The Registered Nurse performs professional nursing for residents of the Facility by providing diagnostic work, treatment, and developing care plans to ensure residents’ health, safety and emotional stability. The Registered Nurse performs administrative work in planning, directing, and developing the overall nursing activities in the Facility. Supervision is exercised over a staff of licensed and unlicensed medical personnel. The Registered Nurse exercises independent judgment and initiative within the scope of authority. Work is evaluated through conferences, reports, observation, evaluations, and assessment by the Director of Nursing.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties which may be performed.)
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Supervises, distributes work assignments, schedules shifts and monitors the performance of LPN’s,
CNA’s, and other medical personnel to ensure residents receive proper care according to state, federal,
and local regulations.
Prioritizes, plans and provides direct resident care including the physical and psychological care of
Assesses, charts and reports resident vital signs; monitors drug intake and reactions and other resident
statistics during routine rounds; intermittently signs charts to ensure that restorative and rehabilitative documentation and rounds were completed by lower level nursing staff.
Maintains records and orders drug and narcotic supplies.
Monitors, develops and updates resident care plans to ensure physician orders, dietary recommendations, and treatments are followed.
Communicates appropriate information to assigned residents, families and staff.
Initiates and updates care plans as needed.
Prepares reports, discharge plans, and re-evaluations according to established guidelines.
Orders supplies and equipment, monitors sterilization expiration dates and orders supplies when needed.
Advises physician and Director of Nursing of any changes in the conditions of residents.
Contributes to the quality of resident care by following unit/facility/professional standards, quality improvement protocols, and participating in quality audits.
Participates in unit-based activities.
Provides support and acts as a role model for an environment conducive to professional practice.
Handles emergencies in a calm, reliable manner.
Secures continuing education credits as needed.
Performs duties of the Director of Nursing when required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The Registered Nurse determines work schedules and resident assignments, determines work performance for subordinates, and when to change care plans for residents.
Decisions relating to scheduling vacations, final authorizations of supply requisitions, and approval of resident care plans are referred to a higher authority.
CONTACT WITH OTHERS:
The Registered Nurse has daily contact with residents, family members, visitors, and lower level nursing professionals to explain care plans and/or changes to the care plan, and with physicians and other professionals to receive nursing orders and changes in treatment for residents.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Considerable knowledge of basic professional nursing theory, principles and practices.
Knowledge of procedures and practices in a skilled nursing facility operation.
Knowledge of general ward administration.
Skill in recognizing and reporting patient symptoms.
Ability to maintain a sympathetic attitude and harmonious relationship with residents and families.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions in exact detail and to administer detailed therapeutic prescriptions.
Ability to deal effectively with members of the medical staff, representatives of nursing services, and visitors.
Ability to maintain and interpret various records relating to resident care and nursing service.
Ability to apply skilled nursing techniques to a variety of resident care situations.
Ability to act quickly in emergency patient care situations.
Ability to supervise, distribute work assignments, and evaluate the performance of subordinate employees.
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:
Graduation from a school of nursing, college or university with a degree in nursing.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to sit, stand, and walk intermittently through the day.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a current license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of Florida Department of Health.
About this company
Page Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is a 180 bed Independent, Not-for-Profit Organization that offers short and long-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing services with a dedicated special care unit for residents with Alzheimers disease and other memory related disorders.
Our home-like atmosphere allows residents to enjoy courtyards accented by fountains and beautiful landscapes. While rooms are furnished to provide clinical services, we strive to provide an atmosphere where our residents will feel comfortable.
Facility staff is provided with education as a whole and within the various departments. This ensures they have the resources they need to provide high quality care and to meet the quality standards set by the residents and their families. Our staff utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach to care delivery.
To provide the citizens of Lee County access to high quality, cost effective skilled nursing and rehabilitation service.
Location/Region: Fort Myers, FL