This position is responsible for planning and providing direct care to residents as assigned. The nurse will plan, direct and carry out shift routines in the assigned nursing unit / to assigned residents.
COMMON CORE ROLES
Commitment to the Mission, Vision, Values
o Exhibits attitudes and behaviors that show a commitment to meeting and exceeding
customer expectations at all times o Demonstrates commitment to the core values of hospitality, stewardship, integrity,
respect, and humor. o Utilize the mission, vision, and values to determine priorities.
o Provides exceptional customer service to residents, families, and co-workers on a daily
• Listening attentively, empathetically and following up to concerns expressed by residents, families, and coworkers. o Maintains professionalism and composure when interacting with management, employees, residents and families by:
Complying with all privacy policies and procedures.
• Being inclusive and respectful.
• Working well with others. o Effectively presents and communicates information and responds to questions from co
workers, residents, families, state auditors and the general public as deemed appropriate for the position.
Quality of Care
- Accurately and timely completes position specific core roles and responsibilities that impact overall quality of care.
- Ensures that residents receive the best care possible by encouraging open communication with the management team, direct care personnel, residents and families.
- Basic comprehension of 5-star rating and how it relates to position specific roles and responsibilities.
- Follows all community policies and procedures related to investigating, reporting and preventing abuse of vulnerable adults.
KEY POSITION SPECIFIC ROLES & RESPONSIBILTIES
Clinical Processes & Procedures
- Ensure that resident's charts are updated and free of errors.
- Openly communicate with the Medical Director and DON relating to resident diagnoses and treatment plans.
- Collaborate with the clinical team in establishing a treatment plan.
- Provide direct resident care following the treatment plan, this may include tasks such as administering medication, etc.
- Makes walking rounds between shifts and whenever necessary to supervise and monitor work performance in terms of resident care, staff regulations and efficiency of service.
- Report occupational exposures to needle sticks, blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy and procedures governing accidents and incidents. o Participates in all inspections of nursing care by outside agencies.
- Complete all documentation as recommended by Federal and State Guidelines.
- Ensure that reportable events are communicated in a timely fashion.
- Ensure that nursing notes are informative and complete regarding the cares and services provided to the resident.
- Listen to shift report and keep open lines of communication with supervisor, co-workers and on-coming shift.
- Attend nurses and team meetings as scheduled and/or assigned.
- Maintain professional relationships with physicians and other providers.
- Respond to all emergency situations within the facility.
- Promote rehabilitation nursing on the units.
- Perform physical and psychological nursing assessments on residents when necessary.
- Report all unusual circumstances that may involve the safety and well-being of the residents and staff directly to the DON.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Language / Communication Skills
- Ability to read, write, speak, listen and understand the English language.
- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Ability to effectively present and communicate information and respond to questions.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Computer proficiency with software programs and the ability to learn new computer technology and programs.
- Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
- Basic knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation.
- Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to assist in the treatment of resident injuries, diseases, and deformities.
- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. O Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Gets along well with others and effectively works with teams.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Successful completion of a Licensed Practice Nurse (L.P.N.) program at an accredited school, college or university. Experience
- Previous experience as an L.P.N. in long-term care preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
- Must have and maintain an active L.P.N. license / registration in good standing on the state registry
- CPR certified
Availability & Attendance
- Flexible work schedule (mornings, afternoons, nights, weekends, holidays, etc.) which may include hours beyond eight hours in a day, or 40 hours in a week. o Follows all attendance policies and procedures, including punctuality and proper timeclock usage.
- Compliance with infectious disease policies and procedures related to, but not limited to tuberculosis screening of health-care workers.