Clinical Nurse Manager Post-Acute Care
Company: Memorial Health Care Center
Posted on: January 24, 2023
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
- Responsible for the collection of data used in the screening
and pre-admission evaluation of potential residential
- 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
- Responsible for investigation and reporting of accidents and
- 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
- Provide annual performance appraisals of unit staff; conduct
employee coaching/ counseling.
- Act as a liaison between staff and administration as
- Participate in weekly IDT meeting.
- Participate in the review and development of nursing
- 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
- Responsible for departments annual budget/capital
- 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
- Conduct monthly staff meetings with submission of minutes into
- 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
- Performs RN staff duties as needed. JOB SPECIFICATIONS
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing is required.
- Baccalaureate degree in nursing or equivalent experience is
- Current license as a registered nurse in the State of Michigan
- Training in infection control for LTC standards and
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Understanding and knowledge of workflows associated with
process in patient care/clinical areas. ESSENTIAL SENSORY
- 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.
- 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
- Follow the chain of command.
- Maintain confidentiality.
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