the the best non-profit that believes in Kindness, Love, Dignity, and Respect for our clients and staff.

SUMMARY

The Nurse Manager assumes authority, responsibility, and accountability for the delivery of nursing services in the facility. Collaborates with facility Administration and with all department resources in an efficient and economic manner to enable each resident to attain or maintain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. Collaborates with all departments, medical professionals, consultants, and organizations, including governing agencies such as Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA), to develop, support and coordinate resident care, related administrative functions, and to represent the interests of the facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

They must be able to perform each essential function effectively to be successful in this position.

  1. Required to teach APD and AHCA Medication Administration to new staff as well as staff who need retraining. This includes the Nurse Manager validating the staff taught, not to be performed by staff RN or Staff LPN. Develops, trains, and maintains records pertaining to direct care staff and medication administration and supervision.
  2. Tracks and reports med errors in a timely manner communicates trends and concerns directly to Residential Services.
  3. Communicates and interprets policies and procedures to nursing staff, and monitors staff practices and implementation.
  4. Required to participate in admission decisions, and may be required visit prospective residents before admission.
  5. Participates in monthly management team meetings to discuss complaints, concerns and ongoing changes as it relates to the care of the residents.
  6. Ensures delivery of compassionate quality care and nursing supervision as evidenced by adequate services, absence of odors, general cleanliness, and prevention of pressure wounds, to maintain optimal resident functions.
  7. Demonstrates knowledge of and application of Key Training Center to proactively monitor and implement systems as needed.
  8. Exercises overall supervision of resident assessments and care plans. Review Unusual/Incident reports and all Med/Dental, Laboratory results and prescriptions to monitor and ensure timely, effective responses to significant changes in condition, transfers, discharges, unexplained injuries, falls, behavioral episodes, and medication errors.
  9. Collaborate with physicians, consultants, community agencies, and institutions to improve the quality of services.
  10. Oversees nursing schedules to assure they meet resident needs in the group homes and the Day Programs.
  11. Participates in the recruitment and selection of nursing personnel. Directly supervises and monitors performance for all staff assigned to the department.

  1. Oversees and supervises development and delivery of In-service education to equip nursing staff with sufficient knowledge and skills to provide compassionate, quality care and respect for resident rights.
  2. Promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and effective communication.
  3. Visit Group Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Apts and Adult Day Training Programs to observe care and to interview staff and residents.
  4. Monitors MAR's and medications for compliance with APD/ACHA mandates and facility policies on workplace safety. Proactively develops procedures to promote workplace safety and safe work practices.
  5. Establishes, implements, and monitors the infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment designed to prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection.
  6. Helps the Administrator prepare staff for inspection surveys, instructing staff on matters of conduct and disclosure, being interviewed by inspectors, immediate corrections of problems noted by surveyors, etc. Reviews and reinforces important standards previously cited.
  7. Promotes customer service and hospitality and responds to and adequately resolves complaints or concerns from residents or families about nursing services or any services provided by the Key.
  8. Maintains resident database to assist in tracking upcoming appointments and testing is maintained to oversee resident health care needs.
  9. Plan and carry out special duties as assigned.
  10. Perform assessments for existing residents; potential residents and new residents.
  11. Maintains and tracks staff TB, medication validations to ensure compliance.
  12. Required to teach bi-monthly CPR or as assigned.
  13. Andy additional duty assigned by DRS, DPO, or Exec. Director.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages nursing staff

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of current federal and state laws and regulations that apply to the APD and ACHA. Has strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize responsibilities. Ability to make presentations before top management, public groups, and staff. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND CREDENTIALS

Must possess a current Florida license as a Registered Nurse and have graduated from an accredited school of nursing. Two years of professional nursing experience in the long-term care setting, a minimum two years' experience in nursing administration and preferably experience with the Developmentally Delayed. Must possess and demonstrate a high degree leadership, organizational ability, and communication skills. Current CPR certification is required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Teach APD and ACHA Medication Administration to new staff as well as staff who need retraining. Do TB testing to new hires and yearly for residential staff. Monitor tracking system to ensure residents are getting the health care required as well as needed. Continues to update policies when outdated.

Must be available on an "on-call" basis or when needed have another nurse take the "on-call" so a nurse is available to Directors or RSS in emergencies.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to deal courteously, tactfully and efficiently with families, staff members and the general public.

Knowledge of life-safety and infection control protocols.

General knowledge of behavioral management practices.

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Ability to recognize and assess unsafe/hazardous conditions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

OCCUPATIONAL RISKS:

This position involves intermittent exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue. Protective measures are available. Hepatitis B Vaccine is recommended.

There is a potential for injury in this position if proper safety procedures and protocols are not followed or if violations are not promptly reported.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS:

Errors in judgment and decisions can result in negative outcomes for residents, employees, families and the facility. Deviation from established professional practices/standards could result in serious consequences for the organization, the residents it serves and credibility of the facility (residence). Deviation from fire and life-safety codes could result in serious consequences for residents, employees, families and visitors.


Keywords: Key Training Center, Brandon , RN Nurse Manager, Other , Lecanto, Florida

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