Working in conjunction with the Administrative Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing, the RN assesses, plans, implements and collaborates with other departments to ensure excellence in resident and family care, reflective of CCH mission, vision and values. The RN will integrate departmental goals for improvement across the care continuum. She/he coordinates and delegates neighborhood and resident care activities, as appropriate, to other health care providers. The RN practices within the framework of the Wyoming Nurse Practice Act and ANA and all regulatory requirements and standards.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
Performs resident assessment/evaluation and documents in resident record.
Develops an age appropriate plan of care, which addresses physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs, in collaboration with other members of the health care team.
Implements the plan of care, delegates appropriately and ensures documentation of interventions.
Evaluates progress towards desired outcomes, revises plan of care and intervenes as necessary.
Educates resident and families regarding current health status, plan of care, and anticipated outcomes.
Dispenses and charts routine and emergency medications/treatments as directed by physician orders.
Provides service excellence to all customers in accordance with AIDET, Excellence Every Day and Standards of behavior.
Demonstrates efficient time management and prioritization skills.
Maintains professional standards related to clinical practice, staffing and continuing education.
Practices fiscal responsibility and accountability.
Participates in antibiotic stewardship.
Assists nutrition staff in ensurin meal process is followed.
Actively participates in facility committees and Quality Improvement Program.
Actively supervises and delegates tasks to LPN, MA-C, CNA-II, CNA and Care Assistant staff according to scope of practice, providing direction, hands-on-training and assistance when needed.
Maintains a clean and safe environment.
Completes van competency and transports residents as needed.
Fills Helios portable oxygen machines utilizing appropriate PPE.
Complies with the hospital’s Corporate Compliance Program including, but not limited, the Code of Conduct, laws and regulations, and hospital policies and procedures.
May be required to work on other nursing units according to distribution of staff and residents.
Adheres to CCH policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Licensure: Wyoming Registered Nurse licensure.
Certifications required: See Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification Policy and Certifications/Education Requirements Policy.
Experience: Experience in long term /skilled care and/or medical/surgical nursing preferred.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Hand/eye coordination in order to give injections, draw blood, start IVs, use computer, etc. Speaking clearly to communicate with patients/residents, families, physicians and staff regarding patient/resident condition and care.
Interpersonal Skills: Good interpersonal skills needed to work with staff, physicians, residents and families. Able to communicate positively under stress.
Essential Physical Requirements: Requires standing or walking for long periods of time. Requires stooping, bending, pushing, pulling. Able to lift 40 pounds.
Essential Mental Abilities: Able to prioritize multiple details simultaneously; analytical, interpretive skills. Requires higher level of mental faculties accompanied by long and short-term memories.
Essential Sensory Requirements: Corrected vision, hearing to normal range. Able to read, write and understand English.
Exposure to Hazards: OSHA CATEGORY I. TASK THAT INVOLVES EXPOSURE TO BLOOD, BODY FLUIDS, OR TISSUES. All procedures or other job-related tasks that involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or potential for spills or splashes of them, are Category I Tasks. Use of appropriate protective measures is required for every employee engaged in Category I Tasks.
Hours of Work: Primarily 12 hour shifts dependant on demands of unit. Rotating holidays and weekends. May be required to work up to 48 hours per week dependant on demands of unit. Call may be required.
Employees working in healthcare facilities have the potential to be exposed to hazardous materials including: Hazardous Chemicals/Drugs, Waste Anesthetic Gases, Radiation, Latex, Biological Hazards, Respiratory Hazards and Ergonomic Hazards. See Hazardous Materials in the Workplace Policy.