Directs, provides nursing care to the residents, and supervises the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing staff by performing the following duties. Maintains the Core Values that support the Christian Mission of Lutheran Senior Services, “Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest”.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assess and manage the functions of the nursing staff in accordance with current rules, regulations and guidelines that govern the long-term facility.
Participate in maintaining our written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Department.
Ensure that the Nursing Procedures Manual is followed by nursing personnel, and that it reflects the day-to-day nursing care procedure used by the facility.
Assist in developing methods for coordinating nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the resident’s total regimen of care.
Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary.
Participate in the maintenance of the facilities quality assurance program for the Nursing Department.
Participate in survey (inspection) made by authorized agencies.
Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Director as required concerning the operation of the Nursing Department.
Meet with your assigned nursing staff at beginning of each shift to give a resident report, and give nursing assistants and medical technicians their assignments.
Be familiar with the department’s policies and procedures.
Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required, with paperwork.
Complete accident/incident reports as necessary.
Write resident charge slips and forward to the Business Office.
Ensure that the written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Department are followed by all nursing personnel.
Ensure all nursing personnel are following their respective job description Recommend to the DON the equipment and supplies you need for the unit.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Current LPN license in state of practice
Two to four years related experience and /or training preferred
If working in a Care Center or REACH level of care, must have IV Certification upon hire or within 120 days of being hired
Must be CPR certified upon hire or within 31 days of beginning employment with LSS
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 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, flexibility a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
The physical activities and demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk to hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell.
The employee must be able to lift 50lbs and push/pull 200lbs on wheels. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A well-lighted and ventilated working area that has its own temperature control system (air conditioning and heat). Is subject to emotionally upset residents, and family members. Is willing to work beyond normal working hours, weekends and holidays when necessary. Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, including exposure to AIDS and Hepatitis B virus. Appropriate ergonomic and personal safety equipment is provided as needed.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and standards. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and standards.
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