Overview: The RN is responsible for the comprehensive nursing care of residents in the facility, and for the supervision and education of nursing staff who provide care to the residents. Has the ability to communicate effectively and advocate for resident-centered/directed care to team members, families, physicians, allied health professionals and the at-large community.
Qualifications: The RN must be a graduate from an accredited school, be currently licensed in the state without encumbrance, be responsible for maintaining professional licensure and CEU requirements. Preferably 1-2 years of previous nursing experience as a Nurse in Long Term Care and/or a Skilled Nursing Facility. Ability to assess and implement interventions for resident care based on standards of nursing practice and principles of nursing care. Must possess current CPR certification.
Duties and Responsibilities: Duties are determined by facility’s needs and may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Ensure provision of quality nursing care in accordance with Federal, State, and Company requirements based on acuity of residents, maintaining acceptable standards of nursing practices.
Make daily rounds to see all residents to ascertain condition and comfort, assessing and evaluating for change of condition and instituting appropriate interventions.
Follow safety policies in performing nursing care.
Develop, implement, and evaluate plans of care to include, but not be limited to recognition of spiritual, emotional, psychosocial, and functional factors.
Implement restorative nursing care in the area of self-care deficits relating to activities of daily living.
Encourage and assist residents in self-care and group activities.
Initiate plans of care to promote desired resident outcomes.
Monitor nursing personnel compliance to nursing policies and procedures, and competency in clinical skills.
Initiate procedures to protect resident from injury and infection.
Safeguard the resident’s privacy and property.
Coordinate the admission of new residents.
Initiate emergency measures according to facility policy and within standards of nursing practice.
Assist with resident diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and treatments.
Implement nursing interventions as indicated by the Resident’s Plan of Care or as ordered by the Physician.
Communicate with the Physician as indicated by resident needs or status and assure follow through.
Promote positive public relations with residents, family members and guests.
Maintain all documentation as required by Federal and State regulations, and facility policy.
Monitor inventory of supplies, equipment and/or medications to meet resident needs.
Make recommendations for more effective use of work hours.
Assist in the evaluation and development of nursing procedures.
Assist in orienting and educating of nursing staff.
Promote staff performance through education, praising, and recognizing effective performance.
Provide disciplinary counseling for nursing staff as appropriate with direction from the DON.
Communicate with on-coming shift regarding resident care needs.
Perform all other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing and/or the Executive Administrator.
Planning and Time Utilization:
Demonstrate the ability to set and establish priorities
Manages time efficiently
Possess ability to delegate and supervise
Attendance and Reliability:
Does not abuse or take advantage of time off
Provides proper notice in advance of absence as able
Will be required to work scheduled weekends and holidays
Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner
Maintains a well-groomed professional appearance
Physical, sensory and cognitive requirements:
Good physical and mental health
Frequently required to carry objects including charts and equipment up to 30 pounds. May be required to lift equipment or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds. Occasionally, will be required to assist with resident transfers.
Frequently required to stand, sit, twist, bend, squat, kneel or crouch when assisting others. Will be walking most of a shift with long hours.
Vision should be corrected to average to assess and respond to resident needs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
Hearing should be corrected to average range of hearing, in order to respond to resident/staff/physician/family communications.
Ability to apply principles of general math such as add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Must be able to speak, read and write the English language in an understandable manner.
Exposure to general resident care environment
Moderate exposure to temperature environment
Possible exposure to pharmacological preparations, biologicals, and potential biohazard materials including blood and other bodily fluids.
May be exposed to miscellaneous office and cleaning chemicals.
Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.
The Pivotal Health Care family of companies is a tobacco-free campus, including but not limited to electronic cigarettes.
The Pivotal Health Care family of companies is an Equal Opportunity employer.
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