Penn Highlands Healthcare

PHB UNIT MANAGER

Job Location US-PA-Brookville
Posted Date 4 months ago(6/30/2020 7:44 AM)
Job ID
2020-13828
# Positions
1
Hours/Pay
75
Department
Senior Transitions Unit (STU)- GeroPsych Unit
Shift
Varied shifts
Type
Full Time

Overview

We at Penn Highlands Brookville (PHB), in affiliation with Penn Highlands Healthcare, are very proud of our record in both cost effectiveness and innovation. As our 34 plus bed hospital evolves to meet today's ever- changing health care needs, the main focus remains on the patient and PHB's role in the community. The hospital has experienced enormous changes since its founding in 1919. Today, technological changes in health care are occurring at an even faster rate. While the hospital has kept pace with these rapid changes, its strength lies in the personalized healthcare given by the PHB family, which includes the physicians, employees, and board of directors.

 

To fulfill this mission and vision, we focus on bringing together talented healthcare professionals who believe that the best way to treat patients is to offer individualized medical care in an environment that is friendly, personalized, and close to home. In order to serve our patients in this manner, we are actively recruiting individuals who want to work in this type of environment. 

 

The Unit Supervisor, under the supervision of the Inpatient Director and Senior Transitions Program Manager, manages patient care, assures quality, and assists in the supervision of other professionals and health care workers.

Responsibilities

 

*Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS BROOKVILLE policies and procedures,

accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations

 

Participates in the formulation and implementation of department goals

 

 

Participates in the development of the unit policies and procedures

 

 

Actively participates as a member of a hospital committee as appropriate

 

 

Provides ideas and input for developing services and marketing approaches for their departments

 

Organizes the department and assumes responsibility for the activities of the department.

Assures the hospital policies and procedures are being followed by departmental staff

Actively supports, monitors and evaluates changes in the therapeutic milieu and initiates remediation as necessary

 

Conducts monthly department safety rounds, documents findings, and collaborates with Department Manager to solve patient safety problems

Conducts performance reviews as assigned by Department Manager which may include 45 day, 90 day and annual reviews

 

Actively coordinates the team of caregivers, for which he/she is responsible, to deliver quality patient care and service on all shifts

Prompts Multidisciplinary Team members to function as managers of patient care and to

monitor patient progress towards established outcomes.   Assures

Multidisciplinary Team members intervene appropriately and in a timely manner for the patient

Resolves problems that arise on the department. This includes dealing with department staff, physicians,

ancillary personnel, etc., to begin problem solving immediately.

Completes time and attendance

 

 

 

Maintains department staffing schedule

 

 

 

Communicates problems/issues to appropriate Department leader in a timely manner

 

 

Communicates serious department issues to Vice President of Patient Services on a daily basis in the absence of the Department leadership

Reports broken equipment, obtains supplies and performs other functions necessary to assure that adequate,

functioning equipment and supplies are available for all shifts

Attends meetings as assigned by Department

 

 

 

Ensures completion of Performance Improvement functions as assigned by Department Leadership

 

 

Assists with consistent follow through on any issue that the Senior Transitions leadership has been dealing with on the unit (i.e. assures that a newly implemented policy is followed)

Initiates coaching, counseling and positive discipline process and documents as indicated,

collaborating with their Director, Vice President of Patient Services or Human Resources Department as appropriate

Serves as daily role model and resource person for the staff

 

 

Obtains health information through interview process, assessment, and data collection

 

 

Consults with multidisciplinary health care team regarding nursing assessment findings and plan of care

 

Identifies patient problems/focus through physical assessment, interview, and observation

 

Implements nursing care in accordance with Penn Highlands Brookville standards of care, policies and procedures

 

Evaluates patient's response to medical, nursing, and other disciplines’ interventions

 

 

Revises the plan of care with input from the patient, significant other, and other

health care providers

 

Utilizes clinical and social resources

 

 

 

Administers medications according to policy/procedure/protocol {i.e. patient ID, follows 5 R’s, etc.}

 

Maintains proficiency in starting and maintaining IV lines utilizing standard precautions

 

 

Responds appropriately to changes in patient condition

 

 

Reviews medical record for diagnostic test results on an ongoing basis

 

 

 

Conducts clinical rounds on patient assignment after receiving report

 

 

 

Implements the plan of care according to physician’s, nursing orders, nursing care standards,

and multidisciplinary team decision/recommendations

Identifies patient’s biopsychosocial and learning needs on admission and throughout a patient's stay

Initiates discharge planning and collaborates with other multidisciplinary team members to achieve goals

Develops and implements a teaching plan for discharge

 

 

Evaluates the results of patient teaching and discharge planning

 

 

Reviews written instruction provided to patient/significant other regarding medications,

activities, diet, treatment, and follow-up plan of care with patient and/or significant other and documents accordingly

Plans patient care based on the priority of needs and available resources

 

Delegates and supervises assignment to other staff members according to patient needs and abilities of personnel

 

Reports changes in patient's condition to physician and nursing personnel and follows-up

 

Conducts a shift summary by reporting on assigned patients

 

Performs responsibilities for patient care/unit operation

 

Monitors patient's response to interventions performed by other staff members

 

Utilizes cost effective measures in delivering patient care

 

Monitors the environment of care and implements measures to maintain safety of staff, patients, and visitors

Supports and demonstrates understanding of mission and goals of the unit

 

Orients and/or preceptors new staff

 

 

Demonstrates welcoming behavior to new employees

 

Introduces new staff to all health care team members

 

Assures socialization of new staff (i.e. take along to lunch, breaks, and educational programs)

 

Serves as resource person for new staff

 

 

 

Participates in the development of an individualized orientation plan that is based on the

new staff member's education, experience, competence, and unit priorities

Utilizes educational resources as indicated

 

 

 

Follows unit-based performance standards as criteria for evaluation of new staff

 

 

Participates in the evaluation process of new staff members on a regular basis

 

 

When functioning as a preceptor/mentor, submits a written progress report

on new staff members to the director/manager as per unit protocol

 

Complies with departmental and hospital polices regarding attendance and work schedule

 

Participates in the development and revision of competency-based standards of care and unit based goals and objectives

 

Attends in-service programs on new products/equipment and procedures

 

 

Presents information obtained at education conferences to staff members

 

 

Participates in the improvement of department through individual or work team contributions

 

 

Provides feedback to enhance coworker performance

 

 

Participates in unit staff meetings as scheduled

 

 

 

Complies with departmental and unit policies regarding dress code

 

 

Develops and promotes professional relationships

 

 

Utilizes appropriate resources for problem resolution

 

 

Solves those problems that are within their scope of responsibility and practice

 

 

Informs Unit RN Supervisor/Program Manager of unusual or difficult patient care problems and consults with ANC Supervisor Unit as needed

Appropriately communicates evaluation of patient response to intervention to the multidisciplinary team

 

Performs patient safety/observation checks every 15 minutes

 

 

Complies with contraband policy

 

 

 

Manages changes in behavior that puts the patient or others at risk

 

 

Complies with restraint/seclusion policies

 

 

*Facilitates an efficient and timely review and disposition of referrals consistent with department policy

 

 

General duties as directed.

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Nursing or related field required.

Experience: Two years behavioral health experience preferred

Required skills: Current CPR certification required or must obtain within 6 months of hire. Non-Crisis Intervention training must be obtained within one year of start date, Desire to develop management skills and accept responsibility for departmental functioning with, and in the absence of designated supervisors, Progressive and successful work history

Preferred Skills:

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