We are looking for a nurse for either every Sat/Sun OR every other Sat/Sun for 6am - 2:30pm shift. Responsible for planning, directing, providing and evaluating total nursing care to assigned 5 residents. Must have a caring, understanding attitude, utilize effective communication skills and have good judgment. Display respect to the residents and to the home in which they live. Must possess the ability to plan, provide, and evaluate total nursing care. Must have a current NE license.
Reviews routines, calendar of events, and resident needs, delegates and assigns staff to work accordingly
Reviews staff schedule and makes arrangements to cover for any absent staff
Coordinates arrangements for resident appointments, treatments, or procedures, including transportation
Makes daily rounds to observe and evaluate physical and emotional status of residents.
Coordinates admission and discharge of residents
Supervises and observes staff in the performance and their duties; provides them with feedback and any needed guidance
Assists in training new staff
Reviews medication profiles for completeness of information, accuracy in physician order transcription, and adheres to stop condition changes
Ensures that medications and supplies are ordered, in stock and counted at shift change
Keeps the Director of Nursing informed of residents’ status and related matters
Assures that all charting and record keeping is completed
Follows up on dietary requirements and recommendations
Communicates with physicians as required
Participates in investigating, documenting, and resolving complaints by residents and family members.
Performs administrative duties such as telephone work, faxes, filing, records management, scheduling, charting, and paperwork
Attends meetings, in-services, and participates in fire and disaster drills
Education and/or Equivalent Experience, Skills and Abilities
Graduate of an accredited RN or LPN program
Must be a Registered Nurse or LPN in the state of application; experience in geriatrics preferred
Must be able to provide leadership and supervision over other staff
Must have knowledge of DSHS Regulations
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with staff and external constituents