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Staff Management > 01 General Management (39 docs)

01 General Management (39 docs)

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This free document is a sarcastic look at what employers often do wrong when it comes to employee relations.  For humorous purposes only.

1. Never give me work in the morning. Always wait until 5:00 and then bring it to me. The challenge of a deadline is refreshing. 
2. If it's really a rush job, run in and interrupt me every 10 minutes to inquire how it's going. That helps. 
3. Always leave without telling anyone where you're going. It gives me a chance to be creative when someone asks where you are. 
4. If my arms are full of papers, boxes, books or supplies, don't open the door for me. I need to learn how to function as a paraplegic and opening doors is good training. 
5. If you give me more than one job to do, don't tell me which is the priority. Let me guess.... 12 Tips for Managers from Employees
This free article shares the differences between being a Boss Verses Leader
A form to help track dietary operations during a shift at a care facility. Residential Care, Skilled Nursing Care and Assisted Living Care Dietary Services Department. Care Facility Dietary Shift Report
Sample care facility policy regarding dating in the workplace.  Good information regarding putting policies into action with regards to workplace dating. Includes clear information to post or distribute to care facility staff providing guidelines for relationships at work.

This policy applies to all administrators and supervisors, managers, department heads and all administrative personal.  It pertains to actions that could affect any employee or volunteers of this business.

This business is committed to maintaining a working environment free from sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual conduct.  Inappropriate sexual conduct is...... Care Facility Sample Policy on Consensual Relationships for Supervisors and Administrators
This form is to help keep track of care facility support staff operations during a shift.  Used for Facility Managers, Maintenance Supervisors, Activity Directors, Housekeeping and even laundry support staff. Care Facility Support Staff Shift Report
Form used to document important shift change information like absent residents, fall precautions, incidents, accidents and other important information which occured during a shift.  The use of this form is very helpful in reducing worker's compensation claims and ensuring good communication. Care Services - Shift Report for Assisted Living and Community Care Facilities
Free information for residential care facilities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and family care givers.  Caregiver burnout, stress and self care. Caregiver Care - for Administrators, Nurses, Facility Managers & Caregivers
A free article regarding the new trend of bringing unions to assisted living facilities and residential care homes.  

The definition of minimum wage varies, depending on whether you're getting it or paying it

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) established in 1935 was created to give employees protection from unfair labor practices.  One of the core protections guarantees employees the right to unionize.  The Act also prohibits employers from refusing to bargain with labor unions.  Failure to bargain usually results in very expensive court costs, very unhappy employees and a bad reputation in the local community.

If you don't think unionizing caregivers will affect you or your business, you are wrong.  Unions usually heavily influence wages, benefits, and management decisions.  Many employers are afraid they will have.... Caregivers and Unions - the coming trend
Brief description of common employment terms contained in ProvidersWeb Staff Management Manual.

Applicant - Someone who applies for a job.

Communication Note - a form used to communicate any necessary information to a fellow employee, therefore providing a written documentation of the issue.

Employer - a person, partnership, firm, corporation, association, or other entity, which employs any person or persons to perform services for a wage or salary, and includes any person, Partnership, firm, corporation, limited liability company, association or other entity acting as an agent of an employer, directly or indirectly.

Employment - services for an employer, whether compensated by wages, salary, or any other consideration not limited to the foregoing and whether secured, arranged or paid for by an employer or any other person, partnership, firm, corporation, association or other entity. Common Employment Terms
This great form used to convey and post the dress code policies of residential care homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.

Our company does require a dress code to be followed by all employees.  This is a business and the subtle messages you send with your dress impacts your success in the workplace.  We have created this dress code for business related reasons, keeping in mind social customs and the need for a safe, healthy, orderly and sanitary environment.  This policy have been created to help you better understand your compliance obligations.  We enforce this dress code uniformly to all employees, except in cases where special permission has been.... Company Dress Code Policies
A good form used to designate persons authorized to receive any documents and carry out administrative processes at a Nursing Home, Residential Care and Assisted Living Facilities. Designation of Facility Manager Responsibility (Form)
In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been done before.   This amazing story is sure to touch your heart. Determination - A Free Inspirational Story
As a part of Quality Assurance and Risk Management, an audit of the employee's dress code should be performed. This is a great form to be used to thoroughly assess employee appearance and compliance. Dress Code Audit
A great free document on the legal considerations and responsiblilities to consider when implementing a dress code in the workplace. Useful information for care businesses.

There is an old saying, Dress Codes - Legal Consideration and Responsibilities
In any emergency you need to know who you can count on.  FEMA guidelines specify getting your staff to acknowledge their acceptance of emergency duties.  This Emergency Staff Roster form serves both purposes and is good for all types of community care facilities and residential care facilities that have to comply with emergency provisions for their residents.  Good for Assisted Living Communities, Nursing Homes, Hospitals and other types of businesses too. Emergency Staffing Roster Form
A great concise overview of employer rights, covering but not limited to: hiring, work relations, orientation, training, disciplinary actions, and termination in your organization. Residential Care Business, Skilled Nursing Home and Assisted Living Community Business Owner's Employer's Rights.

