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Title

Registered Nurse (RN)  

Category Healthcare  
Description

Job summary:

Assist in planning, organizing, developing and directing the Nursing Service in accordance with government regulations and as may be directed by the Director of Nursing, assure that the highest degree of quality patient care can be maintained at all times.

Essential duties and responsibilities: Include the following; other duties may be assigned.

Assists in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing the nursing service department, its programs and activities.

Develops and maintains a good working rapport with inter-department personnel, as well as other departments within the facility to assure that the department services and activities can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the patients.

Develops and maintains nursing objectives and standards.

Interprets department policies and procedures to personnel, patients, visitors, family members, etc., as necessary, assuring that all follow the established policies at all times. At least once a year, review the policies, recommending any changes.

Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department.

Meets with department personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services; evaluate your assigned personnel and make recommendations to the department director.

Reviews patient care plans, treatment plan, etc., at least monthly, and makes recommendation to the department director; orders prescribed medications, supplies, and equipment as established by our policies and procedures. Assures that narcotic records are current at all times.

Admits, transfers and discharges patients. Assists in arranging transportation, packing, as necessary; assures that patient is escorted to the discharge/transfer area.

Administers professional services such as: catherization, tube feedings, suction, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs, colostomy and drainage bags, taking blood, sputum, urine specimens, massage and exercises, care of the dead/dying, etc., as established by our policies and procedures; check patient charts for specific treatment, medication orders, schedules.

Writes patient charge slips and submit to the business office.

Reviews physician's orders, transfer/preadmission information, and new diet orders/changes for completeness and forwards information to appropriate department. Reports all discrepancies of physician's orders, diet, charting to the department supervisor.

Carries out restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self-help/care.

May perform minor housekeeping duties around the nursing unit.

Notifies the attending physician and supervisor/department director when a patient is discharged without approval. Assures that appropriate documentation is made in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Inspects the nursing service areas and practices for compliance with current applicable regulations at least monthly.

Works with the facility's consultants - pharmacy, medical records, social services, as necessary and implement recommended changes as required.

Assist physician in medical clinic as needed.

Assists in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.

Assist Residents in IL and AL when needed.

Ability to provide total care for Residents as needed.

Assumes the authority, responsibility and accountability of directing the nursing service department and delegate authority, responsibility and accountability to other responsible department personnel.

Assures that the department is maintained in a clean and safe manner for patient comfort and convenience by assuring that necessary equipment and supplies are maintained to perform such duties/services, recommending to the administrator the equipment and supply needs of the department.

Resident's Rights Responsibilities:

Ensures that patient's rights to fair and equitable treatment, self determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage a complaint, are well established and maintained at all times.

Maintains confidentiality of all pertinent patient care information to assure patient rights are protected.

Reviews complaints and grievances and makes necessary oral/written reports to the administrator.

 
Position Requirements

Qualifications (Education and/or Experience):

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must possess a valid and current California registered nurse license.

 

Must have experience of six to ten (6-10) years in a hospital, skilled nursing care facility, or other related medical facility. 

 

Experience in one or more of the following is desirable: Wound Care Specialist; Infection Control Nurse, Hospice, Public Health Nurse, Social Service Designee, Director of Staff Development.

 

Must have a valid and current CPR Certificate.

 

Training in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices required. 

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess a valid and current California Registered Nurse License.

 

Must be able to read, write, speak in an understandable manner, and understand the English language and carry out oral and written instructions, and be competent with use of computer for documentation purposes including E-Mars and E-Tars.

 

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

Must possess the ability to deal tactfully and work harmoniously with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

 

Must be a minimum of 23 years of age and of good moral character.

 

Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to hospital and nursing home operation.

 

Possess leadership ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel.

 

Must possess the ability to maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment and maintain the appearance of nursing areas, regular inspection of nursing units for sanitation, safety and proper performance of assigned duties.

 

Possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.

 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and see.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.  The employee must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.  The employee must be able to lift patients, medical supplies.

 

Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability to be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of relating to and working with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times, hostile people within the facility.

 

Direct reports:

None

 

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Registered Nurse (RN)  
Close Date  
Created By Rebecca Merrill  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 10/19/2021  
Location Carmel Valley Manor  
About the Organization For over half a century, we've been providing seniors with the opportunity to relax and enjoy every day. But how did we come to provide this exceptional lifestyle? Carmel Valley Manor was established in 1963 by Northern California Congregational Retirement Homes, Inc., a California not-for-profit organization. We are governed by a voluntary local Board of Trustees, with residents represented through the Residents Council. The Manor operates as a Life Care Retirement Community with the oversight of the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. Hillcrest, our assisted living center, is licensed as a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly by the California Department of Social Services. Our Health Center is licensed as a skilled nursing facility by the California Department of Public Health.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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