Plans effective administration of nursing services in cooperation with other health related services on their unit, in compliance with nursing services philosophy and objectives. Responsible for assessment of resident needs, development and implementation of comprehensive care plan. Consults with resident's physicians in planning resident care. Periodically reviews and updates comprehensive care plan. Supervises planning of daily assignments for personnel on the unit. Conforms with established policies and procedures and maintains staff awareness of these in their daily work. Schedules and leads staff conferences to promote initiative and solve resident care oriented problems. Works with health team members in developing a discharge plan for individual residents and assists in achieving discharge planning. Interprets principles of good nursing care and management to nursing personnel and implements application of these principles in daily work in cooperation with other resident service personnel. Evaluates incidents and determines emergency measures to be used, including the use of restraints. Examines and may give or direct emergency treatment to residents and personnel involved in accidents. If necessary, notifies the physician. Completes the incident report with causes investigated and corrective action taken and/or suitable recommendations made to avoid recurrence. Initiates and completes Care Plan. Assists in orienting and directing new personnel in the Nursing Department. Reviews and interprets work performance against accepted standards. Responsible for completion of performance evaluations of 7-3 nursing staff on his/her unit. May review and provide input for performance evaluations for nursing staff on alternate shifts.
Participates in dermal, weight, dietary, etc. meetings. Directs requisition of equipment and supplies and encourages proper utilization of same. May provide input to the Inservice Coordinator in planning nursing inservice programs and on-the-unit conferences based upon an assessment of staff's learning needs and/or resident care problems. Handles resident or personnel grievances and/or refers them to the proper department head. Assists in establishing and maintaining good personnel and public relations. Maintains accurate, adequate records of resident care and related statistics as required. Is available for emergencies and assistance to nursing personnel as needed. Communicates and acts as a liaison between resident, family, physician and staff. Accompanies physician on rounds, examinations and treatments.
Incorporates the philosophy, objectives, policies and standards of the Home in correlation with resident care. Promotes and maintains safe work performance by employees. Informs the nursing supervisor and assistant director of nursing services of pertinent information concerning resident status, personnel actions, employee attitudes and suggestions. Conducts resident rounds to assess and/or supervise nursing care, ascertain condition of residents and safe, clean, comfortable environment. Receives reports from personnel on previous tour of duty and insures that the continuity of care continues by personnel on ensuing tour. Participates in Nursing Management Meetings and Comprehensive Care Plan Conferences. Participates in formulating nursing policies and procedures. Notifies the resident's physician, family and/or power of attorney of any change in the resident's condition. Continues professional growth through reading current professional literature and attending professional meetings, seminars and workshops. May perform duties listed on position description for Team Leader in his/her absence. Performs other duties as required. Administers IV medications, orders flushes and care in absence of staff RN. Adheres to dress code policy at all times. Adheres to time and attendance policy at all times.
EXPERIENCE: Experience in Nursing with supervisory competence demonstrated.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: R.N. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Current registration in New York State. Must maintain BLS or CPR certification.