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Clinical Nurse Manager Post-Acute Care

Company: Memorial Health Care Center
Location: Owosso
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY This position under the general supervision of the Long Term Director of Nursing is responsible for ensuring the patients are cared for within the Long-Term Care areas and has full accountability for the clinical outcomes associated with delivering care. This position will assist in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of care and will manage the nursing personnel, ancillary personnel and resident coordination of care provided in the clinical area. Strives for superior performance by consistently providing a product or service to leadership and staff that is recognized as ultimately contributing to the patient and family experience. Recognizes and demonstrates understanding of patient and family centered care. PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day unit operations.
  • Function as the lead clinical resource to Long-Term Care team. Audits cases and interventions to monitor outcomes, track/trend results and identify/implement opportunities for process improvement.
  • Responsible for the collection of data used in the screening and pre-admission evaluation of potential residential candidates.
  • Inform Social Services of admission decision.
  • Coordinate admission of new patients.
  • Functions as the LTC Infection Preventionist and is responsible for designing systems, develop written policies/procedures, annual risk assessments, and approving actions that prevent or control infections, based on an evaluation of the surveillance reports of infections and infection potential among residents and staff in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern infection prevention control program requirements in long term care facilities.
  • Responsible for the surveillance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of department infections as required. Including NHSN, Emresource, MDHHS, etc.
  • Maintain documentation of infection prevention and control program activities.
  • Responsible for investigation and reporting of accidents and incidents.
  • Monitor SafetyNet occurrences; investigate and follow up to ensure resolution results in patient and employee safety.
  • Develop and participate in department performance and quality improvement projects; gather statistical data for monitoring quality improvement measures. Include gathering and implementing all aspects of patient safety.
  • Supervise all daily team activities, assigns tasks and responsibilities to appropriate team members. Monitors performance and productivity of team and individual members and takes appropriate action to ensure guidelines and goals of the department are met. Completes performance reviews and mentors the Long Term Care team members.
  • Responsible for staff recruitment, retention, hiring, and termination in coordination with Human Resources.
  • Provide and coordinate unit orientation, staff education, and at minimum conducts staff in-service on a quarterly basis or as directed.
  • Provide annual performance appraisals of unit staff; conduct employee coaching/ counseling.
  • Act as a liaison between staff and administration as necessary.
  • Participate in weekly IDT meeting.
  • Participate in the review and development of nursing policy/procedure/protocols.
  • Provide for the delivery of quality patient care by providing input into the planning and coordination of continuing education and in-service programs designed to enhance the knowledge and skill levels of patient care service personnel.
  • Demonstrate job related aspects of patient safety to assure a safe environment, safe and effective use of equipment and technology, and decreased risk of potential adverse patient occurrences.
  • Responsible for departments annual budget/capital preparation.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining compliance with budget and productivity goals.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served on his/her assigned unit. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's and division's policies and procedures.
  • At a minimum, represents nursing department on one organizational level committee.
  • Responsible for unit call coverage.
  • Act as the LTC coordinator with Hospice.
  • Participate and ensure departmental compliance per hospital and CMS standards for LTC.
  • Actively participate in state agency survey, assist with the development of any plan of correction requirements and ensure sustained compliance.
  • Conduct monthly staff meetings with submission of minutes into NetLearning.
  • Conduct monthly off-shift rounding.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and supports hospital mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality statements, corporate compliance plan, customer service standards, and the code of ethical behavior. DEPARTMENTAL AND ADDITIONAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform all other related duties assigned by DON/Administrator.
  • Performs RN staff duties as needed. JOB SPECIFICATIONS EDUCATION
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing is required.
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing or equivalent experience is preferred.
  • Current license as a registered nurse in the State of Michigan is required.
  • Training in infection control for LTC standards and certification required.
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support and additional certification per unit requirements is required. EXPERIENCE
  • Three years of management and leadership experience in a skilled nursing facility within the past five years is required.
  • Training in infection control for LTC standards required.
  • Working knowledge of MDS 3.0, RAC-CT is preferred.
  • Dementia care management experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of and Compliance with CMS Conditions or Participation, Regulations and Interpretive Guideline is required. ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES/MOTOR SKILLS These physical requirements are not exhaustive and additional job related physical requirements may be added on an as needed basis. Corrective devices may be used to meet physical requirements.
  • Sedentary Work: Frequently required to stand, kneel and crouch. On a daily basis may be required to move about, sit, climb stairs and bend. Is frequently required to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. May be required to push/pull/carry items between 20-100 lbs.
  • Vision: Requires the ability to perceive the nature of objects by the eye. Near acuity: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Midrange Acuity: Clarity of vision at distances of more than 20 inches and less than 20 feet.
  • Motor Coordination: While performing the duties of the job, it is required to regularly perform functions that include using hand and finger movement, handle or feel objects, be able to use tools or equipment that requires reaching with hands and arms. Must be able to travel independently throughout the hospital; access patients/families including areas confined by space and/or equipment.
  • Speaking/Hearing: Ability to give and receive information through speaking and listening. ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL ABILITIES
  • Proficiency using modern office, computer and telephone equipment as used by Memorial Healthcare.
  • Have hand-eye coordination for use of computer.
  • Have other nursing skills such as IV starts and medication administration techniques. ESSENTIAL MENTAL ABILITIES
  • Ability to adapt and maintain focus in fast paced, quickly changing or stressful situations.
  • Ability to read and interpret a variety of documents including, but not limited to policies, operating instructions, white papers, regulations, rules and laws.
  • Effectively problem solves.
  • Organize and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Understand, observe, and interpret policies and procedures with minimal supervision.
  • Understand, observe and interpret LTC regulatory guidance and compliance per CMS standards for LTC
  • Function calmly in times of pressure or crisis.
  • Follow directions and provide follow through with projects assigned.
  • Understanding and knowledge of workflows associated with process in patient care/clinical areas. ESSENTIAL SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
  • Able to see for the purpose of reading information received in formats including but not limited to paper, computer, reports, bulletins, updates, manuals.
  • Able to see and hear for work-related purposes.
  • Communicate receptively and expressively in English, both written and spoken, with patients, families, staff, volunteers, and other healthcare providers.
  • Maintain self-control.
  • Accurately hear communication by phone or in person. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
  • Ability to interact with co-workers, hospital staff, administration, patients, physicians, the public and all internal and external customers in a professional and effective, courteous and tactful manner, at all times, physically, verbally and in all written and electronic communication.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, coordinate multiple duties simultaneously, and be able to independently solve healthcare information management related issues.
  • Required to remain calm when adversity is encountered.
  • Open, honest, and tactful communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member in all activities.
  • Positive, cooperative and motivated attitude.
  • Have outstanding customer service skills including service recovery strategies for both internal and external customers.
  • Facilitate conflict resolution and provide and accept constructive feedback.
  • Follow the chain of command.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

Keywords: Memorial Health Care Center, Flint , Clinical Nurse Manager Post-Acute Care, Healthcare , Owosso, Michigan

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