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Eastbrook Registered Nurse (RN) in Big Chimney, West Virginia

$5,000 Sign-on Bonus!!!:

Flexible 12 Hour Schedules

Excellent Health, Eye and Dental Benefits

Tuition Reimbursement

Daily Pay Available

401K Options

SUMMARY: The RN will provide direct nursing care to acutely and/or chronically ill patients/residents through individualized care plans, in compliance with state and federal standards, rules, and regulations, and facility policies and procedures. The RN will perform complex technical and professional skills such as assessment, education, crisis intervention and other skills that may or may not be appropriately delegated to LPNs. The RN will be responsible for ensuring work is within the scope of practice and according to professional standards.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs initial resident assessment
  2. Identifies resident’s physical needs, psychosocial needs, and problems
  3. Assesses resident’s response to medications and/or treatments
  4. Monitors closely unstable residents; calls physician when indicated
  5. Organizes resident care assignments to meet needs, including deployment of assigned staff
  6. Prioritizes needs appropriately
  7. Participates in care planning, discharge, admission and other meetings when assigned or requested
  8. Administers medications accurately and safely to assigned group of residents
  9. Transcribes physician orders correctly and completes necessary paperwork to ensure completion
  10. Participates in Quality Assurance performance Improvement (QAPI) activities as assigned by center or department leadership
  11. Implements resident education plans when appropriate
  12. Delivers appropriate nursing care to individual or groups of residents
  13. Utilizes therapeutic verbal and non-verbal interventions with residents
  14. Seeks supervisory assistance appropriately
  15. Assists residents in preparing for and attending scheduled activities
  16. Assumes and carries out responsibility for leadership of nursing care team when assigned
  17. Communication with other health care team members such as physicians, nurses, CNAs, social workers, and psychologists regarding resident status and response to treatment
  18. Helps provide a safe and suitable environment for residents
  19. Makes every effort to maintain residents’ safety, comfort, and peace of mind
  20. Respects residents’ rights
  21. Assists and teaches the resident to be as self-sufficient as possible
  22. Receives report at beginning of shift; gives report at end of shift
  23. Counts narcotics and checks lock on emergency box; reports to DON and pharmacy of deficiencies
  24. Keeps key to medication cart and narcotic cabinet in his/her possession at all times
  25. Orders medication from pharmacy as needed
  26. Observes and constantly teaches aides in care of residents for safety and total resident care, in compliance with established policies and procedures and state regulations. Some examples of teachings include the following: personal hygiene, dressings treatments, exercise, changing or emptying of ostomy bags as necessary, keeping residents dry and comfortable, serving of food and feeding residents, monitoring of TPR and blood pressure, infection prevention
  27. Practices and oversees that restorative nursing measures are taken
  28. Isolates communicable diseases
  29. Prevents spread of infection by proper disposal of waste and cleaning of equipment
  30. Inserts gastrostomy feeding tubes and feeds residents having these tubes
  31. Does tracheostomy care and suctioning of residents
  32. Administers oxygen
  33. Removes sutures and wire clamps
  34. Inserts catheters, irrigates catheters, and monitors intake and output
  35. Collects and sends specimens to lab, such as blood, stool, urine, sputum; make out proper lab slip
  36. Flags charts to alert physician (s) for signatures.
  37. Informs physician of drugs not covered by Medicaid, works with pharmacy and physician to identify an alternative
  38. Maintains accurate and complete resident’s records, summaries, care plans, nurse’s notes, doctor’s orders, admission and discharge summaries.
  39. Utilizes PCC and POC as required to meet center expectations and supervises input of others
  40. Enter physician orders in computer
  41. Other duties as assigned

OVERTIME REQUIREMENT: Because our residents require assistance around the clock, the ability to work overtime is a requirement for this position and can include Saturdays and Sundays when necessary.

EDUCATION: 1. Hold a valid license as a Registered Nurse in WV 2. Maintains current CPR certification

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