Registered Nurse/License Practical Nurse
Company: Wheaton Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Posted on: January 2, 2022
Wheaton Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center - Position
Title: Registered Nurse/License Practical Nurse Department: Nursing
Reports to: Director of Nursing/Designee Position Summary: The RN
or LPN will demonstrate understanding and utilize nursing policies
and procedures in the administration of resident care. Direct
day-to-day functions of the nursing assistants in accordance with
current rules, regulations and guidelines that govern the long-term
care facility. The RN or LPN will ensure that all nursing personnel
assigned to you comply with the written policy and procedures
established by the facility. Ensure that residents and families
receive the highest quality of service in a caring and
compassionate atmosphere. Meet with assigned staff to plan the
shifts, services, programs and activities. Follow facility's
guidelines for reporting all activity during scheduled shift.
Participate in the facility's quality assurance program. Assist in
facility surveys (inspections) conducted by authorized government
agencies. Admit, transfer, and discharge residents consistent with
facility policy. Attend all required training programs. Charting
and Documentation Complete all required documentation pertaining to
resident's admission, transfer and/or discharge. Receive and
accurately transcribe telephone orders from Physicians and record
on the Physicians' Order Sheet. Complete all required documentation
pertaining to accidents, incidents, unusual occurrences and changes
in resident's condition in a timely and accurate manner. Report all
discrepancies noted concerning physician's order, diet change,
charting error and etc. to the DON/designee. Document in the
resident's medical record consistent with standards of care and
state and federal requirements. Review and complete the 24 Hour
Report as required by policy and procedure. Medication/Treatment
Administration Functions Ensure that narcotic records are completed
consistent with standard nursing practice. Notify DON/designee of
any drug and narcotic discrepancies noted on your shift. Properly
maintain all medications per applicable policies and procedures.
Order, prepare and administer medications/treatments as ordered by
physician. Report medication/treatment events to DON/designee.
Personnel Functions Develop work assignments and/or assist in
completing and performing such assignments as needed. Make rounds
of your unit/shift to ensure that nursing service personnel are
performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable
nursing standards. Report concerns/problems to the DON/designee.
Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-departmental
personnel as well as other departments within the facility to
ensure that nursing services and additional services/activities are
adequately maintained in order to meet the needs of the residents.
Receive/give nursing report at the beginning and end of each shift.
Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious
materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the
facility's policies and procedures. Nursing Care Functions Perform
nursing duties pertaining to pre-admission, admission and discharge
of residents. Make rounds throughout the shift in order to
continuously monitor and assess residents conditions including but
not limited to residents noted on the 24 Hour Report. Make rounds
with physicians as necessary. Consult with physicians with regard
to resident's care and perform and/or coordinate resident
treatments as ordered the physician. Make periodic checks to ensure
that prescribed treatments are properly administered and to
evaluate the resident's physical and emotional status. Encourage
and assist in coordinating resident participation in social and
activity programs. Notify the resident's physician, family and
DON/designee when the resident is involved in an accident or
incident or when there is a change in a resident's condition.
Participate in restorative and rehabilitative programs. Maintain
the nursing station, medication rooms, medication carts and general
treatment areas in a clean, orderly and safe manner. Administer
standard nursing services including but not limited to
catheterizations, tube feedings, suction, applying and changing
dressings/bandages, packs, colostomy and drainage bags and other
services as required. Ensure that resident care is provided in
accordance with the resident's plan of care and general wishes.
Ensure that all call lights are answered timely. Ensure that
residents who are unable to call for help are monitored frequently.
Safety and Sanitation Monitor assigned personnel to ensure they are
following established safety regulations in the use of equipment
and supplies. Ensure that human resource policies and procedures
are followed by assigned nursing personnel. Ensure that all
resident rooms are maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.
Comply with the facility's infection control program. Ensure that
all personnel wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies (e.g.,
gait belts, mechanical lifts, etc,) when lifting or moving
residents. Equipment and Supplies Ensure that adequate supplies are
maintained such as medications, medical supplies, equipment, etc.,
in order to meet the needs of residents. Participate in the ongoing
training and implementation of policies pertaining to the safe
operation of all nursing service equipment. Ensure that only
trained and authorized personnel operate facility's equipment. Care
Plan and Assessment Functions Review care plans/care cards to
ensure that appropriate and consistent care is being rendered.
Resident's Rights Comply with facility's policies pertaining to
resident's rights. Maintain the confidentiality of all resident
information (HIPAA). Report and investigate all allegations of
resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident's property.
Supervision Responsible to supervise day-to-day activities of
assigned CNAs. Participate in CNA employee performance evaluations,
determining your shift's staffing requirements, and making
recommendations to the Nurse Supervisor concerning employee
competency, discipline and commendations. Reinforce the training
and orientation of nursing personnel and provide positive
reinforcement. Customer Service Ensure that the highest degree of
quality care is provided at all times. Actively participate in the
principles of the SMILE program.
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