Assistant Unit Coordinator
The Assistant Unit Coordinator is responsible for the coordination/implementation of resident care as directed by a multidisciplinary care plan and supervision of resident care personnel for an assigned area.
- Education and Training - Current New York State Professional Nurse registration; or Licensed Practical Nurse registration. Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. Interest in developing resident care and management abilities and furthering education in these areas.
- Experience - Previous experience as a Charge Nurse or Supervisor in long term care is helpful.
- Character - Must possess good moral character, compassion for the elderly, have the ability to supervise certified nursing assistants (CNA’s) and all other ancillary resident care staff. Must create/maintain good staff relationships and maintain all information in the strictest of confidence.
- Interpersonal skills - must possess the ability to communicate in a calm, non-threatening manner with residents, families, volunteers, all departments and co-workers. Is an advocate for the Schofield Residence, its purposes, goals and policies. Must possess leadership qualities with the desire to act as coach and educator.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Assistant Unit Coordinator is directly responsible to the Director of Resident Care Services. The job duties and responsibilities are to be performed while observing the following standards: job standard (knowledge, ability, skills), technical skill, quality, quantity, judgement/problem solving, decision making, and initiative. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Introduce, observe, and supervise new procedures to CNA’s, trainees, and Hospitality Aides.
- Consult with nursing staff regarding nursing procedures and recommend nursing policies.
- Assume administrative responsibility in the absence of other administrative personnel.
- Supervise adherence to care plans.
- Coordinate interdisciplinary planning of care with all other appropriate staff.
- Coordinate discharge planning in conjunction with social services.
- Provide information and/or resolve resident care problems.
- Identify those components of the resident’s care plan which may be delegated to all resident care personnel and provide teaching and guidance when necessary.
- Assign, re-assign staff to meet staffing needs.
- Interpret principles of good management to resident care personnel and implement application of these principles in daily work in cooperation with other departments, especially the Nursing Department.
- Assess unit needs by making periodic rounds of unit and having a visual presence on the unit at all times.
- Supervisor implementation of resident care for assigned residents, including evaluation and revision of care plan as indicated.
- Act as a liaison between residents, family members and the Nursing Department. Communicate any changes occurring with the resident to the Nursing Department in a timely fashion.
- Evaluate emergencies and determine emergency measures to be used and report immediately to the Nursing Department; give or direct emergency treatment required by residents or personnel; the Nursing Department will notify the physician in the case of accidents and complete incident/accident reports.
- Counsel/discipline resident care personnel when necessary including verbal and written warnings, and post suspension follow-up, in conjunction with the Director of Resident Care Services.
- Ensure the appropriate documentation of resident assessments and conditions/events as given to the Nursing Department.
- Assess unit needs, conditions, resources, and make changes essential to delivery of appropriate resident care services.
- Coordinate new employee orientation, including assessing skill proficiency, safety and competence in assuming responsibilities of position.
- Perform other related duties as required by their manager.
Supervisory Duties and Responsibilities
- Plan, develop, organize, implement and evaluate the department’s work as appropriate.
- Delegate authority, responsibility, and accountability to other responsible department personnel.
- Provide leadership by being an appropriate role model to others.
- Advocate the purposes, goals and policies of the Schofield Residence and affiliate organizations.
- Provide departmental personnel with ongoing feedback, including timely evaluations of staff, counseling of employees and taking disciplinary action when necessary.
- Provide effective supervision, ensuring all staff abides by all government laws, rules and regulations that affect patients, families, coworkers and volunteers of the Schofield Residence and affiliate organizations.
- Use any resources available to create ideas, programs or more effective practices that will benefit the organization, department and/or staff.
Goal Setting and Management Objectives
- Attain a deficiency free NYS Department of Health survey and/or federal survey, and if required, resolve any deficiencies in a timely and effective manner.
- Work with residents/registrants/patients, families, and legal representatives to ensure that substantiated complaints are resolved in a timely and effective manner.
- Accomplish fiscal results within established department budget for the most recent fiscal year.
- Make and recommend timely budgetary adjustments as indicated, by analysis of the monthly budget and payroll hours, for the most recent fiscal year.
- Establish and complete all departmental performance goals.
- Establish and complete all individual performance goals.
The Schofield Residence provides excellent wages and benefits including but not limited to:
- Excellent Medical/Dental/Optical Insurance
- Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts
- 401(k) employer matching program
- 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity
- Extensive Paid Time Off
- Great work/life balance with a Monday- Friday schedule
- Voluntary insurance program