What does an Unit Manager do?
Unit managers are primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day patient care, supervising, directing, and developing nursing staff, and reporting to a director of nursing to ensure quality patient care within long-term care centers, skilled nursing facilities, or assisted living communities. They maintain and restore patients’ health and act as a primary point of contact between residents and their family members. They address and prevent family members’ concerns and help develop, implement, and adjust patient care plans as needed.
Unit managers supervise, counsel, and provide discipline when necessary to staff to ensure the highest possible quality care and that their unit meets federal and state regulations and company policies. They complete admission and discharge assessments and deliver hands-on care and medicine distribution as needed. Unit managers need a minimum bachelor’s degree in science or nursing and two years of previous managerial experience.
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