The weekend RN reports directly to the Director of Nursing (DON). The RN evaluates, plans, implements, and documents nursing care for our geriatric patient population. This position may assist the physician during examinations and procedures; perform various patient tests and administer medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse. The RN promotes patient’s independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patient and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills. The RN should be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures in working with individuals who have cognitive challenges.
- Part-time, Saturday- Sunday, 8 hours
- On-call Friday at 5:00pm- Monday at 6:00am
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible during the shift for the total nursing care of residents in the assigned unit
- Assumes responsibility for compliance with Federal, State, Local, and company regulations.
- Explains procedures and treatments to resident to gain cooperation, understanding.
- Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.
- Transcribes physician’s orders to resident charts, kardex, medication/treatment cards and care plans as required.
- Charts progress notes in an informative, factual manner that reflects the care administered as well as the resident’s response to care.
- Receives/gives report from/to nurse he/she is relieving/coming on and records sufficient information and implements appropriate follow-up action as necessary
- Follows established procedures for charting and reporting all reports of incident/accidents for residents and employees.
- Conducts frequent rounds to evaluate effectiveness of care delivery.
- Checks items and foods that are brought in by family members to ensure they comply with residents’ orders, dietary needs, and safety.
- Prepares equipment and aids Physician during treatment and examination of resident.
- Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of resident.
- Observes residents, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or Physician of residents’ condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
- Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of resident.
- Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.
- Assists in completion of the care plans (acute and long term) and is involved in the care conference as deemed necessary.
- Assists in completion of the MDS and is knowledgeable in the MDS process.
- Participates, reports to DON/ Administrator and conducts (as appropriate) investigations related to any alleged abuse.
- Ensures that the progress notes are reflective of the care plan and that the approaches on the care plan are being followed.
- Assures that assigned CNA’s are aware of the resident care plan, and ensure that the nursing assistant refers to the care plan prior to administering care.
- Monitors that CNA’s documentation is completed daily.
- Initiates a resident education plan according to the individualized needs of the resident, as prescribed by Physician and/or policy including resident and family instruction.
- Makes beds, bathes and feeds resident, when necessary.
- Assures documentation is accurately completed for admission, discharge and transfer.
- Supervises and evaluates implementation of the “Resident’s Rights”.
- Participates in department or unit quality improvement activities.
- Follows facility procedure requesting supplies and charges for items ordered through Central Supply.
- Answer phones – replaces call-ins
- Check wander guards & respond to alarms
- Make rounds on all halls and check rooms for cleanliness, neatness
- Responsible for ensuring all showers are done as scheduled, all males get shaved on their assigned shift, all nails are done and sheets are changed.
- Check to see that monthly summaries are up to date and spot check for accuracy
- Be prepared to work the floor if a nurse calls in and is unable to be replaced
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS REQUIRED:
- Current State of Texas Registered Nurse
- Good standing in the state registry is required
- Prior experience as LTC nursing assistant preferred but not required
If this sounds like the position for you, please send your resume to email@example.com with your name and position in the subject line.