Must be a graduate of accredited school of nursing and currently licensed as a RN or LPN in ND.
Professional appearance and demeanor. Good physical and emotional health.
The primary purpose of your job position is to provide each of your assigned residents with routine daily nursing care and services and supervise the day to day nursing activities of the facility during your tour of duty in accordance with the resident’s assessment and care plan, current federal, state and local standards and as may be directed by your supervisor to ensure the highest degree of quality of care is maintained at all times.
Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Administrator
1. Demonstrates skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to carry out the technical and clinical aspects of their job in a quality manner.
2. Utilizes the nursing process effectively: assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation.
3. Effectively communicates with residents, family, MD, other staff and supervisor in a timely manner.
4. Effectively supervises nursing department staff ensuring policy/procedures and care plans are followed.
5. Accurately and effectively documents resident assessments, etc.
6. Performs any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
7. Is able to organize and prioritize projects.
8. Must have basic computer skills or be able to acquire them.
9. Must be able to communicate and process information accurately.
10. Adheres to Federal/State regulation and guidelines, including Resident Rights.
11. Conducts self and perform duties following Mission and Philosophy of St. Gerard’s.
12. Has a pleasant manner, good grooming and hygiene.
13. Is flexible, open to new ideas, results orientated and dedicated to continuous learning.
14. Participates in effective and creative problem solving with other team members to achieve positive outcomes.
15. Must be able to display tact, empathy and good judgement in dealing with varying situations involving residents, residents’ families, visitors, management, physicians and staff.
16. Must be able to participate in facility and department Quality programs for regulatory compliance, quality of care indicators and positive resident outcomes and satisfaction.
17. Must be able to work well with others and maintain harmonious relationships with co-workers.
18. Able to participate in Safety and Infection Control programs for protection of staff and residents.
19. Must be able to safely perform the essential job duties, with or without reasonable accommodation, without posing a direct threat to other employees, residents and self.
20. Gives direction to Nursing Assistants, Medication Technicians, Ward Clerks and Paid Feeding Assistants.
21. Receives supervision and direction from the Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing and Administration.
22. Must be able to push/pull up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects for such tasks as pushing a medication cart, an occupied wheelchair, performing CPR and moving resident care equipment and supplies.
23. Must be able to perform simple and complex manipulative tasks, such as writing, using keyboard, filling/drawing up and administering injections, removing and applying dressing, inserting catheters and administering IV solutions.
24. Frequent standing, walking, sitting and reaching away from the body are required. Occasional stooping, bending, twisting, turning, climbing, reaching above, at and below shoulder level are also required.
25. Must be able to deal effectively with stress created by multiple tasks, noise and interruptions on a frequent basis. Must be able to work cooperatively as part of the health care team while maintaining a pleasant demeanor. Must be able to manage frequent exposure to stress related to working with ill resident and their families combined with residents who may be confused, irrational, highly agitated, combative and given to frequent abrupt mood swings.
26. Must have visual acuity to identify residents by sight, observe call lights, identify people entering and exiting facility and unusual occurrences. Near-sighted visual acuity to read typed and written material, read syringes, thermometers, blood pressure readings, assess changes in resident’s condition and monitor equipment.
27. Must be able to hear and distinguish normal sounds from background noise. Must be able to distinguish sound via stethoscope and distinguish respiratory status of residents.
28. Must be able to detect the smell of smoke and unusual odors in the environment.
29. Expected to respond to emergency situations involving the safety of residents, other employees and guests. Includes the ability to assist with a possible evacuation of residents.
ST. GERARD'S COMMUNITY OF CARE