Is responsible for quality nursing care of the residents within an assigned unit; contributes to the management of the unit under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or Nursing Supervisor in support of medical care as directed by medical staff and pursuant to objectives and policies of the Home.
Medications,treatments,enteral feedings, supervision of staff, assist RN as needed
Under the direction of a registered Nurse identifies residents needs and conditions and assist in developing a nursing plan of care, including rehabilitative and restorative activities and instructions in self help.
Sets long and short term goal.
Focuses plans on maintaining independence, socialization and self esteem.
Participates in resident plan of care committee meetings.
Admits and orients new residents and relatives.
Checks physicians orders, transfer and pre-admission information.
Reviews resident's medical history.
Verifies completion of requisition's and arrangement for diagnostic and therapeutic services, as ordered by the physician, from departments within the institution.
Orders prescribed medications, supplies and equipment.
Transcribes physicians orders to the medication sheets and treatment sheet.
Schedules appointments and arranges for transportation to other departments and clinics.
Has knowledge and awareness of resident's needs and does utmost to full fill these needs.
Attempts to fulfill spiritual and psychological needs of residents.
Continually re-evaluates and revises residents care plans to meet resident needs.
Infroms supervirsoe of all pertient changes in residents and special problems alloted to nursing care of the resdietns on a daily basis.
Makes rounds, takes and records vital sings as required.
Checks and administers prescribed medications, treatments and perform other professional services ordered or required. (these may include , but are not limited to , enemas, catheterizations, suction, inhalation therapy, administration of I.V. fluids, applying and changing dressing, bandages, packs, colostomy and drainage bags, etc. exercise, isolation set-up and care of deceased residents.)
Performs and/or supervises and assists with care of the residents according to outlined policy and procedures.
Gives emergency treatment when required and notifies the physician of the emergency.
Prepares equipment, accompanies and assists physician during treatment and examination of residents.
Notifies physician of changes in residents condition or any unusual or abnormal observations.
Assist with orientation, instruction and supervision of other nursing personnel.
Demonstrates nursing techniques and procedures and assist non professional nursing personnel in rendering care of the unit.
Continues professional growth through current literature, meetings, workshops and inservice programs in the home.
Gives and receives reports.
: 1 year
License, Registration, and / or Certification Requirement
Graduate of an accredited School of Licensed Practical Nursing
1-3 years of progressive nursing experience
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