RN/LPN Baylor Nights - SIGN-ON BONUS | Nursing
Location: The Village at Pine Valley
Hours: Full Time Baylor Nights: 6:00pm-6:30am
***Sign on Bonus Available! RN $3000 LPN $2000***
General Statement of Duties
Provides direct care to residents; administers and documents medications and treatments; coordinates, supervises and evaluates resident care on assigned units.
Essential Job Functions
A. Provides direct care to residents.
- Administers medications and/or treatments for residents on unit, adhering to facility policies and procedures and skill level of personnel.
- Follows specifically written physician’s orders.
- Organizes/sets-up med carts; delivers medications to appropriate residents.
- Administers oral, topical, suppository medications, as well as eye and ear drops.
- Follows all pharmacy and drug administration policies and procedures.
- Adheres to specific administration requirements (ac, pc, etc.) as well as a correct time of administration.
- Verifies start and stop dates on orders before administering.
- Documents all medications administered according to facility policies and procedures.
- Inventories controlled drugs by counting medications at the start and end of each shift.
- Assists with proper disposition of drugs.
- Implements restorative nursing measure, correct aseptic techniques, and other infection control measures when providing nursing care.
- Is accountable for all care and treatment provided for an assigned group of residents.
B. Coordinates, supervises and evaluates resident care.
- Supervises nursing assistants and students.
- Make daily rounds visiting each resident frequently to monitor resident condition and responses to treatment.
- Assures that goals and approaches are current on the resident care plan and are conveyed to and implemented by the nursing staff.
- Observes direct care administered by staff ensuring safe effective care is given in a timely manner as well as completion of other assigned duties.
- Supervises and assures completion of daily and weekly documentation in the resident medical record, resident care plan and other required forms.
- Receives and processes doctors’ orders as required, makes arranges for transportation to appointments.
C. Communicates with nursing and other departments and services.
- Gives oral instructions about nursing care and end-of-shift reports.
- Records information on changes in condition new orders, incidents, etc. on the 24 Hour Report Form.
- Informs the Director of Nursing, attending physician, sponsor, and other appropriate staff regarding changes in resident physical, emotional or behavioral status.
- Initiates and contributes to the plan of care for residents, according to resident needs and policy, in order to promote continuity of care from admission through discharge or transfer.
D. Exhibits positive professional image to residents, visitors and other facility staff.
- Practices effective health and hygiene habits.
- Keeps uniform and shoes clean and neat in appearance.
- Conducts self so as to promote favorable public relations for the facility.
- Sets forth a good example for other staff members.
A. Makes daily shift assignments based on resident needs, resident census and personnel qualifications.
B. Supervises and makes recommendations regarding safe and effective feeding practices.
C. Identifies learning needs of assigned staff; may implement mini-in-services in resident care area; contributes to topics for regular in-services programs.
D. Participates in the evaluation process with the Coordinator.
E. Conducts counseling and disciplinary action in accordance with facility policies and performance evaluations of staff.
F. Accompanies physician during resident rounds, as feasible, assisting with examinations and completion of visit documentation.
G. Keeps facility manuals in visible and accessible location for use.
H. Communicates with and informs dietitian or Nutritional Services Coordinator regarding special nutritional needs or changes in diet.
I. Adheres to and monitors efficient and courteous telephone use in accordance with facility policy.
J. Ensures clear identification of staff members and their role to residents and facility visitors; promotes reality orientation measures or programs.
K. Any other duties assigned.
- Registered/licensed nurse graduate from an accredited state approved school of nursing with current license to practice in the State of Indiana.
- Prefer a minimum of two years experience in long-term care setting with charge, assistant charge of comparable responsibilities.
- Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong, verbal, organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills.
- Understanding or the concepts of aging and the needs and concerns of the elderly.
- A team orientation.
- Basic computer experience.