Or. Admin. R. 411-086-0030 - RN Care Manager

The RN care manager is a registered nurse who is responsible and accountable for managing the nursing care of his/her assigned residents. Each resident shall have an RN care manager responsible for his/her care:

(1) Training:
(a) Within nine months of hire each RN care manager shall have successfully completed three credit hours from an accredited school, or 30 continuing education hours, pertinent to gerontology, rehabilitation, or long-term care;
(b) Within nine months of hire each RN care manager shall have successfully completed three credit hours from an accredited college or university, or 15 continuing education hours, pertinent to management or supervision.
(2) Responsibility:
(a) The RN care manager shall be responsible and accountable for managing the nursing care of his/her assigned residents. The RN care manager shall ensure maximum independence and self-direction for residents;
(b) The RN care manager shall coordinate the nursing functions and tasks for those residents with physicians and other health care providers. The responsible RN care manager shall ensure the nursing plan and resident care plan are developed and documented, and that residents' care needs are met;
(c) Delegated authority:
(A) The RN care manager shall delegate to other licensed personnel only those nursing functions and tasks that the licensee is competent and qualified to perform and that are permitted by ORS Chapter 678;
(B) The RN care manager, or an RN or LPN with delegated authority from the RN care manager, shall ensure that the nursing assistant is assigned and performs only those tasks for which he/she is competent and qualified to perform and that are permitted by ORS Chapter 678.
(3) Documentation. The name of the responsible RN care manager shall be documented in each resident's clinical record.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 411-086-0030
SSD 19-1990, f. 8-29-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90

Stat. Auth.: ORS 410.070, 410.090 & 441.055

Stats. Implemented: ORS 441.055 & 441.615

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