Starts with reports from prior shift on entire floor ( average number of residents 50 ) narcotic counts on 2 medication carts. Prepare list of residents names requiring vital signs to be taken for charting. Review nurses clip boards for order changes, BM protocol status, pending physician replies. Review any new residents charts and care needs, communicate to CNAs. Clean and stock medication carts. Prepare/complete paper work to return medications that are discontinued. Dispense ordered medications per scheduled times. Check residents status to ensure needs have been meant as ordered. Answer call bells and residents alarms as needed. Complete residents treatment as ordered. Change oxygen tubing's and breathing treatment equipment weekly. Complete resident charting, work on monthly change over ( compare orders on next months med and treatment sheets ), prepare residents transport paper work. Restock needed forms. Enter resident I & O in Kiosk.
Communicate residents needs to RN Supervisor, dispense prn medicaitons. Complete incident reports when incidents occur. Communicate changes with staff, assign duties when necessary. Keep RN supervisor updated with shift occurrences. Adapt to sudden changes.
Chalenging Work load, good benefits
Lack of time to enjoy and spend with residents. High stress level, high staff turn over