Registered Nurse for a Senior Assisted Living Facility. RN is responsible for the direct supervision of care giving within the residence.
a) Manages the health care of all residents, including the dissemination of information to families and staff.
b) Facilitates continuity of care for those residents receiving home health care services.
c) Communicates with resident’s physicians re: resident’s status and condition changes.
d) Assesses residents on a scheduled and as-needed basis, records significant conditions and changes. Responsible for nursing department.
e) Notifies Administrator/physician/family of resident’s condition and changes, treatments and significant incidents.
f) Coordinates with other departments to assure quality, pro-active care.
g) Initiates a resident care plan according to the individualized needs of the resident, as prescribed by physician and/or facility policy. Provides resident and family instruction. Stays current on all nursing cares and procedures by attending educational seminars.
h) Explains procedures and treatments to residents to gain cooperation, understanding and alleviate apprehension.
i) Responds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures and protocol.
2) Leadership and Supervision
a) Provide supervision and mentoring of resident care staff in the administration of medications and other resident care.
b) Coaches and counsels employees on matters of resident care.
c) Provides staff performance related updates and information to Assisted Living Administrator.
d) Provides initial and ongoing training and education to staff. This includes initial and ongoing orientation, monthly meetings, classroom in-services and situation specific training.
e) Supervises the maintenance of resident charts, reviews documentation performed by care giving staff including medication administration records.
f) Monitors all as needed medication is given. Signs med book weekly on PRNs.
g) Problem solves all staff/resident family concerns/issues.
h) Promotes company in a positive manner and communicates company’s values to all audiences.
3) Administrative, Documentation, and Communication Duties
a) Infection Control monitoring.
b) Review of all incident reports providing needed follow up.
c) Review of all medication errors and staff re-training.
d) Maintains all TB records in compliance with MN Department of Health.
e) Works with pharmacist to ensure all medications are given properly.
f) Conducts pre-admission screening of prospective residents. Updates pre-admission assessment of residents as appropriate.
g) Before and upon resident admission, completes all required documentation including nursing assessments, plans of care, medications and other assigned forms.
h) Updates Home Care Provider Client Roster monthly.
i) Organizes monthly podiatrist visits.
j) Maintains nursing attendance records.