Water's Edge Health and Rehabilitation at Sandhill Cove is seeking a caring and dedicated nurse for our residents. The shift is 3p-11:30P, varies days.
EOE/DFWP/TOBACCO SMOKE/VAPE FREE
JOB TITLE: STAFF NURSE/RN-LPN DEPARTMENT: HEALTHCENTER
STATUS: NONEXEMPT DATE REVISED: February, 2014
PRIMARY PURPOSE AND JOB FUNCTION
Working in accordance with established policies and procedures and/or specific instructions from the Charge Nurse. The Staff Nurse is responsible for hands on resident care, proper and timely administration of medications and treatments, accurate verbal and written reports and rapid response to any/all emergency situations. Responsible for demonstrating understanding, patience, tact and courtesy in dealing with employees, residents, residents' family and visitors. Ability to supervise staff and maintain good working relationships with staff. The position of Staff Nurse may be staffed by either an R.N. or an L.P.N.
This position is under the direction of the D.O.N. with ultimate direction provided by the Administrator/Executive Director.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Job Functions:
- During emergencies or natural disasters, you may be required to report for duty as assigned by the Administrator or her designee, for the duration of the disaster.
- Maintains acceptable standards of personal hygiene and complies with department dress code.
- Attends in-service training and education sessions as assigned.
- Performs duties of front line supervisor to other nursing staff including Certified Nursing Assistants.
- Performs professional nursing services which includes but is not limited to resident assessments, recording vital signs, administering medications, enemas, catheterization, suctioning, intravenous fluids, sterile technique dressings, set-up and following isolation techniques, set-up and administration of oxygen, physical and emotional caring techniques.
- Performs restorative and rehabilitative nursing for residents by communicating the instructing in activities of daily living or other self-help techniques as outlined in the resident care plan.
- Makes rounds and tours on a regular basis assessing resident needs and appearance of facility, verifying resident needs are being met.
- Responds to emergency needs within the Health Center and the residential buildings.
- Responsible for timely documentation of written reports and verbal report on any/all unusual or abnormal observations, emergency care, resident needs, family concerns, change in physician's orders, narcotic records, follow-up care, resident care plan revisions, any/all changes related to ensuring that quality resident care is provided and staff incident reports are handled appropriately.
- Communicates with resident, family, friends, Health Center staff, pharmacy and others as necessary on resident needs and concerns in a professional manner.
- Responds with both verbal and physical communication in an endeavor to meet all emotional, physical, social, and spiritual needs of residents, families, and staff members.
- Assigns nursing personnel to specific jobs and spot checks work to ensure Health Center standards are met.
- Attends in-service training and educational seminars as needed to maintain professional license and keep abreast of current nursing practices.
- Adhere to Sandhill Cove's Corporate Compliance Plan Standards of Conduct.
- Maintains Sandhill Cove’s Hospitality Promises.
Sandhill Cove fully embraces a culture of hospitality. To that end, we include the following hospitality promises in all of our job descriptions.
- We greet residents, employees and guests warmly, by name and with a smile.
- We treat everyone with courteous respect.
- We strive to anticipate resident, employee and guest needs and act accordingly.
- We listen and respond enthusiastically in a timely manner.
- We hold ourselves and one another accountable.
- We embrace and value our differences.
- We make residents, employees and guests feel important.
- We ask “Is there anything else I can do for you?”
- We maintain high levels of professionalism, both in conduct and appearance, at all times.
- We pay attention to details.
Non-Essential Job Function
- Report any suspicious activities of persons.
- Performs specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
- Receives incoming phone calls for the Health Center.
- Physical and visual inspection of Health Center equipment to determine maintenance needs and cleanliness.
- Assists in arranging transportation.
- Makes recommendations for departmental staffing patterns.
- Makes recommendations in the development of the departmental budget.
- Develops as directed and participates in monthly programs educating departmental employees to meet state requirements, enhance service and/or improve the overall quality of life for residents and employees.
FACTORS SUBSTANTIATING DATA
Education: Must have the ability to read, write and speak English. Must be a graduate of an approved school of nursing and posses a current nursing license to practice nursing in the state of Florida.
Experience: Geriatric nursing background preferred.
Complexity: A broad knowledge of applicable health and nursing home regulations and the ability to work with physicians, nurses, other health care providers, and family members in ensure quality of care standards for residents are maintained. Must be able to work and make appropriate decisions consistent with established policies independently without consultation.
Supervision Received: This position operates under administrative authority and the Nurse Practice Act.
Contact Others: Frequent contact with residents, facility employees, and family members. This requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally as well as in writing. Because the position involves direct resident contact, and many elderly residents have significant loss of hearing, an articulate command of the English language is required.
Errors: Probable errors could cause a decline in health of residents, resident dissatisfaction or discomfort, and significant expense to the facility; therefore, this position must work independently and accurately. Non-compliance with universal precautions could have serious consequences.
Confidentiality: Works with confidential data whose disclosure would be contrary to the best interests of the facility and professional
ethics. Actively promotes resident confidence and rights.
Sensory Demands: Flow of work demands visual acuity, must have the ability to handle simultaneous tasks in a fast paced environment. Must be able to identify potential hazards, comprehend consequences and determine actions.
Physical Demands: Position requires the ability to perform complex tasks that requires gross and fine motor skills. Must have the ability to lift 35 lbs and assist in moving residents. Demonstrate physical dexterity in moving, bending, stooping and pulling. Procedures for lifting and transferring residents must be followed exactly with use of proper equipment. Able to withstand walking or standing for long periods of time.
Working Conditions: Normally works in well-lighted and well-ventilated areas. Exposed to infection, offensive odors and to peculiarities in behavior and reactions of the aged, including confused and combative residents. Assists in emergency situations during which time may be exposed to cold, rain and heat and may be subject to long work hours during emergency conditions.
Scope of Supervision: Staff nurse supervises other nursing staff.
Travel: Position requires ability to travel to residential buildings. Position does not require off-property travel.
Safety: Considerable responsibility for safety of others, including residents and staff members. The possibility of causing an injury to others is considerable. Requires the ability to understand and to follow policy and procedures of infection control, disaster preparedness, safety rules and regulations and department rules.
Hazards: Injuries are possible due to the use of medical equipment, supplies, and contact with residents. This position is occupationally classified as being at risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens.
Equipment: Various medical equipment, including but not limited to, suction equipment, oxygen tanks, pumps and hoyer lift, nurse call system, computer and telephone equipment, facsimile machine, photocopier and golf carts.
I have read my Job Description and Specification. I understand the information contained in the Job Description and Specification. I further understand that this Job Description and Specifications is not intended and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with my job. I may be required to perform additional tasks necessary to meet standards of quality care and service. This Job Description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making fair decisions.
Agreement to Follow Facility's Policies and Procedures
I agree to abide by the facility's policies and procedures with regard to state and federal regulations which apply to the facility and the care provided to residents. I further agree to participate in all mandatory in-service training sessions: to follow universal precautions and abide by all facility policies and procedures, including but not limited to blood borne pathogens safeguards; follow all facility safety practices and use safety appliances provided by the facility in the course of my duties. I agree to wear designated facility uniform in a neat manner and to wear appropriate identification badge. I agree to report to the Department Supervisor or the Safety Officer all observed safety and health violations, potentially unsafe conditions and any accidents resulting in injury.
Employee Signature Supervisor Signature
- Vacation/paid time off
- Military Leave
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life Insurance
- Prescription Drug Coverage
- Long Term Disability
- Paid Holidays
- Employee Referral Program
- Flexible Schedules
- Employee Events