We have an amazing opportunity to join the Volunteers of America Float Team! This is the ideal position for an experienced Registered Nurse who wants to set their own schedule and work in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area! We offer great wages ($30/ hour) and medical benefits to employees working 30+ hours per week through the Affordable Care Act.
As a member of our team, you determine when, where and how often you work! We have facilities in Anoka, Coon Rapids, Maplewood and Minnetonka.
The primary purpose of the Nurse is to utilize the nursing process in planning and providing direct care to residents as assigned. The nurse will plan, direct, and carry out shift routines in assigned unit and observe, direct, and evaluate the activities of personnel as the person "in charge" according to the Nurse Practice Act.
- Provides Leadership and Direction on Assigned Unit
- Make rounds to residents to observe their physical and psychosocial status.
- Ensure that unit personnel on your shift are carrying out their assignments.
- Initiate disciplinary action when the performance of personnel warrants such action.
- Report occupational exposures to needlesticks, blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
- Resident Care Functions
- Maintains competence in all required skills within the facility.
- Treats and ensures that residents are treated with respect and dignity.
- Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per company policy
- Perform nursing techniques for the comfort and well being of the resident.
- Administers prescribed medications and treatments per MD orders.
- Is drug knowledgeable and reports resident response, side effects, responds to drug considerations and reports problems or potential problems to the physicians.
- Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding monitoring of vital signs, weights, administration of medications and treatments.
- Make physician calls to report resident change in condition.
- Keep families updated on resident conditions.
- Comply with acute emergency protocols and tasks involved in the event of a 911 call.
- Follows all DNR/DNI/CPR/Comfort Care protocols and orders.
- Charting, Documentation and Assessment Functions
- Contribute toward completing and updating resident's care plans.
- Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures.
- Accurately transcribes physician's orders as per facility protocol and forwards necessary information to other departments.
- Document and report all incidents, accidents that occur involving residents, visitors, and staff.
- Chart nurses' notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided as well as the resident response.
- Provides ongoing resident assessments as necessary and as assigned and documents these assessments per facility policy.
- Personnel Functions
- Attend nurses meetings as scheduled.
- Maintain a clean, safe and efficient work environment.
- Maintains continuing education requirements.
- Develop and maintain a good working relationship with inter-departmental personnel.
- Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules.
QUALIFICATIONS: tate of employment as a Registered Nurse.
- Current CPR Registration.
- Maintenance of required CEU's.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in long-term care preferred.
- Good problem solver with abilities to make independent judgments utilizing initiative, discretion and the nursing process as needed.
- Demonstrates leadership ability.
- Must be a team player.