Provides resident care by utilizing the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementation of care. Exhibits organizational abilities related to work flow and prioritizing resident care needs. Uses current standards of practice and follows current facility policy and procedures while providing and supervising resident care.
Supports the mission of HCSP and exemplifies The Better Way through leadership and demeanor. Represents the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.
Health Ability to meet performance requirements
Education and Training:
Registered Nurse Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed.
Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision.
Job Knowledge and Capabilities:
Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills.
Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care.
Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs.
Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients.
Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem solving skills.
Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day.
Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis.
Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day.
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests.
Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired.
Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revision of individualized plans of care.
Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties.
Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients.
Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients' condition.
Assume responsibility for assisting with medications and treatments as needed (including IV fluids and IV medications).
Assist with admitting patients as required.
Assist with hiring and in the orientation of new nursing partners.
Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
Assist physician during rounds.
Supervise LPN's and other nursing partners as assigned.
Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients.
Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Relieve other shifts if needed.
Assuring Resident Safety
The Health Care Center At Standifer Place