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Registered Nurse

Company: AristaCare
Location: Plymouth Meeting
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Purpose of Your Job Position A professional nurse employed to supervise the total nursing activities of the assigned unit around the clock. To ensure that each patient receives treatments, medication, and diet as prescribed, and rehabilitative nursing care as needed, receives proper care to prevent decubitus ulcers and deformities, and is kept comfortable, clean, well groomed and protected from accidents, injury and infections. The Unit Manager serves as a liaison between all other departments and personnel on the unit. Duties and Responsibilities Administrative Functions + Direct standardization, enforces policy and procedures. Develop and adapts work techniques and methods of resolving nursing service problems. + Plans nursing care to meet the total needs of the patient. + Initiate the plan of care for the patient through assessment and interview of the patient on admission; assures completion of admission assessment: Pain, side rail, fall risk assessments, Incontinent, Mini-Mental. Assesses completion of admitting nursing notes to reflect information needed to complete MDS. The information will be the basis for the plan of care. + Initiate the ICP summary and have ready for discussion at the care plan meeting. + Assist MD with floor rounds providing information on status of resident. + Responsible for the proper transcription and execution of physician?s orders, accurate documentation, maintenance of the clinical record completeness and accuracy of medication record through chart auditing. + Supervises CNA performance and assists with completions of annual evaluations. + Initiates disciplinary action of CNA?s when warranted. + Addresses resident and staff concerns to promote quality care. + Complete room rounds to observe and evaluate resident?s physical/emotional state and safety. Has knowledge of resident?s condition at all times. Ensure rooms are clean and neat and presentable at all times. + Provide direct patient care when needed. + Keeps Director of Nursing informed of status of patient and other related matters. + Adjusts CNA?s assignments when warranted. + Assumes responsibility of Assisting Managerial Staff with staffing issues when warranted. + Nursing on call rotation. + Assures completion and proper follow through of doctors call list daily. + Directly supervises staff nurses to ensure their completion of duties as well as the direct supervision of CNA?s. + Charts audits. + Other assignments may be given as deemed necessary by the DON. Personnel Functions + Ensure that a sufficient number of licensed practical and/or registered nurses are available for your tour of duty to ensure that quality care is maintained. + Ensure that a sufficient number of certified nursing assistants are available for your tour of duty to ensure that routine nursing care is provided to meet the daily nursing care needs of each resident. + Develop work assignments, and/or assist in completing and performing such tasks. + Delegate to each Charge Nurse the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary to perform his/her assigned duties. + Ensure that all nurse aide trainees are under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. + Make daily rounds of the nursing service department to ensure that all nursing service personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards. Report findings to the Director. + Monitor absenteeism to ensure that an adequate number of nursing care personnel are on duty at all times. Report problem areas to the Director. + Ensure that established policies and procedures, including dress codes, are followed by all departmental personnel. + Review complaints and grievances made or filed by department personnel. Make appropriate reports to the Director as required or as may be necessary. + Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-department personnel, as well as other departments within the facility to ensure that nursing services and activities can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents. + Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift. + Meet with your shift on a regularly scheduled basis to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas and/or to assist in the improvement of services. + Review and evaluate your department's work force and make recommendations to the Director. + Participate in employee performance evaluations, determining your shift's staffing requirements, and making recommendations to the Director concerning employee dismissals, transfers, etc. + Ensure that departmental disciplinary action is administered fairly and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, handicap, or marital status. + Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facility's policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents. Nursing Care Functions + Inform nursing service personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignment, etc. + Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions. + Greet newly admitted residents upon admission. Escort them to their rooms as necessary. + Make rounds with physicians as necessary. + Encourage attending physicians to record and sign progress notes, physicians' orders, etc., on a timely basis and in accordance with current regulations. + Inform the Director when physician visits are not made in a timely manner. + Consult with the resident, his/her family, and the resident's physician in planning the resident's care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc., as necessary. + Notify the resident's attending physician and next-of-kin when there is a change in the resident's condition. + Visit residents to observe and evaluate each resident's physical and emotional status. + Ensure that direct nursing care be provided by a licensed nurse, a certified nursing assistant, and/or a nurse aide trainee qualified to perform the procedure. + Review nurses' notes to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided, that they reflect the resident's response to the care, and that such care is provided in accordance with the resident's wishes. + Provide direct nursing care as necessary. + Start IVs, obtain sputum, urine and other specimens for lab tests as ordered. + Take TPRs, blood pressures, etc., as necessary. + Admit, transfer and discharge residents as necessary. + Report problem areas to the Director. Assist in developing and implementing corrective action. + Keep the Director informed of the status of residents and other related matters through written/oral reports. + Assist the Charge Nurse in monitoring seriously ill residents. + Authorize the use of restraints when necessary and in accordance with our facilities policies and procedures. + Ensure that all RNs and LPNs on your shift comply with written procedures for the administration, storage, and control of medications and supplies. + Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to ensure that medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as scheduled. + Review medication cards for completeness of information, accuracy in the transcription of physician orders, and adherence to stop order policies. + Inspect the nursing service treatment areas daily to ensure that they are maintained in a clean and safe manner. + Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently. + Meet with residents, and/or family members, as necessary. Report problems to the Director. + Assist in arranging transportation for discharged residents as necessary. Education Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university. Experience + Must have, as a minimum, one year(s) of experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other related health care facility. + Must have training in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices. Specific Requirements + Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN in the state of PA. INDsponsored ZRsponsored GDsponsored

Keywords: AristaCare, Philadelphia , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

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