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JOB DESCRIPTION Senior Living Communities, LLC Registered Nurse (RN)

DEPARTMENT:

Healthcare DATE PREPARED: 10/29/2009

REV:

11/2009

REPORTS TO:

Director of Nursing/Healthcare Administrator

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:

The RN will deliver person centered care based on the needs and interests of the residents while preserving their dignity and quality of life. RN provides assistance and support for the activities of daily living; including but are not limited to dining, housekeeping, and life enrichment, which are a part of the residents’ daily choices. RN assists the care plan team in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of resident assessments and individualized care plans using the web-based program Keane. This position documents for residents in their neighborhoods, assigns residents to nursing assistants as needed and assists in the medication management and overall healthcare programs for the residents on a neighborhood under the supervision of the Director of Nursing/Healthcare Administrator.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Represents the community in a positive manner while creating an environment that fosters respect and courtesy for residents and employees alike. Works within the community’s programs and neighborhoods to promote safety and the well-being of all residents and employees.

2. Upholds the community’s Mission Statement.

3. Maintains HIPAA standards and regards all healthcare and personal information pertaining to residents and employees as confidential.

4. Responsible for procuring, storing, and assisting or administering residents’ medications as trained following policies and procedures, scope of nursing practice, and state guidelines. As part of person centered care medications are stored and given in residents’ rooms. Also administers intramuscular and subcutaneous injections. Ensures that drugs falling under the controlled substances act are documented, counted and properly stored. Interfaces with the institutional pharmacy for management of medication programs and utilizes the designated programs for ordering and inventory of medications.

5. Observes residents and notifies the proper staff person and documents in the proper records any changes, unusual occurrences or reactions to medications.

6. Takes and records vital signs and weights as ordered or required by regulations.

7. Responsible for communicating with the pharmacy partner, physicians, therapy partner, dietary partner, labs and other medical resources.

8. Assists with the ordering of nursing supplies and inventory of supplies. Evaluates the need for additional equipment for residents and assists with the procurement of equipment. Utilizes the designated technology and programming for procurement and ordering of inventory and resident billing.

9. If necessary confirms doctor appointments for residents and communicates with appropriate staff for follow up.

10. Makes rounds in assigned neighborhoods evaluating residents’ well being and assures that any issues or unusual occurrences with a resident is documented properly following policies and procedures and regulatory guidelines.

11. Assigns residents to nursing assistants in the neighborhood when needed.

12. Assists and supports residents with activities of daily living which include, but are not limited to, personal hygiene, dining, safety and evacuations, bathing, dressing, ambulation and transporting.

13. Assists residents in the dining room to include escorting, transferring, order taking, serving, meal preparation, and bussing as trained. Oversees the prescribed diets and fluid intake to residents and reports any persistent problems or complications to the DON and the resident’s physician while maintaining resident’s rights.

14. May be required to assist with housekeeping services, including but not limited to, bed making, trash removal, laundry, room and bathroom cleaning as needed, and other requests made by residents.

15. Leads and assists with implementation of life enrichment with guidance and support from the Life Enrichment Leader and Director of Nursing/Healthcare Administrator. Life Enrichment may include, but is not limited to, activities, craft/game groups, daily pleasures, life skills, and 1 on 1 interactions.

16. Encourages daily participating in scheduled programming and assists with escorting to designated areas.

17. May be required to participate in outings and/or day trips as part of the Life Enrichment Program.

18. Follows policies and procedures for communicating and interacting with residents’ families and guests.

19. Identifies safety hazards in the workplace and reports to appropriate personnel.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Respond to medical emergencies for independent members as trained.

2. Occasional travel may be required for training sessions, continuing education opportunities, emergency situations, and other company functions.

3. Responsible for knowledge of fire and elopement procedures and state and OSHA mandated procedures.

4. Pursues and maintains professional development by attending in-services and continuing education programs.

5. Completes company assigned monthly training sessions via the Silverchair website.

6. Remains in company uniform at all times, including name badge and pager, and maintains a high standard of appearance per the company policy.

7. Acknowledges and follows the Resident Bill of Rights.

8. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing/Healthcare Administrator.

PREREQUISITES:

A. Education

- High school diploma or GED required.

- Four year college or university degree desired.

- Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse.

- Certifications in CPR, AED, and First Aid

B. Direct Previous Experience

- Two years experience in a similar healthcare position required.

- Five years of healthcare experience desired.

- Remain in good standing with all standards of the Nurse Practice Act.

C. Skills:

- Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) plus the willingness to learn other computer programs if required.

- Ability to work with minimal supervision.

- Must conduct all business with a professional manner and with a high level of confidentiality.

D. Abilities:

- Work indoors for the majority of the work day (fluorescent lights, HVAC system, carpeted/vinyl flooring).

- Climb up to 2-3 flights of stairs occasionally.

- Lift objects of 25 pounds or less over the head.

- Move objects of 40 pounds or less.

- Ability to work in time-sensitive or stressful situations.

- Exposed to physical/verbal abuse by certain residents and guests under mental or physical impairment.

- Exposure to needles, infections, wounds, medical equipment, and the like.

- Sit in a chair / stand for extended periods.

- Respond to medical emergencies in all areas of the campus.

- Assist with resident evacuations.

EMPLOYEE REVIEW:

I have read the above and understand that it is intended to describe the basic content of and requirements for accomplishing this job. It is not an exhaustive account of duties, responsibilities or requirements. I understand that this description does not preclude my supervisor’s authority to enhance, subtract or change duties or responsibilities, and understand that the enhancement or change in obligations and performance will be required in order to meet the campus’s needs. I have been given a copy of this Job Description.

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