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Episcopal SeniorLife Communities Registered Nurse RN Long Term Care - Fulltime/Part-time Days in ROCHESTER, New York

Registered Nurse RN Long Term Care - Fulltime/Part-time Days

ROCHESTER, NY•Episcopal Church Home Nursing

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Description

JOB SUMMARY: The RN Staff Nurse is responsible for resident care activities under the direction of nursing leadership.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Exhibit knowledge and proper application of established policies and procedures.

  • Provide information for the development of nursing care plans.

  • Observe and monitor residents’ health status and communicate significant findings to the RN leadership on the unit.

  • Safely perform therapeutic and preventative nursing procedures and treatments under the direction of leadership on the unit.

  • Follow established care plan.

  • Participate in quality assurance programs and infection prevention as required.

  • Assist with supervision and direction of non-professional nursing staff under direction of Professional Registered Nurse leadership on all shifts. follow resident plan of care

  • Be familiar and accountable for all medication policies and procedures.

  • Administer medication per policy and procedure.

  • Reorder medication per the pharmacy procedures.

  • Exhibit knowledge of desired/untoward effects of administered medications.

  • Observe residents for reaction to medications reporting and documenting effectiveness.

  • Follow established documentation procedures.

  • Complete exception report, bowel record at the end of shift and hand off any pending issues.

  • Be familiar with documentation requirements specific to MDS and resident needs.

  • Utilize supplies in a cost-effective manner. Monitor usage regularly.

  • Report unsafe conditions to the Professional Registered Nurse leader in a timely manner.

  • Document all incidents/accidents per policy.

  • Be familiar with established emergency procedures.

  • Be courteous and polite to all encountered.

  • Address residents by name

  • Respond to resident needs as soon as possible.

  • Refer issues/problems to Nurse Manager/supervisor or designee.

  • Assist with orientation of new nurses on the unit.

  • Report off to other team leader or nursing leadership when leaving the unit.

  • Ensure residents get to scheduled activities/therapy on time.

  • Floating to aid staffing need within the nursing department as needed.

  • Follow dress code per facility policies.

  • Provide assistant to co-workers as needed.

  • Answering call lights/unit phone in unit secretary absence.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited program of registered nursing and current unencumbered NYS RN license required. A minimum of 1 yr RN current experience required; geriatrics RN experience preferred. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Excellent communication skills. Must be flexible/adaptable.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: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.

Performing duties of this job requires lifting, bending, walking and standing. Must be able to occasionally lift loads of 50 pounds without assistance and the ability to sit, talk, and hear is required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS: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 majority of essential job duties are performed indoors as well as in resident areas where universal precautions apply. Employee may be exposed to indoor temperature fluctuations.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:The work is performed within established guidelines, and requires periodic supervision. The employee exercises some initiative and independent judgment to effectively perform the essential job duties of this position.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR OTHERS:The employee has no direct responsibility for others.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES:Shall be fully acquainted with all safety policies and procedures of the Church Home. Takes an active role in all fire drills during the shift and/or emergencies for internal and external disasters as monitored by supervisor and incident manager.Must comply with facility in-service requirements.

Maintain confidentiality of all information related to the organization, residents, participants, family and staff, that may be encountered, either formally or informally, during the normal course of business. This includes medical and treatment records, financial and human resources information.

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