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Reports To: Director of Nursing/Executive Director
Provides residents with nursing services and administers medications and treatment in accordance with physicians' orders within state licensure regulations.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1.Assists in maintaining a physical, social and psychological environment in the best interests of residents.
2.Monitors residents within state licensure regulations; may supervise and direct resident assistants where allowed by state licensure regulations.
3.Assists in writing service plans based on resident needs.
4.Obtains and administers medication and treatments as prescribed by physician. Documents and reviews medication and treatment sheets for accuracy and compliance with physician orders, professional standards, federal and state regulations and company policy.
5.Monitors responses to treatment plans. Possesses knowledge of medication interactions and notifies Resident Care Coordinator/Health Care Coordinator of any occurrences.
6.Counts controlled substances with off going nurse or resident assistant; secures and corrects reconciliation of controlled substances during shift.
7.Assures cleanliness and organization of medicine supply room and security of discontinued medicine in accordance with federal and state regulations and company policy.
8.Assists with discharge process relevant to medication/treatment orders.
9.Possesses knowledge of OSHA regulations and infection control standards.
Follows policies and procedures to ensure resident safety.
Encourages teamwork through cooperative interactions with co-workers.
COMPANY WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES
Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere with residents, residents' families, visitors and staff.
Protects privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to the resident, employee, residence, company information and records.
Maintains safe and secure working environment and practices safe working habits.
Complies with the attendance policy.
Maintains neat appearance, good hygiene and appropriate attire.
Participates in training, in services, and attends meetings as required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and three to six months related experience preferred and/or training in direct service with older adults, or equivalent combination of education and experience. In accordance with state law, may need to possess current state certification and follow regulations to maintain license currency.
Knowledge of dementia particularly of the Alzheimer's type is helpful.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small groups situations to residents, residents' families, and other employees of the company. Ability to effectively communicate in English.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in standardized exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Basic CPR/First aid training
Fire safety training
Current nurse (RN) licensure issued by appropriate state licensing agency.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hand to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to blood borne pathogens. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and toxic caustic chemicals.
The environment is characteristic of a facility in which healthcare is provided to the frail elderly. The noise level is usually moderate. May be required to travel for group outings.
Condition of Employment and/or Continued Employment
It is the policy of the Company to maintain a drug-free workplace as a condition of employment and/or continued employment. All employees and job applicants must abide by the terms of this policy.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed
Gainesville Health Care Center