Staff Nurse RN/LPN- Skilled Nursing Facility
FULL TIME AND PART TIME HOURS AVAILABLE ON ALL SHIFTS
Working at non-profit Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corporation is a meaningful and rewarding experience. Together, we help seniors and their families to embrace healthy aging. Our continuum of exceptional quality senior living, healthcare, and home care services has been trusted by Metro West families for more than 25 years. We are an equal opportunity employer. For employees working over 24 hours, we offer health and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick time, holidays and personal days. We also offer a 401k plan, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance for benefit eligible employees. We invite you to join our compassionate, caring team on our mission to help every senior live their best life!
The primary purpose of the Staff Nurse position is to provide direct nursing care to your assigned residents and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants. Such supervision must be in accordance with current Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern our facility and may be required by the Director of Nursing or his/her designee to ensure the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all time.
Essential Job Functions: Responsibilities and Standards
- Direct day to day functions of nursing assistants in accordance with current rules, regulations and guidelines.
- Ensure written policies and procedures governing day to day functions of the nursing service department are followed by all nursing personnel assigned to you.
- Ensure Nursing Policies and Procedures are followed in rendering nursing care.
- Cooperate with other resident services when coordinating nursing services to ensure that the resident’s total regimen of care is maintained.
- Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc. as necessary.
- Meet with your assigned nursing staff as well as support personnel in planning shift services, programs and activities.
- Fill out and complete accident/incident reports. Submit to the Nurse Manager/Supervisor for the review prior to submission to the Director.
- Encourage attending physicians to review orders for treatments, medications and to sign their orders, progress notes, etc. in accordance with established policies.
- Document all accidents/incidents involving a resident, following established procedures.
- Chart nurses notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided as well as the residents response to the care/treatments, etc.
- Receive telephone orders from physicians and record on the Physician’s Order Form.
- Report all discrepancies noted concerning physician’s orders, diet change, charting error, etc. to the Nurse Manager or Supervisor.
- Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician.
- Assure that prescribed medication is administered to the correct patient, every time. Verify the identity of the resident before administering the medication or treatment.
- Ensure that an adequate supply of house stock medications, supplies and equipment are on hand to meet the nursing needs of the residents. Report needs to the nurse in charge or other appropriate staff.
- Ensure that narcotic records are accurate for your shift. Report all discrepancies to a Supervisor immediately.
- Dispose of drugs as required by established procedures.
- Notify the attending physician of automatic stop orders prior to the last dose being administered.
- Review medication administration records for completeness of information, accuracy in the transcription of the physician’s orders and adherence to stop order policies.
- Make rounds of your unit to ensure that the nursing serve personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with nursing standards. Report problems areas to the Nurse Manager or Supervisor.
- Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inner-departmental personnel, as well as other departments within the facility to assure that nursing services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
- Demonstrate leadership to nursing personnel assigned to your unit/shift.
- Make rounds with physicians as necessary.
- Administer professional services ordered by the physician such as: catheterization, tube feedings, suction, applying and changing dressing/bandages, ostomy care, performing fingerstick blood sugar testing, uriscans, fecal quaiac testing, care of the dead and dying, etc. according to established policies and procedures.
- Requisition and arrange for diagnostic and therapeutic services as ordered by the physician and in accordance with established procedures.
- Notify the physician and the responsible party when there is a change in the resident/patient condition.
- Ensure that your assigned work areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner.
- Ensure that your assigned personnel participate in fire safety/disaster drills in a sage and professional manner.
- Assist in the development and maintenance of the infection control program for monitoring communicable and/or infectious diseases among residents and/or personnel as needed.
- Ensure that your assigned personnel follow established infection control procedures when isolation precautions become necessary.
- Revise care plans as needed according to the care needs of the resident/patient.
- Ensure that your assigned nursing assistants are aware of the care plans and that they are followed when providing daily care.
- Ensure your nurses notes reflect that the care plan is being followed.
- Maintain confidentiality of all resident/patient care information. Follow the HIPAA guidelines as established by Federal regulations.
- Monitor nursing care to assure all resident/patients are treated fairly and with kindness, dignity and respect.
- Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy and that personnel knock and wait for permission to enter if the resident is able to communicate.
- Ensure that all of your nursing personnel are aware of the residents rights and responsibilities.
- Review complaints and concerns made by residnets/patients/families and provide a written report to the Nurse Manager, Supervisor indicating what actions were taken to resolve the issue. All reports will be forwarded to the DNS.
- Assist the Director of Nursing in planning clinical supervisor for nurses aides orienting to the facility as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required
- Must possess at minimum, a nursing degree from an accredited college or university or be a graduate of an approved RN or LPN program.
- Must have a current, unencumbered RN or LPN license in the state of Massachusetts.
- At least one year of RN or LPN work experience required.
We are an equal opportunity facility. For employees working over 24 hours, we offer health and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick time, 8 holidays and 3 personal days. We also offer a 401k plan, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance for benefit eligible employees.