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Nurse Manager - Dementia Unit

Company: First Atlantic Health Care
Location: Saco
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


As a lead within a strong clinical team, you support the Director of Nursing in planning, organizing, developing, and directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Service Department. Reports to the Director of Nursing.



  • Ensure that nursing practice complies with regulatory and legislative requirements;
  • Help develop and implement immunization programs for resident/patients and staff;
  • Performs clinical rounds on assigned nursing units;
  • Promote, establish, and maintain customer relationships with resident/ patient(s), families, staff, community and other professionals;
  • Implement policies and procedures regarding communicable diseases, infection control and isolation procedures as well as other systems pertinent to nursing education.
  • Implement policies and procedures in collaboration with the Director of Nursing and Nursing Home Administrator.
  • Provide support with staff competence with electronic charting system (ECS).
  • Make written and verbal reports/recommendations to the Director of Nursing as necessary concerning the operation of the nursing department.
  • Ensure all nursing staff understand and follow their respective job descriptions.
  • Participate in state and federal surveys with authorized government agencies as requested or directed by the Administrator or Director of Nursing.
  • Assist and implement appropriate plans of action to correct identified deficiencies.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and review of resident discharge plans.
  • Ensure assessments, reports, evaluations, studies, and charting is completed according to regulation, standards of practice, and policy.
  • Actively participate in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program as directed by the Director of Nursing.
  • Maintain appropriate and adequate communication and relationships with residents and family members.
  • Educate and maintain infection control policies and procedures.
  • Participate in various committees and workgroups as requested.
  • Participate in care plan meetings as necessary as part of the Resident Assessment Instrument process.
  • Ensure sufficient numbers of licensed and certified staff are available each shift to meet regulatory requirements and provide appropriate care to residents.
  • Participates as in routine and daily care of residents to include but not be limited to assistance with ADLs, meal/snack passing and assistance with eating, functional maintenance plans/nursing restorative plans, and activities.
  • Complete routine rounds each day to ensure all staff are performing work assignments in accordance with acceptable standards.
  • Review complaints and concerns made by families, residents and staff, communicate these concerns including follow up with the Director of Nursing and/or Administrator as appropriate.
  • Ensure care plans reflect the resident's current needs and status.
  • Identify and report any safety related concerns and occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, potentially infectious or hazardous materials in accordance with policies and procedures regarding accidents and incidents.
  • Oversee the admission process; inform team members of prospective admissions, room assignments and care needs.
  • Conduct rounds with physicians as necessary.
  • Ensure nursing services are provided within the scope of practice of nursing personnel.
  • Report, investigate, and take appropriate action with regard to medication administration practices and care concerns.


  • Complete and deliver assigned staff performance evaluations
  • Participate in disciplinary process, which should be administered fairly, in accordance with employee policies and procedures.
  • Identify and access available resources to develop and implement an ongoing education plan appropriate for each level of nursing staff


  • Must be dependable, regular attendance.
  • Communicate and function in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Maintain current knowledge of nursing practice.

Education and Experience

Education: Must possess, as a minimum, a State of Maine Nursing license

Experience: Demonstrated knowledge and experience sufficient to perform all duties with excellence

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and use of Electronic Medical Records and/or solid computer skills
  • Strong communication skills, both in writing and verbally
  • Effective leadership skills and/or ability to invest in growing this skill
  • Read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

Certificates and Licenses

  • Possess a diploma, AS or BS degree in nursing.
  • Must be currently registered/licensed in Maine.
  • Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtained during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.

Keywords: First Atlantic Health Care, New England , Nurse Manager - Dementia Unit, Other , Saco, Northeast

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