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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 11/3/2016

Lutheran Senior Services Webster Groves, MO

Location
Webster Groves, MO
AJE Ref #
575960319
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
4542
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)

JOB DESCRIPTION

The RN performs nursing functions within the scope of practice and provides each resident with routine daily nursing care in accordance with their assessment, choices and plan of care and nurtures a person-centered culture. The RN works closely with the nursing leadership to ensure regulatory compliance. The RN promotes individual and team learning and provides teaching and role modeling of professional nursing practices to staff for quality clinical care.

The RN upholds the philosophy, vision, and core values of the organization and ensures the Christian Mission of Lutheran Senior Services is realized so that Older Adults Live Life to the Fullest .

Responsibilities

Clinical Functions:
1.tEnsures that the clinical operations are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations while honoring person-centered care.
2.tPasses medication and oversees the medication administration process.
3.tPromotes the highest level of care in terms of management of care plan practicing according to current standard of practice utilizing appropriate resources that include EMR.
4.tHas a working knowledge and understanding of the observation/assessment and documentation process including the MDS as applicable.
5.tObserves resident status as necessary to assure quality care and coordinates with other resident services to assure continuity of care.
6.tProvides leadership for staff to maintain clinical policies and procedures in accordance with current standards and community policies and procedures.
7.tImplements clinical policies and procedures which ensure safe, sanitary and efficient practices supporting professional standards of nursing care.
8.tMaintains a safe, comfortable and functional environment by assessing potential hazards and implements practices to maintain optimum safety.

Person-Centered Care Culture and Expectations Related to the Role:
1.tHomebuilding willingness to take the lead role in shaping the culture by providing for the needs of the residents and enriching their lives through laughter, fun and pleasurable moments. Understands that the quality of care is enhanced by the quality of life.
2.tPerson Centered, Quality Focused demonstrates an attitude of genuine care and concern for each resident with a desire to honor their individual preferences and individuality. Demonstrates strong commitment to quality.
3.tCritical Thinking recognizes early signs of changing conditions and uses all available resources to resolve needs. Very strong observational skills in regard to physical and medical conditions, coupled with the ability to discern effective response and treatment.
4.tTeam Builder able to facilitate a sense of team connection and participation and advocate for the needs of the resident, family, staff or household.
5.tConflict Facilitation able to mediate conflicts concerning nursing staff as needed.
6.tInterpersonal Sensitivity and Communication Skills able to communicate resident s medical needs with staff, families and physicians. Strong ability to communicate with residents, families and team members with sensitivity to the issues and difficulties faced by each group. Good listening skills.
7.tLearning and Teaching Centered is able to model person centered practices as well as provide direction and coaching of other medical staff.
8.tDementia Sensitivity sensitivity to the particular challenges a person with dementia faces in terms of communicating their needs and preferences, as well as maintaining a sense of personhood and dignity.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
*tA desire to perform a clinical role on a Person-Centered Care team with an understanding of the responsibilities and the expectations for the role.
*tRN licensure in state of practice.
*tSpecialized training or experience in gerontological nursing preferred.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

SUMMARY:

In addition to the job duties defined by the scope of practice for a RN, the Neighborhood Nurse works collaboratively with the household team providing each resident with routine daily nursing care in accordance with their assessment, choices and plan of care. The Neighborhood Nurse works closely with the Nurse Coordinator to ensure regulatory compliance and nurtures a person centered culture which encourages the household to grow as a separate and effective home. The Neighborhood Nurse promotes individual and team learning and provides teaching and role modeling of professional nursing practices to household staff for quality clinical care. A Neighborhood Nurse, serving in a household, upholds the philosophy, vision, and core values of the organization and ensures the Christian Mission of Lutheran Senior Services is realized so that Older Adults Live Life to the Fullest .

SCOPE OF PRACTICE:

RN Practice within the scope of licensure and in accordance with the state Nurse Practice Act and state and federal licensure rules and regulations for the level of care in which they practice. Practice in accordance with LSS clinical and administrative policies and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The scope of clinical oversight may be for one or more households depending on the level of care and the size of the household.

Household

* Creates community through elimination of institutional barriers, enhancing relationships in the household through shared activities of living.

* Participates in the household team by providing clinical expertise.

* Supports the household team with other household responsibilities including: resident ADL care needs, food preparation mealtime assistance/participation, activities and housekeeping.

* Continually seeks opportunities to support the social needs of all members of the household through support, friendship and kindness.

* Engages residents in conversation while partaking in household meals during work time to provide enjoyment for the residents and build meaningful relationships.

2. Clinical Functions

* Maintain a culture of Person Centered Care

* Demonstrates an attitude of genuine care and concern for each resident with a desire to honor their individual preferences and individuality. Demonstrates strong commitment to quality.

* Ensures that the clinical operations in the household are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations while honoring person-centered care.

* Passes medication and oversees the medication administration process.

* Promotes the highest level of care in terms of management of care plan practicing according to current standard of practice utilizing appropriate resources that include EMR.

* Has a working knowledge and understanding of the observation/assessment and documentation process including the MDS as applicable.

* Observes resident status as necessary to assure quality care and coordinates with other resident services to assure continuity of care.

* Provides clinical leadership and individual and team learning for household staff in accordance with current standards and community policies and procedures. Models professional nursing practices.

* Works collaboratively with household team to deliver person centered care.

* Implements clinical policies and procedures which ensure safe, sanitary and efficient practices supporting professional standards of nursing care.

* Maintains a safe, comfortable and functional environment by assessing the household for potential hazards and implements practices to maintain optimum safety.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities.

* A desire to perform a clinical role on a Person-Centered Care household team with an