Floating Nurse

Americare Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 5 months ago

This position will work as an Intermittent Director of Nursing between communities in the Nashville market.

Position Summary:

The Floating Nurse is under the director of the Director of Nursing (DON) and Regional Operations Director (RDO) in which community and/or region they are assigned too. They will render or assigns to resident care according to the needs of the residents under the direction of the supervisor. They will maintain a home like, person centered care environment for all residents. As an interdisciplinary team member to meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of the residents.

Essential Functions:

The duties and responsibilities included under the essential functions listed have been determined by management to be essential to the successful performance of this position. This listing my not be inclusive of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required along with the omission or exclusion of duties and responsibilities from this description does not infer the designated employee will not be required to perform additional job-specific duties if the work is similar, related or becomes an essential function of this position.

  • Responsible for all nursing service and its administration and clinical supervision

  • Responsible for the implementation of nursing objectives, standards of nursing care, nursing policy and procedure manual, and reviews and revises such as necessary and at least annually.

  • Interprets all nursing policies and procedures to nursing personnel. Determines that nursing care standards and nursing policies and procedures are being followed according to written guidelines

  • Supervises and gives clinical guidance to nurses and other nursing staff (PCA, C.N.A., CMT etc.) as necessary.

  • Makes rounds to assess resident and staffing needs and visits residents each work day.

  • Works under the direction of director of nursing to assure that all nursing personnel complete the required orientation and attend the necessary in-service training, and that appropriate documentation is maintained.

  • Responsible for supervising personal hygiene of residents.

  • Responsible for seeing that all the necessary written documents such as Admission Nursing Assessments, Nursing Notes, Over-All-Care Plans and other required information is kept current in the resident record system. (Records are kept current following facility's policies, ASI standards and/or State and Federal regulations.

  • Responsible for assisting director of nursing in keeping facility standards up to state and federal and ASI requirements and assisting with any and all inspections. Team member in planning, evaluating and providing safe home like environment and quality of life for residents.

  • Responsible for determining that the medication systems meets the needs of the resident, is an effective type administration system and is set up according to State regulations and pharmaceutical guidelines.

  • Keeps administrator informed of significant changes in residents conditions, transfer of residents to the hospital, expirations or any pertinent information regarding the residents and or employees.

  • Communicates with Administrator schedules and conducts nursing staff meetings and maintenance records of such.

  • Assesses supply and equipment needs for nursing department and sees that adequate stocks are maintained.

  • Determines that incident reports are made out as necessary or as indicated and reviews such on a routine basis.

  • Performs any other duties as may be necessary as specified by the director of the facility.

Work Environment

The ability to work safely and successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This position may require prolong sitting or standing, bending, stooping, and/or stretching. They will be working in an office environment and have the ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance. They must be able to communicate efficiently and effectively. They will also have frequent contact with employees, residents, and outside agencies/personnel.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

OSHA Exposure:

  • Category I, possibility of exposure on daily basis.

  • Required use of personal protective equipment

Safety Equipment:

When administering resident care, gait belt, lumbar support, two man lift policy, and use of mechanical lifts in noted facilities. Personal protective equipment will be provided to all employees.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Hours can vary depending on coverage and demands of the community.


This position may require traveling depending on the communities demand(s). Mileage reimbursement is eligible and must be approved by the supervisor.

Qualifications/ Education/Experience/

  • High School Diploma

  • Associates Degree in Medical Record Technology- preferred

  • RN/LPN license required with at least (1) year of experience in long term care

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

  • Self- motivated and flexible

  • Ability to prepare and maintain detailed records, files, and reports

AAP/EEO Statement

Americare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Americare does not discriminate in employment opportunities, decisions or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetics, national origin, age, mental or physical handicap or disability, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by law (may also be called "protected class"). In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Americare will be based upon merit, qualifications and abilities. Americare will also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Americare. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, training, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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