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Unit Nurse Supervisor

Company: Mayflower Place Nursing and Rehabilitati
Location: Harwich
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Job Description:

Unit Supervisor

Want to know what makes our employees eager about going to work every day? The people we serve. Being apart of Maplewood requires passion and a desire to help others. Each employee has the ability to touch the hearts of all our seniors and be a part of something bigger than themselves. It’s not just a job. It’s an extraordinary life.

Maplewood Senior Living is a state-of-the-art, forward-thinking senior living provider.  We offer a home-like, luxury environment for our residents, allowing them to live “the good life” in a safe environment.  As an associate of Maplewood Senior Living, you will have the ability to make a profound difference in the lives of seniors each and every day. As we continue to grow, we are seeking a Unit Supervisor to become part of our family.  We invite you to take your first step toward a rewarding career with us!

What we offer

  • Competitive wages
  • Flexible shifts
  • Paid training & uniforms
  • Growth opportunities
  • Bonus & incentive programs
  • Competitive Benefits Package: including medical, dental, vision, 401K, company paid time-off, life insurance policy, insurance deductibles and voluntary Aflac insurance for our full-time employees

Responsibilities include:

  •  Ensuring that the needs of new admissions are identified and met in a timely manner by delegating tasks to ensure that initial assessments, interim care plan, admission note is done, admission orders obtained and transcribed - May delegate theses tasks to self, other nurses, oncoming shifts as appropriate.
  • Ensuring that all residents receive care according to facility standards by:
    • Evaluating residents care needs on a daily basis during daily rounds.
    • Ensuring that all needs are met, this may be accomplished by personally assigning all tasks on day shift or delegating this responsibility for specific shifts to team leaders.
    • Investigating any resident incident/injuries occurring on shifts he/she is on duty. Reviewing all incidents/injuries which occur on off shifts, weekends/holidays and initiating interventions as appropriate.
    • Serving as resource to team leaders providing consultation, assistance with emergencies, educating and assisting with procedures as appropriate.
    • Contacting M.D.s with updates re: resident conditions, problems, obtaining and transcribing orders.
    • Collaborating with team leader in addressing issues which arise relative to staff performance—i.e.) disciplinary process.
    • Conducting quality assurance reviews as per QA Plan (Med Pass, IV, G-Tube reviews, resident care evaluations, unit tours.)
    • Routinely reviewing weights, nutritional status, skin condition of residents for purpose of early identification of problem(s) and early intervention.
    • Routinely evaluating residents for appropriateness and/or reduction of restraints (chemical and/or physical), bowel and bladder retraining programs, wander guard system.
    • Providing current data relative to residents’ conditions at interdisciplinary meetings.
    • Maintaining ongoing communication with other disciplines regarding residents with newly identified needs for evaluation and/or intervention by these disciplines.
  • Ensuring timely and effective communication relative to residents’ condition by:
    • Notifying M.D. and families of any significant change in residents status.
    • Accompanying M.D. on rounds and addressing all items on problem list and each M.D.’s folder.
  • Establishing and maintaining open and positive contact with family by:
    • Being available to respond to family members’ questions/concerns.
    • Notifying family of any significant change in resident’s condition.
    • When appropriate, involving families in discussions when issues with ethical and/or financial considerations exist unless resident is capable of making own decisions.
  •  Facilitating staff grown and development by:
    • Identifying education needs of individual staff members and encouraging attendance at related in-services as well as offering information education/direction.
    • Identifying general educational needs of staff and communicating these needs to day supervisor.
    • Incorporating an educational component into evaluative process.
    • Providing timely evaluations to staff identifying strengths, and weaknesses, education recommendations and goals for upcoming evaluation period.
    • Providing educational intervention ad hoc when incidents occur an educational deficit may have contributes to their occurrence.
  • Fostering a team approach and team spirit by:
    • Conducting weekly staff meetings identifying issues, encouraging group problem solving and providing information re: facility policies/procedures.
    • Conducting resident focused problem solving discussions when appropriate.
  • Ensuring that all items requiring formal documentation are adequately addressed including but not necessarily limited to resident incident/injury reports, staff injury reports, fire drill reports, unusual incidents.
  • Ensuring that any significant unusual events are reported to Administrator and D.N.S. in a timely manner.
  • Participating in revision and development of nursing policies and procedures as a member of policy/procedure committee.
  • Ensuring appropriate evaluation/treatment of injured staff by:
    • Completing documentation of injury with staff member injured.
    • Assessing staff member for return to work or assessment at facility’s health care provider site for staff injuries.
    • Completing investigation/recommendation form.
    • Sending completed report to D.N.S.
  • Ensuring that documentation in resident records is accurate, timely and complete by:
    • Weekly review of Medicare/managed care notes to ensure that Medicare/managed care requirements are met.
    • Reviewing weights on weekly basis, identifying early indicators of weight change issues.
    • Reviewing notes written relative to unusual incidents significant changes.
  • Ensuring continuity of care on all shifts by communicating with supervisors, team leaders on other shifts at change of shift.
  • Ensuring that unit is a safe, sanitary environment by:
    • Monitoring for safety hazards, infection control problems when conducting daily rounds.
    • Notifying maintenance, housekeeping departments of problems identified.
    • Directing nursing staff as appropriate in intervening with safety, infection control issues within purview of nursing department.
  • Ensure that facility policies and procedures are uniformly interpreted and enforced through ongoing participation in nursing leadership meetings, policy/procedure meetings, ethics meeting and others as scheduled. 


  • Registered Nurse currently licensed to practice in Massachusetts (LPN considered with relevant experience)
  • Two years full time or full time equivalent clinical experience
  • Experience in a supervisor role
  • Experience and/or special interest working with older adults
  • Able to perform tasks which may be physically demanding such as pushing, bending and lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with residents, their families, peers and other staff members
  • In good physical and emotional health and free of communicable diseases

Maplewood Senior Living conducts pre-employment screening including background check, drug screening, and reference checks.

All candidates will be required to show valid proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before commencing work or commit to obtaining full vaccination within 30 days of commencing work, unless they receive an approved exemption from Maplewood.  Maplewood will require unvaccinated candidates to obtain their first dose prior to commencing work and then obtaining a second dose with in thirty days after the first dose.  Those who do not obtain full vaccination within that time frame, without an approved exemption, will be terminated.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Mayflower Place Nursing and Rehabilitati, Nantucket , Unit Nurse Supervisor, Other , Harwich, Massachusetts

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