- Must be a graduate of a State Approved School of Nursing and have a current nursing license in the State of Indiana
- Must know all aspects of basic personal care, medication administration, treatment procedures, preventive, restorative, and therapeutic techniques. Must have knowledge of medial asepsis and sterile technique. Must have interest in and be able to communicate effectively with aged and ill residents with a variety of chronic illnesses or emotional disorders. Also must be able to communicate effectively with visitors, supervisor, co-workers, and work under direct supervision of charge nurse. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of resident's condition and personal affairs.
Administer and Document Medications Given
- Execute physician's orders thoroughly and safely.
- Administer and document all types of medications, according to pharmacy and drug administration policies and procedures.
- Contact physicians and/or pharacies, as necessary, for orders or prescription needs.
- Receive telephone orders from physicians.
- Use drug resource materials to ensure knowledge regarding action, dosage, and side effects of drugs.
- Ensure safe storage of medications.
- Attend medication in-services, as required by facility and state.
Perform Treatments and Assist Physician
- Perform all treatments ordered by physician. In addition, perform naso-gastric and gavage feedings, insertion of straight and Foley catheters and naso-gastric tubes, administer special skin care procedures, sterile dressing changes, monitor I.V. fluid administration, and oral-pharyngeal suctioning.
- Have working knowledge of emergency drug box policy and procedure.
- Assist physicians with examinations and procedures.
- Promote cost containment through careful and efficient use of supplies.
Observe, Record, and Report Observations
- Monitor resident for expected and untoward responses from medication and therapeutic measures.
- Conduct assessment and document when change in condition is noted.
- Notify Charge Nurse of any change in resident condition
- Give oral reports of resident condition to Charge Nurse and CNAs, as required.
- Contribute to completion of facility forms, such as incident forms, decubitus report, and infection control reports, as necessary.
- Contribute to ongoing summary documentation and nurse's notes.
Assess Resident Needs, Plan and Provide Resident Care
- Assist with admission assessments and formulation of the plan of care.
- Contribute information for revision in the resident plan of care.
- Coordinate treatments with nursing assistants to provide comprehensive, effective and efficient resident care.
- Plans and provides care which meets physical, psychological, spiritual, and rehabilitative needs.
- uses opportunities for resident education in therapeutic and preventive health measures in collaboration with Charge Nurse.
Adhere to Safety and Infection Control Policies
- Practice good personal hygiene and adhere to dress code.
- Follow facility infection control policies and procedures.
- Report defective equipment or other potential safety hazards promptly.
- Initiate measures to protect residents from potential self-harm.
- Attends in-services required by facility and state.
Promote Positive Public Relations for the Facility
- Maintain attitude of courtesy, tact, and helpfulness when dealing with residents, visitors, physicians, consultants, therapists and other staff.
- Use proper telephone etiquette.
- Maintain confidentiality of resident condition and personal affairs.
- Work closely with residents who have a variety of chronic illnesses or disabling and emotional conditions. Works with medical records, operates special resident equipment for treatments, bathing, weighing, and moving residents.
- Walking, bending, stooping, moving, and transferring residents. Able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and be recertified every 2 years. Able to occasionally work overtime based on facility or resident needs.
Heritage Pointe of Huntington is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled