Arizona Staff Nurse

Danville Services Of Oregon LLC Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 2 months ago

Arizona Staff Nurse $1000.00 SIGN ON BONUS

Staff nurse responsibilities include providing for the emotional, medical, and physical needs of a maximum of six residents and improving their quality of life by observing, documenting, reporting, taking action and following-up on their health, safety, and medical needs, and implementing medical recommendations made by the team and the Nurse House Manager. Staff nurses provide nursing services under the direction of the Nurse House Manager and the QA Nurse Manager and are required to stay within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Personal conduct should be professional at all times, and consistent with Danvilles culture, mission, values, philosophy, and policies and procedures.
    2.Note change of condition, document per state and Danville protocols, and report to the appropriate management any changes in consumers condition, including, but not limited to, signs and symptoms which may be indicative of changes in their overall health, lung sounds, vital signs, changes in pain status, and skin integrity. In case of emergency, immediately call 911 and then contact the Program Director and/or State Director.

  • Administer medication and topical treatments to consumers as prescribed, following Danvilles procedures and according to consumers individual medication protocols. Completing daily medication/narcotic counts.

  • Support consumers in maintaining good personal hygiene.
    5.Assist with cleaning and maintaining house upkeep.
    6.Assist in prepare and cooking meals adhering to dietary needs of residents.

  • After being properly trained and passing competency, perform additional nursing responsibilities per consumers individual needs, protocols, and Health Care Providers (HCPs) orders.
    8.Maintain compliance with DDD State rules and regulations.

  • Ensure consumers privacy is respected at all times.

  • Work adhesively and have good communication with coworkers , outside agencies, and guardians.


  1. Report to work on time, and if unable to report to work, or if there is a need to come to work late, or leave early, follow Danvilles approval policy.

  • Complete required in-service and on-going training requirements within Danville and State required timeframes and meeting required competency levels.

  1. Assure thorough, timely, communication with all employees regarding issues related to consumers health and quality of life.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive, therefore, the employee may perform other reasonable duties as requested.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • RN Degree (AD, BSN or MSN) or LPN from an accredited school of nursing

  • Minimum of 1 year nursing experience preferred

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background/fingerprint and central registry check

  • Nursing license must be valid in the State of AZ

  • Must have good interpersonal communication skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Basic keyboarding and computer skills

  • Must be highly organized

Special Skills/Training/Certifications

  • Must have an unencumbered nursing license

  • CPR, Prevention & Support, Article 9 & other training as required by Danville and the State of Arizona Division for Developmental Disabilities.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
1.Physical

Requirements:
Requires repetitive manual and finger dexterity and eye- hand coordination; requires the ability to use all office equipment; and the ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds using appropriate body mechanics. Must be able to remain awake and alert for the duration of each shift. Must be able to bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, sit, and walk for periods of time. Must be able to utilize proper body mechanics while assisting with the transfer of individuals weighing up to 250 pounds utilizing manual or mechanical lifting devices.
2.Visual, hearing, and communication requirements: Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range, with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing with all staff, other professionals, and consumers. Must be able to give and receive verbal and written instructions in English.
3.Work location: Home-like and office settings with varying degrees of background noise. The possibility of exposure to blood borne pathogens exists if universal precautions are not followed. May require working under stressful conditions at times and handling emergencies. There will be pressure at times to meet scheduled appointments and deadlines and manage crisis situations. This position will interact with consumers who are intellectually and developmentally delayed and may be frail or confused and have the potential for verbal or physical aggression.

DISCLAIMER

  • believe that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success and should not be limited by assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary responsibilities and qualifications. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services meaning it can and will change as the company and positions evolve wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our company. This is a living document,
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Arizona Staff Nurse

Danville Services Of Oregon LLC