Full performance level requiring considerable knowledge of general nursing care; under direction, administers specified medications, provides direct nursing care, provides functional guidance to direct care providers in the performance of their duties.
Makes rounds with physician and assists with physical examination procedures; as directed, sets up and administers medications by various routes including oral, rectal and G-tube, NG-tube, eye, ear nose respiratory tract; performs skilled nursing procedures including application and changing of sterile dressings, trach care, tube feedings, administering oxygen, catheterization, aerosol treatments, chest percussion therapy, postural drainage, collection of specimens for laboratory testing; counts narcotics, orders supplies, cleans and replaces equipment. Provides general nursing care to residents: positions and feeds residents of limited mobility, assists residents with personal grooming and hygiene; administers prescribed treatments involving application of medications such as ointment and eye drops; assists in resident education regarding personal hygiene and grooming; performs the above according to Plans of Care, and IHP goals. Observes and records residents conditions and responses to treatments and medications; charts residents behavior, progress and any unusual incidents; reports significant developments to Registered Nurse, physician, or appropriate support function; completes occurrence reports and takes appropriate action. May assign duties and oversee direct care providers in the performance of general personal care such as bathing, dressing and feeding residents, according to Plans of Care and IHP goals; monitors direct care providers in providing restorative nursing care, such as splints, positioning, walking, ROM; may provide input to performance evaluations of direct care providers. Maintains resident records and prepares reports such as daily shift report, IHP, core assessments, quarterly physicals; participates in staff conferences, nurses meetings and in-service training programs. (Performs Related Duties As Required)
Minimum Class Requirements
Requires valid practical nurse license issued by Ohio Board of Nursing Education & Nurse Registration as outlined in sections 4723.01 to 4723.40, inclusive of the Ohio Revised Code.
Training & Development
Biennial renewal of licensure as a practical nurse. Must obtain C.P.R. certification within initial probationary period & maintain during employment.
Montgomery County, OH