This position is responsible to perform the following according to North Star Manor standards, procedures, and individualized resident care plans.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists with formulating a plan of care for residents in pertinent areas. Provides nursing care to residents according to physician orders and regulations. Updates plan of care when needed. Observes and documents observations and care given to residents. Uses the EMR accurately. Assures physicians are notified and orders are processed. Receives and shares information; observes and reports resident’ conditions. Responds promptly to resident call lights. Directs and assists with resident, family/significant other education. Notifies family on condition changes etc. Handles linens properly and disposes of soiled linens, clothing or supplies in adherence to regulations and guidelines. Uses standard precautions by using personal protective equipment and observes transmission guidelines, washes hands between resident cares. Reports/assures timely follow-up of signs/symptoms of resident infections.
This position will be held accountable for complying with all related laws, regulations, facility policies and procedures pertaining to his or her position and for fulfilling his or her obligations under North Star Manor’s compliance program.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Education/Experience: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Prior work experience in like or related position may be helpful.
Licensure/Certification: Licensure in the state of Minnesota is required; current CPR certification or ability to become certified in CPR within 180 days of hire.
Skills/Abilities: Ability to communicate and comprehend effectively.
Knowledge: Knowledge and familiarity with the therapeutic effects and side effects of all medications administered.
Physical/Mental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will operate/activate/use/prepare/inspect/place/detect/position objects, tools, or controls. The employee will frequently communicate/express oneself/exchange/observe/assess/detect information relative to this position. The employee is required to maintain a stationary position/move/position self in response to job tasks. Must be able to effectively communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A
Accommodations: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Frequency of travel may vary based on facility need.
Weight Lifting Requirement: 35 lbs.