The purpose of this position is to administer house and physician/physician assistant/nurse practitioner prescribed treatments to residents, as well as to support the charge nurse in the caregiving needs of the residents.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Administer treatments, house or physician/physician assistant/nurse practitioner orders to residents
Accurately record in electronic health record treatments and changes in the condition of the area being treated
Keep treatment cart clean and well-stocked with supplies
Observe for changes in resident's condition and take appropriate action
Determine the practical application of specific procedures for individual residents
Perform hand hygiene and conduct other infection control methods between treatments, and residents, and as often as necessary
Document and chart facts and information in a professional, clear, and comprehensive manner.
Recognize and respond to changes in residents' conditions and document observations, interventions, and outcomes
Recognize, intervene and report accidents and incidents when they occur
Participate in care plans as appropriate
Recognize, intervene, and/or report complaints and grievances from residents, family members, visitors, and employees
Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records, conditions, and other information relating to residents, employees, and the facility
Follow the established universal precautions and isolation procedures
Encourage an atmosphere of optimism, warmth, and interest in residents' personal and health care needs
Attend and participate in orientation programs, ongoing training, and educational classes
Inventory and request infection control equipment, supplies, etc.
Assist in updating written policies and procedures on infection control of the facility
Participate in surveys made by authorized government agencies
Complete medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc.
Communication skills and active listening
Possesses good interpersonal skills while dealing with emotional or difficult situations; Responds promptly to resident's needs
Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor
Required Work Experience:
Minimum of six (6) months of experience working in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other healthcare institution, with experience implementing total patient care and care planning
Graduate from an accredited school with a Registered Nursing Degree
Current State of Tennessee Registered Nursing License
Position may require unscheduled overtime, after hours, and weekend work
Must be willing and able to work flexible hours
Required Computer Software/Equipment used:
Microsoft Excel and Word
Ability to learn HRIS and/or applicant tracking systems
Standard Office Equipment
Job will require frequent lifting of objects up to 40 pounds
Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling
Work is typically performed in a standard office environment; well-lit; comfortable temperature-controlled; above-average conversational noise is frequent
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Required Safety Expectations:
Working safely and follow safety rules
Report unsafe working conditions and behaviors
Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices
Does not have direct supervisory responsibilities
Supervisor frequently determines priorities
Occasionally needs manager's direction due to extraordinary circumstances
Analytical Thinking: Able to gather and analyze data and reach an appropriate conclusion; Solves problems in a timely manner.
Customer Service: Possesses good interpersonal skills while dealing with emotional or difficult situations; Responds promptly to customer's needs.
Accountability: Accepts responsibility for own decisions, actions, and results; Able to maintain dependable behavior in times of crisis or complexity.
Attendance: Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered; Arrives at meetings on time.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification.
Ethical Behavior: Upholds organizational values and abides by state and federal regulations; Maintains confidentiality of HIPAA information; Treats others with respect.
Initiative: Seeks increased responsibility; sets self-improvement goals linked to the organizational goals.
Job and Industry Knowledge: Demonstrates knowledge of the position and industry; Seeks additional information.
Productivity and Quality of Work: Maintains a high level of performance while demonstrating a commitment to accuracy and thoroughness.
Teamwork: Displays ease working with others; Contributes ideas and skills to the team; Puts success of team above own interests.
I have reviewed and discussed the job description and I understand my job duties and responsibilities prior to signing this form. I certify that I can perform the essential functions and attest that I have the qualifications as outlined.
I further understand that future performance evaluations and merit increases to my pay are based on my ability to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined in the job description to the satisfaction of my immediate supervisor. I also have been explained my position in the company organizational chart and know who my immediate supervisor is.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of incumbents of this position.
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