Registered Nurse (RN) - 1st Shift Full Time

Full-time RN Position Available
Full-time 64 hour bi-weekly schedule on 1st Shift (7:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Job Summary
A licensed registered nurse who works to promote resident health using assessment skills. Coordinates and communicates as a resident advocate to the physician. Oversees the licensed nurses and nurse aides of all resident care. Serves as nursing administration designee.
Major Responsibilities, Duties, Functions, and Tasks of the Position
Perform responsibilities in accordance with the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing Standards of Nursing Conduct
Serve as a resource person for problem solving on assigned shift or between shifts (may involve other departments)
Facilitate teamwork ethic among all nursing staff
Maintain adequate staffing through replacement of absent staff
Complete and review evaluations with Charge Nurses and Nurse Aides
Keep self aware of changes in policies and procedures, follow through on the implementation of these changes, and monitor compliance with changes
Respond appropriately during emergency situations and give appropriate direction to team members during emergency situations
Assess residents with acute condition changes as requested by Charge Nurses and assess acute resident as listed on 24 hour report and implement appropriate action
Complies with Medical Director's protocols
Transcribe physician orders
Assess residents
Supervise all nursing disciplines related to daily care and routines
Communicates with physicians
Assume management of the facility in the absence of the DON and NHA
Support Team Members on duty by assisting with admissions, discharges, room moves, charting, feeding and if necessary, providing patient care
Reports nursing service need to the Director of Nursing and communicate and implements all administrative and facility directive to nursing personnel
Supports the planning and scheduling of nursing education program for all levels of personnel
Counsels employees and initiates disciplinary procedures when appropriate
Make recommendations for suspension and termination to Director of Nursing
Promotes personal and professional growth of staff. Conducts or designates charge nurse to conduct wing conference per shift at least quarterly
Makes recommendation related to recruiting, promotion, and discharged of personnel to the Director of Nursing
Assist charge nurses in assessing the condition of residents and planning for nursing management. Advises and assists nurses in administering new or unusual treatments
Establishes and maintains effective interdepartmental working relationships
Cooperates in providing a safe environment and maintaining a high level of morale for resident and nursing personnel
Actively participates in care planning either by advising updates or by attending Care Plan meeting
Assumes responsibility for the administrative functions in the absence of the Director of Nursing, keeping Administration informed of departmental developments through oral and/or written reports
Assign staff, as appropriate
Check all new admission physicians' orders for accuracy and completeness of detail
Ensure that personnel take breaks/meal as assigned
Notify physicians as appropriate of pertinent information on residents
Participate in physician rounds as appropriate
Assess the condition of the residents on the unit
Make rounds on all of the residents
Administer medications
Monitor the care being given to residents
Notify physicians and families of pertinent information, changes in condition and incidents
Accompany MD on their rounds
Discuss residents rehabilitation progress with the therapists
Administer treatments as necessary and chart appropriately
Participate in admissions, deaths and transfers per facility policy and request
Assist in tracking residents behavior and document appropriately and inform Social services
Discuss medication concerns with pharmacist as appropriate
Inform families of resident condition changes as needed.
Perform the responsibilities of the LPN's and CNA's, as needed
Immediately report resident related care concerns about treatment or abuse to the Department Supervisor as well as the Executive Director of the facility
Interact with Team Members, Residents, and Guests in a courteous and professional manner
Be accountable for all information in the Team Member Handbook
Maintain confidentiality of resident, Team Member, family and facility information
Understand and upholds Resident Rights
Follow each Residents Plan of Care
Follow oral and written instructions for all duties assigned and performed in an effective, timely and professional manner
Complete assigned tasks in accordance with organization, facility, and department procedures
Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Use supplies in an efficient and cost effective manner
Ensure equipment is treated with proper care and is used only for the purposes and in accordance for which it was designed to be used for
Follow facility reporting guidelines for any equipment that is not functioning properly or is need of repair
Use Infection control practices, including Standard Precautions, to prevent the spread of diseases
Maintain cleanliness of work area
Perform preventative and corrective maintenance tasks, as directed
Complete all documentation per facility protocol and Standards of Practice
Follow all IT protocols, including submission of Sysaids, for all technology related issues
Answer call bells and assist as able
StoneRidge Retirement Living
Towne Centre
7 West Park Ave.
Myerstown, PA 17067

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