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Unit Manager - RN

Company: AHC Millennium
Location: New Market
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Purpose of Position:
To direct the day-to-day functions of the Aides/Orderlies and nursing staff, as well as give direct nursing care to patients. This position is also responsible for planning, organizing, developing, and directing the overall operation of education programs for facility staff in accordance with current existing federal, state, and local standards, and established policies and procedures of the facility.
Description of Required Duties and Tasks:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.
--- Direct the day-to-day functions of nursing aides and nursing staff.
--- Give direct nursing care to patients.
--- Visit all assigned patients at regular intervals during a tour of duty.
--- Supervise feeding of patients as necessary.
--- Notify physician when patient's condition warrants.
--- Perform administrative duties, such as documenting:
o Nurses' notes
o Doctors' orders
o Discharge plans
o Dietary changes
o Reports
o Evaluations
o Studies
o Billing and other charge slips
o Miscellaneous forms, charts, etc.
--- Chart pertinent facts and information in a professional, clear and comprehensive manner.
--- Admit, transfer and discharge patients according to policy.
--- Recognize and respond to changes in patients' conditions and document observations, interventions, and outcomes.
--- Order from a pharmacy, prepare and administer medications as ordered by a physician.
--- Ensure that physicians sign off on all verbal orders and document processes.
--- Conduct and/or monitor prescribed treatments, such as dressing changes, drawing of blood, catheter changes, NG tube insertion and removal, laboratory work, etc.
--- Give and receive condition reports from the on-coming and off-going shift.
--- Perform emergency procedures, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and in the event of death, notify family and appropriate other parties.
--- Recognize, intervene and report accidents and incidents when they occur.
--- Monitor and update care plans on each shift as appropriate.
--- Maintain records of patient accidents and incidents and provide in-services to reduce accidents and incidents.
--- Attend and participate in monthly and quarterly infection control, safety, and quality assurance meetings.
--- Recognize, intervene and report accidents and incidents when they occur.
--- Participate in surveys made by authorized government agencies.
--- Supervise and participate in fire safety and other disaster drills and be prepared to carry out duties in the event of an actual event.
--- Recognize, intervene and/or report complaints and grievances from patients, families, visitors, and employees.
--- Monitor the facility for possible health and safety hazards.
--- Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records, conditions, and other information relating to patients, employees, and the facility.
--- Follow the established universal precautions and isolation procedures.
--- Encourage an atmosphere of optimism, warmth, and interest in patients' personal and health care needs.
Required Skills:
--- Update daily census report and submit as required.
--- Attend and participate in orientation programs, ongoing training, and educational classes.
--- Inventory and request equipment, supplies, etc.
--- Assist in updates of written policies and procedures of routine nursing care.
--- Participate in surveys made by authorized government agencies.
--- Admit, transfer and discharge patients.
--- Monitor and participate in daily clean-up of the nurses' station.
--- Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor. -
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#HPEducationPreferred

  • Associates or betterLicenses & CertificationsRequired
    • Registered Nurse

Keywords: AHC Millennium, Huntsville , Unit Manager - RN, Executive , New Market, Alabama

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