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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 10/29/2016

Lutheran Senior Services Peoria, IL

Company
Lutheran Senior Services
Job Classification
Part Time
Company Ref #
2945
AJE Ref #
576179905
Location
Peoria, IL
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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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.nnResponsibilitiesnnClinical Functions:nEnsures that the clinical operations are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations while honoring person-centered care.nPasses medication and oversees the medication administration process.nPromotes 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.nHas a working knowledge and understanding of the observation/assessment and documentation process including the MDS as applicable.nObserves resident status as necessary to assure quality care and coordinates with other resident services to assure continuity of care.nProvides leadership for staff to maintain clinical policies and procedures in accordance with current standards and community policies and procedures.nImplements clinical policies and procedures which ensure safe, sanitary and efficient practices supporting professional standards of nursing care.nMaintains a safe, comfortable and functional environment by assessing potential hazards and implements practices to maintain optimum safety.nnPerson-Centered Care Culture and Expectations Related to the Role:n1. Homebuilding 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. nPerson 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.nCritical 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.nTeam Builder able to facilitate a sense of team connection and participation and advocate for the needs of the resident, family, staff or household.nConflict Facilitation able to mediate conflicts concerning nursing staff as needed.nInterpersonal 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.nLearning and Teaching Centered is able to model person centered practices as well as provide direction and coaching of other medical staff.nDementia 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.nnQualifications, Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesnA desire to perform a clinical role on a Person-Centered Care team with an understanding of the responsibilities and the expectations for the role.nRN licensure in state of practice.nSpecialized training or experience in gerontological nursing preferred.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

SUMMARY:

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 .

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

CLINICAL FUNCTIONS:

Ensures that the clinical operations 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 leadership for staff to maintain clinical policies and procedures in accordance with current standards and community policies and procedures.

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 potential hazards and implements practices to maintain optimum safety.

PERSON-CENTERED CARE CULTURE AND EXPECTATIONS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

Homebuilding 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.

Person 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.

Critical 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.

Team Builder able to facilitate a sense of team connection and participation and advocate for the needs of the resident, family, staff or household.

Conflict Facilitation able to mediate conflicts concerning nursing staff as needed.

Interpersonal 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.

Learning and Teaching Centered is able to model person centered practices as well as provide direction and coaching of other medical staff.

Dementia 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

* A desire to perform a clinical role on a Person-Centered Care team with an understanding of the responsibilities and the expectations for the role.

* RN licensure in state of practice.

* Specialized training or experience in gerontological nursing preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

The physical requirements and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to lift 30lbs, and push/pull 50lbs. The employee is regularly required to