Eaton County Health & Rehabilitation Services
  • 18-Feb-2020 to 18-Apr-2020 (EST)
  • Nursing
  • Charlotte, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Job Summary:

Directs all nursing employees to provide and ensure optimal resident care within State and Federal regulations. Integral member of the Nursing Administrative Team providing support and carrying out objectives, policies and procedures of Eaton County Medical Care Facility.

Skills, Experience & Education Required: 

Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Michigan. Certification in Gerontological Nursing preferred. Demonstrated human revelations and management skills. Long term care experience required including knowledge of State and Federal regulatory rules and regulations.


  1. Supports, revises and implements written philosophy and objectives of the Nursing department, which reflects the philosophy, and purpose of ECMCF
  2. Ensures monthly departmental staff meetings and in-services.
  3. Organize & conduct weekly Neighborhood Council meetings and any other meetings as assigned. 
  4. Initiate and maintain system of communication with staff regarding problems and grievances and keep records of meetings.
  5. Communicate activites on a regular basis to the Director of Nursing and norigy him/her of problems or unusual occurrences.
  6. Create a cohesive environment within the departments conducive to staff cooperation and growth. 
  7. Demonstrate awareness of and adherence to safety and legal issues estrablished at the Facility.
  8. Demonstrate sense of accountability and responsibility.
  9. Maintain and revise as necessary job descriptions, which encompass the functions and qualifications for each position within the Nursing Department.
  10. Establish standards, which ensure safe and effective nursing care.
  11. Develop policies and procedures for the Nursing Department.
  12. Establish standards, which ensure safe and effective nursing care.
  13. Develop systems and/or tools to evaluate the quality of nursing care consistent with established standards including evaluation of nursing personnel and evaluation of new and existing supplies and equipment.
  14. Attend Quality Assurance Committe and other committee meetings as assigned and/or necessary.
  15. Participate with other health care disciplines in planning and decision making relating to resident care and reviews applications for admission for apporpriate long-term care needs.
  16. Partiicipating in assessing community health care resources for providing continuity of care for patients within the Facility and upon discharge. Participates in plan for discharge with patient and/or family and physician
  17. Provide for orientation, ongoing in-service education and continuing education programs for all nursing personnel.
  18. MEet with families and residents to resolve complaints.
  19. Deal tactfully and maintain psoitive relationships with co-workers, residents, visitors, colunteers and regulators to include a professional appearance.
  20. Exercise good judgement instructing and organizing work and setting priorities.
  21. Make decisions, which reflect factual information, based on logical assumption and takes both consequences and needed resources into consideration.
  22. Values consensus, guides consensus process for decision making when appropriate.
  23. Any disagreement with a supervisor must not be conveyed to staff. The Clinical Mentor can expect the same from the supervisor. It is ok to disagree in private but in public it is key to compliment each other to staff, administrators and family.
  24. Perform all other dutiies as may be assigned by the Director of Nursing.
  25. Report any problems to the Director of Nursing.

Working Conditions:

Include standing, walking, lifting, pushing, stoofping, kneeling and reaching. Possible exposure to conditions normally expected of resident care areas, such as unpleasant sights, odors and difficult interpersonal situations. Potential for injury, exposure to body fluids and communicable diseases. Long-term care or nursing home setting. Lifting 50+ lbs. When assisting and/or repositioning residents or equipment.


Must have genuine interest in geriatric work. Must have the ability to cooperate with others and use tact and patience in dealing with residents, their families and visitors. Ability to be flexible to meet changing demands as necessitated by variations in the nursing home routine. Capable of adapting to frequent changes in routine. Able to competently operate a mechanical lift.

Experience: Experience as a general staff nurse, in which administrative and supervisory ability has been demonstrated.

Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and current registration/licensing with the State Board of Nursing Examiners. Attends continuing educationi seminars and workshops as required to maintain current licensing, in addition to participating in in-house inservice workshops.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Fingers and hand dexterity is required in the handling of delicate instruments and other equipment. Visual and hearing acuity are necessary in detecting changes in the conditions of residents. Ability to bend lifts, carry, walk, climb stairs, push and/or pull residents and equipment is required. Prolonged standing or walking. This position requires the ablity to perform the essential funcions described. These functions are not limited to the following requirements. Reasonabl accommodations will be made to otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these physical requirements.


Eaton County Health & Rehabilitation Services
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