Renders professional nursing care utilizing techniques for the comfort and well-being of residents, administering medications, maintaining medical records, and assisting physicians during treatment and examination of residents.
- Administers medications and treatments to nursing facility residents.
- Evaluates resident needs, condition, and care; develops nursing care plan for individual residents and maintains updates of care plan as needed. Initiates MDS and face sheets on residents on admission.
- Receives and implements physicians' orders.
- Admits and orients new residents; trains and orients new staff members.
- Directs, supervises, and assigns work to CNA in performance of work activities. Acts as charge nurse during his or her shift.
- Maintains medical records and other monitoring forms as required.
- Provides direct care, reorders residents' medications, charts summaries and other pertinent information, and communicates status during shift changes; checks supplies and maintains equipment.
- Communicates with families and residents regarding care needs as well as with physician regarding resident condition.
- Follows and oversees completion of specific orders regarding resident care including appropriate physical restraint use on individuals.
- Evaluates CNA performance during introductory period and annual reviews.
- Maintains and updates CNA assignment books.
- Maintains and assesses IV therapy.
- Responsible for overall safety and cleanliness of assigned unit.
- Performs other work as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Knowledge of current nursing theory and practice. Knowledge of unit policies and procedures, Title 22 and OBRA regulations pertaining to long-term care SNF units. Skilled in use of EKG, hemoglobin meter, glucometer, oximeter, bladder scanner, FAX and other medical and office equipment. Sensitivity and understanding of issues related to aging. Patience and tact in dealing with the elderly. Ability to exercise good judgment in making assessments regarding medical conditions. Demonstrated interpersonal, verbal, and written English communication skills. Physical skills and ability to perform work that requires continual standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
Current California nursing license and qualified to practice in the state of California as an RN. Must maintain nurse licensure by attending or obtaining Continuing Education credits. Current Basic Life Support certificate. Previous gerontological nursing experience desirable but not mandatory.
Two to five staff members per shift