Job Title: Staff Nurse - Full-Time Job Code: 30378 Job Category: Medical Location: OK - Tulsa Title: Staff Nurse Reports To: Director of Nursing Services Salary: DOE Position: Full-Time, Temp to Hire Two openings: Shifts: 1) 2:30pm 11:00pm2) Monday/ Friday 7:00pm 7:00am; Tuesday/Thursday 10:30pm 7:00am Job Summary: Tulsa company is looking to hire 2 Staff Nurses. The primary purpose of the Staff Nurse is to administer and supervise the day-to-day nursing activities of the facility during your tour of duty. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing Services, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. Duties and Responsibilities: Administrative Functions Direct the day-to day functions of the nursing assistants in accordance with current rules, regulations and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.
Participate in the maintaining, and updating of our written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Services Department as requested. Ensure that the Nursing Service Procedures Manual is followed by nursing service personnel, and that it reflects the day-today nursing care procedures used by this facility. Assist in coordinating nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the residents' total regimen of care. Ensure that all nursing service personnel are following their respective job descriptions as is possible.
Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., in accordance with policies, rules and regulations in a timely manner. Participate in the maintenance and implementation of the facility's quality assurance program for the Nursing Service Department as requested. Participate in surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as requested. Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Unit Manager as necessary/required, concerning the operations of the Nursing Services Department.
Periodically review the department's policies, procedure manuals, job descriptions, etc. Make recommendations for revisions. Participate in planning the department's services, programs and activities. Interpret the department's policies and procedures to personnel, residents, visitors and government agencies as required.
Admit, transfer and discharge residents as required. Complete accident/incident reports as necessary and in a timely manner according to the Clients policy. Committee Functions Attend various committee meetings of the facility (i.e., infection control, policy advisory, pharmaceutical, quality assessment, etc.,) as requested. Implement recommendations from established committees as instructed by the Department Director.
Personnel Functions Ensure that a sufficient number of nursing assistants are available for your tour of duty to ensure that routine nursing care is provided to meet the daily nursing care needs of each resident. Develop work assignments for Nurse Aides when appropriate. Delegate to each Staff Nurse the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary to perform their assigned duties. Make daily rounds of the Nursing Services Department to ensure that all nursing service personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
Report adverse findings to the Unit Manager. Monitor absenteeism to ensure that an adequate number of nursing care personnel are on duty at all times. Report problem areas to the Unit Manager. Record call-ins as appropriate and be responsible to staff the oncoming shifts if call-ins occur.
Review complaints and grievances made or filed by department personnel. Make appropriate reports to the Unit Manager as required or as may be necessary. Ensure that disciplinary reports are recorded fairly and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, handicap, or marital status. Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-department personnel, as well as other departments within the facility to assure that nursing services and activities can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
Assure that department personnel, residents, and visitors follow the departments established policies and procedures at all times, including dress codes. Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift. Meet with your shift on a regularly scheduled basis to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services. Review and evaluate your department's work force and make recommendations to the Unit Manager.
Participate in determining your shifts staffing requirements, employee performance evaluations, and making recommendations to the Director concerning employee dismissals, transfers, etc. Nursing Care Functions Inform nursing service personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignment, etc. Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions. Greet newly admitted residents upon admission.
Escort to room as necessary. Complete assessment and admit forms. Complete nurses' notes to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided and that they reflect the resident's response to the care (i.e., complete problem-oriented charting as described in the Nursing Department policy and procedure manual, as well as weekly and monthly documentation). Make daily rounds with physician.
Encourage attending physicians to record and sign progress notes, physicians' order, etc., on a timely basis and in accordance with current regulations. Make resident rounds to observe and evaluate the residents physical and emotional status. Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to assure that medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as scheduled. Review MAR for completeness of information, accuracy in the transcription of physician order, and adherence to stop order policies.
Assist Unit Manager with end of month MAR reviews. Provide direct nursing care as necessary. Report problem areas to the Unit Manager. Assist in developing and implementing corrective action as requested.
Keep the Unit Manager informed of the status of residents and other related matters through written/oral reports. Ensure that our written procedures for the administration, storage, and control of medications and supplies are being followed by all on your shift. Meet with residents, and/or family members, as necessary. Report problem areas to the Unit Manager.
Assist in arranging transportation for discharged residents as necessary. Inspect the nursing service treatment areas daily to ensure that they are maintained in a clean and safe manner. Consult with the resident's physician in planning resident care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc., as necessary. Notify the resident's attending physician and next-of-kin when there is a change in the resident's condition.
Work with the facility's consultants and implement those changes authorized by the Unit Manager. Call funeral homes when requested by the family. Authorize the use of restraints when necessary and in accordance with our facilities policies and procedures. Make independent decisions concerning nursing care, request consultation as necessary to make good decisions.
Obtain sputum, urine and other lab tests as ordered. Take TPRs, blood pressures, etc., as necessary. Admit, transfer and discharge residents as necessary. Monitor the seriously ill residents.
