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Unit Manager - Long Term Care Unit

at Post Acute Partners

Posted: 8/31/2019
Job Reference #: 8660

Job Description

  • Posted Date3 weeks ago(8/28/2019 10:50 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Area of Interest
    Elderwood at Amherst
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Elderwood at Amherst is seeking a conscientious and dedicated Registered Nurse (RN) for the position of Unit Manager of our Long Term Care Unit. This is a 35 bed unit.

    Elderwood at Amherst is a premier skilled nursing facility (SNF) serving the geriatric population in Western New York. This facility was awarded Best Nursing Homes for Short Stay Rehabilitation 2018-19. Currently in the midst of a face-lift, Elderwood at Amherst is a quaint, friendly environment for both staff and residents alike.

    RN Unit Manager Overview:

    • The Unit Manager team member assist with ensuring the health and well-being of our residents by being responsible for the Nursing services and oversight of social programming for all residents on his/her assigned unit; involves communication with physicians, families, co-workers and other Health Care professionals, management of nursing staff performance, evaluating and hiring and the termination of staff, responsible for nursing care reporting, documentation, planning, implementation and evaluation.


    • Assure responsibility for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a residents’ nursing care plan, and the coordination of the interdisciplinary goals and approaches to the needs or health care problems of residents.
    • Ensure the unit and environment is maintained in good order for the well being of staff and residents.
    • Attend all meetings and required or preferred in-service training as requested by the Administrator and Director of Nursing.
    • Generate and develop ideas, which improve the quality of care for residents or increase job productivity and satisfaction.
    • Encourage involvement and recognize staff for making exceptional contributions.


    • Possession of a State License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse required.
    • Minimum of two (2) years nursing experience, and at least one (1) year of experience in a Nursing leadership role; interest or experience in geriatrics required, experience with dementia patients desirable.
    • Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Nursing is preferred.
    • Management skills for supervising and coordinating care of residents required. Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing, utilize creative problem solving, and handle problems diplomatically required.
    • Exhibits characteristics of effective managerial leadership skills. These characteristics should include: desire for improvement; builder of trust; creating an environment where staff can experience pride. Their efforts are directed at allowing each worker to perform his or her own work and performing in a manner consistent with the aims and standards of the organization.

    EOE Statement

    WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.
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