Provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill, injured, convalescent, and disabled persons in the retirement community and health center by performing the following duties:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Explains procedures and treatments to resident to gain cooperation, understanding, and alleviate apprehension.
• Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques/standards of practice, document appropriately in the electronic medical record. Maintain knowledgeable of medications common action, usual dosage, and side effects.
• Prepares equipment and aids Physician during examination and/or treatment of resident.
• Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of resident.
• Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient.
• Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.
• Observes residents and documents accordingly in the electronic medical record.
• Conducts investigations of resident incidents/accidents, provides immediate interventions as needed.
• Assist the RN in participating in the care plan process.
• Conducts community required admission observations and routine observations and documents in the electronic medical record.
• Notifies the resident’s physician, and representative with change of condition. Notifies supervisor of change in condition when warranted.
• Provides resident family education/teaching and documents accordingly in the clinical record.
• Provides resident activity of daily living (ADL) support as needed.
• Participates in quality improvement activities.
• Comply with all community policies and procedures, including infection prevention and control.
• Maintains compliance to all personnel policies, established community policies and procedures, and Federal and State regulations and standards, including but not limited to HIPAA privacy and confidentiality laws.
• Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor
• Provides supervision to Certified Nursing Aides and others as assigned to assure delivery of consistently high-quality care to residents. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Educational Requirements and Experience:
• Licensed Vocational Nurse license in good standing with applicable state.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Language Ability:
o Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, speaking the primary language of the residents.
o Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
o Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or Team Members of organization.
o Able to verbalize effectively with physicians, residents, team members, or others.
• Mathematical Skills:
o Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.
• Cognitive Demands:
o Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
• Computer Skills:
o Ability to use Microsoft Windows. Ability to use email and the Internet.
o Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.
o Provides leadership by exhibiting confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well.
o Interacts with guests, residents and staff in a courteous and friendly manner.
o Responds promptly to resident and visitor needs and assistance.
o Supports organization's goals and values.
o Balances team and individual responsibilities.
• Works primarily indoors in a climate-controlled setting.
• Team Members may be exposed to blood and/or body fluids with potential exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases.
• Possible exposure to unpleasant odors.
• Possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the SDS Manual.
• Continuous exposure to residents who are ill, confused, irritable and irrational.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds independently and up to 190 pounds with assistance of a second employee and/or mechanical devices. Must be able to push up to 350 lb. (wheelchair). The employee may occasionally be required to lift greater than 190 pounds with the assistance of additional staff and/or a mechanical lift. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.