The Nursing House Manager is responsible for promoting and maintaining quality patient care through effective management of the activities of the total patient care services during his/her assigned shift. In the absence of the Administrator and/or designee, the Nursing House Manager has the authority and responsibility for administrative decisions and appropriate notification of the Administrator-on-Call.
Essential Functions of this position include:
Carries out hospital/nursing policies, procedures and standards
Visits all patient care units to ascertain condition of patients, evaluate staffing needs and provide support to caregivers
Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors
Administers the effective distribution and utilization of personnel employed during the respective shift
Coordinates and evaluates services rendered by and to all departments during the respective shift on an ongoing basis
Keeps the Nurse Executive, his/her representative and/or the Administrator informed regarding circumstances or situations which have or may have serious impact
Informs personnel on ensuing shift regarding condition of patients, follow-up actions required and any special conditions
Participates and assists in the planning and providing of in-service education programs within the hospital or other meetings, seminars or institutes conducted outside the hospital
Evaluates and documents performance of employees as indicated and communicates this information to the Patient Care Manager
Assumes the duties as outlined in the Emergency Preparedness Manual
Follows Pharmacy protocols for obtaining drugs when the Pharmacist is unavailable
Evaluates accuracy of staffing systems
Ensures that appearance and personal conduct are professional at all times
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times
Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and JCAHO regulations.
Ensures compliance with policies and procedures regarding operations, fire, safety and infection control.
Effectively and consistently communicates administrative directives to personnel