Responsible as primary nurse to coordinates the delivery of nursing care (assess, monitor, detect and prevent) to assigned residents and to assure the most appropriate care is provided.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Certificate from college or technical school of an accredited Nursing Program; and three to six months related experience and/or training.
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. Experienced with handicapped population and pediatric experience preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Florida Driver's License, Florida RN License, HIV Course, CPR
A Confidentiality Agreement is required and must be signed upon commencement of service.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintains current knowledge of assigned residents' clinical status, physicians orders
Testing results, appointments/activities and other pertinent data. Clearly communicates the status of assigned residents to appropriate personnel.
Performs nursing responsibilities:
Physical examination and nursing assessment, documentation of clinical status.
Administration of prescribed medications.
Monitoring of possible side effects of medications and therapeutic interventions.
Works with Respiratory Care personnel to assure life support systems equipment are maintained at all times.
Notification of change in resident status to physician and department head.
Administration of nourishment/hydration as prescribed.
Provides physical hygiene measures, assures residents are appropriately dressed and well groomed.
Takes temperatures and vital signs.
Positions residents following physical management plan.
Repositions residents throughout shift with frequent rounds at least every 2 hours.
Positions residents properly in wheelchair, reporting any missing parts of needed repairs.
Participation in care planning.
Completes assigned workload and shares in responsibility of total resident care.
Performs respiratory care procedures as trained by Respiratory Director.
Performs special procedures, i.e. CPR, ambulance transports, tracheostomy tube changes, IV care and management, including central lines.
Responds appropriately to all emergency situations.
Acts as charge nurse in absence of the RN Supervisor.
Verbally communicates with oncoming supervisor and makes entries into the Nursing Supervisor Communication Book.
Acts as a resource person for new employee and assists coworkers with duties.
Participates in physician rounds when required briefing physician on resident's status.
Provides support and in services to families.
Maintains accurate medical and departmental records.
Accompanies residents via center van or ambulance when necessary.
Performs equipment changes and cleaning as required.
Notifies department supervisors and maintenance of equipment malfunctions & needs.
Notifies purchasing department, maintenance and supervisor of equipment malfunctions and needs.
Participates in meetings and committees as required.
Follows infection control policies & procedures.
Accountable for maintaining residents daily schedule (sleep, school, etc.)
Participates in discharge planning; including family education.
Communicates received information from physicians, family, doctor appointments hospitals, etc. to necessary disciplines and/or care staff.
Attends ongoing in-services, training, and in house educational programs.
utilize learned knowledge towards resident care and leisure
Utilize and promote utilization of physical management plan by all care staff.
Maintains within compliance of an interdisciplinary model, in which there exists ongoing collaboration to achieve comprehensive management of physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the residents.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Directly supervises employees in the position of LPN and CNA. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
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 this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
As a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we have never underestimated the ability of young people to overcome challenges, heal, learn, and most of all, flourish.
Our mission at BCC is to respond to the unique needs of every child through programs that promote privacy, respect, independence, dignity, and engagement (PRIDE.) By listening to and learning from the children and families we serve, we have grown from a single-program establishment to one that serves over 1,200 individuals each year.
As we look to the future, Broward Children’s Center remains focused on delivering the highest quality care necessary to ensure that each individual is given every opportunity to thrive and succeed.