The REGISTERED NURSE (RN) delivers care to residents ensuring all applicable laws, regulations and Company standards are met.
* Must be knowledgeable of nursing practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing nursing functions in a long-term care facility.
* Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
* Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel.
* Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the Wellness department.
* Must be able to knowledgeably and competently deliver basic nursing care to residents.
* Must be able to evaluate resident’s needs through ongoing assessment and revises care plan based on changes in resident’s condition.
* Must be able to provide clinical supervision to LPN’s, CNAs and/or Personal Care Aides.
* Must be able to chart appropriately and in a timely manner.
* Must practice dependable, regular attendance, may be asked to fill in for vacant shifts as necessary.
* Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment.
* Must be able to communicate and function in an interdisciplinary team.
* Must be able to monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in residents’ conditions, including diet and physical activity.
* Must be able to interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess resident’s condition.
* Must be able to instruct individuals, families on topics such as health education, disease prevention, and develop health improvement programs.
* Must be able to prepare residents for, and assist with, examinations and treatments.
* Adhere to confidentiality policy regarding information concerning residents and employees, HIPPA.
* Be familiar with Standard Precautions, Exposure Control Plan, Fire Drill and Evacuation Procedures and know how to use the information.
* Comply with the Residents’ Rights and Community Policies and Procedures.
* Must have compassion for and desire to work with the elderly.
* Help with all aspects and document requirements of the community QA program including monthly audits of resident wellness instructions for accuracy and implementation.
Skills and Abilities:
* Must possess a nursing diploma, AS or BS degree in nursing.
* Six months to one year of related experience.
* Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
* Must be computer literate and able to utilize company chosen software.
* Perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements of your position including standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise move objects for extended periods of time.
Certificates and Licenses:
* Must be currently registered/licensed with applicable state.
* Current valid documentation of successful completion of the “American Red Cross” or American Heart Association” CPR/First Aid Certification for Health Care Providers (BLS). CPR certification must remain current during employment.
* Must possess a valid driver’s license as some travel may be required.