RN-Resident Care Nurse
Benchmark Senior Living - Warwick, RI

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The Care Nurse Supervisor (CNS) manages the successful operation of the Resident Care Department, under the leadership of the Resident Care Director (RCD). The CNS is responsible for the oversight, coaching, and direct supervision of all resident care service providers in the community. The CNS management scope includes direct supervision of resident care positions, resident assessment, and management as defined by the Resident Care Director.

Advocacy
Recognizes and assists in the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (financial and other) and reports to appropriate sources per state regulations

Compliance and Safety
Ensures compliance with all resident care related regulations (e.g. medication management)
Demonstrates infection prevention and control
Demonstrates personal and resident safety
Answers resident urgent call alarms
Reviews and demonstrates fire, safety, and elopement procedures
Ensures that a visit occurs following an incident, accident, injury
Ensures physician and family notification per state regulations
Actively participates in the QA process per assignment

Direct Supervision
Directs and supervises the daily work assignments of the Resident Care Assistants
Is the first point of contact for the care associates regarding assignment questions or concerns
Participates in the hiring and termination processes as they relate to resident care associates. Sources and screens new candidates and facilitates/co-facilitates terminations.
Has direct input into performance reviews and merit increases for care associates and presents reviews with the RCD
Has direct input into disciplinary documentation for care associates and presents actions with the RCD
Often functions as the first point of contact for resident care issues and associate relation issues
Conducts or supervises the scheduling of all RCA staff
Closely mentors, guides and directs the Lead Resident Care Assistants in all aspects of their job

Job Requirements

Identifies and assesses the clinical status of potential residents
Completes a thorough assessment of potential residents
Obtains the medical information release form from primary care physician as needed
Develops a plan of care (in collaboration with the RCD) based on the identified physical and psychological problems of the resident including: the identified problems; resident specific goals and planned program interventions
Develops a service plan (in collaboration with the RCD) according to the requirements outlined in the state regulations
Coordinates care needs with community providers via an effective case management process
Measures and accurately records vital signs (temperatures, pulse, respiration, blood pressure weight and height) where appropriate as per state regulations
Effectively balances service demands with supporting resident
independence
Accurately assesses, communicates, and documents residents’ status
Observes and reports any significant changes in resident behavior and health to the RCD, physician, family, RCA’s, and Executive Director per state regulations
Successfully implements the plan of care
Recognizes and assists in the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (financial and other) and reports to appropriate sources per state regulations
Participates in work within the wellness center
Responds to emergencies and personal emergency response system and knows when to call for backup
Effectively handles difficult resident behaviors
Reacts calmly and effectively in emergency situations

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