Nurse unit managers handle all supervisory duties for the unit, overseeing registered and licensed practical nurses, nursing aides, medical clerks and support staff. They set work schedules, delegate assignments, assign tasks and evaluate employee job performance, as well as disciplining employees who don't fulfill their job requirements or provide inadequate patient care. They also establish employee policies and procedures. Nurse unit managers often mentor less experienced nurses, offering clinical and career advice. They set goals and standards for the unit, and may hold regular staff meetings in which they give directions or discuss areas for improvement.
Managing a nursing unit is the responsibility of a Unit Manager. They oversee the care of people who might need hospice or long term care. Managers also handle administrative responsibilities. They disperse letters, enforce policies and mentor staff. Unit Managers receive very good salaries and benefits in their jobs.
A Unit Manager usually performs many of the following tasks:
* Evaluating staff performance
* Conducting orientation for new staff members
* Training new staff
* Managing daily schedules
* Managing patient care
* Minimising expenditure
* Enforcing health and safety regulations
* Organization and prioritization
* Management and leadership
* Analytical thinking
* Oral and written communication
* Nursing and patient assessment
* Being professional
* Being adaptable and honest
Nurse unit managers establish standards of nursing care for the unit, applying evidence-based standards and health care research. They monitor patient care to ensure it meets the facility's standards, and review patient records to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of the care provided by the unit. If a nurse has a question or concern about a patient's care, the unit manager may consult the patient's physician or recommend treatment options. Unit managers not only monitor overall care, they may review an individual patient's case, especially if it's complicated or if the patient is not responding to treatment. They also address questions or complaints brought forward by patients or their families.
Nurse unit managers create and oversee budgets for the unit, including personnel, supplies and other expenses. They ensure the department is well-stocked with medical supplies, including medications and equipment. At some facilities they interview and hire employees, in addition to creating training and staff development programs. They represent the unit's interests, consulting with senior management if the staff has questions or concerns, recommending changes and improvements, and offering the unit's opinion regarding proposed changes or decisions under consideration by the facility's leadership staff.
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