Eaton County Health & Rehabilitation Services
  • 23-Oct-2018 to 22-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Nursing
  • Charlotte, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Neighborhood Nurse shall perform in accordance with state, federal and local laws and within the guidelines of his/her professional organization. All functions shall be performed in accordance with the established policies and practices of Eaton County Medical Care Facility. The primary purpose of your job position is to provide direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants.

1. Supervise, and direct the day to day functions of the CENA and resident care, in accordance with current policies, procedures, rules, regulations and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.
2. Participate in Admission, transfer and discharge of residents complying with regulations, standards of care and policies.
3. Complete and follow through on physician's orders per facility policy and in accordance with regulators in scope of practice.
4. Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with regulations, standard of care and facility policy and procedures. Sign, date and time all entries made in the resident's medical record.
5. Follow the standards of practice when dispensing medications, and treatment along with Pharmacy, State, Federal and facility guidelines, policies, and procedures.
6. Develop and maintain a good working rapport with neighborhood residents, family and personnel, as well as others within and outside the facility to ensure that nursing services can be adequately maintained.
7. Rounds with Physicians notify of any changes to Physician, Physician Office, as per Federal and State Regulations Standard of Care, and facility policy.
8. To give nursing care per scope of practice to residents that follow Federal and State Regulations, and facility policy. This will be done timely, accurately, as prescribed by Physician, or facility policy.
9. Meet with resident's, and/or family members as necessary. Report problem areas to the Clinical Mentor and Social Mentor.
10. Recommend to the Clinical Mentor/Social Mentor the equipment and supply needs of your unit/shift.
11. Review care plans and cardex daily to ensure that appropriate care is being rendered, that goals, problems, approaches and revisions are based on the residents needs.
12. Inform and/or update any changes that need to be made on the care plan to Clinical Mentor.
13. Assist the Clinical and Social Mentor in revising the MDS, including corresponding supplemental assessments for accurate MDS coding and implementation of Triggers and RAP's.
14. Ensure resident's rights are maintained per facility policy, Federal and State Regulations.
15. Any disagreement with a supervisor must not be conveyed to staff. The Neighborhood Nurse can expect the same from the supervisor. It is ok to disagree in private but in public it is key to compliment each other to staff, administrators and family.
16. All other duties as assigned by the Clinical and/or Social Mentor.

Qualifications:
Must have genuine interest in geriatric work. Must have the ability to cooperate with others and use tact and patience in dealing with residents, their families and visitors. Ability to be flexible to meet changing demands as necessitated by variations in the nursing home routine. Capable of adapting to frequent changes in routine. Able to competently operate a mechanical lift.


Experience: Experience as a general staff nurse, in which administrative and supervisory ability has been demonstrated.


Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and current registration/ licensing with the State Board of Nursing Examiners. Attends continuing education seminars and workshops as required to maintain current licensing, in addition to participating in in-house inservice workshops.



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