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
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
They must be able to perform each
essential function effectively to be successful in this
- 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.
- Tracks and reports med errors in a
timely manner communicates trends and concerns directly to
- Communicates and interprets
policies and procedures to nursing staff, and monitors staff
practices and implementation.
- Required to participate in
admission decisions, and may be required visit prospective
residents before admission.
- Participates in monthly management
team meetings to discuss complaints, concerns and ongoing changes
as it relates to the care of the residents.
- 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.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and
application of Key Training Center to proactively monitor and
implement systems as needed.
- 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.
- Collaborate with physicians,
consultants, community agencies, and institutions to improve the
quality of services.
- Oversees nursing schedules to
assure they meet resident needs in the group homes and the Day
- Participates in the recruitment and
selection of nursing personnel. Directly supervises and monitors
performance for all staff assigned to the department.
- 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.
- Promotes teamwork, mutual respect,
and effective communication.
- Visit Group Homes, Assisted Living
Facilities, Apts and Adult Day Training Programs to observe care
and to interview staff and residents.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Maintains resident database to
assist in tracking upcoming appointments and testing is maintained
to oversee resident health care needs.
- Plan and carry out special duties
- Perform assessments for existing
residents; potential residents and new residents.
- Maintains and tracks staff TB,
medication validations to ensure compliance.
- Required to teach bi-monthly CPR or
- Andy additional duty assigned by
DRS, DPO, or Exec. Director.
Manages nursing staff
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
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.
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
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
Ability to deal courteously,
tactfully and efficiently with families, staff members and the
Knowledge of life-safety and
infection control protocols.
General knowledge of behavioral
Ability to maintain
Ability to recognize and assess
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
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
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.
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.
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.