The Nurse will care for the residents within the facility. Responsible for directing patient care for designated shifts. The position will demonstrate proficiency in administering the fundamentals of the nursing process. Contributes to nursing assessment and the development of a nursing care plan while participating in the evaluation of nursing care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Works as part of an interdisciplinary team administering care to residents. Assesses resident needs and modify care to best serve each resident.
- Assess and provide resident care within established policies, procedures, and professional standards with consideration and respect for the residents’ choices, privacy, dignity, safety and independence.
- Administers medications and treatments, reporting changes in residents’ condition and takes necessary actions.
- Works in cooperation with the nursing staff in making provisions for residents and monitors care provided to ensure the residents receive accurate and safe care.
- Communicates effectively with family members, physicians, and other appropriate individuals at all times and provides notifications when there are changes in resident’s condition or physician orders.
- Completes various resident clinical records and forms including the care plan, daily resident charting, and medication administration record, lab results, etc.
- Assists with orientation of new staff, provides ongoing instruction, and initiates disciplinary procedure as needed.
- Actively supervises Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) and Certified Medication Aides (CMA) ensuring staff are well informed of responsibilities.
- Determines appropriate CNA assignments based on resident assessment, acuity, diagnosis and other care needs.
- Participates in an on-call rotation with other members of the nursing team.
To perform this position successfully, an individual must demonstrate regular, predictable attendance and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and skill required. The individual must be able to successfully pass background checks.
Education and Experience:
- Associates degree in nursing required, bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Prior nursing experience preferred.
- Current RN licensure with the Board of Nursing in Minnesota
- Current CPR certification
- Shows dependability by being punctual; maintains consistent attendance.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
- Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to connect to residents and coworkers.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
- Ability to utilize computers and complete documentation in electronic medical records
- Knowledge of health regulations.
- Visual and auditory ability to observe the daily living needs of the residents in order to provide quality care.
- Ability to follow written and verbal instructions including the ability to read, write and understand English.
- Strong supervisory skills to lead LPNs, CMAs & CNAs
- Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
- Prolonged periods of walking, standing, bending, and reaching
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.
To accomplish the essential functions of the position, one must be physically able to operate or work with computers, calculators, reference books, computer software applications, phones and other standard office equipment. The physical activities of the position include talking, reaching, grasping, light lifting, bending, squatting, and other repetitive motions.