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Registered Nurse (RN)/LPN

Company: Waverly Place of Stocktonverly Place of Stockton
Location: Stockton
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Waverly Place of Stocktonverly Place of Stockton - JOB SUMMARY: Promotes the physical and mental health of residents by applying the nursing processes. This is done as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and has the goal of assisting residents to maintain an optimum level of health. The nurse coordinates and monitors medical services in accord with the requirements of regulatory agencies and in response to individual resident need. We are looking for a compassionate and reliable nurse. The right candidate will be responsible for leading a strong team of CNAs in a fair and professional manner. Must have a good attendance record, good attitude, and a valid/current Illinois license. Job Type: Part TimePOSITION RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Director of Nursing or Designee. EXPOSURE CATEGORY: Category 1: Routine tasks involve exposure to blood and body fluids/tissues which may contain blood. Use of Universal Precautions/Standard Precautions is required. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Management: Manages own time to accomplish responsibilities. Has responsibility for all nursing activities of his/her unit and coordinates care between shifts. Uses critical thinking and problem-solving techniques when managing responsibilities. Presents as a role model. Displays a positive attitude and is supportive of peers and administration. Assists the Director of Nursing in managing performance of nursing personnel. Adjusts work assignments and calls in off-duty personnel to maintain adequate staff on all units during the shift as necessary. Assists and monitors new employee training process and provides feedback to the Director of Nursing. Supports and participates in the facility Quality Improvements program, including monitoring QA criteria. Assures facility practices on their shift are consistent with regulatory requirements. participates in committees as assigned. communicates to the Director of Nursing or designee all resident and/or staff issues which may directly impact the nursing department or facility. attendance is an essential function of this position. perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing or the Administrator. Care Delivery: participates in the care planning process. communicates residents' need to the Director of Nursing/designee. assures resident rights are respected at all times. assures implementation of residents' individualized care plans. implement and direct care as appropriate or necessary. Ensure that nursing assessments, including basic assessment, skin assessment, fall risk assessment are complete within 24 hours of admission and as necessary. Completes pain assessment as indicated. Institute, review, and update nursing care plans, involving patient and family needs. Care plans must be ready prior to scheduled care plan conference. Assign duties to ancillary staff based on resident needs, available staff and unit needs. Maintain and review nursing observation records, including quality and time interval, according to facility policy. Evaluate patient conditions and notify supervising nurse of changes. Evaluate quality of nursing care. Make resident rounds with physicians and with supervisor on duty. Required to wear personal protective equipment which includes, but is not limited to, gloves, gowns, goggles, and/or masks. Attend the following required inservices annually; Life safety, proper body mechanics, infection control, T.B., material safety data sheets, and residents rights. Attend inservices as assigned by immediate supervisor. Recognize fire and safety hazards; observe and obey fire and safety precautions. Interpret and support facility policy to staff, residents and visitors and insures compliance. Observe and report to the supervisor any repairs needed in the physical plant or unit. Fill out work orders as needed. Utilize/order proper equipment and supplies. Make compliance rounds. Review chart audits and make necessary changes and/or corrections. Complete necessary documents, reports, records as indicated. Follow the department dress code. Participates in the admission of new residents. Clarifies initial or hospital discharge medication orders and contacts the Physician to review the resident's status, treatment orders and medication plans. Develops plans to ensure that the medical and health care needs of residents are met. This includes: Ensuring appropriate medical follow-up Providing special instructions to resident and facility staff related to medical diagnosis and plan of care as well as allergies, medication, diet, special emergency plans related to ongoing medical conditions. Coordinating and reviewing lab work. Coordinating care with clinics, outside physicians and hospitals. Health teaching. Functions as part of an interdisciplinary team attending medication rounds and team meetings for Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) and Quarterly Review. Is available for ongoing consultation to the team regarding medical problems and health care. Documents services in accordance with facility policy and requirements. Promotes resident empowerment and self-care activities. ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Covers for peers during vacations and at other times of facility need. Participates in facility training activities. Participates in the orientation of new nursing staff. Attends staff, discipline and committee meetings as assigned by Supervision. Reviews and signs incident reports and provides follow-up. Assumes responsibility for professional development. All other duties as assigned by supervision. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for supervising assigned unit and/or facility. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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: Minimum Associates Degree in Nursing. Two years of experience working as a registered nurse and awareness of the needs of the geriatric resident. preferred.

Keywords: Waverly Place of Stocktonverly Place of Stockton, Rockford , Registered Nurse (RN)/LPN, Healthcare , Stockton, Illinois

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