Renders direct or indirect resident care services that ensure the safety, comfort, personal hygiene and protection of residents; includes the performance of disease prevention and restorative measures.
- Maintains the standards of nursing care and implements the policies and procedures of the facility and the nursing department and maintains compliance with federal and state regulations. • Assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge and skills with respect to facility activities, nursing procedures, technology, and federal and state regulations.
- Assesses and documents the resident's condition & nursing care needs. Updates & maintains resident care plans.
- Plans resident care activities based on the Plan of Care and continued assessment through participation in the Interdisciplinary Team.
- Provides direct care in accordance with the prescribed medical and nursing treatment plans.
- Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in residents, such as cardiac arrest. Maintains CPR certification.
- Functions in a supervisory capacity in the absence of the Nursing Manager. Responsible for the supervision of the team's nursing assistants and LVNs.
- Plans, implements, and evaluates appropriate resident and/or family education.
- Plans for the admission and discharge needs of the resident. Orients and admits new residents and family members to the Health Center.
- Functions as an advocate for the resident and his or her family by supplying and interpreting information, supporting decisions, and facilitating communication.
- Functions as Charge Nurse as assigned by DNS by overseeing skilled nursing facility support services (food service, housekeeping and laundry, maintenance, security).
- Completes reports including but not limited to, assessment, intervention implementation, physical and chemical restraint reduction, falls, weight change, dietary and pharmacy considerations, medical needs, and behavior stamps for physician review; communicates results and implementation programs to appropriate personnel.
- Establishes and maintains collaborative communication with physicians, other health care professionals, and facility departments.
- Participates in the orientation of new nursing department personnel.
- Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment.
- Practices fiscal responsibility in the use of supplies, equipment, and time management.
- Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Knowledge of nursing theory and practice. Sensitivity to and understanding of issues related to aging. Patience and tact in dealing with the elderly. Judgment in order to make assessments regarding nursing and medical conditions. Ability to coordinate interdisciplinary ancillary health service. Strong interpersonal, verbal, written communication skills in English and ability to work as part of a team. 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 Basic Life Support certification. Previous gerontological nursing experience. Two years consecutive experience in field of nursing immediately prior to application.
Varies according to shift assignment.