Provides professional nursing care to those we serve including a comprehensive assessment, planning, coordination, teaching, documenting, counseling, and providing direct physical care. Evaluates response to care and progress towards outcomes. Assists other personnel providing delegated aspects of care. Demonstrates knowledge of and delivers care in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the State in which employed. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
Demonstrates the ability to assess and evaluate geriatric populations.
Implements interventions based upon the physician's medical plan and standards of care including medication and treatments with knowledge of therapeutic intent.
Utilizes critical thinking to appropriately delegate tasks and evaluate the effectiveness of care.
Promotes team work through collaboration, positive communication and role modeling, respecting the individuality of each resident/family and fellow staff members.
Supports the management team in implementing goals, including quality improvement activities.
Follows regulatory and ministry standards, policies, procedures and precautions in the performance of all job duties to ensure a safe work environment.
Contributes to continuity of care and effective communication by documenting and reporting care provided and changes in the resident’s condition to the appropriate person in a timely manner.
Performs delegated care tasks in a timely and efficient manner
Assists residents and families with care planning, education and referrals.
Responsible for resident safety, identifying safety hazards and emergency situations and initiates corrective action as appropriate.
Assumes responsibility for compliance with federal, state and local regulations within the assigned neighborhood.
Provides support with Activities of Daily Living as needed.
May perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Interprets existing policies and procedures to licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants, certified medication aides, residents, and families.
Supervises staff, evaluates the provision of direct resident care, and initiates corrective action as necessary.
Follows staffing guidelines and make nursing assignments according to qualifications of staff and characteristics of the resident population.
Participates in the employee evaluation process by providing information on the clinical performance of licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants and certified medications aides to the DON or DCS.
Monitors staff compliance with infection control, personal protection equipment, blood borne pathogens, hazardous material handling and fire safety.
Education and/or Experience
Completion of an accredited RN program.
Clinical background from three to five years with experience in geriatrics, Long Term Care preferred.
Possess proficient assessment skills related to geriatric residents.
Working knowledge of State and Federal regulations preferred
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Ascension Living is a Mission-driven healthcare provider deeply connected to our Catholic faith that cares for the physical, mental, spiritual and social wellbeing of all individuals we serve. Our Mission calls us to provide spiritually centered, holistic care to seniors, particularly those most in need.
We offer a wide range of programs tailored to meet the unique needs of older adults. Regardless of each individual’s stage in life, our goal is to provide seniors with opportunities designed to make their lives joyful, enriching and satisfying.
We are honored to carry on the Mission of Ascension Health’s religious sponsors, the Daughters of Charity, Congregation of St. Joseph, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother and Alexian Brothers, who have been caring for the elderly, infirm and impoverished for centuries. Their noble heritage is embraced by Ascension Living and serves as the foundation for our national Ministry.