To provide professional supervisory nursing practice and control the quality of Resident care within the Health Center maintaining the standards of Fleet Landing and maintaining compliance with State and Federal guidelines.
1. Supports the mission, vision, and core values of Fleet Landing.
2. Assures that Residents’ rights to fair and equitable treatment, self determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to register complaints, are followed.
3. Follows all established safety procedures and precautions. Reports all unsafe/ hazardous conditions, and/ or defective equipment to Manager. Reports all incidents/accidents, no matter how minor, to Manager.
4. Maintains strict conformity to Medicare compliance policies and the legal requirements applicable to their function and job responsibility.
5. Ensure that all Nursing Assistants assigned to you follow the written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Fleet Landing Health Center.
6. Cooperates with other Residents services regarding care, quality assurance program, completion of forms, participation in surveys, make recommendations.
7. Admit, transfer and discharge Residents as required.
8. Complete accident/incident reports as necessary.
9. Chart nurses’ notes in informative manner, complete required record keeping, record new diet orders, transcribe physician’s orders, and report all discrepancies to the Charge Nurse.
10. Order prescribed medication, supplies; ensure adequate supply of stock medications.
11. Ensure that narcotic records are accurate, dispose of drugs as required, notify attending physician of automatic stop orders.
12. Develop work assignments and make daily rounds.
13. Provide leadership to nursing assistants.
14. Cooperates with and coordinates social and activity programs with nursing services schedules.
15. Participate in the orientation of new Resident and family members of Fleet Landing.
16. Carry out restorative and rehabilitative programs.
17. Notify Residents attending physician and next of kin when there is a change in Resident’s condition, consult with Charge Nurse on authorized changes, inform family members of the death of a Resident.
18. Participate in the development, planning, conducting, and scheduling of in-service training.
19. Participate in continuing education programs including yearly mandatory in service education R/T transferring and lifting residents safely.
20. Lift, move and transport residents, using proper body mechanics for accident prevention.
21. Incorporate “transfer codes” policy when transferring the resident to minimize the risk for injury to resident or self.
22. Maintain work areas as safe and clean, maintain infection control program, and report hazardous conditions.
23. Assure stock level of medications, supplies and equipment; Recommend to the Unit Manager equipment and supply needs of your unit.
24. Review Resident care plans, goals, and problems and make revisions.
25. Review complaints and grievances made by Residents and make a written report.
26. Performs other duties as assigned by Manager.
Possesses a genuine interest in caring for and serving older adults while participating as a team player. May have to react to an emergency situation. May be required to instruct others or demonstrate to others the use of certain equipment as required. Confers with families, visitors, and physicians in person and/or via telephone. Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing. Carries out detailed written or verbal instructions. Must be capable of functioning independently, have flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with Residents, their families, personnel, and regulatory agencies.
Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable those senses to function adequately to assure the requirements of this position can be fully met. Must have ability to stand for long periods of time. Sustains frequent physical activity throughout the work period performing such activities as grasping, lifting, reaching, pushing, pulling and transferring of weight up to 50 pounds unassisted and greater than 50 pounds assisted following established safety policies and procedures.
Must be able to successfully maintain established competencies for the position. Effective communication skills; both oral and written. Computer skills needed. Ability to work with others within a team to ensure quality patient care. Strong problem-solving skills. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Minimum Education Required:
Must be a licensed Practical Nurse. Must hold a valid license for the state of Florida or show proof of an application for such. Current CPR certification.
Must have knowledge of all phases of nursing care to Residents and previous experience in a convalescent home, skilled nursing facility, or general hospital with supervisory or charge nurse abilities. Some experience in geriatrics is preferable.
May be required to rotate tour of duty.
Friendly atmosphere with emphasis on respect for each individual. Subject to frequent interruptions. Deals with public, staff, Residents and their families under all conditions. Possible hazards being struck by an unstable Resident.
Fleet Landing is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Smoke and Drug Free Workplace.