Company: Southwest LTC
Location: Cedar Hill
Posted on: November 17, 2021
JOB SUMMARY He/She is responsible for the care of the residents
in a designated area of the facility. He/She communicates with off
going and arriving shifts of personnel to assure the continuum of
quality of care. Makes rounds, evaluating the physical, emotional
and social needs of the residents making sure these are being met
through the staff assigned to work with each group of residents.
Assesses assigned staff's ability to provide for each resident's
needs and provides intervention as indicated. Supervises the care
provided by the Certified Nursing Aides assigned to the unit,
providing intervention, and education as indicated. Makes
adjustments in assignments as indicated. Prepares and administers
medications and treatments according to procedures. Consults with
physicians, receives, records and transcribes orders as required .
Makes rounds with physicians when necessary. Reviews resident's
care plans and assures these plans are followed. Documents on
records as per policy and procedures of the facility. Participates
in the evaluation of the employees working under his/her
supervision. Participates in staff meetings and in-services as
required. The Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse or
Licensed Vocational Nurse is responsible to the Director of Nursing
and /or the Assistant Director of Nursing. EDUCATION He/She must be
a graduate of an accredited school of nursing currently registered
with the state agency for nursing licensure and hold a valid
nursing license in the state he/she is employed. Must have an
maintain a License according to the Board of Nurse Examiners (BNE).
Must continue to maintain background checks in good standing
according to the requirements of Department of Aging & Disability
Services (DADS). QUALIFICATIONS 1. Demonstrates leadership and
managerial ability. 2. Has the ability to organize, plan and
supervise care and the Certified Nursing Aides assigned to work a
designated unit and shift. 3. Maintains effective interpersonal
relationships. 4. Is of good emotional, mental and physical health,
having sound judgment and high professional standards. 5. Must be
willing and capable of providing emergency assistance to residents
as indicated. 6. Is courteous in working with residents, families
and employees. 7. Maintains a neat, well-groomed and professional
appearance at all times. 8. Has a desire to work with the geriatric
resident and their current and prospective needs. 9. Must be
willing to be in the facility ready to begin assigned duties on
time. 10. Must be willing to be in the facility during weekdays as
well as weekend hours. 11. Must be willing to work preferred shifts
as scheduled and assist on other shifts as needed to assure
adequate staffing to meet the needs of each resident. 12. Must
demonstrate ability to evaluate the geriatric resident's needs and
provide intervention timely to assure each resident's needs are
met. 13. Must demonstrate ability to evaluate nursing staff needs
and provide staff education timely to provide quality care. 14.
Must demonstrate ability to function as a cooperative team member
with each member of the Nursing Department and other departments.
15. Must demonstrate the ability to follow and supervise assigned
staff to assure the facilities policies and procedures are followed
and upheld. 16. Must demonstrate the ability to manage and
supervise the assigned unit in a productive, timely manner. 17.
Must have a pre-employment and an annual Tuberculosis screening
examination. RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Receives report from the off going
shift. 2. Reviews communication systems to be knowledgeable of any
unusual occurrences during the previous shifts. 3. Assigns
Certified Nursing Aides and other designated personnel assuring
each resident's needs will be met during the assigned shift. 4.
Gives report to Certified Nursing Aides. 5. Makes rounds of the
assigned unit frequently during the shift providing intervention as
needed. During the entire shift, will be attune to needs of the
unit while doing other nursing tasks. 6. Prepares and administers
medications as ordered. Reorders medications as needed in
preparation for future shifts: Assesses and documents medication
issues as per policy. 7. Provides special procedures as ordered. 8.
Completes the treatments as ordered. Assesses and documents new and
old areas of treatment describing in detail the results of staff
action and the results of the treatment. Prepares a weekly skin
report for the Director of Nursing. Contacts the physician for any
areas not responding positively and timely. 9. Supervises the meal
service for each resident on the unit. Works with the staff to
assure each resident is provided adequate nutrition for each meal.
10. Continually assesses and reassesses residents for risk of
complications as a result of being in the facility. (i.e. skin
breakdown incontinence, contractures, reduced mobility, reduced
involvement in bathing, dressing, or eating, weight loss, behaviors
due to change in lifestyle, etc.) 11. Continually observes progress
and quality of work of the Nursing Assistants to assure that
residents are turned, repositioned, toileted, walked, exercised,
provided food and fluids, well groomed, involved in their specific
restorative program, provides intervention as indicated, etc. Also
observes the resident's environment to assure a clean and safe
environment is provided for each resident. 12. Document on nurse's
notes as per policy. Assures there is accurate and timely
documentation of any unusual observation, incident, or happening.
13. Reviews information, reassess residents, interviews staff,
reviews documentation of each shift and writes monthly nurse
progress note using the Interdisciplinary Care Plan documenting
progress or lack of progress toward the resident's goals. Writes
suggestions for changes to be made to the plan of care on the
"Working Copy" of the Interdisciplinary Care Plan. 14. Admits
residents as required. 15. Assists in the ordering and reviewing of
results of laboratory tests as indicated. Notifies physician of
results. 16. Notifies the physician, resident and family/POA of any
new or unusual findings as indicated. 17. Assists with auditing
charts. 18. Assists with answering and correcting consultant
reports. 19. Reviews, signs and provides intervention as indicated
for Certified Nursing Aides documentation. 20. Counts required
medications with oncoming and off going shifts. 21. Makes
appropriate notes in Communication Books to assure adequate
communication is maintained for nursing. 22. Assists in keeping
other departments informed of resident's change of condition as
indicated. 23. Assists in providing in-services for assigned staff.
24. Keeps nurse's station, medication room clean. Assigns Certified
Nursing Aides to keep each ancillary room clean and orderly.
Assigns staff to keep equipment clean and proper condition for use.
25. Reviews and updates Medication Administration Record, Treatment
Administration Record, and Nursing Care Flow Records for the
upcoming month. 26. Makes rounds toward end of shift to assure area
is in order for the oncoming shift. 27. Gives report to oncoming
shift. 28. Reviews and assures there is adequate staffing for the
oncoming shift. Replaces known absences in a timely manner. 29.
Keep all resident information received confidential and follows all
HIPAA regulations. 30. Practices within scope and guidelines of the
Board of Nurse Examiners (BNE). 31. Performs other tasks as
assigned by Supervisor.
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