Performs professional nursing duties in the care of geriatric residents. Reports directly to the Long Term Care Director of Nursing.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Initiates and utilizes the nursing process to meet the holistic needs of the patient and family while adhering to the professional standards set forth by American Nurses' Association.
2.Observes the resident's clinical condition: recognizes, identifies, and interprets serious and/or emergent situations while initiating appropriate nursing interventions.
3.Develops and implements patient/family teaching programs based on mutually identified health care goals.
4.Documents all observations, nursing interventions, therapeutic measures administered, and status of coordinated activities between nursing and other professional disciplines.
5.Evaluates the resident's plan of care and revises plan as needed.
6.Safeguards the resident's right to privacy by judiciously protecting information of a confidential manner.
7.Understands the developmental needs of all residents throughout the continuum of life; is able to adjust care to these needs; and documentation reflects this understanding.
8.Assumes responsibility and accountability for individual nursing judgments and actions.
9.Provides guidance and leadership to other personnel in the form of in services and orientation/preceptorship and participates in committee activities.
10.Assumes charge nurse duties as assigned, including staffing, supervision and decision-making responsibilities.
11.When qualified, volunteers to participate in emergency medevac procedures as needed.
12.Participates in departmental and organizational performance improvement activities.
13.Utilizes incident and medication error reporting protocols per policies.
14.Participates in continuing education activities.
15.Facilitates resident care across multiple disciplines
Master Degree, Baccalaureate Degree, Associate Degree, or Diploma in Nursing from an accredited college or university. Current Alaska licensure as a Registered Nurse. ACLS preferred; must be willing to get ACLS training within 90 days of hire. Ability to lift up to 70 pounds and spend long periods of time standing or walking. May be exposed to communicable diseases and hazardous materials. Must be able to pass the annual core competencies assigned to the unit.