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Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: National Lutheran Communities & Services
Location: Rockville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

National Lutheran is doing something fantastic! We have created an amazing, genuine, and caring culture. Would you like to be a part of our We CARE team? We value our team members and strive to ensure they experience the same genuine CARE that we provide to our customers. Our team members embody the word CARE in every way-from serving seniors and families to interactions with one another.What's in it for you: A We CARE culture of creating smiles, attending to details, respecting everyone, and embodying excellence Competitive compensation Tuition ReimbursementOur full time team members enjoy: Generous PTO plan Medical, dental, vision insurance 403(b) retirement planIf you are looking for a rewarding career in more ways than one, join us in setting the new standard for service with We CARE!

About the Role

The Registered Nurse (RN) has primary responsibility and accountability in assisting in the provision of quality comprehensive nursing care to the residents/guests. The core RN Staff Nurse functions including assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of a designated group of residents. Some responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for managing all assigned personnel, supplies and equipment on the unit and for promoting team work. Ensures continuity and quality care on the assigned unit
  • Ensures appropriate in-service education programs are conducted for nursing personnel as determined by resident needs and as required by state/federal regulations
  • Provides strong supervisory and coaching skills for nursing assistant and medication aide staff
  • Partners in the position on-boarding of Nursing Service Staff; ensure appropriate training on NLCS standards of Nursing Services practices during the orientation of new employees
  • Assesses residents' physical and psychosocial status and environmental needs of assigned residents.
  • Identifies needs for other services/disciplines for residents and intervenes appropriately to secure these services
  • Documents admissions and completes ongoing nursing assessments on assigned residents
  • Develops measurable goals, admission and staff plans with physicians, resident, families and interdisciplinary team members. Documents and communicates plans appropriately
  • From continual assessment, reviews and revises resident care plan needs, concerns and goal changes.
  • Communicates changes with RN Care Coach. Identifies necessary and appropriate nursing interventions pertinent to the plan of care
  • Demonstrates clinical competence to assess the physical, spiritual, psychological and emotional needs of each resident. Intervenes appropriately, requesting physician or other department intervention as appropriate. Ensures that documentation is completed as required
  • Collaborates and communicates, with tact and sensitivity, with other team members and departments to coordinate an interdisciplinary approach to resident care. Identifies and interprets the psychological reaction of the residents and takes appropriate action within the time frame necessary. Documents nursing interventions and resident response to care accurately, timely and completely
  • Administers resident treatments and procedures in accordance with physician orders and NLCS nursing policies and procedures
  • Administers medication and IV fluids skillfully, safely and as required
  • Handles crisis situations in a prompt, precise and professional manner. Actively participates in the direct delivery of resident care. Completes rounds to ensure that residents are receiving the appropriate nursing care in an appropriate time frame. Ensures that a safe, comfortable, clean environment is maintained
  • Organizes information and communicates with physicians and supervisor regarding relevant patient care issues. Coordinates activities on the assigned unit to ensure appropriate functioning of the unit and continuity of quality care. Transcribes/verifies physician orders, coordinates testing, treatments and procedures with other departments
  • Follows up on nursing care to ensure residents satisfaction. Ensures standards of patient care are utilized and delegates responsibilities as defined by policy or necessary to ensure appropriate resident care.
  • Monitors and assists assigned staff as necessary to ensure completion of all tasks properly and in a timely manner
  • Partners in answering residents call light and assists with resident other nursing staff as needed
  • Documents resident care and observations for assigned residents
  • Assists in direct resident care such as handling or moving residents
  • Responds to emergency and/or life threatening situations and provides assistance as required
  • Participates in implementation of admission and discharge of residents as delegated

To be successful in this role

  • Degree in Nursing required
  • Registered Nurse licensed in the state of NLCS community or service
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a hospital, long term care facility or other related healthcare facility
  • Experience supervising nursing assistants
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills; able to maintain confidential information
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office

Keywords: National Lutheran Communities & Services, Rockville , Registered Nurse (RN), Other , Rockville, Maryland

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