Registered Nurse Manager

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

SUMMARY:
The ALU Registered Nurse Manager ensures that the health and safety needs of all residents are met, directs the health care professionals at the ALU, and ensures compliance with regulations and standards for assisted living units.
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Associate degree in nursing is required; Bachelor's degree in nursing is preferred.
• State licensure as a Registered Nurse is required.
• A minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of nursing experience required.
• One (1) year of supervisory experience is preferred.
• CPR certification is required.
• Ability to work with minimal nursing supervision is required. Ability to exercise independent nursing judgment and decision-making.
• Ability to maintain professional currency in policy, regulations, and standards of practice in the home health and nursing field is required.
• Understanding of and experience in the application of infection control and quality assurance principles and programs.
• Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills.
• Capable of maintaining strict confidentiality of patient information.
• Experience in and sensitivity to Native American culture.
• Must have current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a background check.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Perform initial assessment of prospective residents to ensure their needs can be met at the Assisted Living Unit. Follow up with complete medical assessment after resident moves in to apartment.
• Devise and implement a care agreement with all new residents. Review and revise care plan periodically, with at least a complete review annually.
• Orders medications and medication renewals from physicians, ensures follow-up with physician regarding medications or medical conditions of residents.
• Assure that all physician orders are co-signed by the RN and are properly implemented.
• Assure pillboxes are filled weekly for medication administration by other nursing staff.
• Assure medication administration procedures are properly followed. Discuss and document corrections and errors with staff. Complete documentation regarding medication errors and forward report to others.
• Assure new medical sheets are in place monthly.
• Review resident medication sheets and assure accuracy of same.
• Document issues regarding residents; ensure staff awareness of these issues.
• Document medication disposal as necessary.
• Visit residents regularly to discuss health issues and answer health related questions. Coordinate with staff to assure medical follow-up.
• Provide health and medication training to all new employees and for all staff. Document training to assure compliance with appropriate regulations.
• Assure that staff clearly understands and follows all resident care procedures.
• Assure that Emergency Information cards are accurate and up-to-date.
• Assure staff understanding of and compliance with regulations, rules, policies, procedures, etc.
• Comply with Infection Control procedures, sharps disposal procedures, other policy, procedures, rules, and regulations.
• Assure that all internal and external medications and sterile and non-sterile supplies are stored properly.
• Check stock for expiration and assure proper disposal of expired items.
• Assure proper storage of all specimens.
• Assure proper disposal of contaminated instruments.
• Assure cleanliness, orderliness, and sanitation of nursing stations.
• Assure performance of quality assurance management activities, evaluates performance periodically, and reports performance the QA Committee.
• Inform the Director of Nursing of infractions in quality services and prepares plan of corrective action.
• Maintain professional currency in practices, protocols, and standards in the nursing profession.
• Assist with submitting weekly payroll to Director of Nursing weekly of all ALU nursing staff.
• Supervise certified nursing assistants, TMAs, and non-licensed aides.
• Assist Director of Nursing with annual appraisals of all ALU nursing staff.
• Conduct monthly staff meetings for D1 and D3 staff.
• Conduct quarterly resident meetings for D1 and D3 residents with the assistance of Director of Nursing and Health Director.
• Must be on site at both districts, which includes D3 ALU in Hinckley and D1 ALU in Onamia. (Example: D1 three days a week, D3 two days a week, or vice versa).
• Rotate on-call for the ALUs between two other RNs. (typically a week at a time, every three weeks).
• Review and revise policies and procedures as well as the Resident handbook on an annual basis and as needed.
• Assist residents with their complaints, concerns, and grievances.
• Ensure residents are adhering to ALU policies, and address issues as they arise.
• Maintain confidentiality of staff and resident issues.
• Complete pre-screenings on all potential ALU residents, and keep a waiting list up to date if there is one.
• Other duties as assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of moderate stress levels while dealing with residents, family members, and others.
• Work is in doors in a controlled climate area.
• Work exposes incumbent to contagious or infectious diseases, hazardous chemicals, and bio-hazards.
• Work requires use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, and gloves.
• Hours are typically 8-5, but possibly with some extra hours. May involve some evening or weekend working and occasionally an 'on call' system covering emergency situations.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax # (320) 532-7492
e-mail to hr@millelacsband.com