An employee must be able to perform essential job functions.  If they can't, personnel issues should be evaluated to ensure those functions are preformed.  If you employ more than 5 people (15 in most states) you may have to accommodate a disabled employee by giving them extra time to do the work, modifying the work load, and providing adaptive equipment, but only if.... Employer's Rights - Care Business
Free information on Care Facility Staff Management Training and Basic Staffing Standards for all types of community based care facilities including ALF, RCF and CCFs. Free Care Facility Staff Management Training Basic Staffing Standards ALF, RCF and CCFs
Cover for section 1 of the Staff Management Manual. General Management Cover
A very helpful form developed by ProvidersWeb listing information needed when running a help wanted ad for a position in your organization. Help Wanted Advertisement Form
A brief article on staffing requirements for care facilities.  Free care facility staffing information. How Much Staff is Needed?
A thorough form covering payment, schedules, services to be performed, contractor tax identification number, etc. when using an Independent Contractor in your organization. Independent Contractor Questionnaire
This great form was created by ProvidersWeb to allow administrators to evaluate their in-services with staff feedback. In-Service Evaluation
A form developed by the ProvidersWeb used by the instructor of the in-service to document training on safety, resident care plans, and class attendee's in Nursing Home, Residential Care and Assisted Living Facilities. In-Service Training Report (Form)
A great card to be given to employee's after receiving in-service training as proof that the employee was in attendance and received the necessary training and passed any tests given. In-Service Verification
IWC Article5 Public Housekeeping - California Industrial Welfare Commission's Public Housekeeping Laws.  Labor laws for RCFE and assisted living, residential care homes. IWCArticle5 Public Housekeeping
A free link to NOLOs dictionary which contains plain-English definitions for over a thousand legal terms, from the common to the bizarre. Legal Dictionary
Great Plain-English articles on the legal topics that affect your organization, i.e. Nursing Home, Residential Care and Assisted Living Facilities. Legal Encyclopedia
A Great Document covering, wages, timekeeping, training and orientation, reporting and record keeping in your organization.  

Along with the responsibilities covered under Supervision Skills, and Supervisory Personnel Responsibilities, the following is a general list of responsibilities that the Administrator and/or Managers are legally responsible:  

Stay in compliance.  Get familiar with regulations that apply to management. Administrators, Facility Managers, and Department Managers should be prepared to justify an action or decision and explain the Management Responsibilities
A great description of different types and styles of managers. Owners, Administrators and Facility Managers need to understand their own management style. Are you hard nose, balanced, easy going,??  How does your leadership effect your organization?

This type of management style is called Management Styles
For Community based care homes, assisted living facilities and group homes.
In most cases that I review as an expert witness I find that many community care facilities fail to follow proper standard of care procedures when an accident/incident or injury occurs.  If a serious accident, incident or injury happens to a resident, the following steps should be followed: Proper Accident and Injury Procedures
Residential Care and Assisted Living Staffing requirements are outlined in this document which explains the type and amount of staff needed to properly care for each resident.  This document replaces RCF ALF Staffing
Free suggestions for reducing staff turnover rate.  

A care facility's greatest asset is a caring and qualified staff. It is also one of our biggest expenses.  Are we offering our employees the right incentives and opportunities to keep them motivated and loyal?

A 1999 AARP study found that ?turnover breeds more turnover as remaining staff lose.... Reducing Staff Turnover
Lesson One - Let the Gofers Die. I like to garden in my spare time and my plants are very special to me - like running a care home, I am responsible for their well being. The other day my cat caught a gofer and was batting it around.  I just couldn't let the cat kill the gofer, so I proceeded to protect the gofer, and used a bucket to cover him from the cat. Staff Management by Mother Nature
A great form to designate a person responsible for selecting, reviewing, modifying, adding to, and updating the polices, procedures and forms contained in the Staff Management Manual of your organization. Staff Management Manual Responsibility Designation (Form)
Residential Care and Assisted Living Staffing requirements are outlined in this free document which explains the type and amount of staff needed to properly care for each resident. Staffing
A great, concise, and revolutionary article on staffing success.

Over the last 28 years of being in the long-term care industry, I have supervised anywhere from 1 employee to 133 employees. One employee can be the person taking care of your relative.  Even if you are only supervising one person there are some rules you should follow.  Why?  By keeping your staff happy, you can keep your residents happy or your loved one happy, reduce workers compensation claims, reduce staff turnover, get a better image in the community at large, create a better work environment for everyone, and reduce training costs for new hires. Here are my secrets to staffing success:...... The 11 Steps of Staff Management
An important article with information you should know when dealing with Unions.  

If you are faced with negotiating a union contract, be sure to get a lawyer that specializes in union contracts (see Choosing an Attorney).   Realize that the union's lawyer will know exactly how much profit your company is making, and how much management personnel is making.  Union representatives will push the facility to the limit of what they can afford.

What will happen is that a labor contract will be created (see Contract Law).  This labor contract will not only.... Union Musts
A great form for organizing meetings, topics, reports, issues to discuss when having a meeting with supervisors, managers and heads of the various departments in your organization, i.e. Nursing Home, Residential Care, Assisted Living Facilities. Weekly Department Head Meeting (Form)
A great article relating topics that should be covered and included in your employee manual for Assisted living facilities, residential care homes, and community based care homes.

The importance of an informative and comprehensive employee manual cannot be stressed enough. This manual is the tool for presenting company policies in writing, and covering federal and state requirements.  An employee manual can also serve as protection against lawsuits. The employer can show documentation of what is expected from employees.

However, it can go the other way too. If the facility's established procedures as listed in the employee manual are not followed, the employee has no knowledge of what is expected from them.

Advantages of an employee manual:... Writing an Employee Manual
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