Expressions Nurse 9/7/2016
Prestige Care, Inc
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Expressions Nurse carries out and assists in the delivery of nursing services to residents, including oversight and direction for caregivers.
Maintains and supports good working processes for care staff ensuring continuation of services to residents understands the assisted living philosophy.
Respects resident rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy and property.
Under direction of registered nurse, assists in pre-move-in assessments on all resident applicants, following company and state regulatory standards.
Assists with move-in the process and orientation of new residents and their representatives as assigned.
Supports the interdisciplinary approach to resident services and participates in problem-solving with care staff.
Communicates resident s information between Personal Care Attendants and other staff with the need to know.
Monitors personal care services to assure quality and manner meets the residents choice, dignity and privacy.
Responds to emergency situations and follows through with documentation and notification of family/responsible party and physician.
Ensures prompt assessment and monitoring of changes in resident health status, including documentation and notification of resident s family member or personal representative and physician.
In the absence of the health services director reviews accident and incident reports and conducts follow up investigations. Initiates follow up action plan and notifies physician, designated representative, and with Executive Director notifies licensing authority.
Assists in setting up and maintaining resident health records per community policies and regulatory requirements.
Receives and properly processes orders from physicians, physician s assistants and nurse practitioners.
Prepares, documents and administers medications and treatments that require a licensed nurse to administer.
Assures that prescribed medications, supplies and equipment are available as established by the community policy and procedures.
Assists in assessing the safety of residents self-administration of medication per community policies.
Participates in identifying and correcting problem areas and/or the improvement of nursing, medication and resident services.
Oversees personal caregivers work and services provided and provides new personal care staff orientation and on-going training.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
LPN certificate, Associate Degree in Nursing, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Must have a current, unencumbered LPN/LVN or RN license.
Minimum of 1 year working in geriatric nursing, including experience with medication administration, delivery systems and pharmacies.
Geriatric experience or course-work an asset.
Excellent written and oral communication and motivational skills are essential to success.
Ability to creatively problem-solve in both resident care and employee management situations.