Responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating all nursing
care functions for the Facility. Uses good judgment to make
recommendations to Administrator on nursing matters. May perform
the following duties personally or through subordinate personnel.
Assumes complete responsibilities for the Care Center in absence of
- Nursing Administration: Plans, directs, and evaluates all
nursing care functions for the facility. Monitors workflow of
nursing units to ensure work is performed timely and accurately.
Identifies opportunities for improvements and makes recommendations
to Administrator on nursing matters. Collaborates with Medical
Director in policy development and QI activities. Participates in
Medical Committee and Ethics Committee. Ensures compliance with all
federal and state regulations. Plans and facilitates meetings and
committees to address resident care issues. Coordinates with other
departments and outside vendors to ensure seamless delivery of
services to residents. Collaborates with educational institutions
to provide onsite educational opportunities for students (Youth
Apprenticeship Program, Madison College RN/LPN programs, UW School
of Nursing). Participates in developing, implementing and
evaluating programs that promote the recruitment, retention,
development and continuing education of nursing staff members.
Rounds on unit at least once daily.
- Manages the Nursing Department with the goal of achieving and
maintaining the highest quality of care possible. Performs general
management functions such as hiring, disciplining and evaluating
employees. Participates in interviews and hiring of new nursing
staff. Identifies training needs for department. Initiates studies
to evaluate effectiveness of nursing services in relation to their
objectives and costs. Holds monthly staff meetings for licensed and
non-licensed nursing staff. Develops the department budget for
approval, monitors expenses and stays within budget. Develops and
manages staffing scheduler system. Ensures that adequate nursing
staff are available based on facility/census requirements.
Participates in the Employee Recognition Program. Ensures that
annual competency evaluations and performance reviews are completed
in the appropriate time frame.
- Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance: Participates in Quality
Assurance activities including data collection, data analysis, and
planning improvement actions for Infection Control, Safety and
other. Plans interventions to address concerns on QI reports, Press
Ganey results, and My InnerView. Ensures implementation of
corporate collaboratives such as AEPC, AES, Always Safe, Mandatory
Immunization Program, etc. Participates in facility \"Performance
Improvement Program.\" Collect data to compile reports in a timely
manner, and to meet deadlines.
- Supervision of Licensed Nurses: Interviews, hires, coordinates
orientation, coaches, and completes performance evaluations for
licensed nurses. Routinely seeks feedback from staff to identify
opportunities for workplace improvement. Creates monthly newsletter
for licensed staff and holds monthly staff meeting. Review time
sheets for accuracy before payroll. Develops and manages nurse on
call system. Plans and guides the professional development of
- Clinical: Performs employee/volunteer health duties including
immunizations, TB skin testing, etc. Participates in staff
development for licensed and non-licensed staff. Participates in
Wound Team. Acts as a resource for nursing staff regarding policy
and procedure and provides guidance as needed. Develops and manages
systems to assure clinical competencies. Assures that all clinical
protocols and nursing policies and procedures are followed.
- Investigate and resolve resident/family/employee concerns.
Pro-actively addresses survey and/or standards of care issues.
- Information Technology Maintenance: Helps to investigate, plan,
and implement improvements in ECS to achieve greater efficiency,
effectiveness, and safety. Keeps access code for computer
confidential at all times. Does not share access code with other
and does not use other's access codes.
- Safety: Complies with safety policies/procedures to ensure safe
practices for residents, staff, self and others. Ensures compliance
with: gait belt use for all manually assisted transfers,
locomotion/transfer/lifting devices, resident positioning, and
always uses mechanical lift to lift resident from floor. Identifies
wandering residents and responds to door alarms. Uses and disposes
of sharps according to safety standards. Takes corrective action
for safety issues. Assists in the development and implementation of
worker's compensation, transitional duty, and safety programs.
Assure Pharmacy, dietary, physician consults are followed in timely
- Infection Control: Ensures compliance with infection control
standards including hand hygiene, appropriate use of personal
protective equipment, and isolation precautions. Collaborates with
public health in the event of an outbreak. Participates in
mandatory vaccination programs. Does not work when contagious.
- Privacy/Confidentiality: Maintains privacy and confidentiality
for residents at all times including resident information in any
format: paper, electronic, video, photographic and
- Performs other tasks as assigned.
- Licensure by the State of Wisconsin as a Registered Nurse.
- CPR Certification
- Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their
family members, and at all levels of the organization. Knowledge of
the Nurse Practice Act, state and federal regulations. Knowledge of
training techniques for clinical staff. Skilled in directing and
motivating the workforce.
- Ability to react decisively and quickly in emergency
situations. Ability to organize and prioritize. Efficiently and
accurately enter data and utilize a PC for a variety of activities.
Must be able to give and receive information in verbal and written
form. Must be able to perform basic and advanced math (add,
subtract, multiply, divide, fractions, statistics, decimals, and
- Three to five years of previous nursing experience, especially
in a geriatric setting, is preferred along with supervisory
St. Mary's Care Center
- Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 50 lbs.
- Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily
- Standing or walking more than 4 hours a day
- Running to respond to patient emergencies
- Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 6 hours
- Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone
variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read
telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.
- Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body
sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).
- Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of
machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper
St. Mary's Care Center is a 184-bed skilled nursing and
rehabilitative facility located on the West side of Madison.
Affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital, St. Mary's Care Center is
recognized as a leader among Wisconsin nursing homes. We are
committed to providing an excellent quality of life for each
resident. St. Mary's Care Center offers award-winning clinical
services in a caring and compassionate atmosphere. Many residents
make the Care Center their year-round home. Some are with us for
memory care, others for short-term rehabilitation services. In all
cases, residents and their families take active roles in developing
person-centered care plans.
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