Graduate Registered Nurse (RN) in 1001 Middleford Rd at Manor House

Date Posted: 4/3/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Join our team at Acts Retirement-Life Communities!

Acts has been setting the standard for excellence in senior retirement living since 1972, with a vision founded in faith and guided by a commitment to integrity and loving kindness.

Acts is currently seeking qualified candidates for the role of Graduate Registered Nurse (RN) in our WillowBrooke Court (Skilled Nursing) neighborhood. 

Summary Statement:

Provides general nursing care to residents in medical care facility under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.

Essential Job Functions:

• Performs resident's physical, nursing and Minimun Data Set (MDS) assessment and care as dictated by assessment.
• Supervises and coordinates nursing personnel in the provision of direct resident care in adherence to State, Federal and Corporate guidelines.
• Formulates individualized nursing care plans utilizing the nursing process.
• Assesses each resident daily and implements any changes as needed.
• Accompanies the physician on rounds and ensures that pertinent information is communicated to him or her.
• Transcribes and carries out physician's orders.
• Participates in the training and supervision of nursing personnel
• Adheres to Federal/State and Corporate guidelines in the delivery of nursing care.
• Prepares daily assignment of nursing personnel with respect to their duties, treatments, and other related tasks.
• Identifies potential safety hazards and the noncompliance with Corporate guidelines as set forth in the Policy & Procedure Manual and implements corrective action as needed.
• Maintains accurate resident care records and documents pertinent data reflecting the use of the nursing process.
• Attends and participates in the resident-care meetings, staff meetings and in-services.
• Attends all mandated in-services.
• Provides teaching to residents, their families and other staff as necessary.
• Administers prescribed medications and treatments as ordered by the physician in accordance with approved nursing techniques and Acts policy and procedures.
• Prepares equipment and aids physician during treatments and examinations of residents.
• Observes resident, records significant changes in conditions and notifies supervisor or physician of residents’ condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
• Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition or residents.
• Assists with direct resident care as needed.
• Answers signal lights, bells or intercom systems to determine resident's needs.
• Collects laboratory specimens such as urine, stool and sputum and performs blood glucose monitoring.
• Monitors meal times and food trays for prescribed diet and assists in feeding residents when needed.
• Observes nursing care and visits residents to ensure that nursing care is carried out as directed and treatments administered in accordance with physician's instructions.
• Evaluates nursing activities to ensure resident care, staff relations and efficiency of service are in accordance with Acts standards.
• Participates in orientation and training of all nursing personnel.
• Orders prescribed medications, solutions or treatments.
• Maintains accurate narcotic counts.
• Responds to residents' needs, concerns or complaints and implements corrective action as indicated and reports the above to the Director of Nursing (DON) or Nursing Home Administer (NHA).
• Assists the DON in the job performance evaluation of nursing assistants.
• May perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Critical Skills and Knowledge Necessary:

• General knowledge of supervisory principles and practice
• Basic physical assessment skills
• General knowledge of nursing principles
• Good interpersonal skills
• Good oral and written communication skills in English

The critical skills and knowledge required to successfully perform the functions of the position are normally obtained thru the completion of a Temporary Practice Permit and Current or eligible for certification in Cardia/Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Intravenous Therapy. On the job training of ..................will be required to learn [example: the specific computer programs and company procedures].

Physical Demands:

• Lifting 50 pounds and carrying 10-20 pounds short distances -- occasionally weights greater than 50 pounds require assistance from co-worker of use of lifting device
• Walking moderate distances and sitting frequently
• Pulling/pushing up to 50 pounds occasionally
• Reaching below knees to above shoulders occasionally
• Bending and twisting frequently
• Kneeling and squatting occasionally
• Able to use both hands independently and together
• Simple grasping, fine manipulation, writing
• Talking and hearing in person and on telephone
• Clear speaking voice
• Sense of smell
• Near Acuity and Color Vision

Environmental Conditions:

• Inside 100%
• Hazards -- Blood Borne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases