Registered Nurse Job in Circleville, OH
Registered Nurse
Circleville, OH
Registered Nurse (RN) Circleville Post Acute LLC Circleville, OH 43113 General Purpose The primary responsibility of your job position is to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities of the facility during your tour of duty. Such supervision must be accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern the facility and may be required by the Director of Nursing (DON)and or/Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) when applicable, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. Essential Duties Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position. Administrative Functions Assist the Director of Nursing Services in directing the day-to-day functions of the nursing activities in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility. Participate in developing, maintaining, and updating written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing service department. Ensure that reference material (i.e., PDR?S, regulations, professional standards of practice, etc.) maintained at the nurses? stations is current. Recommend written material that will assist the nursing service department in meeting the day-to-day needs of the resident. Ensure that the Nursing Service Procedures Manual is current and reflects the day-to-day nursing procedures performed in this facility. Ensure that all nursing service personnel comply with the procedures set forth in the Nursing Service Procedures Manual. Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Director as necessary/required, concerning the operation of the nursing service department. Periodically review the department?s policies, procedure manuals, job descriptions, etc. Make recommendations for revisions to the Director. Assist in developing methods for coordinating nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the residents? total regimen of care. Ensure that all nursing service personnel are in compliance with their respective job descriptions. Participate in the development, maintenance and implementation of the facility?s quality assurance program for the nursing service department. Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as requested by the Administrator or Director of Nursing Services. Periodically review the resident?s written discharge plan. Participate in the updating of the resident?s written discharge plan as required. Assist the Director in planning the nursing services portion of the resident?s discharge plan as necessary. Meet with the nursing staff, as well as support personnel, in planning the department?s services, programs, and activities. Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required. Complete accident/incident reports as necessary. Interpret the department?s policies and procedures to personnel, residents, visitors, and government agencies as required. Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary. Agree not to disclose assigned user ID code and password for accessing resident/facility information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Administrator. Agree not to disclose resident?s protected health information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Administrator. Report any known or suspected unauthorized attempt to access facility?s information system. Committee Functions Attend various committee meetings of the facility (i.e., Infection Control, Policy Advisory, Pharmaceutical, Quality Assessment, etc.) as required. Assist in preparing written and/or oral reports of the nursing service programs and activities to submit to such committee(s) as directed. Provide information to the Quality Assurance and Assessment Committee as requested. Participate in developing the agenda for the Care Plan Committee meetings as necessary. Participate in regularly scheduled reviews of the discharge plans and make such plans available to the Care Plan Committee as required or as may be necessary. Implement recommendations from established committees as instructed by the Director. Personnel Functions Ensure that a sufficient number of licensed practical and/or registered nurses are available for your tour of duty to ensure that quality care is maintained. Ensure that a sufficient number of certified nursing assistants are available for your tour of duty to ensure that routine nursing care is provided to meet the daily nursing care needs of each resident. Develop work assignments, and/or assist in completing and performing such tasks. Delegate to each Charge Nurse the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary to perform his/her assigned duties. Ensure that all nursing assistants are enrolled in or have graduated from an approved nursing assistant training program. Ensure that all nurse aide trainees are under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. Make daily rounds of the nursing service department to ensure that all nursing service personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards. Report findings to the Director. Monitor absenteeism to ensure that an adequate number of nursing care personnel are on duty at all times. Report problem areas to the Director. Ensure that established policies and procedures, including dress codes, are followed by all departmental personnel. Review complaints and grievances made or filed by department personnel. Make appropriate reports to the Director as required or as may be necessary. Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-department personnel, as well as other departments within the facility to ensure that nursing services and activities can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents. Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift. Meet with your shift on a regularly scheduled basis to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas and/or to assist in the improvement of services.<&#x Supervisory Requirements Assist with the overall supervision of and management of the nursing staff. As RN, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. Qualification Education and/or Experience- Must posess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree an accredited college or university. Must have training in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices. 2 years or more experience preferably in a long-term care facility. Language Skills - Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Ability to read technical procedures. Ability to read and comprehend policy and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and employees. Mathematical Skills - Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Reasoning Ability - Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action with the ability to solve practical problems. the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel. the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served. Be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work and team concept. Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities. Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents. Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices. Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition. Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations - Must posess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN in this state. Current CPR certification. Knowledge and experience with PCC preferred. Must maintain all required continuing education/licensing. Must remain in good standing with the State Board of Nursing at all times. Physical Demands Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday. Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner. Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position. Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met. Must function independently, and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies. Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a medical and physical examination. Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility. Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet. May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Works in office area(s) as well as throughout the nursing service area (i.e., drug rooms, nurses’ stations, resident rooms, etc.). Moves intermittently during working hours. Is subject to frequent interruptions. Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances. Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors. Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department directors. Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary. Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.). Is involved in community/civic health matters/projects as appropriate. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs. Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants. Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses. May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals. Maintains a liaison with the residents, their families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for the residents’ needs.

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