We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic, and compassionate Registered Nurses. $5000 sign-on bonus
– Assist the Director of Nursing Services in directing the day-to-day functions of the nursing activities in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.
– Participate in developing, maintaining, and updating written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing service department.
– Ensure that reference material (i.e. regulations, professional standards of practice, etc.) maintained at the
nurses’ stations is current. Recommend written material that will assist the nursing service department in meeting the day-to-day needs of the resident.
– Ensure that the Nursing Service Procedures Manual is current and reflects the day-to-day nursing procedures performed in this facility.
– Ensure that all nursing service personnel comply with the procedures set forth in the Nursing Service Procedures Manual.
– Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Director as necessary/required, concerning the operation of the nursing service department.
– Periodically review the department’s policies, procedure manuals, job descriptions, etc.
– Make recommendations for revisions to the Director.
– Assist in developing methods for coordinating nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the residents’ total regimen of care.
– Ensure that all nursing service personnel are in compliance with their respective job descriptions.
– Participate in the development, maintenance and implementation of the facility’s quality assurance program for the nursing service department.
– Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as requested by the Administrator or Director of Nursing Services.
– Periodically review the resident’s written discharge plan. Participate in the updating of the resident’s written discharge plan as required.
– Assist the Director in planning the nursing services portion of the resident’s discharge plan as necessary.
– Meet with the nursing staff, as well as support personnel, in planning the department’s services, programs, and activities.
– Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required.
– Complete accident/incident reports as necessary.
– Interpret the department’s policies and procedures to personnel, residents, visitors, and government agencies as required.
– Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary.
– Agree not to disclose assigned user ID code and password for accessing resident/facility information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Administrator.
– Agree not to disclose resident’s protected health information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Administrator.
– Report any known or suspected unauthorized attempt to access facility’s information system.
– Inform nursing service personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignment, etc.
– Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions.
– Greet newly admitted residents upon admission. Escort them to their rooms as necessary
– Make rounds with physicians as necessary.
– Encourage attending physicians to record and sign progress notes, physicians’ orders, etc., on a timely basis and in accordance with current regulations.
– Inform the Director when physician visits are not made in a timely manner.
– Consult with the resident, his/her family, and the resident’s physician in planning the resident’s care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc., as necessary.
– Notify the resident’s attending physician and next-of-kin when there is a change in the resident’s condition.
– Visit residents on a daily basis in order to observe and evaluate each resident’s physical and emotional status.
– Ensure that direct nursing care be provided by a licensed nurse, a certified nursing assistant, and/or a nurse aide trainee qualified to perform the procedure.
– Review nurses’ notes to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided, that they reflect the resident’s response to the care, and that such care is provided in accordance with the resident’s wishes.
– Provide direct nursing care as necessary.
– Start IVs, obtain sputum, urine and other specimens for lab tests as ordered.
– Take TPRs, blood pressures, etc., as necessary.
– Admit, transfer and discharge residents as necessary.
– Report problem areas to the Director. Assist in developing and implementing corrective action.
– Keep the Director informed of the status of residents and other related matters through written/oral reports.
– Assist the Charge Nurse in monitoring seriously ill residents.
– Authorize the use of restraints when necessary and in accordance with our facilities policies and procedures.
– Ensure that all RNs and LPNs on your shift comply with written procedures for the administration, storage, and control of medications and supplies.
– Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to ensure that medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as scheduled.
– Review medication cards for completeness of information, accuracy in the transcription of physician orders, and adherence to stop order policies.
– Inspect the nursing service treatment areas daily to ensure that they are maintained in a clean and safe manner.
– Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.
– Meet with residents, and/or family members, as necessary. Report problems to the Director.
– Assist in arranging transportation for discharged residents as necessary.
– Inform family members of the death of the resident.
– Call funeral homes when requested by the family.