Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse - Evenings, Every other weekend, 3p-11p, benefits eligible.
Job Title: Charge/Medication Nurse- RN, LPN
Department: Fair Oaks Nursing
Reports To: Director Of Nursing
Provides nursing care to the elderly/residents and patients in the nursing home and hospital by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following: Functions within all policies, procedures, rules and regulations applicable to the organization.
Takes and records patients' vital signs.
Dresses wounds, gives enemas and douches.
Applies compresses and ice bags.
Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.
Administers specified medication, orally or by subcutaneous or intermuscular injection, and notes time and amount on patients' charts.
Assembles and uses such equipment as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers.
Collects samples, such as urine and sputum, from patients for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples.
Assesses need for pain management; on-going reassessment of pain control.
Prepares or examines food trays for prescribed diet and feeds patients.
Monitors food and fluid intake and output.
Bathes, dresses, and assists patients in walking and turning.
Answers patients' calls.
Makes beds as required.
Inventories and requisitions supplies.
Works with the Physician and other medical staff to assess the condition of the patient, devise an individual healthcare plan, and see that it is implemented.
Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required.
Maintain the daily census report and submit to the business office as required.
Receive telephone orders from physicians and record on the physicians' order form, record new/changed diet orders and forward information to the dietary department.
Transcribe physician's orders to resident charts, cardex, medication cards, treatment/care plan as required.
Perform routine charting duties , sign and date all entries made in the residents chart.
Verify the identity of the resident before administering the medication/treatment.
Ensure that narcotic records are accurate for your shift, dispose of drugs and narcotics as required, and in accordance with established procedures.
Keeps records showing the patient's condition, amount and times of medication, and other treatments.
Inform schedule clerk or director of staffing needs when assigned personnel fail to report to work.
Make daily rounds of your unit to ensure that nursing service personnel are performing their work assignment in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
Give/receive the nursing report upon reporting in and ending of shift duty hours.
Cooperate with and coordinate social and activity programs and carry out restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self-help and care.
Check foods brought into the facility by the resident's family/visitors to assure that it is within the resident's dietary allowances.
Notify the resident's physician and next-of-kin when there is a change in the resident's condition.
Review care plans routinely to ensure that appropriate care is being rendered. Make any changes that need to be made on the care plan and inform ADON accordingly.
Ensure that your IDT notes reflect that the care plan is being followed.
Ensure that your assigned nursing assistants are informed of the resident care plans and that they are used in administering daily care to the resident.
Helps patients understand the aging process and how it affects their health and life-styles.
Assists patients with such basic needs as dressing, eating, and bathing, and encourages patients to do things for themselves to retain feelings of independence and self-esteem.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Directly supervises staff members in the nursing home unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training staff members; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining staff members; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
a. Education and/or Experience
Degree/Diploma from Accredited School of Nursing.
b. General Skills
Ability to read and comprehend instructions. Ability to write. Ability to respond appropriately to inquiries or complaints. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Ability to apply common sense and respond to instructions, written or oral. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
c. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Maintains current license, certifications, continuing education and other required staff development programs required by the facility and or their departmental guidelines.
State of IL Registered Nurse License (RN)
State of IL Licensed Practical Nurse License (LPN)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of the position can be fully met. Be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability. Able to assume awkward positions (bending, stooping, squatting and reaching) on a frequent basis. Able to move/walk, push/pull, (patients/residents, carts, wheelchairs, stretchers, equipment, boxes, etc.) on a frequent basis.
The staff member must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly exposed to and works inside a controlled indoors environment. Is subject to frequent interruptions. Is involved with patients/residents, staff members, visitors, regulatory agency personnel, etc. May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients/residents, family members, staff members, or others. May be subject to exposure from infectious waste and disease, including, but not limited to AIDS, Hepatitis B, and TB.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS Communicates effectively and appropriately. Gets along and cooperates with co-workers and appropriately interacts with others. Participates and functions as an effective member of the healthcare team.
CONFIDENTIALITY/PATIENTS/RESIDENT RIGHTS Exchanges information concerning patients/residents/customers/staff members and the organization with others only on a "need to know" basis. Understands and implements the "Bill Of Rights" for patients and residents ensuring considerate, respectful care and privacy of any information, personal or medical that can identify a patient and or their medical record information.
ATTENDANCE Promptly arrives for the designated shift. Follows all applicable policies regarding schedules, attendance and organizational requirements.
SAFETY Understands and uses safe practices at all times. Reports all unsafe conditions to the appropriate manager immediately. Assures all equipment functions properly before use. Knows and adheres to all safety and fire prevention rules and regulations. Knows location and use of personal protective equipment, fire plan, MSDS, Disaster Plan, and Exposure Control Plan.
UNIVERSAL ACCOUNTABILITY Provides excellent service to all customers including (patients, residents, families, visitors, volunteers, physicians and co-workers) striving to exceed their expectations. Demonstrates courtesy, compassion and respect. Is thoroughly committed to the mission, vision, and heritage of Greenville Regional Hospital.