Provides nursing care to residents in the retirement community and health center by performing the following duties listed below.
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,
and documents 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.
• Assesses residents and documents accordingly in the electronic medical record.
• Provides initial investigation of resident incidents/accidents, provides immediate interventions as needed.
• Updates the resident care plan with change of condition.
• Completes community required admission assessments and routine assessments 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 LPN’s, 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:
• Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university preferred; and/or one to three years related experience and/or education;
or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Current Registered Nurse license in applicable state.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Language Ability:
o Ability to communicate effectively in writing and speaking the primary language of the residents.
o Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
o Ability to read and interpret physician orders, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
o Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, physicians, residents, and the general public.
• Mathematical Skills:
o Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as dosages, fluid intake & output, accurate measurements, proportions, percentages, area,
circumference, and volume.
o Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry as needed to the delivery of medical services.
• Cognitive Demands:
o Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
o Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• Computer Skills:
o Ability to use Microsoft Windows, including Word and Excel. Ability to use email and the Internet.
o Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.
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 and walk. The employee is frequently required to 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 regularly 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, distance
vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.