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Nurse Manager, RN - Full Time Days - Deerfield

Immanuel locationUrbandale, IA
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Urbandale, IA, United States



The role of the Nurse Manager, RN is to ensure the best possible service and care is provided to the residents within the Assisted Living, Residential Care community (specific to certain locations only), and those receiving Home Health Services (specific to certain locations only). The manager is responsible to ensure excellence of personalized care, meeting and exceeding the goals set by Immanuel, state/federal regulations, safety, and resident care and satisfaction. The manager hires, trains and motivates the finest employees to achieve high levels of performance and work harmoniously in a team setting. The manager is expected to perform at the highest levels of customer service, dignity, compassion, and respect as a leader of the department. Supports and lives out Immanuel's Mission and CHRIST Promises.


Key Areas

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job


  • Completes administrative duties and provides accurate reporting/ monitoring and documentation using established procedures, policies and standards of Immanuel and regulations relating to the health care needs of the older adult, including but not limited to:
    • Timely completion of evaluation and documentation of potential resident move in and re-admission of residents.
    • Utilizing the Change of Condition log to communicate with staff regarding residents of concern.
    • Maintaining communication of resident change in status to physicians and families.
    • Development of and updates of Personalized Service Plan per policy and resident's request.
    • Reviewing, signing off and dating of physician's orders.
    • Completing and updating all œSelf Administration of Medication records.
    • Tracking lab requisitions.
    • Assisting with new resident move in process and re-admission of a current resident.
    • Reviewing œMedication Administration Record (M.A.R.), Service Evaluation summaries, and other designated assessments. .
    • Achieving audit criteria expectations.
    • Communicating with pharmacy on a regular basis, and as needed, to assure accuracy relating to orders, timeliness of delivery and compliance related to contract and regulations.
    • Training, documentation, and overall assurance that resident incidents and/or accidents, emergencies, unusual behaviors are recorded and appropriate action is taken.
    • Utilizing the Information Technology and Pharmacy Help Desk to report issues and/or concerns to Healthcare Consultants as needed or requested.
  • Attends and participates in weekly meetings with Executive Director and Senior Living Consultant regarding potential move in, transfer or re-admission and/or resident need of the contracted services.
  • Attends and participates in weekly management meeting that will include operational planning, resident updates, and potential resident moves, as appropriate.

Staff Leadership

Supervises, leads or assists health care staff. This includes:

  • Hiring and retaining of a qualified and high performing care staff. Training, coaching, counseling, and developing the nurses and aides for the benefit of the individuals and the team. .
  • Ensuring adequate staffing coverage, on-call coverage, and orientation/training of care staff.
  • Compliance with Staffing Policy to achieve 85% core and 15% contingency staff standards.
  • Monitoring, reviewing and approving punch detail reports, employee timecards, PTO approvals, errors, overtime and breaks.
  • Scheduling and developing agenda for monthly staff meeting.
  • Working collaboratively with Senior Living Consultant to develop key referral relationships, direct physician and home health agency involvement, and representation of the Immanuel Community.
  • Encouraging and developing interest in the community's Healthcare Council membership, leadership, and work toward group outcomes.
  • Embracing educational opportunities and/or professional coaching to enhance/improve managerial skills.

Clinical Oversight

  • Provides oversight of the care staff for resident assistance in personal care, health maintenance and activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, dressing, mobility and meal service assistance.
  • Provides oversight of staff assistance to residents in accordance with Personalized Service Plans and encouraging as much independence as appropriate for each individual with compassion, dignity and respect.
  • Provides oversight of resident medication administration and provision as requested by the resident and prescribed by his/her physician and in accordance with statutes governing medication provision.
  • Builds relationships with residents, families, caregivers and staff to support and encourage quality care on a consistent basis.
  • Gathers health care information on potential and off-site existing residents to determine appropriateness for move in and continued stay relative to current regulations.
  • Consults and clinically evaluates residents for health care needs of older adult as it relates to and is consistent with health care regulations.
  • Oversees processing of physician instructions and orders for the residents within the community.
  • Responsible for care and services provided to residents based on the Resident Agreement and Personalized Service Plan.
  • Oversees response to emergency calls to independent living residents of the retirement community as indicated by community.
  • Assumes on-call duties for residents and staffing every other week and weekend. The days and times of this œon call duty are determined by the community's needs and the Healthcare Consultant ˜on call' schedule.
  • Stays in frequent contact with residents and their families, physicians, staffing representatives and contracted resident services such as therapy, podiatry, etc.

Safety & Monitoring

  • Maintains high standards for a safe and clean environment.
  • Follows procedures for proper equipment use, infection control, disaster planning, etc. per policy and/or regulatory guidelines.
  • Timely and accurate completion and reporting of all medication errors and omissions. This includes timely, accurate and documented medication destruction, narcotic counts and timely/appropriate action and reporting if the count is off.


  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
  • Attends continuing education workshops and classes to maintain license requirements.



  • Current & active RN license in the state of Nebraska, Iowa, or compact state required.
  • Assisted Living Administrator registered in the respective state in which she/he is employed is desirable.


  • Three (3) years of general and related nursing experience preferably with direct experience in a lead or supervisory role.
  • Experience in the assisted living environment is desired.
  • Equivalent years of education and experience may substitute for experience requirement.

Other Requirements

  • Certification as a First Responder CPR/AED and First Aid by national standards or willingness to obtain within 60 days of hire.

KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, standards and techniques of nursing.
  • Knowledge of Assisted Living regulations for the state in which one is working.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
  • Knowledge of physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs of the senior population and their families.
  • Skilled in identifying problems or issues, thinking of alternatives for solution, and determining the solution/making the decision.
  • Skilled in organization, planning and follow through.
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with residents/participants, staff members, co-workers, family members, and vendors.
  • Skilled in effective and appropriate oral and written communication.
  • Ability to use a continuous improvement approach in daily business practices.
  • Ability to implement quality practices in personal behavior and job/department outcomes.
  • Ability to exhibit high standard of ethics, accountability and responsibility.
  • Ability to appropriately use equipment, facilities, and materials to do certain work.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision .
  • Ability to listen effectively seeking first to understand, then to be understood.
  • Ability to give and accept feedback as a way of affirming others, or giving and receiving opportunity for improvement.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to organize and effectively use time, resources, and talents.

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