SUMMARY: Responsible for supervising the day to day nursing activities of the Nursing Home facility during tour of duty. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern our facility and as may be required by the Director of Nursing (DON), to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. Responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, directing and evaluating the services for the Nursing Home facility that includes maintaining 24 hour service coverage in accordance with state, federal and local standards.
CORE Responsibilites & Functions:
- Assist DON in directing day to day functions of the Nursing Home nursing department in accordance with current rules and regulations from the New Jersey Department of Health and the Actors Fund policies and procedures.
- Staff facility with sufficient Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) or Registered Nurses (RN), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Certification Medication Aides (CMA) and Home Health Aides (HHA) to ensure routine nursing care is provided to meet the daily nursing care needs of each resident; also includes scheduling, payroll and working on the unit as staff nurse if needed.
- Participate in the development, revision and implementation of nursing policies and procedures to ensure nursing staff adheres and is in compliance; also includes completing medical forms, audits, reports, evaluations, charting, reviewing incident reports and follow ups, initiating investigations for complaints, medication room checks and all other nursing issues as designated by the DON.
- Assist DON in the Care Planning process including planning, scheduling and documenting; review resident care plans for appropriate resident goals, problems, interventions and revisions based on nursing needs; assist DON with completion of MDS 3.0 forms.
- Ensure that any incidents and/or accidents are investigated thoroughly, in a timely manner and with comprehensive documentation, including a complete summary.
· Ensure that the Nurse Call Alert System (call bell system) is answered promptly and monitored via cordless phones and digital displays; ensure all CNAs carry their cordless phones and tags; ensure all call alerts are cleared by the nursing staff after attending to the resident; the Nursing Supervisor should frequently ensure that there are no pending alerts and monitor the CNA’s response time to the nurse call alert system.
- Participate in employee performance evaluations and ensure disciplinary action is administered fairly.
- Maintain and monitor all electronic charting for accuracy.
· Participate in Quality Assurance programs, and any other program to ensure that the facility provides the highest quality care.
- Will be educated and become proficient in the Comfort Matters competencies to include knowledge, skills and abilities needed to provide person- centered care practice to residents with dementia.
· Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the company’s discretion.
PERSONNEL SUPERVISED: Nursing Supervisor will be is responsible for RNs, LPNs, CMAs, CNAs and HHAs working on the unit.
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY: Keep abreast of economic conditions/ situations and recommend to the DON adjustments in nursing services that ensure the continued ability to provide quality of care.
· Must possess a current valid New Jersey license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse.
· Minimum 2 years experienced as a Nursing Supervisor in an assisted living facility and in addition must have experience in a long term care facility or other related health care facility.
· Must be able to pass the facility’s physical examination upon employment and annually thereafter.
· Knowledge of electronic charting, EMAR and ETAR a plus.
· Must be competent in supervision and leadership and able to work in cooperation with other staff members.
· Should possess strong leadership qualities that promote team building, professionalism and organizational dedication.
· Should be adaptable to change and able to meet crisis and emergencies. Be able to work under pressure with interruptions.
· Must be tactful and courteous with residents, families, practitioners and others.
· Requires lifting, moving and carrying of supplies and equipment. Must be able to perform the essential duties associated with this position, either with or without reasonable accommodation.
· Must have an understanding of, affection for, and a desire to work with the aging
· Communicates orally and/or in writing with residents, families, co-workers, other professionals and the public.
· Must be able to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary.