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Manor Care Questions

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by Nurse!Nurse!Hello? Nurse!Nurse!Hello? (Member)

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I am looking at job listings, and I see that Manor Care has several openings for "RN Nurse Supervisor." Does anyone know whether this is just ManorCare-ese for plain 'ole charge nurse/floor nurse, or if it is a bonafide supervisory position (i.e. supervising nurses and not being assigned to a particular unit.)

It also seems like Manor Care mainly focuses on subacute now, as opposed to a SNF/LTC combo which I am used to. Is this correct?

I am looking for any info from people who are familiar with Manor Care. I have searched and read all the previous threads that have mentioned Manor Care...I am looking for more recent info. Anyone work there?? :confused:

Thanks.

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You will be pushing a cart as a supervisor if that's what you wanted know. They had given me my first nursing oppurtuinity prn. Where I live it is the best nursing home I encountered, they have supplies, computer systems, a pixis, ok patient load. But don't be tricked by the supervisor role or them telling you you will be working over an lpn and so many aides, because you will have your own patient load, be responsible for the piccs, ivs in the facility, and assessments for those with change in condition. Just a heads up it's a nice place to work as a RN right now (well the one I worked at can't speak for all of them bc I had seen some horror stories).

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kellyc034 specializes in Cardiac step down unit.

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Manor Care in my area (between Chicago and Milwaukee) is LTC and some "rehab" as a go between the hospital and home. I have not worked for this company, but have a friend who does and loves it. On a personal note, my dad spent his last week at a Manor Care facility while on hospice and the poor care he got was why I chose to become a nurse. There is good and bad with everyone and everything, so please take this as a grain of salt.

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CloudySue specializes in Pediatric Private Duty; Camp Nursing.

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I've worked at a ManorCare for three years in eastern PA. The reason your nametag will say "RN Supervisor" is to deter union representatives from approaching you. Anyone who is a "supervisor" cannot join a union, they are part of the management team, and you manage the CNA's. My particular facility is pretty good, and day-to-day I'm happy. Our last state survey went rather well. Supplies are mostly there, I've never seen a horror story related to negligence or error, the majority of DCD's are ok. Unfortunately I'm not impressed with the company on a corporate level. They make lots of money, especially now that they are focusing more on rehab and subacute care, yet they have cut back on things like pay rates, raises, benefits, and tuition assistance. (Programs for loan reimbursement were discontinued after I was told I'd be getting it.) I think they realize that the nursing shortage has been put on hold because of the economy, and they are taking full advantage of it. Also, we always seem to be short-staffed, especially with CNA's. There is no excuse for not being fully staffed in this job market. I'm currently talking with several agencies and even have an interview tomorrow in a doctor's office. If you need a job, especially if you have no experience and they are willing to train you, then go for it. It's good experience so use them for the experience and then move on. They will certainly be using you so it's a fair deal.

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Thanks for the responses. i was wondering whether I would be pushing a cart, or if it was an actual supervisory position. It's good to hear that not all Manor Care facilities are nightmarish! Thanks.

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