Clinical Manager will work in conjunction with other team members to ensure appropriate level of staffing and coordination of care in order to meet resident goals. This position requires an ability to be flexible and work with all members of the health care team and provide ongoing supervision, clinical education, support, and evaluation to the nursing staff.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.
- Assist in maintaining the standards of nursing practice, assist in developing and updating policies and procedures for nursing personnel.
- Assist MDS Coordinators and nursing staff in development of individual resident care plans and charting that is in compliance with federal, state and local standards and regulations by ensuring assessments such as falls, pain, behavior/TD are accurate, and follow up on appropriately.
- Assist in proper handling of emergency care of residents.
- Coordinate with infection control and CQI programs.
- Check all critical residents first and document, as needed.
- Draw blood and urines for tests and send out to hospital, including "stats" blood draws as needed.
- Assist with bedside care, if necessary, lifting residents, transfers, repositioning, toileting, feeding, bathing, dressing, pushing wheelchairs, etc.
- Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc. as necessary.
- Make out accident reports on residents, staff, visitors and errors on medication sheets, as indicated. Give emergency treatment, notify Medical Director and Administrator, if indicated. If indicated, call ambulance and make necessary arrangements and refer to Care manager.
- Do incident/accident reports and investigation as needed.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
- Review the staffing schedule daily.
- Assist with coverage.
- Listens to staffs’ concerns.
- Report lack of staff resolution/actions taken.
- Informs staff of any changes.
- Assist with in-services.
- Other duties as assigned.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Education and/or Experience
- RN license in the state of Kentucky.
- Knowledge and understanding of compliance with adherence to regulations.
- Associate or Bachelor degree in nursing from state accredited RN program.
- Strong commitment to clinical excellence.
- Ability to problem solve.
- Ability to resolve conflicts.
- Ability to assess clients and provide direct client care as needed.
- Good organizational and communication skills.
- Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
- Possess critical thinking skills.
Physical Demands and Abilities
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, bending, turning and stretching. Finger and hand dexterity required. Visual and hearing acuity essential.
- Must frequently lift or move residents and objects weighing over 50 pounds.
- Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc. throughout the shift.
- Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc.
- Must be able to assist with the evacuation of residents.
- Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly within the facility.
- Frequently works in a well-lit or dimly-lit, tempered room.
- May be required to attend activities outside the facility to stay abreast of new developments, best practices, and statutory and regulatory changes.
- May be required to work holidays
- Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
- Pursuant to the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, all employees must remain drug free and alcohol free when reporting to work, while at work and while engaged in any work related activities.
- Comply with all Healthcare Act rules and regulations and any related laws and regulations.
Note: This document and the statements contained within it are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.
This facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer