Registered Nurse (RN)

  • Carehaven
  • 506 Riverview Drive
  • Posted: Oct 15, 2018
Nursing

Job Description

At Carehaven, our mission goes beyond compassion and improving care. We strive to enrich the lives of those with whom we work and serve through our principles, passion, and purpose.

Join us and benefit from the Carehaven difference. Our core values make us unlike any other employer. If you want to be part of a family-like team who feels as passionately about serving fellow members of your community as you do, join us!

In addition to competitive wages, you’ll benefit from:

· Tuition reimbursement

· Advancement opportunities

· Paid vacation

· Health insurance

· 401(k) matching contributions

· And more!

Summary:

The RN will provide direct nursing care to acutely and/or chronically ill patients/residents through individualized care plans, in compliance with state and federal standards, rules, and regulations, and facility policies and procedures. The RN will perform complex technical and professional skills such as assessment, education, crisis intervention and other skills that may or may not be appropriately delegated to LPNs. The RN will be responsible for ensuring work is within the scope of practice and according to professional standards.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Performs initial resident assessment
* Identifies residents physical needs, psychosocial needs, and problems
* Assesses residents response to medications and/or treatments
* Monitors closely unstable residents; calls physician when indicated
* Organizes resident care assignments to meet needs, including deployment of assigned staff
* Prioritizes needs appropriately
* Participates in care planning, discharge, admission and other meetings when assigned or requested
* Administers medications accurately and safely to assigned group of residents
* Transcribes physician orders correctly and completes necessary paperwork to ensure completion
* Participates in Quality Assurance performance Improvement (QAPI) activities as assigned by center or department leadership
* Implements resident education plans when appropriate
* Delivers appropriate nursing care to individual or groups of residents
* Utilizes therapeutic verbal and non verbal interventions with residents
* Seeks supervisory assistance appropriately
* Assists residents in preparing for and attending scheduled activities
* Assumes and carries out responsibility for leadership of nursing care team when assigned
* Communication with other health care team members such as physicians, nurses, CNAs, social workers, and psychologists regarding resident status and response to treatment
* Helps provide a safe and suitable environment for residents
* Makes every effort to maintain residents safety, comfort, and peace of mind
* Respects residents rights
* Assists and teaches the resident to be as self sufficient as possible
* Receives report at beginning of shift; gives report at end of shift
* Counts narcotics and checks lock on emergency box; reports to DON and pharmacy of deficiencies
* Keeps key to medication cart and narcotic cabinet in his/her possession at all times
* Orders medication from pharmacy as needed
* Observes and constantly teaches aides in care of residents for safety and total resident care, in compliance with established policies and procedures and state regulations. Some examples of teachings include the following: personal hygiene, dressings treatments, exercise, changing or emptying of ostomy bags as necessary, keeping residents dry and comfortable, serving of food and feeding residents, monitoring of TPR and blood pressure, infection prevention
* Practices and oversees that restorative nursing measures are taken
* Isolates communicable diseases
* Prevents spread of infection by proper disposal of waste and cleaning of equipment
* Inserts gastrostomy feeding tubes and feeds residents having these tubes
* Does tracheostomy care and suctioning of residents
* Administers oxygen
* Removes sutures and wire clamps
* Inserts catheters, irrigates catheters, and monitors intake and output
* Collects and sends specimens to lab, such as blood, stool, urine, sputum; make out proper lab slip
* Flags charts to alert physician (s) for signatures.
* Informs physician of drugs not covered by Medicaid, works with pharmacy and physician to identify an alternative
* Maintains accurate and complete residents records, summaries, care plans, nurses notes, doctors orders, admission and discharge summaries.
* Utilizes PCC and POC as required to meet center expectations and supervises input of others
* Enter physician orders in computer
* Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION:

* Hold a valid license as a Registered Nurse in WV
* Maintains current CPR certification