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Nurse Manager in Waukesha, WI at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides direct care to adult and geriatric resident/participants. Assists in the management, coordination and maintenance of an efficient, productive, and organized clinical staff within his/her assigned area. In absence of nursing leadership, shall have administrative authority over and responsibility for the functions and activities of the clinical department. Demonstrates knowledge of and delivers care in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the State in which employed. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 Works cooperatively and efficiently with departmental community leadership.

 Assists in implementing clinical services and programs.

 Effectively communicates expected outcomes, efficient work routines, and work procedures to the clinical staff.

 Assists with implementation and evaluation of quality of care including on-going auditing of Quality Indicators.

 Assures adherence to clinical policies and procedures within departmental guidelines.

 Assists with admissions, discharges, and transfers to assure appropriate care and compliance with State and/or Federal regulations.

 Assumes administrative authority for clinical departments in the absence of the nursing leadership.

 Assist in maintaining clinical budgets.

 Assumes a community presence that monitors resident care.

 Oversees completion of clinical documentation per community policy, and State and Federal regulations

 Follows regulatory and community standards, policies, procedures and precautions in the performance of all job duties to ensure a safe work environment.

 Assumes responsibility for enhancing professional knowledge and skills through participation in educational programs and seminars.

 Other duties as assigned. MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

 Interprets existing policies and procedures to licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants, certified medication aides, residents, and families.

 Supervises staff, evaluates the provision of direct resident care, and initiates corrective action as necessary.

 Follows staffing guidelines and make nursing assignments according to qualifications of staff and characteristics of the resident population.

 Participates in the associate evaluation process by providing information on the clinical performance of licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants and certified medications aides to the DCS.

 Monitors staff compliance with infection control, personal protection equipment, blood borne pathogens, hazardous material handling and fire safety.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

 Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required.

 BSN from an accredited college or university preferred.

 Three years nursing management experience in senior care preferred.

 Experience with current and emerging delivery systems with capability of implementing changes as needed. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

 Long Term Care – Valid license as a registered nurse in the state in which employed required.

 Assisted Living - Valid license as a practical or vocational nurse (LPN or LVN) in the state which employed required. RN Preferred.

 CPR Certification required for LTC upon hire, or obtain within thirty (30) days of employment.

 CPR Certification preferred for AL.