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Join our team at Acts Retirement-Life Communities! Acts has been setting the standard for excellence in senior retirement living since 1972, with a vision founded in faith and guided by a commitment to integrity and loving kindness.
Attends to the medical and emotional needs of the Independent Living Residential Community.
Essential Job Functions
Maintains open line of communication with Executive Director, Nursing Home Administrator (NHA), Director of Nursing (DON), Director of Resident Nursing, Resident RN Supervisor, and other department heads.
Attends all meetings where attendance is requested by the Director of Resident Nursing.
Maintains a program of health care for the resident in accordance with the policies of ACTS, including giving injections, treatments and checking vital signs.
Responds to medical and emotional needs of the residents in the community/personnel care unit and takes appropriate action.
Responds to emergency calls for residents, employees and visitors and takes appropriate action. Calls ambulance or other appropriate authority whenever a medical emergency occurs.
Promotes self care and independent living.
Identifies safety hazards and emergency situations and initiates corrective action immediately.
Participates in the training and supervision of nursing assistants in the daily operation of the PCU.
Ensures that personnel follow established infection control procedures.
Maintains the confidentially of all resident care information.
Transports resident using wheelchair or assist residents to walk.
Assists physician with clinic visits.
Conducts annual interviews in apartments.
Conducts office hours with residents and staff as determined by Director of Resident Nursing.
Participates in flex meal evaluations and follow up.
Reviews lab results and notifies physician as needed
Completed paperwork for transfers to and from the facility.
Assesses all residents who return to apartment from a higher level of care.
Dispenses and monitors resident sick tray service.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Critical Skills and Knowledge Necessary
Comprehensive knowledge of State & Federal Guidelines governing personal care wing
Knowledge of principles of nursing care and first aid and current assessment skills, preferably in Geriatric Nursing.
Able to communicate effectively
Able to make independent decisions
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public
The critical skills and knowledge required to successfully perform the functions of the position are normally obtained thru the completion of a of state approved Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse Program, current state Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse license, current or eligible for certification in Cardia/Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Intravenous Therapy, and a minimum of one year work experience with the geriatric health care field.
Lifting 50 pounds and carrying 10 pounds occasionally (weights greater than 50 pounds require assistance from co-worker or use of lifting devices)
Walking frequently with occasional standing and sitting
Pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds occasionally
Climbing stairs occasionally
Bending, squatting and kneeling occasionally
Reaching occasionally from below knees to above shoulders
Handling frequently including simple grasping
Twisting upper torso occasionally
Talking and hearing frequently on telephone and in person
Clear speaking voice
Sense of smell
Hazards -- Blood Borne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases