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Nurse – LPN/RN
A. Resident Care:
Assists with formulating a plan of care for residents in pertinent area. Provides nursing care to residents according to physician orders and regulations. Updates plan of care when needed.
B. Resident Rights:
Safeguards residents’ property. Maintains residents’ self-esteem, privacy and confidentiality of personal information adhering to HIPAA guidelines. Provides residents with opportunities for independence and choice consistent with their care plans. Assists to maintain safe, pleasant, orderly resident living areas.
Observes and documents observations and care given to residents. Assures physicians are notified and orders are processed. Receives and shares information; observes and reports residents’ conditions. Responds promptly to resident call lights. Directs and assists with resident, family/significant other education. Notifies family on condition changes etc.
Responds appropriately to emergency needs in the center (choking, falls, convulsions, fire and disaster situations etc.). Demonstrates safe use of oxygen, lifts and all other equipment; utilizes good body mechanics during all transfers and other physical tasks. Notifies maintenance and other appropriate staff of problems.
E. Infection Control:
Handles linens properly and disposes of soiled linens, clothing or supplies in adherence to regulations and guidelines. Uses standard precautions by using personal protective equipment and observes transmission guidelines, washes hands between resident cares. Reports / assures timely follow up of signs / symptoms of resident infections.
Demonstrates / encourages opportunities for carrying out mission. Promotes a quality work environment.
Ensures quality performance and conformance with regulation and laws, keeps abreast of implements new programs or practices. Accepts accountability for activities under direct control. Plans and organizes work with and for department. Exercises sound judgment and decision-making. Promotes cooperative working relationships within and between departments.
Demonstrates understanding of the work of positions supervised. Assigns daily work clearly, gives staff authority to complete. Updates staff on changes in work or workplace.
Monitors staff performance daily and gives informal daily feedback.
May assure that the department is adequately staffed and supervised to furnish necessary services. Trains new staff / assures new employees are being oriented well. Provides retraining when needed, either personally or assuring the appropriate person provides the training. Encourages employees’ participation in staff meetings, in-services, and educational opportunities.
Provides recognition to employees who perform their duties correctly or go the extra mile; encourages others to improve performance. Encourages employees to take on new challenges. Asks employees to help formulate solutions to problems in the work place.
Listens/serves as a resource and advocate for work problems, equipment, and supply needs and employee complaints. Listens in a caring manner and directs staff to resources for personal crises and problems. Inquires daily as to how the day is going, checks to see if staff have what they need to do the job. Encourages staff; asks and invites involvement and feedback from staff.
May investigate and perform corrective actions in appropriate situations, documents, and follows up. Supports staff through training and follows up on progress and completion of performance improvement plans.
Communication and Documentation:
Assists residents in meeting their social needs through interaction with staff, family and other residents. Seeks clarification of assignments and asks questions when needed. Expresses ideas clearly, concisely and effectively both orally and in writing. Requests ongoing feedback on task performance. Completes documentation as assigned. Listens effectively, shares work-related information with appropriate staff members. Keeps supervisor informed.
Is tolerant of others’ work styles and works with team members, supervisor and others in a helpful, respectful, courteous and effective manner. Volunteers assistance to co-workers as time permits or as directed. Respects and encourages diversity in the workplace. Resolves interpersonal conflict with co-workers directly and privately and seeks supervisor assistance as necessary. Responds to the exercise of authority or corrective action in a tactful manner. Follows chain of command as appropriate when reporting issues or concerns.
Commitment to Customer Service:
Listens and responds appropriately to residents’ requests for assistance. Smiles, is helpful, refers and/or directs customers to appropriate department to ensure that questions or needs are answered. Maintains positive relationships, uses courtesy and diplomacy with residents’ friends, family members, visitors and external contacts. Uses proper phone etiquette when conducting center/campus business.
Maintains safe work practices and follows center/campus safety procedures; includes checking equipment before use, operating equipment safely and following safe and proper techniques for chemical / cleaning solution use; and follows center/campus emergency procedures.
Follows center/campus infection control procedures, including using appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment); demonstrates consistent and appropriate hand-washing techniques. Follows procedure for employee illness.
Christian Communities of Care:
Expresses and understands work in relation to the Society’s Mission, Vision and Hallmark Values as demonstrated through Christian Communities of Care. Participates per choice in memorial services, devotions, or other spiritual activities.
Other Basic Responsibilities: basic ability to communicate and comprehend; ability to measure and comprehend certain quantities; knowledge of basic nursing skills; graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Prior Experience: prior work experience in like or related position may be helpful
Special Abilities / Training:
licensure for state of practice is required; current CPR certification or ability to become certified in CPR within 180 days of hire