Inform family members of the death of resident as necessary. Staff Development Participate in the development, planning, conducting and scheduling of in-service training classes that provides instructions on "how to do the job", and ensures a well-educated nursing services department. This includes providing in-services to the nursing staff on nursing care issues. Provide leadership that includes the administrative and supervisory principles essential for your Nurse Aides.
Assist support services in developing, implementing, and conducting in-service training programs that relate to the Nursing Services Department. Attend and participate in continuing educational programs designed to keep you abreast of changes in your profession, as well as to maintain your license on a current status. Safety and Sanitation Assist the Safety Officer in developing safety standards for the Nursing Services Department as necessary. Monitor your shift's personnel to assure that they are following established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.
Ensure that nursing service work areas (i.e., nurses' stations, medicine preparation rooms, etc.,) are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner. Ensure that all resident care rooms, treatment areas, etc., are maintained in a clean, safe,and sanitary manner. Ensure that all nursing service personnel follow established departmental polices and procedures. Ensure that nursing service personnel participate in and conduct all fire safety and disaster preparedness drills in a safe and professional manner.
Ensure that nursing service personnel follow established infection control procedures when isolation precautions become necessary. Participate in the implementation and maintenance of the procedures for reporting hazardous conditions or equipment. Ensure that nursing service personnel follow established hand-washing techniques in the administering of nursing care procedures. Equipment and Supplies Recommend to the Unit Manager the equipment and supply needs of the department.
Assure that a stock level of medications, medical supplies, equipment, etc., is maintained on premises at all times to adequately meet the needs of the resident. Assist the Director of Environmental Services in maintaining the Nursing Services Department's equipment and supplies in a safe and operable manner. Report problems in a timely manner. Participate in the implementation of the procedures for the safe operation of all nursing service equipment.
Ensure that only trained and authorized personnel operate the department's equipment. Ensure that all personnel operate nursing service equipment in a safe manner. Monitor nursing procedures to ensure that nursing service supplies are used in an efficient manner to avoid waste. Care Plan and Assessment Functions Participate in the development of written preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the nursing needs of each resident as necessary.
Participate in the development of a written plan of care (preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident that identifies the problems/needs of the resident, indicates the care to be given, goals to be accomplished, and which professional service is responsible for each element of care. Assist with the ongoing evaluation of the plan. Insofar as is practical, encourage the resident to participate in the development and review of his/her plan of care. Review care plans periodically for appropriate resident goals, problems, approaches, and revisions based on nursing needs.
Encourage that all personnel involved in providing care to the resident to be aware of the care plan and that care plans are used in administering daily care to the resident. Ensure that nurses' notes reflect that the care plan is being followed. Budget and Planning Functions Keep abreast of economic conditions/situations, and recommend to the Unit Manager adjustments in nursing services that ensure the continued ability to provide quality care. Recommend to the Unit Manager the equipment needs of the Nursing Services Department.
Resident Rights Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information. Monitor nursing care to assure that all residents are treated fairly and with kindness, dignity and respect. Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy and that nursing service personnel knock before entering the resident's room. Ensure that all nursing service personnel are knowledgeable of the residents' rights and responsibilities.
Review complaints and grievances made by the resident and made a written/oral report to the Director indicating what action(s) were taken to resolve the complaint or grievance. Miscellaneous Assist the Unit Manager in planning clinical supervision for Nurse Aides in training. Assist the Infection Control Coordinator in identifying, evaluating, and classifying tasks that involve potential exposure to blood/body fluids. Provide information to the Quality Assurance and Assessment Committee as requested.
Assure that nursing personnel follow established procedures in the use and disposal of personal protective equipment. Experience: Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved LPN/LVN program. Experience in a long term care facility or other related patient care situation is preferred. Must possess a current, unencumbered certificate as a RN or LPN/LVN in this state.
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. Must be a minimum of twenty (20) years of age.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures. Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel. Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care. Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices. Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition. Supervisor Requirements: The professional hired will be responsible for the direct supervision of any staff. Knowledge and Abilities: Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
Ability to handle and resolve challenging problems. Company Conformance Statement: In the performance of their respective tasks and duties the employee hired will be expected to conform to the following: Perform quality work within deadlines with or without supervision Interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers. Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments. Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day. Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner. Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position. Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies. Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability. Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility. Must be able to lift or assist in moving more than own body weight.
Must be willing to perform tasks that may involve exposure to the resident's blood/body fluids. Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents. Working Conditions: Works in office area(s) as well as throughout the nursing service area (i.e., drug rooms, nurses' stations, resident rooms, etc.). Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during working hours.
Is subject to frequent interruptions. Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances. Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors. Communicates with nursing personnel and other department personnel.
Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary. Is involved in community/civic health matters/projects as appropriate. Attends and participates in continuing education programs. Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses. Maintains a liaison with the residents, their families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for the residents' needs. Must be able to work the hours required of the position. Must be able to adhere to all policies of the Client including absenteeism or tardiness as well as all approved policies.
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