The purpose of this position is to supervise, provide and coordinate nursing care in compliance with facility policies and procedures and to assess residents' care needs and take appropriate action.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Currently licensed with the State Board of Nursing as a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse in good standing and meeting all applicable federal and state licensure.
Previous geriatric nursing experience desirable.
Experience in supervising nursing personnel desirable.
Must be organized, self-directed, and highly motivated with demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.
Must be able to speak, write, and understand English. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary.
Must be able to perform job related travel as required.
Must possess a positive attitude toward the elderly.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds regularly. Finger, hand dexterity, visual and aural acuity is necessary. Position requires sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing, pulling, stretching, lifting, grasping and reaching.
Follow established standards of nursing practices and implement facility policies and procedures.
Interpret existing policies and procedures to nursing assistants, restorative nursing assistants, residents, families, and physicians.
Supervise and evaluate all direct resident care and initiate corrective action as necessary.
Obtain report from nurse being relieved and record sufficient information to implement appropriate follow-up action as necessary.
Provide report to nurse coming on duty, including sufficient information for follow-up action as necessary.
Take appropriate action to assure adequate staffing to meet residents needs.
Conduct resident rounds daily, reporting problems to nursing supervisor and initiating corrective action.
Identify safety hazards and initiate corrective action immediately.
Identify resident problems and emergency situation and initiate emergency care and 'life-saving' measures in the absence of a physician.
Follow, supervise, and evaluation implementation of the Residents' Rights Program.
Provide supervision to nursing assistant providing direct care.
Attend all staffing meetings, interdisciplinary team meetings, rehabilitation meetings, in-service classes and committee meetings as assigned.
Type and prepare resident identification bands, bracelets and other appropriate identifying labels.
Following staffing guidelines and make nursing assignments according to qualifications of staff and characteristics of the resident population.
Assume responsibility for compliance with federal, state and local regulations within the assigned unit.
Counsel Nursing Assistants and recommend disciplinary action to the Director of Nursing Services, when necessary.
Participate in the employee evaluation process by providing information on the performance of nursing assistants
Administer and document direct resident care, medications and treatments per physicians' orders and accurately record all care provided.
Provide instruction for appropriate nursing care to licensed nurses and nursing assistants.
Perform comprehensive assessment of residents as assigned.
Document comprehensive assessment of residents as assigned.
Develop and implement an accurate comprehensive care plan based on each resident's needs and his/her comprehensive assessment.
Promptly report changes in residents' conditions to the physician, Director of Nursing Services and responsible part, and take follow-up action as necessary.
Follow facility admission procedures and communicate resident admission to other departments, physicians, and ancillary service providers.
Competently perform basic nursing skills.
Follow facility discharge/transfer procedure and coordinate discharge/transfer with other departments, physicians and ancillary service providers.
Complete documentation related to the resident's discharge/transfer.
Supervise response to resident's call for assistance.
Listen to resident, family, or physician concerns and initiate corrective action and/or report concerns to nursing supervisor.
Count narcotics, check emergency kit and exchange keys.
Check meal trays and nourishment to ensure proper diet is served and residents are assisted as necessary.
Supervise the application and removal of all restraints and devices used to position and enable residents to function as independently as possible.
Order, receive and store medications appropriately.
Notify physician, when necessary of changes in residents; conditions, weights medication errors medication not available, abnormal laboratory/X-Ray results and any other unusual observations.
Document resident progress notes as required.
Document daily notes on unstable residents, Medicare residents and recently admitted residents.
Consistently work cooperatively with residents, nursing staff, physicians, families, consultant personnel, community agencies, and ancillary service providers.
Obtain continuing education required to maintain licensure.