Provena St. Anne Center - Rockford, IL

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Assumes direct responsibility and accountability for the nursing care of ministry patients/residents under his/her care. Supervises nursing personnel including LPNs, nursing assistants, and health service aides. Complies with nursing standards, federal/state nursing regulations and the policies and procedures of Provena Senior Services. Responsibilities include defining, planning, organizing, directing, managing, implementing, and evaluating nursing services provided to Provena Senior Services residents.

Current license as RN in the state of Illinois/Indiana in good standing with the Department of Professional Regulations
Working knowledge of nursing regulations governing long-term care
Able to work with limited supervision and to provide supervision when needed
Certification in CPR
Ability to express or exchange spoken and/or written ideas in English with patient/residents, co-workers, families, and the public
Ability to learn and use current technology

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following :
Completes and documents comprehensive nursing assessment of the health status of patient/resident and addresses changes to patient/resident conditions

Develops and implements an interim plan of nursing care

Provides and documents observations and delivery of care according to established guidelines

Accurately transcribes and implements authorized healthcare professional's orders

Accurately administers and documents medications and treatments

Advocates for patients/patient/residents

Evaluates responses to interventions and the effectiveness of the plan of care

Communicates and collaborates with other health care professionals

Provides and documents patient/resident/family education

Participates in development of policies, procedures, and systems to support patient/resident care and safety

Responds appropriately to emergencies and protects patient/residents and staff from accident/injury by following safety procedures

Maintains environment of care in a neat and orderly manner

Assists in maintaining unit/department budget through appropriate monitoring/usage of unit and patient supplies and monitoring of staff time (appropriate breaks and meals). Reports discrepancies to nurse leaders

Assists with orientation and ongoing mentoring of peers

Other duties as assigned by the DON, ADON, or the nurse leader

Supervisory Functions :
Supervises LPNs, nursing assistants and health service aides in the provision of patient/resident care

Monitors employees to ensure that proper care and service is provided to patient/residents and responds to problems in patient/resident care accordingly

Provides direct input in the evaluation and corrective action plan process. May issue verbal warnings, written warnings, suspensions in accordance with Provena policy

Responds to staff concerns and personnel emergencies in accordance with Provena policies

Provides input/recommendation on transfer of employees to other units

Independently determines appropriate staffing levels for the unit and adjusts those ratios as necessary. This may include staffing increases or reductions and reassignments

Demonstrate critical thinking skills, including the ability to synthesize information and make role-appropriate decisions

Requires regular predictable attendance and punctuality

Adheres to Federal and State regulations governing long-term care

Maintains a neat, well-groomed appearance and adheres to the dress code of the position

Must be knowledgeable of ministry fire and safety procedures

Must be knowledgeable of emergency procedures such as tornado, power failure, etc.

Must be knowledgeable of appropriate infection control practicrs

Attends mandatory in-services

Attends 75% of department staff meetings

May be asked to float to any unit or shift as the need arises

Provides safety, care, and treatment of patient/residents according to established legal, ethical, and ministry standards

Maintains current knowledge base for provision of nursing care through attendance of educational programs/seminars/conferences, reading journals, and participating in ministry/corporate committees or groups. At a minimum, Seeks and obtains continuing education annually, as mandated by regulatory and ministry requirements

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