Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, Inc

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Unit Manager

at Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, Inc

Posted: 10/24/2017
Job Reference #: 5000245471206

Job Description

Job Title

Unit Manager

Position Type

Full Time


Rice Estate

Location Address

100 Finley Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29203

Job Description

The primary purpose of the job position is to assist the Director of Nursing Services (DON) in planning, organizing, developing, and directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator, the Medical Director, and the Director of Nursing Services, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.  Responsible for completing, coordinating, and/or directing the initial admission assessments, medication regimen, and initial care plans for each new admission.


The Unit Manager is delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out the assigned duties.  


  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Must possess an active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of South Carolina.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to function independently and make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must have flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
  • Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
  • Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
  • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others individuals in the workplace.