Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses
- Suffield Manor Inc
- Job Type:
- Full Time
- Posted Date:
- Feb. 22nd 2023
- Suffield, CT 06078
The Suffield House, located by the Connecticut River, is a 128-Bed family owned and operated skilled nursing and rehab facility. We are currently seeking nurses to compliment our team. Competitive wages, benefits, & flexible schedules. Please contact Denice Donnelly, RN - Director of Nursing, 860-627-4060 or by email [email protected] EEOC.
REGISTERED NURSE JOB DESCRIPTIONS
The primary purpose of your job position is to provide direct nursing care to residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by the 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 directed by your supervisor to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
As a Registered Nurse, you are responsible and accountable to carry out your assigned duties and you will report directly to the Nursing Supervisor.
Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. The position includes any other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by your supervisor and/or the Administrator.
- Works in office area (s) as well as throughout the nursing service area (i.e., drug rooms, nurses' stations, resident rooms, etc.).
- Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours.
- Is subject to frequent interruptions.
- Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
- Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors.
- Communicates with medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department supervisors.
- Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary. Scheduled hours may change to meet facility needs. May need to perform duties of other positions when necessary.
- Is involved in community/civic health matters/projects as appropriate.
- Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
- Is subject to fall, burns from equipment, odors, and exposure to chemicals, etc., throughout the workday.
- Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
- Maintains a liaison with the residents, their families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for the residents needs.
Must possess, as a minimum, a nursing degree from an accredited School of Nursing, College or University. Must be CPR certified.
A minimum (1) year experience in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other related health care facility is preferable.
- Must possess a current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in this state.
- Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
- Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
- Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
- Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.
- Must possess accurate and comprehensive assessment skills.
- Must be familiar with drug actions and interactions.
- Must have knowledge of restorative nursing and rehabilitative policies and utilizes appropriately.
- Must have patience tact, and cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
- Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
- Must be able to communicate effectively to appropriate personnel regarding emergency situations.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
(With or without the aid of mechanical devices)
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
- Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
- Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
- Must function independently, and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
- Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
- Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at all times hostile people within the facility.
- Must be able to push, pull, and do heavy lifting without restrictions.
- Must be able to assist in the evaluation of residents in emergency situations.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Meet the nursing and rehabilitations needs of each resident.
- Maintain current resident care plans on all residents under his/her care.
- Follow physician's orders. Renders and/or assist with complete nursing care, treatments, dressings, and other physician's orders.
- Transcribe physician's orders promptly and accurately.
- Review resident's records daily to assure accuracy and completeness.
- Document comprehensive and complete nursing notes.
- Visit each resident daily to evaluate resident needs.
- Maintain accurate awareness of residents on alert list.
- Document and report any unusual or significant findings; contact the physician as necessary.
- Administer medication according to procedure.
- Maintain an accurate and safe control of all drugs for which he/she is responsible.
- Initiate any and all emergency procedures as necessary.
- Demonstrate correct safety techniques.
- Respect and take care of facility equipment and is not wasteful of supplies.
- Contribute to effective communication and pleasant working conditions.
- Contribute to and promote positive resident and family relations.
- Follow facility policies and procedures.
- Continue growth and expand job knowledge.
- Demonstrate leadership skills.
- Maximize the potential of each employee supervised.
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