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Nurse Leader/Unit Manager, Masonic Shelbyville  

Work With Us Unit Managers are an integral part of the nursing team to care for our residents. If you are passionate and committed to providing the best care possible, come work with us.  
About the Organization Find a career, not just a job at Masonic Homes Kentucky. Our team includes more than 600 professionals in fields such as nursing, hospitality, childcare and more. We would love to have you part of our team - passionate people, inspiring lives.

We earned the Great Place to Work certification based on extensive ratings provided by our employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found at https://www.greatplacetowork.com/certified-company/7010137  
Masonic Values Remarkable Service, Passion, Innovation and Growth  
Benefits PayActiv; access to your paycheck in advance of payday; Supplies always in-stock; Staff to resident ratio; Live support by a physician  
Description

The purpose of this position is to supervise, provide, and coordinate nursing care in compliance with community policy and procedures and to assess residents’ care needs and take appropriate action.

  • Follow established standards of nursing practices and implement community policies and procedures.
  • Interpret existing policies and procedures to nursing assistants, restorative nursing assistants, residents, families, and physicians.
  • Supervise and evaluate all direct resident care and initiate corrective action as necessary.
  • Obtain report from nurse being relieved and record sufficient information to implement appropriate follow-up action as necessary.
  • Provide report to nurse coming on duty, including sufficient information for follow-up action as necessary.
  • Take appropriate action to assure adequate staffing to meet residents’ needs.
  • Conduct resident rounds daily, reporting problems to nursing supervisor and initiating corrective action.
  • Identify safety hazards and initiate corrective action immediately.
  • Identify resident problems and emergency situation and initiate emergency care and “life-saving” measures in the absence of a physician.
  • Follow, supervise, and evaluate implementation of the Residents’ Rights Program.
  • Participate in community education programs.
  • Provide supervision to Nursing Assistant providing direct resident care.
  • Attend staff meetings, interdisciplinary team meetings, rehabilitation meetings, in-service classes and committee meetings as assigned.
  • Following staffing guidelines and make nursing assignments according to qualifications of staff and characteristics of the resident population.
  • Assume responsibility for compliance with federal, state and local regulations within the assigned unit.
  • Counsel Nursing Assistants and recommend disciplinary action to the Director of Nursing Service, when necessary.
  • Participate in the employee evaluation process by providing information on the performance of Nursing Assistants.
  • Administer and document direct resident care, medications and treatments per physicians’ orders and accurately record all care provided.
  • Provide instruction for appropriate nursing care to licensed nurses and Nursing Assistants.
  • Perform comprehensive assessment of residents are assigned.
  • Document comprehensive assessment of residents as assigned.
  • Develop and implement an accurate comprehensive care plan based on each resident’s needs and his/her comprehensive assessment.
  • Promptly report changes in residents’ conditions to the physician, Director of Nursing Service and responsible party, and take follow-up action as necessary.
  • Follow community admission procedures and communicate resident admission to other departments, physicians, and ancillary service providers.
  • Competently perform basic nursing skills.
  • Follow community discharge/transfer procedure and coordinate discharge/transfer with other departments, physicians and ancillary service providers.
  • Complete documentation related to the resident’s discharge/transfer.
  • Supervise response to resident’s call for assistance.
  • Listen to resident, family, or physician concerns and initiate corrective action and/or report concerns to Nursing Supervisor.
  • Contact narcotics, check emergency kit and exchange keys.
  • Check meal trays and nourishment to ensure proper diet is served and residents are assisted as necessary.
  • Supervise the application and removal of all restraints and devices used to position and enable residents to function as independently as possible.
  • Order, receive, and store medications appropriately.
  • Notify physician, when necessary, of changes in residents’ conditions, weight, medication errors, medication not available, abnormal laboratory/X-Ray results and any other unusual observations.
  • Document resident progress notes as required.
  • Document daily notes on unstable residents, Medicare residents and recently admitted residents.
  • Consistently work cooperatively with residents, nursing staff, physicians, families, consultant personnel, community agents and ancillary service providers.
  • Obtain continuing education required to maintain license.
  • Be responsible for the safety of residents under his/her supervision.
  • Come to work in a clean, neat uniform and consistently present an appropriate professional appearance.
  • Come to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrate dependability and punctuality.
  • Assume accountability for data contained in the employees’ handbook.
  • Perform all duties assigned in an effective, cooperative, timely, and professional manner.
  • Observe infection control procedures.
  • Follow Residents’ Rights policies at all time.
 
Position Requirements
  • High School Diploma
  • Licensure Verification via the KBN
  • Physical abilities regarding lifting, squatting, standing, bending, pushing, and pulling (see below)
  • Ability to read, write, communicate, and operate equipment

Physical and Sensory Requirements:

  • Must be able to move intermittently througout the workday
  • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met
  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which includes a medical and physical examination
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel and support agencies
  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move and carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet
  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations
 
Category Nursing  
Location Masonic Home Shelbyville - Shelbyville, KY  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number NUR-20-00371  
Work Day(s) Varies 

Start Time 9:00am 

End Time 5:30pm 

Tags #makeadifference; #passionatepeople; #nursing, #clinical, #nursingjobs  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status,sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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