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RN / LPN Unit Manager

Company: Great Lakes Healthcare Center
Location: Dyer
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Great Lakes Healthcare Center -

Great Lakes Healthcare Center, a member of the CommuniCare Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a RN / LPN Unit Manager to join our team.


The position of RN / LPN Unit Manager coordinates the delivery of nursing care for residents and provides leadership to the nursing staff to assure that care standards are met and the highest degree of quality resident care is provided at all times. The position must function as a team member, team leader, and supervisor to ensure that work is accomplished and quality care is delivered, supporting team members and leading the way in celebrating team successes. While focusing on delivering quality care, the position must also manage the resources within their control and assist others in managing resources. The position is accountable for all operational aspects of the unit(s) on a 24-hour basis.


  • Make sure that sufficient nursing staffing levels are met to ensure delivery of quality resident care.
  • Works with staff scheduler to Monitors staff attendance and initiates disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Identifies needs for staffing changes and communicates with Director of Nursing.
  • Assist in orientation and training of new employees and participate in their ongoing training.
  • Develop and communicate shift assignments for nursing staff and monitor job performance to assure that staff are performing their work assignments within acceptable nursing standards.
  • Communicate with ancillary departments and nursing staff at shift change on resident conditions, needs and concerns.
  • Ensure that all nursing staff follow established departmental policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate staff performance and identifies, with employees, opportunities for improvements.
  • Ensure appropriate recognition for staff achievement.
  • May participate in center projects, program development and committees as needed.
  • Responds to resident/family and staff concerns in a timely/effective manner.
  • Participates in Case Managing needs of the resident.
  • May assess potential admissions.
  • Submits reports and completes Home Office monitors identified in a timely manner.
  • Completes and submits CCI report weekly.
  • Identifies quality improvement opportunities and assists in coordinating appropriate actions.
  • Ensures interdisciplinary staff participation in the QI process.
  • Promptly investigates and reports any allegations of resident abuse, neglect or misappropriation.
  • Follows up on written pharmacy recommendations.
  • Follows up on dietary recommendations.
  • Assists with monthly change over in physician orders (recapping).
  • Will review on a daily basis all telephone orders received in last 24 hours to ensure appropriate documentation has occurred.
  • Will engage in effective communication with DON/designee both written and verbally, identifying issues/concerns/problems on the unit.
  • Participates in on-call rotation and 24-hour responsibility for assigned unit.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the financial aspects of nursing operations and provide accurate documentation of all services in order to assure accurate reimbursement from all payor sources
  • Manage the resources available in the role of unit manager while ensuring that needed resources are available and that quality care is delivered to all residents.
  • Provide professional nursing care to residents.
  • Participate in the development of a written care plan and assessment for each resident and review and revise as appropriate. (the resident care coordinator has primary responsibility for the following functions):
  • Ensure that a clean, comfortable and safe environment for residents is maintained at all times and assure that resident needs are met.
  • Maintain resident documentation, records and charts to ensure an accurate, up to date record of the residents medical treatments.
  • Maintain and work within established departmental, center, and corporate policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, and safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Participate in and provide scheduled training, educational classes, and orientation programs to maintain licensure of self and certification of team members and enhance quality of care.
  • Perform other related activities as assigned or requested.


  • Must possess a current license as an RN or LPN in the state where the center is located.
  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved RN program.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in long term care.Must maintain current CPR certification.

As a CommuniCare employee you will enjoy competitive wages and PTO plans. We offer full time employees a menu of benefit options from life and disability plans to medical, dental, and vision coverage from quality benefit carriers. We also offer 401(k) with employer match and Flexible Spending Accounts.

About Us
A family-owned company, we have grown to become one of the nations largest providers of post-acute care, which includes skilled nursing rehabilitation centers, long-term care centers, assisted living communities, independent rehabilitation centers and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH). Since 1984, we have provided superior, comprehensive management services for the development and management of adult living communities. We have a single job description at CommuniCare, "to reach out with our hearts and touch the hearts of others." Through this effort we create "Caring Communities" where staff, residents, clients and family members care for and about one another.

COVID Vaccines are available for CommuniCare employees. In conjunction with our pharmacy partners , we are currently offering free COVID vaccines to employees! You can protect yourself, your family, and your community from COVID by getting vaccinated at no charge.

Keywords: Great Lakes Healthcare Center, Chicago , RN / LPN Unit Manager, Other , Dyer, Illinois

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