GENERAL SUMMARY :|
Provides basic therapeutic, restorative, and preventive care to residents who have common, well-defined health problems. Collaborates with interdisciplinary health care team members including the resident and the responsible party by contributing to resident assessments and resident care plans. Interacts productively with physicians, families, residents, other department personnel, consultants, ancillary service providers, and community agencies. Provides direction, supervision and evaluation of unlicensed personnel assigned to work with him/her in accordance with the policies and procedures of the facility. Performs duties effectively with minimum supervision. Practices within the legal definition of the California Licensed Vocational Nurse Practice Act. Is accountable for own practice and for the nursing care delegated to unlicensed health care providers. Is knowledgeable of and compliant with the federal and state regulations applicable to practice setting.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES :
Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills. Contributes to resident assessments and care plans.
Attends and participates in staff meeting, in-services, and other programs to increase knowledge and skill.
Admits, transfers, and discharges residents in coordination with other disciplines. Utilizes information at hand to complete process of admission, transfer or discharge.
Coordinates nursing services with facility and community resources.
Receives, documents, and implements physician orders.
Orders and administers medications, performs treatments, schedules tests and other diagnostic work as ordered by physicians.
Assures that residents receive the prescribed diets. Reports resident weight variations and implements nutritional interventions as appropriate.
Provides and demands cost effective resident care.
Communicates verbally and in writing all accidents, incidents, unusual occurrences and changes in condition to the appropriate nurse manager, resident’s physician and responsible party in a timely manner following established policies and procedures.
Contributes to provision of an attractive, clean, orderly and safe environment.
Documents weekly assessments focusing on care plan goal achievements following facility schedule and also documents significant occurrences in a timely manner.
Demonstrates ability to initiate emergency/disaster plans and procedures.
Demonstrates working knowledge of universal precautions and other infection control procedures. Documents all pressure sores, skin tears, and infections in Infection Control Surveillance Book. Supervises staff compliance. Reports break in technique to Director of Staff Development.
Demonstrates ability to assist residents in achieving and maintaining highest level of independence. Supervises staff and encourages resident independence and autonomy.
Displays interest and ability in developing supervisory skills.
Works as a member of a team.
Gets along with co-workers.
Contributes to a positive, health and safe environment.
Accepts change in a positive manner.
Functions under intense time pressure.
Promotes/protects resident rights.
Maintains compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
Works efficiently to complete assignments and meets deadlines.
Follows instructions carefully. Discusses deviation from procedures with supervisor before acting.
Complies with abuse prevention & reporting policies and procedures.
Uses chain of command to communicate problems or grievances.
Participates in staff meetings and mandatory in-services as required.
Other duties as specifically assigned in writing by supervisor.
Current licensure by the California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Examiners.
One year experience as Licensed Vocational Nurse as staff nurse in acute care setting desirable.
Current CPR certification
Two years in long term care with prior charge nurse experience preferred.
Current IV therapy certification Preferred.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
Basic mathematical skill required.
Must be able to understand and follow established policies and procedures of the facility.
Must be able to recognize emergency situations and respond appropriately.
Plans, organizes and prioritizes work assignments efficiently.
Able to function effectively without close supervision.
Developed physical assessments skills.
Demonstrates effective problem solving techniques.
Possesses excellent interpersonal skills.
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