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Nurse Manager

Company: Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute
Location: Poway
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Nurse Manager
Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute - Escondido, CA
Kindred Healthcare and Palomar Health have signed a Joint Venture and opened a new acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility features 52 inpatient beds and is located on the campus of Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California. The new hospital offers treatment services to a variety of rehabilitation patient types, including brain injury and stroke patients. This is San Diego County's first standalone rehabilitation hospital.
Our culture of caring for our patients and residents begin with our core values - our employees. We are committed to fostering professional growth and dedicated healthcare teams that make us the provider of choice. We embrace a diverse workforce and understand that hiring outstanding people is the key to providing quality care - and quality care is what we do every day!
The Nurse Manager functions under the direction and supervision of the Chief Nursing Officer and assumes responsibility for the Nursing Department. The Nurse Manager in collaboration with the CNO and leadership team assists to implement, interpret and ensure compliance with policies and procedures including regulatory and accreditation standards. The Nurse Manager supervises the Clinical Supervisors, Charge Nurses, RNs, LPN/LVNs, CNAs/NAs and Unit Secretaries. The Nurse Manager is responsible for implementing hospital goals and objectives based on budget parameters. The Nurse Manager reinforces the mission and vision of the hospital in all interactions.

Job Specific:

  • Provides a professional working environment for employees.

  • Ensures the nursing department staff performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

  • Ensures appropriate documentation, including documentation of medical necessity, by staff in medical records; monitors completion and revisions to the Interdisciplinary Care Plan.

  • Ensures compliance with nursing scope of practice and HIPAA.

  • Enforces compliance of the nursing department with education/in-service requirements/orientation and competencies.

  • Promotes rehabilitation nursing philosophy and practice; encourages staff development, including acquisition of CRRN for qualified registered nurses.

  • Assists to review and evaluate risk and quality indicators, patient satisfaction results, and outcomes in order to continually improve performance and outcomes; communicates this information to the nursing department.

  • May coordinate new admissions including room and staffing assignments.

  • Ensures nursing attendance and participation in team conferences.

  • Ensures staff completes charting timely.

  • Ensures staff takes lunches when working 6 or more hours and breaks as required by law.

  • Ensures staff assignments are divided among staff taking into account acuity and other factors.

  • Manages staffing plans, nursing hours per patient day, and quality of work of nursing staff.

  • Ensures limited agency usage and overtime hours by managing and monitoring the schedule.

  • May have patient care assignment in addition to daily responsibilities.

  • Coordinates and directs appropriate rehab care needs related to patient/family educational needs, barriers or continuum of care requirements.

  • Serves as a clinical rehab resources for patients/families during their rehab stay.

  • Coordinates, and assist as needed, with rehab specific patient/family education.

  • Coordinates rehab patient care needs with front-line nursing staff, as well as, acts as a liaison between other members of the rehab team.

  • Assists with rounding on patients/families.

  • Assists with day to day coordination/follow-up of patient care and problem resolution.

  • Assists with ensuring QI accuracy.

  • Other duties as assigned.
    Company Specific:

    • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty

    • Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.

    • Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.

    • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.

    • Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.

    • Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.

    • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.

    • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.

    • Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.

    • Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.

    • Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation's skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.

    • Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.

    • HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.

    • Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred's Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.

      • Graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. BSN Preferred.

      • Current unrestricted state licensure as Registered Nurse.

      • CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.

      • CRRN Certification preferred

      • Minimum of two years of previous nursing leadership preferred.

      • Minimum of two years previous rehab nursing experience preferred.

      • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

      • Demonstrates strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Keywords: Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute, Poway , Nurse Manager, Executive , Poway, California

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