JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for directing the nursing care of the patients, and supervises the day-to-day nursing activities performed by Certified Nursing Assistants and subordinate nurses. Such supervision should be in accordance with current federal, state and local regulations governing our nursing center, and as may be directed by the Administrator, the Medical Director, and/or the Director of Health Services, to provide that appropriate care for our patients is maintained.
Provides care ensuring patient/resident safety
Chart information regarding patient: progress, diagnoses, medication, symptoms, and observations.
Discuss with supervising nursing staff the progress of patients, plan of care, and care continuum.
Provide various treatments as recommended by the physician.
Perform physical assessments of patients.
Draw blood and obtain fluids to submit for lab work as ordered by the physician.
Assist in passing out trays to patients and assist in feeding.
Provide hands on assistance in department functions as necessary.
Record and monitor progress of patients and communicate to physicians.
Supervise Certified Nurse Assistants and charge/medication nurses as indicated.
Complete rounds of the center at various times during the shift.
Check medication rooms for supplies and stock as needed.
Ensure labs are called to the physician as needed.
Review and ensure observations are completed as assigned (body audits).
Follow up on family concerns and communicate concerns to the DHS and the Administrator.
Report to the DHS and reports of abuse or neglect.
Actively participate in long term care survey process by instruction staff in matters of conduct and disclosure, maintaining a presence at all times surveyors are on-site and directing the timely collection of information required by the survey team.
Notify Director of Health Services if insufficient staff to meet resident needs.
Take immediate action to resolve staffing shortages as directed.
Review 24 hour report from every unit daily to ensure timely, effective responses to significant changes in condition, transfers, discharges, use of physical or chemical restraints, unexplained injuries, potential abuse or neglect, medication errors, loss of resident property, any evidence of resident or family dissatisfaction.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or is a graduate of an accredited/approved RN program.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: A minimum of two (2) years previous bed side nursing experience.
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW: Current and unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in state of practice.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications) Preferred experience in nursing administration and staff supervision
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