Provides care to assigned residents in a caring, safe and efficient manner; and is responsible to perform the following according to Good Samaritan mission, center/campus standards, procedures and individualized resident care plans:
A. Resident Care:
Assessment / Planning: Completes comprehensive nursing assessment of all residents on admission and
on an ongoing basis according to state and federal regulations using the nursing process (assessment,
diagnosis, intervention and evaluation).
Nursing Care: Demonstrates competence in clinical skills as identified on Competency Verification and
Training Checklist. Assures assigned residents receive ordered medication, treatments and other
procedures within defined time frames, utilizing appropriate infection control procedures.
Demonstrates familiarity with the therapeutic effects and side effects of all medications administered. Obtains
equipment / supplies to provide care as needed. Assures procedures are followed for pressure ulcers,
dehydration, malnutrition, incontinence, pain and medication administration. Accurately completes
glucometer testing and control monitoring according to procedure. Assures residents receive needed
assistance in performing activities of daily living. Responds appropriately to emergencies occurring during
assigned shift (choking, falls, convulsions, fire and disaster situations etc).
Psychological Care: Implements specific approaches to deal with behavior, enhances residents’ mood state according to resident care plan.
Monitor / Document: Assures resident care for assigned residents is completed through reviewing documentation and updating as necessary. Documents actions and notations for all resident condition changes according to policy and procedure. Records daily skilled nursing notes (GSS #183). Documents all actions taken related to admission, discharge, transfers or death. Documents incidents or accidents in resident record and all necessary forms (incident reports, etc.) Completes behavior documentation according to policy and procedure. Completes seven-day observation tool. Assists/participates in quality improvement process, including audits and corrective procedures as assigned. May complete the assigned portions of the MDS for Nursing and sign the MDS forms to signify completion of the process.
B. Resident Rights:
Safeguards residents’ property. Assists to maintain safe, pleasant, orderly resident living areas. Maintains residents’ self-esteem, privacy and confidentiality of personal information adhering to HIPAA guidelines. Provides residents with opportunities for independence and choice consistent with their care plans. Serves as a role model for resident’s rights, reporting any concerns related to neglect and abuse immediately.
Assures physician’s orders are processed and physicians notified in a timely manner. Makes rounds with physicians as assigned. Attends or obtains resident report prior to beginning shift. Receives and shares information; observes and reports residents’ conditions. Responds promptly to resident call lights. Directs and assists with resident, family/significant other education. Notifies family on condition changes etc.
Utilizes good body mechanics during all transfers and other physical tasks. Applies and monitors mobility and egress alarms. Demonstrates safe use of all equipment and checks equipment before using. Handles oxygen safely, ensuring it is stored and secured appropriately, turned off when stored, etc. demonstrates knowledge of department – specific safety, fire and disaster plans. Reports equipment malfunction and need for center repairs.
E. Infection Control:
Reports / assures timely follow up of signs / symptoms of resident infections.
Supervisory Responsibilities (common to all nurses):
Demonstrates understanding of the work of positions supervised; assigns daily work clearly, gives staff authority to complete. Updates staff on changes in work or workplace.
Monitors staff performance daily and gives informal daily feedback and structured weekly feedback. Observes resident care and corrects staff as needed, educating on proper procedures. Includes, but is not limited to the direction and monitoring of medication aides. Completes and shares performance appraisals on a timely basis.
Trains new staff / assures new employees are being oriented well; provides retraining when needed, either personally or assuring the appropriate person provides the training. Encourages employees’ participation in staff meetings, in-services, and educational opportunities.
Provides recognition to employees who perform their duties correctly or go the extra mile; encourages others to improve performance. Encourages employees to take on new challenges. Asks employees to help formulate solutions to problems in the work place.
Listens/serves as a resource and advocate for work problems, equipment, and supply needs and employee complaints; listens in a caring manner and directs staff to resources for personal crises and problems. Inquires daily as to how the day is going, checks to see if staff have what they need to do the job. Encourages staff; asks and invites involvement and feedback from staff.
Confronts and counsels employees when they need to make changes in behavior or performance and documents; follows up to assure desired change occurs. Informs director of nursing about any employee behavior or performance concerns.
Other Areas of Responsibility – Common to all Employees:
Accommodates residents’ needs through responding appropriately to residents’ verbal / nonverbal expressions of needs. Assures residents’ spiritual needs are met by willing employees (self or others).
Assures residents rights are protected and that all residents, families / significant others are made aware of resident rights. Reports all incidents of resident abuse immediately. Complies with HIPAA privacy rules.
Communication and Documentation:
Assists residents in meeting their social needs through interaction with staff, family and other residents. Seeks clarification of assignments and asks questions when needed. Expresses ideas clearly, concisely and effectively both orally and in writing. Requests ongoing feedback on task performance. Completes documentation as assigned. Listens effectively, shares work-related information with appropriate staff members. Keeps supervisor informed
Is tolerant of others’ work styles and works with team members, supervisor and others in a helpful, respectful, courteous and effective manner. Volunteers assistance to co-workers as time permits or as directed. Respects and encourages diversity in the workplace. Resolves interpersonal conflict with co-workers directly and privately and seeks supervisor assistance as necessary. Responds to the exercise of authority or corrective action in a tactful manner. Follows chain of command as appropriate when reporting issues or concerns.
Commitment to Customer Service:
Listens and responds appropriately to residents’ requests for assistance. Smiles, is helpful, refers and/or directs customers to appropriate department to ensure that questions or needs are answered. Maintains positive relationships, uses courtesy and diplomacy with residents’ friends, family members, visitors and external contacts. Uses proper phone etiquette when conducting center/campus business.
Maintains safe work practices and follows center/campus safety procedures; includes checking equipment before use, operating equipment safely and following safe and proper techniques for chemical / cleaning solution use; and follows center/campus emergency procedures.
Follows center/campus infection
Contact and Miscellaneous Information:
Edgebrook Care Center
505 Trosky Road West
Edgerton, MN 56128
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