On a daily basis the Registered Nurse functioning within the role of Nurse in the Community Living Center (CLC) provides a wide variety of highly specialized direct and indirect patient care in the setting which provides Short Stay (SS) Rehab, (SS) Skilled Nursing, Hospice, Long-stay and Respite Care. Care is provided to patients requiring a variety of geriatric population specific nursing skills. Major duties include but are not limited to; Oversees a full range of nursing care to patients with complex care needs utilizing the nursing process based on the American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards of Nursing Practice. Ensures consistent clinical competence in providing nursing care. Uses equipment correctly and accurately interprets data. Recognizes subtle changes in patient's condition and responds timely, choosing the correct interventions. Demonstrates evidence of critical thinking skills in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems on the unit. Ensures the initiation and implementation of an interdisciplinary plan of care based on basic assessments. Performs ongoing assessment of patient condition and response to treatment. Establishes goals, evaluates the plan of care. Assesses the patient's learning needs, learning preference, and readiness to learn. Modifies teaching approach based on knowledge of human behavior, motivations, and reactions to situations. Accurately documents in the medical record patient findings, assessments, and care provided. Documentation is technically informative, complete, accurate, consistent, concise, and timely. Evaluates and documents patient response to interventions and progress towards attainment of goals and expected outcomes. Revises interdisciplinary plan of care based upon on-going patient assessment and evaluation. Uses the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) per policy. Effectively functions in the leadership role, guiding and directing others who provide patient care. Makes assignments and directs activities during surgical intervention of other unit staff, (LPNs, students, OR Technicians, and other team members as appropriate). Organizes and completes own assignments in a safe and timely manner, assisting team members as necessary. Ensures that delegated tasks are completed. Ensures the physician and/or self are notified of untoward events involving patients and staff. Uses a team approach to identify, analyze, and resolve patient care problems that result in improved patient outcomes. Demonstrates grade-appropriate and consistent critical thinking skills. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts which may include days, nights, weekends and holidays. Compressed/Flexible: Six 12 hours shifts and one 8 hour shift per 2 week pay period. Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized. PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
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