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Bedrock Care Registered Nurse Unit Manager in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Unit Manager assumes 24-hour responsibility and accountability for the nursing care of all residents on an assigned unit. Supervises licensed nurses and other nursing personnel in the delivery of care and services according to each resident’s comprehensive resident assessment and plan of care. Manages unit in accord with facility philosophy, in compliance with standards of professional nursing practice, and with all state and federal laws and regulations. Utilizes resources in an efficient and economic manner to ensure that each resident achieves the highest practicable physical, mental and psycho-social well-being. Makes daily rounds on unit to supervise, observe, examine, interview residents, to evaluate staffing needs, to monitor regulatory compliance, to achieve the care environment and to evaluate staff interactions and clinical skills competency. Audits 24 hour report as completed by Charge Nurses and reviews clinical records to identify problems, to ensure timely responses to residents' needs, to evaluate documentation skills of unit nursing staff, and to evaluate regulatory compliance with documentation requirements. Listens to verbal shift report making special note to follow up on significant changes in condition, admissions, transfers, discharges, initiation or use of physical or chemical restraints, unnecessary use of any drug, incidents, unexplained injuries, medication errors, loss of resident property or evidence of resident or family dissatisfaction. Analyzes data gathered from rounds and record reviews and acts promptly to resolve problems and to continuously improve quality. Participates in formal quality assessment and assurance activities as directed by the Quality Assurance Committee. As the nurse with responsibility for the residents on the unit, conducts or coordinates the resident assessment process including accurate completion of the state-approved Resident Assessment Instrument.