Registered Nurse (RN)
Website Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home
To provide a continuum of excellent care and service to the ageing in a spirit of love, respect, and compassion, while honoring the culture of the Sioux Nation.
A Primary Objective
A primary objective of the staff is to help each resident to attain and maintain the optimum of his or her physical and mental capacity, to be as self-sufficient as possible and to continue to develop new interests that will give life content and purpose. Working with ageing in a nursing care facility is both challenging and strenuous. It is also very satisfying. We strive to prove those we serve with the best possible care through the best utilization of available quality care.
What we Offer
- Competitive Starting Wage
- Day and Night Differentials
- Excellent Benefits
- 401 (K), Employer; Matches 4%
- Health Insurance, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield
- Dental Insurance, Ameritas
- Vision Insurance, VSP
- Life Insurance, Unum; Employer Pays for a 15k Policy
- Paid Time Off
- Paid Holidays
- Flexible Schedule
- Referral Program
Purpose of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of your job position is to assist the Director of Nursing Services in planning, organizing, developing, and directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Service Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator, the Medical Director, and/or the Director of Nursing Services, to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Nursing Care Functions
- Make rounds with physicians as necessary.
- Schedule daily rounds to observe residents and to determine if nursing needs are being met.
- Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules to ensure that medications are being administered as ordered and that treatments are provided as scheduled.
- Report medication errors to the Director.
- Provide direct nursing care as necessary.
Safety and Sanitation
- Monitor nursing service personnel to ensure that they are following established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.
- Ensure that nursing service work areas (i.e., nurses’ stations, medicine preparation rooms, etc.) are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner.
- Ensure that all resident care rooms, treatment areas, etc., are maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner.
Equipment and Supply Functions
- Ensure that an adequate stock level of medications, medical supplies, equipment, etc., is maintained on premises at all times to adequately meet the needs of the resident.
Care Plan and Assessment Functions
- Participate in the development of written preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the nursing needs of each resident.
- Assist the Resident Assessment/Care Plan Coordinator in planning, scheduling, and revising the MDS, including the implementation of RAPs and Triggers.
- Participate in the development of a written care plan (preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident that identifies the problems/needs of the resident, indicates the care to be given, goals to be accomplished, and which professional service is responsible for each element of care.
- Insofar as practical, encourage the resident and his/her family to participate in the development and review of the resident’s plan of care.
- Assist in the scheduling of care plans and assessments to be presented and discussed at each committee meeting.
- Ensure that all personnel involved in providing care to the resident are aware of the resident’s care plan. Ensure that nursing personnel refer to the resident’s care plan prior to administering daily care to the resident.
- Review nurses’ notes to determine if the care plan is being followed.
- Review and revise care plans and assessments as necessary, but at least quarterly.
- Develop and maintain a good rapport with all services involved with the care plan to ensure that a team effort is achieved in developing the resident’s comprehensive care plan.
- Be sure that staff members are providing care that reflects the wishes of the resident.
- Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
- Monitor nursing care to ensure that all residents are treated fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect.
- Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy and that nursing service personnel knock before entering the resident’s room.
- Ensure that all nursing service personnel are knowledgeable of the residents’ responsibilities and rights including the right to refuse treatment.
- Review complaints and grievances made by the resident and make a written/oral report to the Director indicating what action(s) were taken to resolve the complaint or grievance. Follow facility’s established procedures.
- Maintain a written record of the resident’s complaints and/or grievances that indicates the action taken to resolve the complaint and the current status of the complaint.
- Ensure that appropriate notices are received by the resident before his/her room or roommate is changed.
- Report and investigate all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property.
- Ensure that nursing staff personnel honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Ensure that such requests are in accordance with the facility’s policies governing advance directives.
- Review the facility’s advance directive policies and procedures with resident and/or family members as necessary.
- Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during working hours.
- Is subject to frequent interruptions.
- Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
- Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors.
- Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department supervisors.
- Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary.
- Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
- Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university.
- Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Nebraska.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
- Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
- Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
- Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.
- Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
- Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
- Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Physical and Sensory Requirements
(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
- Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
- Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
- Must function independently, and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
- Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
- Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.
- Must be able to lift, push, pull, and move a minimum of 50 pounds.
- Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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