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JOB TITLE:

Unit Manager

JOB CODE:

628

DEPARTMENT:

NM Admin

UNION:

86

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt

GRADE:

 


POSITION SUMMARY:

Professional nursing level using both administrative leadership and clinical expertise to assure that comprehensive care and treatment is rendered to residents.  Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in the design, implementation and evaluation of various programs within the unit.  Responsible for twenty-four hour continuity of nursing care and management of resident welfare.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Utilizes expertise in the leadership role as a manager of an assigned unit.
  • Collaborates with the Assistant Director of Nursing as well as Director of Nursing in maintaining adequate nursing coverage to provide safe nursing care for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Effectively utilizes existing manpower limiting the use of overtime and agency personnel.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates protocol/standards of assigned unit while following proper approval channels.
  • Assesses work performance of nursing personnel as it relates to his/her job description, unit standards of care and goals of the individual.
  • Implements the process of progressive counseling and when necessary, recommends or initiates disciplinary action based on the Home’s and/or nursing policies and procedures.
  • Encourages nursing staff to perform their jobs to the fullest of their potential.
  • Provides professional guidance and supervision to both professional and nonprofessional unit staff.
  • Conducts periodic meetings on his/her shift and among shifts with staff and other members of the interdisciplinary team to disseminate information; develop unit protocol; establish unit goals and initiate implementation; and evaluate the effectiveness of these processes.
  • Attends committee meetings as requested.
  • Assumes nursing administrative responsibilities of the Home for weekend and holiday coverage as requested.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of quality assurance activities for the Home and/or unit as requested.Participates in quality improvement reviews as defined by the Director of Nursing.
  • Identifies staff educational needs and plans a program with the Education Director to meet their needs.Evaluates and provides feedback to the Education Director and to the individual staff member effectiveness of the program.
  • Demonstrates, teaches and evaluates nursing skills utilized in direct resident care of the unit’s specific resident population.
  • Participates with the interdisciplinary team in developing, implementing and evaluating ways to achieve resident care goals.
  • Initiates resident centered team meetings with the staff using the problem-solving approach.
  • Serves as a role model in the delivery of direct resident care using the nursing process.
  • Provides consultation in developing and implementing discharge plans in collaboration with the resident, family and interdisciplinary team.
  • Evaluates written and verbal communication provided to and received from other modalities regarding continuity of resident care and takes appropriate action.
  • Participates in developing a program to facilitate continuity of care when residents are transferred to other nursing centers or the hospital.
  • Assumes responsibility for independent study to improve managerial and clinical skills.
  • Prepares written reports, reviews records and participates in needed data collection as indicated.
  • Adjusts schedule to evaluate staff on evening and night shifts.
  • Assumes responsibility for assuring daily staffing assignments.
  • Participates in nursing committees as requested at the Manor.
  • Submits requests for the budget.
  • Participates in staff recruitment, i.e. assists in the interviewing and selection of nursing personnel.
  • Concerns him/herself with the safety of all Home residents in order to minimize the potential for fire and accidents.Ensures that the Home adheres to the legal, safety, health, fire and sanitation codes by being familiar with his/her role in carrying out the Home’s fire, safety and disaster plans and by being familiar with current MSDS.
  • Ensures that residents and their families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere that recognizes the residents’ needs and rights.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Any combination of experience and training which affords the applicant an opportunity to gain the above listed knowledge, skill and ability.

  • Graduate of accredited School of Nursing with current RN licensure in state of Pennsylvania required.
  • Minimum of three years full-time or equivalent clinical experience is required and a minimum of two years of clinical experience in long-term care nursing.
  • Successful completion of experience in leadership, i.e. head nurse, supervisor, etc., for a minimum of one (1) year.
  • Must possess the ability to work independently, problem solve and make decisions as necessary.
  • Must possess the ability to positively interact with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Must be able to implement programs, policies and procedures, etc. that are necessary to providing quality care.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.

Position: Unit Manager

FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Functional Requirements:

Physical Demands: (Check all that apply)

Balancing

X


Stooping

X


Pushing

X

Climbing

X

Crouching

X

Pulling

X

Crawling

X

Kneeling

X

Handling

X

Standing

X

Sitting

X

Talking

X

Turning

X

Reaching

X

Hearing

X

Seeing

X

Color Vision

X

Depth Perception

X

Mobility

X


Lifting: (Check one)

Carrying: (Check one)

X

A) Light

(20-25 lbs)


X

A) Light

(10-25 lbs)


B) Medium

(25-50 lbs)


B) Medium

(25-50 lbs)


C) Heavy

(50-100 lbs)


C) Heavy

(50-100 lbs)


D) Very Heavy

(over 100 lbs)


D) Very Heavy

(over 100 lbs)

Aptitudes: (Check all that apply)

Form perception

X


Problem solving

X

Motor coordination

X

Working speed (ex.wpm)

X

Finger dexterity

X

Manual dexterity

X

Computer/VDT ability

X

General learning ability

X

Clerical perception

X


Environmental Conditions: (Check all that apply)

Extreme cold

X


Extreme heat

X

Temperature changes

X

Wet conditions

X

Humid conditions

X

Exposure to fumes

X

Exposure to blood and body fluids

X

Noise and vibration

X

Exposure to chemicals

X

Poor ventilation

X

Inclement weather conditions;

Inside/outside weather conditions

X


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Human Resources - Bucks County Courthouse Complex
50 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: 215-348-6546

Neshaminy Manor
1660 Easton Road
Warrington, PA. 18976
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 215-345-3205

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