MAJOR PURPOSE: Responsible for the overall operation and optimal quality of care for the residents on the assigned unit. Follows all health, sanitary and infection control policies and maintains established standards of practice set forth by the facility's administration and Nursing Policies and Procedures.
1. Ability to read, write and comprehend English; ability to follow oral and written instructions.
2. Interest in the nursing needs of the aged and the chronically ill with the ability to work with both.
3. Ability to work with supervisors, co-workers and facility staff in the performance of duties.
4. Ability to work hours as scheduled based on the requirements of the position/assignment. On call, as necessary.
5. Registered Nurse licensed in the State of Maine. Minimum of one year of education or experience in geriatric nursing or rehabilitation preferred.
6. Knowledge of nursing theory and practice including the administration of medications.
7. CPR certified.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in an appropriately lighted and ventilated environment. This position may result in your being exposed to blood/body fluids.
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1. Must be able to move intermittently throughout the day, proper body mechanics required -- bending, stooping, turning, stretching, reaching above the shoulders and occasional lifting are involved.
2. Must be able to cope with the mental, emotional and physical stress of the position.
3. Must be able to observe, listen and communicate effectively.
4. Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, support agencies, and outside agencies.
5. Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
1. Holds daily shift report with nursing assistants assigned to the unit prior to the start of the shift. Reviews written daily assignments for each resident on assigned unit. Assures assignments are completed before the end of the shift.
2. Makes rounds on assigned residents at least once every two hours.
3. Administers medication and treatments according to the physician's orders. Assumes responsibility for ordering medications.
4. Collaborates with Unit Manager to develop and maintain nursing care plans and update these plans on a monthly basis or more often if the resident's condition changes.
5. Assists the attending physician with rounds and special procedures as needed.
6. Transcribes, documents and implements physician's orders.
7. Responsible for making nursing assessments during each shift.
||This listing expires on: 11/9/2020