Registered Nurse- Assisted Living- Position is in Lincoln City
Westmont Living - Portland, OR

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Our Beautiful Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care Community on the Beautiful Pacific Ocean Coast is recruiting a Registered Nurse.

Our Community Registered Nurse provides specialized nursing care to residents and clinical guidance on all resident care aspects of the assisted living and memory care program. This is a full time; 5 days per week position.

The Registered Nurse performs assessments of resident conditions, documents any and all changes in condition and/or service plans, responds appropriately to resident emergencies, educates and provides guidance to residents, family members and Westmont Living team members and promotes Westmont Living’s Service Promise and Service Standards and performs related work as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Performs assessment of residents to make initial determination of resident condition, need for treatment, medications, and medical, psychiatric, dental, and/or public assistance referrals.
  • Conducts and completes thorough resident assessment of the primary medical complaints and basic symptoms of communicable diseases.
  • Assesses all residents with significant changes in condition; ensures service plan is updated and signs off on service plan with in forty-eight (48) hours.
  • Conducts resident care plan and chart reviews for all residents on a monthly basis.
  • Thoroughly documents any and all changes in condition and/or treatment orders/recommendations, as well as findings and interventions made as a result of assessments.
  • Implements all treatment and/or care plan changes.
  • Conducts a thorough formal assessment every three months for each resident which includes: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, height, weight, and blood glucose.
  • Responds promptly to resident emergencies with appropriate emergency response equipment and in accordance with appropriate mental, medical, and public health protocol.
  • Reviews and signs off on all care plans.
  • Plans and provides direct nursing care and treatment in accordance with established Standardized Nursing Procedures (SNP), and the policies and procedures applicable to the community.
  • Prepares and administers medications and injectables per physicians’ orders and according to protocol.
  • Provides individual and group education activities as required by service plans and according to Standardized Nursing Procedures (SNP).
  • Accurately follows oral and written instructions from supervisors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, Standardized Nursing Procedures (SNP), clinical protocols, and orders for treatment.
  • Interprets and complies with laws, rules, regulations, protocols, and procedures to include security requirements applicable to the community.
  • Maintains resident confidentiality.
  • Uses common current medical terminology appropriately in written documents and verbal reports.
  • Arranges further medical attention or follow-up when necessary.
  • Trains and provides clinical guidance to care giving staff.
  • Provides responsive, high quality service to Westmont Living team members by providing accurate, complete and up-to-date information, in a courteous, efficient and timely manner.
  • Meets Westmont Living’s Service Standards of Safety, Friendliness, Setting, and Efficiency.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid Registered Nurse License required at the time of application.
  • Three (3) years of nursing experience as a registered nurse.
  • Experience with senior living, dementia care and elderly nursing strongly preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of nursing (anatomy, physiology, microbiology, social and legal aspects of nursing, nutrition and pharmacology)
  • Medical procedures, medications, and equipment in current use
  • Resident safety and community security policies and procedures
  • Emergency medical procedures
  • Common illnesses, diseases, disabilities, injuries and behavior patterns
  • Principles and practices of communicable disease control and prevention and health promotion
  • Principles of teaching and counseling
  • Principles of emotional, intellectual and physical aspects of health and nutrition
  • Community resources and services relevant to healthcare
  • Principles of supervision and training
  • Computer software programs and applications
  • County customer service objectives and strategies
  • Business English (including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary).
  • Basic research methods and data analysis techniques.
  • Telephone, office, and online etiquette
  • Current technology and trends in the profession

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Develop appropriate care plans
  • Observe, assess and evaluate residents’ behavior, medical condition and care
  • Respond appropriately to medical and community emergencies
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records, charts, and reports on resident activities and care
  • Train and guide caregiving team members
  • Communicate effectively with residents and their families, both individually and in-group settings
  • Coordinate resident care and treatment with care giving staff. Physicians, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and hospice.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Assess the resident’s immediate needs and ensure receipt of care through personal service or making appropriate referral
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Research and compile information.
  • Prepare clear, accurate and concise records and reports.
  • Read and comprehend complex documents.
  • Interpret and apply policies and procedures.
  • Operate modern office equipment including photocopier, calculator, computer and phone.
  • Read, understand and follow oral and written instructions and procedures.
  • Exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information; analyze and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally with a variety of individuals representing diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Function calmly in situations which require a high degree of sensitivity, tact and diplomacy.
  • Organize, set priorities and exercise sound judgment within areas of assigned responsibility.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all encountered in the course of work.
  • Provide prompt, efficient and responsive customer service.
  • Consistently meet Westmont Living’s Service Standards of Safety, Friendliness, Setting, and Efficiency.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
Must have and maintain a valid Registered Nurse License as a condition of continued employment.

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE
Prospective team members are subject to pre-employment physical, TB test, drug testing, fingerprinting, and reference check.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
ENVIRONMENT:
Work primarily takes place in a senior living community. Team members may be exposed to residents with communicable diseases and persons that may be confused, disoriented or exhibit dementia behaviors.

Physical and Mental Demands
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a qualified disability to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this class, the team member is frequently required to stand, sit, bend and stoop, twist at the waist, turn the neck side-to-side, use fine finger dexterity to operate keyboards and writing materials, and talk and hear both in person and by phone. The team member will continuously move the neck up and down and occasionally will perform grasping, pushing, pulling and reaching above and below shoulder level. May occasionally lift and/or carry up to 70 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands
While performing the duties of this class, the team member is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret information; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret people and situations; use basic math; learn and apply new information or skills; work under deadlines and interact many people encountered in the course of work.


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