Nurses are responsible for caring for residents who required extended medical care. Oversee treatments and ensure compliance with prescribed therapies.
Provides leadership to household staff to maintain policies and procedures for clinical practices and household management that support the values of “person first” and resident directed care.
Implements clinical policies and procedures which ensure safe, sanitary and efficient practices supporting professional standards of nursing care.
Assures that documentation, medication administration, resident nursing care, safety and sanitation, personnel and staff development, RAI process, materials management, CQI and resident rights are in compliance with facility standards.
Work with other dedicated nurses, medication aides, nurse leaders, caregivers, homemakers (Dietary Aide), housekeepers, case managers and MDS nurse.
Participates as household clinical staff in hiring functions, orientation, training, clinical competency, coaching, education, counseling and performance appraisals, maintained in a manner supportive of team and professional standards of practice.
Maintains staffing pattern consistent with the philosophy, objectives and availability of resources. Participates in the clinical component of continuous quality improvement in the household in support of a systematic approach to quality clinical care.
Assists with orientation of new caregivers to facility policies and procedures. Assures adequate orientation and continuing education of caregivers as directed by the Director of Nursing.
Performs caregiver competency checks and tracks licensure.
Assists in the planning and implementation of ongoing education and in-service programs for caregivers.
Often cares for residents with dementia, advanced wound care, dialysis, heart failure, and a variation of IV medications at times.
Frequent opportunities for learning new skills and treatment methods.