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Staff Nurse

Organization

Home Of The Innocents

Description

Job purpose:
The general purpose of your job is to keep children who are clients of HOTI safe at all times and to be respectful of the children and their families as valued customers.
The primary role of the Staff Nurse is to provide safe and compassionate care to the residents while keeping them safe. Under direction of the Administrator, Director of Nursing, Vice President of Clinical Services, RN Clinical Supervisor, and the physician, the Staff Nurse ensures the highest quality of care is maintained at all times. The Staff Nurse provides care and oversees the day-to-day activities carried out by the Certified Nursing Assistants in accordance with current applicable federal, state, local, and facility standards, guidelines and regulations.

Duties & Responsibilities
-Continually provide and monitor personal care and medically necessary treatment that complies with professional standards as assigned.
-Consistently promote the mission and values of the organization.
-Adhere to facility procedures and desktop instructions at all times making recommendations for revisions as necessary.
-Report concerns, suspected abuse, neglect, mistreatment or misappropriation immediately to administrative or supervisory team member protecting residents at all times.
-Perform assessments of assigned residents at the beginning of each shift and when there is a change in resident status.
-Encourage residents to perform and participate in personal care, therapy and activities to the highest level possible within individualized functional limitations whenever possible.
-Review the resident’s plan of care frequently to ensure all physician orders are being followed.
-Administer professional services such as tube feedings, medication administration, suctioning, dressing application and changes, ordering and obtaining lab specimens, care of the dead/dying , etc. as required following established procedures and desktop instructions.
-Provide feedback of resident response to care and activity to the RN Clinical Supervisor whenever appropriate.
-Complete documentation that is appropriate, accurate, descriptive, timely and reflective of each resident’s response to care as required, at least every two hours.
-Oversee and direct the care provided by the certified nursing assistants acting as a resource as well as providing support and assistance as needed throughout the shift.
-Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with established policies, procedures and desktop instructions as assigned.
-Identify and communicate patient status to the RN Clinical Supervisor and physician while keeping the resident’s parent/guardian informed of any new orders or changes in status.
-Work collaboratively with the physicians and other disciplines to maintain optimal health and quality of life for each resident.
-Maintain and promote a positive atmosphere of warmth, collaboration and cooperation respecting residents’ rights to confidentiality, individuality, and privacy at all times.
-Maintain professional licensure and keep abreast of changes in pediatrics, nursing and long-term care by participating in available educational opportunities and annual skills validations as required.
-Attend and participate in departmental and other mandatory meetings and trainings as required.
-Assist nursing department in meeting financial objectives by utilizing resources judiciously at all times.
-Maintain compliance with proper infection control practices, precautions and safety procedures at all times, reporting concerns immediately.
-Always utilize appropriate personal protective equipment when performing resident care.
-Make recommendations regarding needed equipment or supplies whenever necessary.
-Always be available as a resource/preceptor to co-workers and new employee as requested or assigned.

Requirements

Qualifications:
•Current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Kentucky is required.
•Minimum 6 months experience of long-term care and/or pediatrics is preferred.
•Current CPR / Basic Life Support for the healthcare provider certification is required.
•Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
•Must possess and be willing to use good judgment, clinical, and communication skills to provide the highest level of quality resident care possible.
•Must function independently with minimal oversight and with flexibility, personal integrity and compassion while providing care to individuals from diverse backgrounds with varied functional abilities.
•Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel from the nursing department and from other departments.

Working conditions:
Position requirements may be mentally and emotionally demanding and involve frequent interruptions, extended work hours including weekends, evenings and holidays, working with ill, disabled, or physically challenging residents and their families often in a state of crises. Exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious disease, air contaminants, and hazardous chemicals is possible.

Physical requirements:
Requirements of this position may be physically demanding and include frequent movement throughout the day, standing or walking for extended periods with few breaks, physically providing dependent care to disabled residents in the care environment. Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 35 lbs. up to 65 lbs. unassisted, from the floor using proper body mechanics. Position often requires reaching, bending, stooping and handling residents and objects with hands and fingers using precise fine motor skills.

Type

Full-time

Work Schedule

Set Hours — 7a-7p and 7p-7a

Salary

Based upon experience

Benefits

The Home offers a family friendly atmosphere with outstanding benefits that include an option for FREE health insurance (single coverage for employee only). Other benefits include health insurance, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan and up to 25-30 paid days off per year.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Vacation, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Educational Assistance

Required Education

Associate Degree

Work Location

Louisville

Application Process

Please send resume to jschroeder@homeoftheinnocents.org.

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