QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse in the state of California.
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
Completion of Resident Assessment Coordinator – Certified (RAC-CT) within six (6) months of hire.
Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to perform tasks required.
Ability to apply principles of nursing care based on standards of general and geriatric nursing practices.
Minimum of two years clinical experience with geriatric patients. Long term care experience preferred.
Maintain current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Knowledge of Federal and State long-term care regulations.
Knowledge of medical resource management in long term care.
Experience with Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), including Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment process.
Excellent computer skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively use software to complete designated tasks.
Must be able to read, write, speak in an understandable manner, and understand the English language and carry out oral and written instructions.
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 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.
The physical demands described here are representative 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 and 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.