Long Term Care Registered Nurse (RN)

Long Term Care Registered Nurse (RN)

POSITION TYPE: Registered Nurse (RN)

SPECIALTY UNIT: Long Term Care

LOCATION: Kemmerer, WY

SHIFT: Variable

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

Job Description:

Provides quality nursing care to residents to ensure that the residents physical and psychosocial needs are met, that their care is documented, and that their families are well-informed of the residents status.

Desired Education, Certifications and/or Experience:

• Current, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wyoming

• At least one year of general nursing preferred

• Must be able to physically move and lift residents

• Current CPR (BLS) certification

Responsibilities / Functional Job Description

General: Performance Expectations

1. Responsible – works independently, in a safe and appropriate manner. Demonstrates both problem-solving and problem-prevention skills.

2. Sensitive – displays sensitivity to the needs of patients and co-workers. Demonstrates good communications skills and empathy.

3. Timely – recognizes time as a customer’s most valuable resource and responds promptly to patients’ and co-workers’ needs.

4. Accurate – works carefully and precisely, with attention to detail.

5. Coordinated – organizes and delivers service in the proper order. Displays good organization skills and utilizes resources wisely.

6. Thorough – meets all the requirements of his/her position. Is able to evaluate and follow up on his/her services.

General: Teamwork and Service Expectations

7. Display and encourage sensitivity to needs of patients, visitors, and co-workers.

8. Treat others with consideration, courtesy and respect.

9. Perform duties willingly and with initiative; shares necessary information so co-workers can do the same.

10. Remain composed and takes actions to restore calm in stressful situations.

11. Demonstrate judgment and tact when dealing with others.

12. Cooperate with other hospital departments and work groups.

13. Communicate effectively with patients, visitors, and co-workers; take action to clarify information received from others.

Role Specific: Work role responsibilities

1. Provides direction to para and non-professional personnel to perform their duties in accordance with their level of expertise.

2. Has major responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating quality resident care which is consistent with the established nursing center and nursing service policies and procedures.

3. Responsible for initiating, developing and coordinating a discharge plan with assigned residents in collaboration with the physician/provider and other healthcare professionals.

4. Coordinates the individual resident care regime with other members of the health care team and works in collegial relationship with physicians/providers in carrying out their delegated medical and nursing care plans. Alternatives or change in medical regimes are discussed with the physicians/providers based on nursing observations.

5. Responsible for maintaining the dignity and confidentiality of the resident and serves as a resident advocate at all times.

6. Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of nursing trends and new developments in the health field in order to promote optimal standards of nursing care.

7. Utilizes effective human relation and communication skills in interfacing with nursing center personnel, residents, and others.

8. Takes positive actions to resolve resident/family issues and promotes positive nursing center/family relationships.

9. Responsible for making independent nursing decisions relating to resident care.

10. Accountable for quality resident care through completion and documentation of assessments, care planning, interventions, evaluations, resident teaching, discharge planning, and safe practice in compliance with our company nursing standards.

11. Provides quality of nursing service by maintaining a safe resident environment through professional conduct and practices, compliance with policies and procedures, and participation in an ongoing review of QA processes and monitors.

12. Practices professional conduct and complies with our company policies and procedures

13. Uses equipment in a safe manner according to hospital policies

14. Carry out physician/provider orders within their realm of duty

15. Provides for cost effective resident care through appropriate use of time, supplies, and equipment

16. Participates in resident teaching

17. Attends mandatory and other in-service/staff meetings

18. Understands residents rights and complies with confidentiality policies

19. Performs assigned inventories, checks for outdates, and stocks supplies

20. Performs other duties as assigned

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1. Ability to operation various office equipment

2. Skill in accuracy and attention to detail

3. Ability to perform public relations and public speaking in a professional manner

4. Ability to maintain confidentiality

5. Ability to read, write legibly and calculate mathematical figures

6. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables

7. Ability to work with, lead and supervise others

8. Ability to manage multiple assignments/projects; meet timelines and prioritize responsibility

9. Ability to handle stressful situations and react appropriately

10. Ability to maintain a drivers license and ability to travel distances for multiple days as necessary

11. Ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions

12. Ability to work and interact effectively and positively with other staff members to build and enhance teamwork

13. Ability to communicate to complete responsibilities effectively

14. Ability to see to use computer efficiently and read computer reports and correspondence

15. High proficiency with Microsoft office products (excel, word, PowerPoint, etc.)

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