Nurse for Ursuline Sisters
Ursuline Society and Academy of Education - Louisville, KY

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Job Title: Nurse for Ursuline Sisters

Summary Description:

The Ursuline Sisters seek a nurse (R.N. or L.P.N.) with experience in gerontology to help care for the sisters at the Ursuline Motherhouse Community and/or during the Motherhouse Healthcare Director’s absence. This person will oversee medical appointments, and if on call, accompany or meet any Ursuline Sister requiring care in a hospital emergency room. This person will monitor a sister being hospitalized and will report information to the appropriate Ursuline Sister and others as needed. This person will be expected to perform therapeutic procedures as prescribed by a physician. This person must be compassionate and caring, have graduated from an accredited school of professional nursing, and have a minimum of five years nursing experience in the field of gerontology. Position offers competitive salary and benefits package.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee medical appointments for specific Sisters, including scheduling and, going to appointments, when necessary, and providing follow-up reports to the UM Healthcare Director.
  • Accompany/meet with (if on call) a Sister at the hospital from the Motherhouse or Mercy Sacred Heart and remain with her in ER until she is assigned a room, if it’s deemed necessary that she should need to stay.
  • Monitor a Sister when she is in the hospital by:

- daily visits for observation,
- obtaining update reports from medical staff, and
- providing a report to the UM Healthcare Director and other appropriate Ursuline Sisters and individuals as needed.

  • Be on-call to serve as a substitute in the absence of the UM Healthcare Director,
  • Perform therapeutic procedures prescribed by the physician.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or physical ability required:

Approach in nursing and working on a Team:

  • Be compassionate and caring.
  • Possess knowledge of and interest in gerontology.
  • Have ability to assess and interpret information in terms of specific needs of resident.
  • Have good interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team in planning and implementing services.
  • Be flexible and approachable.
  • Show evidence of update and competencies and needed continuing education.
  • Be confidential and highly dependable.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Graduated from an accredited school of professional nursing
  • 5 years previous nursing experience in the field of gerontology.

Interpersonal and/or Communication Skills:

  • Ability to assess a sister’s needs.
  • Ability to relate to sisters with dementia.
  • Ability to assess changes in an individual sister’s well-being on a timely basis, taking steps to share it with the UM Healthcare Director.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with UM Healthcare Director and others as appropriate in a confidential and professional way.

Reckoning and/or Reasoning Ability:

  • Evaluate changes in a sister based on what data exist or can be attained.
  • Have creativity and initiative in identifying what needs to be done in situations and in arranging her work time.
  • Demonstrate ability to make appropriate nursing judgments.

Special Skills and/or Abilities:

  • None besides ones stated above, especially on Communication Skills

Required Certification/Licensing

  • Current Kentucky Board of Nursing License (either as R.N or L.P.N.)
  • Valid Driver’s License