Licensed Nurse (RN) – Assisted Living Services (ALS)
Reports to: Assisted Living Manager
Department: Corwin Center
Classification: Hourly, Non-exempt
The Licensed Nurse-RN-Assisted Living is responsible for managing the residents’ health plan and supervising the day-to-day nursing activities during the shift in accordance with State & Federal regulations and facility policies and procedures.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Process admissions/transfers/discharges.
- Welcome resident and oversee brief orientation to surroundings.
- Begin initial care plan.
- Complete transfer/discharge paper work as appropriate.
- Complete resident assessment instrument.
- Use resident assessment to help set measurable goals and objects in a care plan that meets the resident’s physical, mental and psychosocial needs.
- Give and take shift report in timely manner.
- Deliver and supervise resident care, based on interdisciplinary plan.
- Administer medications and treatments as ordered by the attending physician.
- Maintain proper surveillance of medications and records for controlled drugs.
- Perform skilled nursing procedures, i.e., insertion of tubes, dressing changes, etc.
- Arrange for tests and procedures and follow up to ensure completion.
- Evaluate residents regularly for evidence of changes in condition using assessment skills based on accepted nursing standards.
- Supervise serving of diets and nourishments.
- Monitor intake and output when appropriate.
- Monitor resident weights and vital signs.
- Monitor resident positioning and use of supports
- Monitor resident activities and prescribed therapies.
- Assess need for preventive and restorative programs to ensure optimum achievable quality of life for each resident.
- Evaluate resident for skin integrity and functional status; maintain skin records.
- Provide direction and support to NACs to facilitate smooth delivery of nursing care on daily basis.
- Develop resident care assignments.
- See that each NAC receives adequate report on his/her assigned residents at start of shift.
- Monitor care provided by NACs to ensure that the nursing care plan is implemented in a timely and thorough manner.
- Act as role model for non-licensed staff in the deliver of safe, competent and compassionate service.
- Respond to emergency calls in residential living area in absence of residential nurse.
- Supervise documentation in the health record to ensure timely and complete entries.
- Report and document change in resident’s condition according to facility policies.
- Report and document incidents or unusual occurrences according to facility policy.
- Initiate and discontinue charting at appropriate times according to facility policy.
- Receive physician’s orders, process them and update care plan accordingly.
- Complete charting of treatments, medications, assessments, care plans and summaries of resident progress in timely manner.
- Communicate with all disciplines to ensure that care is delivered according the resident care plan.
- Communicate with family and responsible parties regarding inquiries about residents, in compliance with facility policy on confidentiality.
- Complete daily rounds on assigned residents to ensure facility compliance with regulatory requirements
- Regular, predictable, and dependable attendance.
- Current RN certification (licensure) in Washington State with at least one year of experience.
- Speak, read, and write English.
- Desire to work with older adults.
- Skill in recognizing physical, mental and emotional needs of residents.
- Ability to work closely with professional and non-professional staff members.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations.
- Able to maintain patience, poise, and dignity in an emergency or crisis.
- Able to keep confidentiality.
- Good judgment and ability to make independent decisions.
- Emotional stability, tact and understanding of residents’ physical, psychological, social and emotional needs.
- Able to prioritize multiple tasks.
- Supervisory skills.
- Take and give instructions well.
- Regular, predictable and dependable attendance.
- Sit and stand for up to two hours per day.
- Walk three to four hours per day. Also, run or walk rapidly.
- Frequent lifting up to 10 pounds.
- Occasional lifting of over 50 pounds and up to 100 pounds when lifting residents with use of a transfer belt. If appropriate use pixel/hoyer lift to assist resident from the floor.
- Assist with transfer, lifting and pushing a wheelchair.
- Push/pull with up to 50 pounds of force.
- Climb stairs quickly.
- Occasional bending and twisting at waist.
- Occasional reaching above or below should heights, e.g., charts or supplies on upper shelves.
- Frequent grasping and handing, e.g., paperwork, diagnostic tools.
- Occasional use of computer and telephone.
- Exposure to bloodborne pathogens: Level I
- Work in well-lighted, well-ventilated work areas.
- Subject to infections, odors and/or hazards that might cause bruises or scratches.
- Subject to frequent interruptions.
- Hours vary; evenings and weekends may be required.
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