- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, with a current state license, and clinical experience with the elderly.
- Able to make sound nursing judgments
- Able to respond to emergencies appropriately
- Good assessment skills
- Ability to relate well to mature residents, family members, and the local medical and nursing community
- Practices diplomacy with all public
- Good verbal and written communication skills
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
- Implements the policies and procedures of Marquis Place.
- Performs ongoing assessments of assisted living clients. Performs occasional assessments of assisted living clients at their request. Uses the nursing process and appropriate forms to address resident’s needs.
- Assist with orientation, training, and scheduling personal care employees.
- Help develop, implement, and evaluate resident’s service agreements to facilitate care for assisted living residents.
- Administers or supervises the provision of medications and treatments to residents by checking the MAR and reviewing the medication administration practices of each CMA/LPN periodically when indicated. Uses policy and procedure to document, quantify, and educate staff and correct cases of medication errors.
- Assists with responsibility to provide direction and monitoring of residents and nursing staff. Competency tests Medication Aides with maintain their certifications.
- Participates in counseling of personal care employees.
- Practices the standard precautions of infection control, and monitors staff and residents for compliance to local/state health code/infection control practices.
- Carries out and/or supervisors the implementation of physical orders. Also documents residents’ refusal to follow physicians’ orders and monitors situations.
- Documents and maintains records of all residents’ procedure, instructions, observations and progress per documentation guidelines and policy and procedures.
- Completes or supervises documentation in a timely manner, prior to shift end, such as doctor appointments, new orders received, incidents, etc.
- Participates in a 24 hours a day on-call schedule when not in community by carrying a pager/cell phone provided by Marquis Place.
- Communicates residents; information to the community staff as indicated, through direct communication, staff communication, books, and/or staff meetings/in-services.
- Reports changes in the conditions of the residents to the Director of Resident Care, health care provider, staff and/or family as indicated.
- Coordinates resident services and needs; communicates changes in services to direct care staff in a timely manner verbally or via communication books, and initiates changes on facility documentation.
- Participates in the orientation of staff members, in-service programs, and medical staff evaluation, all to be done in communication with Director of Resident Care’s input.
- Communicates with the Director of Resident Care about nursing staff concerns, ordering supplies, and assessing the community’s ability to meet each client’s needs on an on-going basis.
- Provides direct resident care as staffing and/or resident need indicates.
- Performs others duties as assigned by the Director of Resident Care.
- Knowledgeable and adheres to Child Labor Policies, procedures, and compliance.
- Works scheduled shifts including overtime, scheduled weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts when necessary (i.e. employee ill, no call/no show, etc.).
Certified Medication Aides and Certified Nursing Assistants
Reports to Director of Resident Care
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND EXPERIENCE
- Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner for residents.
- Must enjoy working with the elderly and all who associate with them. Must be able to interact with residents who are highly susceptible to common illness without exposing them additional health risks.
- Must be able to work with ill, disabled elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people in the community.
- Must be able to accept constructive criticism.
- Must maintain a professional appearance and attitude at all times and treat all residents with dignity and respect. May be required to wear a uniform.
- May be asked to work flexible hours.
- Employee must be responsible, dependable, and trustworthy.
- Standing, walking, full range of motion, ability to lift/carry medium weight (up to 50 pounds), pushing, pulling light weight, peripheral vision, corrected vision and hearing, depth perception, and sense of touch
- Ability to reach, turn, twist, and touch with reasonable accommodations
- Must be able to operate community equipment
- Must be able to provide personal care, such as ambulating, transferring, toileting, and turn, to resident of 150 pounds