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Norwalk Nursing & Rehab is hiring RNs. We offer 12 hour shifts, 8 hour shifts and flexible scheduling. GENERAL PURPOSE: Responsible for the supervision of the delivery of care to a group of residents. Assess resident’s needs, develop individual care plans, administer nursing care, evaluate nursing care, and supervise CNAs and other personnel delivery of nursing care. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Must hold and maintain a current license to practice as an RN. 2. Recent clinical experience, education, or specialty skills specific to geriatrics. 3. Demonstrates understanding that state and Federal rules and regulations govern the practices within facility. 4. Ongoing pursuit of Continuing Education Credits in clinical subjects, management, personal growth and development. 5. Demonstrates working knowledge of infection control principles and practices. 6. Proven ability to communicate effectively and positively with staff, residents and family members. 7. Basic computer knowledge and ability with an aptitude to learn company software. 8. Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance. 9. Must meet all local health regulation and pass post-employment physical exam if required. This requirement also includes drug screening, criminal background investigation and reference inquiry. 10. Must be capable of performing the essential job functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Resident Assessment: Duties: Adhere to state rules and regulations concerning delivery of care and assure that effective quality nursing care is delivered which is outcome focused through utilization of the nursing process. Effectively interview the resident/responsible party to obtain information required for developing and implementing a plan of care. Demonstrate ability to perform physical assessment through observations, inspections, palpation, percussion and auscultation. If applicable, is involved in and accurately complete the RAI process. Identify needs and provide input for discharge planning and follow-up throughout length of stay. IMPLEMENTS PLAN OF CARE Duties: Implement plan of care consistently, effectively and cost efficiently with focus on resident centered outcomes. Identify rationale and anticipated outcomes for each nursing intervention. Assume responsibility for care interventions consistent with skill level and professional standards of care. Utilize time efficiently to assure completion of duties and responsibilities in allotted time frame. Utilize professional and sound judgment in deliver of care which is cost efficient but does not jeopardize safe, effective care delivery. Follow company policies and procedures to ensure a safe, caring, comfortable and clean environment. Utilize all appropriate, available resources for resident/family/responsible party counseling and discharge planning. Keep physician and/or other healthcare professionals immediately of significant changes of condition. Work in collaboration with physician and/or other health care professionals by sharing information relevant to changing plan of care. Question and seek clarification of unclear orders. EVALUATES PLAN OF CARE Duties: Evaluate team and make changes as needs are recognized. Critique and take responsibility for evaluating nursing care delivered. Utilize the expertise of Nurse Colleagues to evaluate plan of care. Elicit feedback from individual being served and/or family or responsible party to determine that their needs are being met. Evaluate effectiveness of the plan of care in conjunction with the interdisciplinary care plan team. DELIVERS RESIDENT CARE Duties: Deliver and maintain optimum resident care and comfort by demonstrating knowledge and skills of current nursing practices. Transcribe physician and/or health care professionals’ orders appropriately and accurately. Ask for clarification of questionable orders from the ordering physician and/or health care professionals. Perform only those activities which are within the scope of RN nursing practice. Notify physician and/or health care professionals if orders are not carried out and document event appropriately. Follow company, facility and departmental policies and procedures, and appropriately utilize nursing judgement. Ensure accurate documentation of all medical records and reporting forms. Promptly respond to call lights and other resident’s needs. SUPERVISION Duties: Supervise CNAs and other personnel. May supervise other Nurse including other RNs. Coach, counsel and assign CNAs and other Nurses to provide quality resident care. Independently evaluate the job skills and work performance of the Care Specialists and other Nurses through the formal performance evaluation process. Appropriately discipline or participate in the discipline of CNAs and other Nurses for violations of work rules, policies or poor performance, including the recommendation of suspension and terminations. Recognize CNAs and other Nurses for exceptional care and job performance on a regular basis and as part of their formal performance evaluation. Assign CNAs and other Nurses specific duties for resident care and direct their work. Assign hours, breaks and meal periods to CNAs and other Nurses. Ensure proper staffing by calling in replacement employees for CNAs and other Nurses not reporting for work and by transferring or reassigning CNAs and other Nurses to ensure adequate staffing levels. Revise work schedules of CNAs and other Nurses as necessary. Train and/or assist in the orientation of new employees. Attempt to effectively resolve CNAs and other Nurses’ problems/complaints and grievances. Incorporate CNAs and other Nurses in a work team to meet resident needs. Attend and participate in supervisory meetings. Support and follow through with management team goals. Perform other management duties as assigned. CUSTOMER SERVICE Duties: Provide compassionate resident care services. Establish and maintain positive interactions with internal and external customers, including co-workers and direct reports. Take responsibility for resolving CAN, Nurse and other customer’s issues and concerns striving for a win-win outcome. Customers include residents, families, vendors and other associates. RESIDENTS’ RIGHTS Duties: Demonstrate strong ethical practices regarding individual/resident rights as stated in company policy. Support resident autonomy and choice. Demonstrate both sensitivity and appropriate responsiveness to each resident’s “end of life” wishes. RESIDENT COMFORT AND SAFETY Duties: Demonstrate safe practices regarding resident’s comfort and safety by applying knowledge of proper body alignment for self and resident. Practice and promote adherence to institutional safety codes. Promote a restraint-free environment. PHARMACY KNOWLEDGE Duties: Demonstrate safe practices regarding resident’s comfort and safety by applying knowledge of policies governing medication administration and documentation. Demonstrate knowledge of drug reactions and sensitivities and nursing interventions. Assure that narcotics ae accounted for properly. Apply adult learning principles when educating individuals, family members or responsible party regarding the resident’s medication regimen. LAB VALUES Duties: Recognize normal and abnormal lab values and communicate same in appropriate manner to physician, and other interdisciplinary team members as appropriate. INFECTION CONTROL Duties: Demonstrate working knowledge of infection control practices. CONTINUING EDUCATION Duties: Recognize self-evaluation and self-development as important tools in maintaining high standards of care and professionalism. Seek and provide peer support and consultation. Participate in facility/department in-services. Attend continuing education programs. Attend facility/department/staff meetings as required. SAFETY Duties: Comply with, support and enforce company policies involving all safety and infection control procedures to include the proper use of mechanical lifts, gait belts and personal protective back supports. REISDENTS’ RIGHTS AND POSTITIVE RELATIONSHIPS Duties: Understand, comply with and promote all rules and regulations regarding residents’ rights; promote positive relationships with residents, visitors, and regulators, to include presenting a professional appearance. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: STAFF DEVELOPMENT Duties: Attend and participate in educational activities, in-service training and staff meetings; assist in orientation ad training other staff. QUALITY IMPROVEMENT Participate in Quality Improvement activities assigned. OTHER DUTIES Duties: Other duties as assigned or needed. Physical and Sensory Requirements (With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices): Walking/mobility, reaching, fine hand coordination, bending, grasping, pushing medication carts, pulling, lifting, transferring and repositioning residents, ability to hear and respond to pages; ability to distinguish smells, tastes and temperatures; ability to read and write; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to verbally communicate with residents and others; ability to understand and apply training and in-service education; ability to instruct personnel during training education and staff meetings; and ability to remain calm in emergencies and when handling multiple tasks. Location: Norwalk, IA
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