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Staff Registered Nurse

Senior Commons @ Powder Mill
Job Description

SUMMARY:

The nurse is a licensed professional employee who provides services to help maintain and strengthen a resident’s independence and dignity in a family life atmosphere. This employee will give medical assistance when needed, assist with social maladjustments or any other situations developing. The nurse will supervise and direct all Resident Assistants.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

  • Must be a licensed registered nurse from an accredited school
  • Current licensure by the State Board of Nurse Examiners
  • Geriatric experience preferred but not mandatory.
  • Evidence of good health.
  • Exhibit emotional and mental maturity.
  • Basic nursing knowledge.
  • Broad knowledge of medications.
  • Knowledge of the elderly and their medical needs.
  • Ability to supervise and motivate others.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision – a self-starter.
  • Ability to work well with others in the medical profession.
  • Geriatric experience preferred.
  • Associate degree or equivalent form a 2-year college or technical

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The duties of this position include the following:

  1. Ability to supervise and motivate others.
  2. Willing to work at stated times including flexible hours.
  3. Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  4. Supervise the activities of LPN/Certified Nurse aide/CCHHA, including work assignments.
  5. Understand and respect the need for confidentiality in regard to the details of his/her work.
  6. Ability to work well with others in the medical profession {Administrator, Marketing, Dietary, Facilities).
  7. Ability to handle families courteously and diplomatically.
  8. Medication administration.
  9. Ability to exercise independent judgment and to make quick decisions.
  10. Ability to deal with emergencies quickly and efficiently.
  11. Ability to maintain accurate and legible records including nursing assessments, nurses notes, progress notes, adverse reactions to medications, unusual incidents, follow up assessments to pain.
  12. Familiar with Department of Health regulations for personal care.
  13. Utilize holistic approach in all aspects of care.
  14. Assist residents with all medications according to established procedures.
  15. Complete all treatments ordered by physicians.
  16. Make medical assessments requiring physician attention.
  17. Make decisions related to medical emergencies for residents, staff and visitors.
  18. Direct rehabilitative process for residents as required.
  19. Maintain resident files, medication records, etc. according to policy of community.
  20. Exhibit professional, service-oriented attitude.
  21. Knowledge of policies and procedures of the community.
  22. Attend regularly scheduled meetings and in-service as directed.
  23. Complete and record periodic documentation, i.e. monthly vital signs and weights, etc.
  24. Supervise serving of meals; monitor DR during meals to be available to handle emergencies and monitor resident’s appetites.
  25. Attempt to replace nursing staff call outs for the following shift.
  26. Keep work areas orderly and clean.
  27. Assist any physician who comes to facility to see patients. Contact primary physician before consulting any specialist; i.e. psychiatrist, cardiologist, therapist, etc.
  28. Ability to work well with other departments, Administrator, marketing, Dietary and Facilities.
  29. Set good examples for PCA’s by showing good taste in attire, language and demeanor.
  30. Monitor quality of care given by PCA’s and help teach them correct ones.
  31. Make adjustments on PCA assignments PRN.
  32. Use positive reinforcement techniques with PCA’s as well as corrective ones.
  33. Must be able to pronounce death
  34. Teach PCA’s correct use of equipment and assistive devices as needed by residents.
  35. Read communication book form days off.
  36. Rotate wing assignments monthly.
  37. Be flexible to adjust to changes in routines and procedures as community grows and changes.
  38. Follow up immediately if resident returns from doctor’s appointment without paperwork.
  39. Equipment is to be handled and put away properly.
  40. All resident services staff may not take a break at the same time – a staff member is to be available for calls.
  41. Help in any area as needed i.e., direct assistance with AOL’s, meals, activities, cleaning, laundry, etc.
  42. Perform other duties as assigned.
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