Purpose of Your Position
To plan, implement and evaluate nursing care provided, including restorative care for residents. As the direct care provider of health services, he/she shares appropriate information with all other health services staff in an effort to assist each resident in achieving his/her maximum level of development
Position Functions and Responsibilities
- Understands ESPC Mission and Core Values and incorporates values into daily practice.
- Continually strive to improve the organization's systems and/or services.
- Make decisions as a team to fulfill our mission, share recognition, and learn from failures.
- Treat every resident, family member, and co-worker with dignity, respect, and courtesy.
- Utilizing the nursing process, the RN assesses the resident, plans intervention and evaluates the outcome of care provided.
- Performs treatments and special care as required, ex. tracheotomy care, central venous lines, oxygen administration, cast care, dressing changes, etc.
- Administer medication and immunization as ordered.
- Confer with physician or other health team members regarding patient care management.
- Assist the physician in performing physical examinations and treatments.
- Evaluate the effects of prescribed treatment including orthotics and report same to appropriate disciplines.
- Observe, report and record abnormal vital signs, seizures activity, other disease manifestations and other clinically significant data.
- Implement plan of care as outlines in the resident's Interdisciplinary Care Plan including positioning, play, feeding techniques, behavior modifications plan etc.
- Participate in completing MDS. Revised care plan as resident condition changes.
- Assumes the role of nurse in charge of a unit for the shift as assigned
- Educate residents and families with regard to their treatment plan
- Document interventions and teaching outcomes accurately and timely
- Maintain a safe therapeutic resident care environment.
- Directs and supervises CNAs, unit a clerk, LPN and other RN's when in charge.
- Establishes effective working relations with staff residents and family members.
- Ensures that the Center and the Department of Nursing policies and procedures are follow in the planning implementation and evaluation of care.
- Review medication administration records for completeness at end of shift.
- Give and receives the nursing report and follow through on any special instructions.
- When in charge makes periodic checks to ensure that prescribed treatments are being properly administered by LPN's and CNAs and to evaluate the residents physical and emotional status.
- Participates in the orientation of new staff residents and families to the unit.
- Carries out restorative and rehabilitative programs including teaching resident to wash/feed/dress self as appropriate.
- Ensures that the facility policy on the use of restraints is followed and that documentation is timely and accurate.
- Ensure that the unit is kept clean free from clutter and that the supply room door is kept locked; request the supervisor's intervention as necessary to achieve this.
- Follows infection control standards and ensures that assigned personnel do likewise.
- Keep abreast of new nursing policies and procedures.
- Keep nurses notes, plan of care and all other documentation pertaining to your assigned resident timely accurate and complete.
- Carries out end of shift responsibility e.g. supplies are available for next shift'. Unit is clean and tidy; all documentation is complete and accurate.
- Other related duties as may become necessary or as directed by your supervisor, department director, and/or administrator.
- Graduate of an accredited RN program.
- RN License
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in nursing preferred
- Current BCLS certification
- One (1) year clinical experience in a pediatric and/or adolescent chronic /rehabilitative care facility preferred.
Yonkers, New York US
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