Delivers direct nursing care to each resident, appropriately provides nursing intervention requiring the use of professional nursing judgment and responds promptly to emergency situations.
Supervises and directs nursing activities for residents assigned to the nurse during his/her shift.
Completes the nursing assessment and resident identification record and uses the nursing process to establish and document a nursing care plan upon the admission of the resident.
Participates on a continuing basis in the development and revision of written care plans for residents as outlined in nursing procedures.
Attends to all residents of the facility who may need medical or emergency assistance.
Prepares proper documentation on transfers and removal of medications.
Carries out physician instructions, receives and transcribes instructions on medication and treatment for residents and makes necessary recommendations regarding resident care.
Accompanies physician on his/her rounds as designated and assists with physical examinations, tests, and dressings.
Advises physician and director of nursing of any change in a resident’s condition and reports persistent unresolved problems.
Initiates proper documentation in nurses’ notes when there is a deviation from the resident’s normal condition or behavior and anytime nursing action is taken.
Provides clear and timely instruction to support staff regarding both the required care for the residents and any relevant changes in residents’ conditions to maintain consistent and quality nursing services.
Assesses the completion of tasks assigned to support staff before the end of the shift. Coordinates the care plans and communicates all pertinent information with staff from the next shift.
Maintains a cooperative relationship with nurse peers on all shifts by providing the necessary and proper communication and documentation about nursing and resident activities.
Follows the proper lifting instructions to provide the utmost safety for the residents. Practices proper lifting techniques, uses designated lift equipment, and follows the procedure for the required number of staff to conduct lifting/ transfers.
Performs all safety procedures as required by the OSHA, standards and internal safety and nursing standards, such as using the proper protective equipment, utilizing and operating all equipment/devices safely, reporting occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals, proper hand washing techniques, etc. May be required to instruct support staff on all safety procedures.
Must be knowledgeable and able to instruct and carry out the proper emergency plans.
Reports any non-compliance of resident care procedures and promptly reports any incidents of resident verbal/physical abuse to the director of nursing.
Obtains Continuing Education Units (CEU’s), in accordance with the established regulations of the state board of nursing.
Maintains the confidentiality of the resident by not discussing his/her care plans, personal data, conversations, daily habits, etc. with anyone other than the physician or director as deemed relevant.
Ensures that all residents are provided a comfortable, stress-free environment by not engaging the residents in employee’s personal or work-related problems.
Promotes a team environment by routinely assisting other staff as needed in completing their care plans, conducting lifts/transfers, and communication of pertinent information. Encourages a positive work atmosphere by exercising professional courtesy, respect, and cooperation with team members.
Oversees the proper maintenance and functioning of all equipment.
Monitors the serving of prescribed diets and fluid intake. Communicates with dietary supervisor any changes in resident’s diet or special requests.
May assist and provide input in the recruitment, orientation, training, evaluation of performance, and/or recommendation of termination of support staff as delegated by supervisor or director of nursing.
May perform other duties as instructed by the supervisor or director of nursing which include but may not be limited to ordering medication and supplies for nursing, overseeing charting by nursing assistants, submitting work orders for ma
Just a few other things that make us special:
5 Star Community
Half price meals
Mentor CNA program
Jeans on Fridays
High ratio of staff to residents
Free use of our Wellness Center (comparable to a free gym membership!) Includes your spouse too!!
Emphasis on Team Culture
On the job training (earn while you learn!)
intenance and repairs.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalency.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing and have a current Iowa State LPN license.
A minimum of one year’s experience in a long-term care setting is desirable.
Must have an acceptable background check and no record of adult abuse.
Must have a caring, compassionate ability to provide nursing care to older adults.
Must be willing to work in and support a teamwork environment.
Must have the ability to organize and manage multiple functions and schedules under stress and with changing priorities.
Must be able to react, follow instructions, and exercise good judgment in emergency situations.
Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Must be able to speak, write, and understand the English language.
Must be able to cope with the physical, mental and emotional stress of the position.
Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift up to 50 pounds on a routine basis.
Must be able to remain standing on one’s feet and/or walk for long, extended periods of time.
Must be able to maneuver between multiple floors and travel distances throughout the facility/campus.
Must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, and reach as needed to perform routine work duties.
May be subject to exposure to infectious diseases, contaminated materials, physical contact by residents, etc.
Must have ability to pass a physical examination upon employment and every four years thereafter.
Must have a Mantoux TP test upon employment and every two years thereafter. An annual chest film will be required for positive reactions to Mantoux testing.
Must be able to occasionally work long hours, overtime, and flexible schedules if requested to meet the needs of the residents.
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