Duties and Responsibilities
- Make daily rounds to observe patients and nursing care (especially men are shaven, proper positioning, and staff performance).
- Addresses issues concerning staff members (i.e. CNA’s) and takes initiative processing in disciplinary action when needed.
- Must wear protective equipment as required per department policy and procedure.
- Review the Nursing Care Plan reflecting physical, emotional, restorative, rehabilitative, teaching, and goals for the resident.
- Provides for quality resident care by utilizing the abilities and capabilities of staff members.
- Assists and directs CNA’s in organization and completion of workload to meet the needs of the residents, including but not limited to lifting, transferring, repositioning, etc.
- Integrates the Nursing Plan with the medical care prescribed.
- Provides for the proper transcription and execution of physical orders.
- Orders medication from pharmacy.
- Controls the counting of narcotics, barbiturates, and counter medications and the proper recording.
- Providing for an accurate syringe count and record.
- Order supplies for the nursing unit.
- Responsible for proper and accurate documentation and maintenance of clinical records.
- Participates in the development of non-professional personnel through orientation and In-service Programs.
- Evaluates resident care plans for appropriate resident goals, problems, approaches, and revision based on nursing needs.
- Arranges schedule to allow for supervisor and evaluation of performance of all nursing personnel on the unit.
- Provide direct resident care when needed
- Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as instructed by your supervisors.
- Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned tasks.
- Cooperate with inter-departmental personnel, as well as other facility personnel to ensure that nursing services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
- Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift.
- Meet with your shift's nursing personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.
- Report all complaints and grievances made by the resident.
- Notify the facility when you will be late or absent from work.
- Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals to your supervisor.
- Attend and participate in scheduled training and educational classes to maintain current certification as an LPN.
- Attend and participate in scheduled orientation programs and activities.
- Attend and participate in annual OSHA and CDC in-service training programs for hazard communication, TB management, and bloodborne pathogens standard.
- Attend and participate in advance directive in-service training programs as scheduled.
- Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
- Ensure that you treat all residents fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect.
- Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy.
- Knock before entering the resident's room.
- Report all grievances and complaints made by the resident to the appropriate Supervisor.
- Report all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property.
- Honor the resident's refusal of treatment request. Report such requests to your supervisor.
- Must have a genuine interest in geriatric nursing.
- Willingness to work with realization that incompetence and errors may have serious consequences for residents.
- Understanding, patience, and tact in dealing with the infirm, chronic, or acutely ill residents.
- Tact and courtesy in dealing with residents, sponsors, families and visitors.
- Memory for details.
- Alertness and skill in recognizing and identifying symptoms, and initiative and judgment in selecting proper treatment for unusual or unfavorable conditions.
- Resourcefulness in emergency situations.
- Works under supervision.
- Good physical and mental health.
- Finger and hand dexterity to handle and manipulate instruments and equipment.
- Visual and aural acuity to detect changes in resident condition.
- Works throughout the nursing service area (i.e., drug rooms, nurses' stations, resident rooms, etc.).
- Moves intermittently during working hours.
- Is subject to frequent interruptions.
- Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
- Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors.
- Communicates with nursing personnel and other department personnel.
- Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
- Is subject to call-back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
- Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.
- Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
- May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
- Graduate from accredited school of nursing, current licensure with State Board of Nurse Examiners;
- Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of self or others in the work place;
- Must be able to speak, read and write the English language.
Physical and Sensory Requirements
- Good knowledge of general nursing theory and practice, including basic knowledge relating to nursing such as drugs, biological, physical, social and medical sciences and their application for better understanding of resident care problems.
- Thorough knowledge of principles, methods and techniques involved in performing general nursing services and adapting or modifying standard nursing practices for care of specific cases.
- Thorough knowledge of principles and methods involved in In-service instruction of nursing and auxiliary personnel, in demonstrating techniques and methods of resident care services, and in instruction of patient’s needs.
- Knowledge of organization, function, policies, regulations and procedures of nursing home as they relate to nursing services.
- Knowledge of literature and new development in nursing field.
(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
- Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
- Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
- Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
- Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility which include a medical and physical examination.
- Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.
- Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of __________ pounds to a minimum height of __________ feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of _________ feet.
- May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.