Position: Registered Nurse - COVID Unit
Salary Range: $54.00 - $64.80/hour
Location: Vincentian Home (North Hills)
Summary: This position is part of our Clinical Excellence Rapid Response Team (CERRT) which is a team of dedicated employees who are willing and able to provide direct clinical care for residents who are facing a clinical crisis. At this time, CERRT is specifically related to caring for residents with either suspected or positive test results for COVID-19. The position works closely with the Vice President of Clinical Excellence and infection preventionists from throughout the Vincentian system.
CERRT is required to comply with infection prevention policies and guidelines, including use of PPE.
This position requires the ability to work regular shifts ranging from 8 to 12 hours of direct resident care.
The Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for the care of a group of residents: exercises autonomy by independent decision making related to resident care issues and problems; utilizes the nursing process by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care in accordance with established standards; collaborates with and may direct other health care team members in providing total care to assigned residents.
It is the duty of all employees to promote and support a resident centered care environment that ensures the treatment of all residents, family members, visitors, fellow employees and customers with kindness, respect, and dignity.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities:
1. Commits to the Vincentian Collaborative System (VCS) mission to nurture and sustain a ministry of compassionate care that preserves the human dignity of persons within a diverse and changing society.
2. Upholds and promotes the VCS values of spirituality, compassion, quality, dignity, collaboration, advocacy and stewardship.
3. Promotes and supports a resident centered care environment that ensures the treatment of all residents, family members, visitors, fellow employees and customers with kindness, respect, and dignity.
4. Adheres to all facility and department work rules, policies and procedures.
5. Evaluates resident’s needs, condition and care, and assists in developing nursing care plans for individual residents, including rehabilitative and restorative activities and instruction in self-help.
6. Admits and orients new residents.
7. Checks physician orders, transfer and pre-admission information. Reviews the resident’s medical history and social history.
8. Requisitions and arranges for diagnostic and therapeutic services as ordered by the physician within or out of the facility. Orders prescribed medications, requisitions supplies and equipment.
9. Performs supervisory duties as required.
10. Forwards diet orders to dietary department.
11. Assembles resident’s charts, assures all permits, authorizations and releases and other required forms are attached.
12. Transcribes physician’s orders to resident’s Medical Administration Record (MAR) and Treatment Administration Record (TAR) in resident record.
13. Periodically reviews care plans with resident’s physician and nursing team.
14. Maintains narcotic records, unit records, and performs charting duties.
15. Orients and supervises training of new nursing employees.
16. Provides instruction and supervises assigned employees.
17. Assists other nursing staff in providing care to residents.
18. Performs and/or supervises individualized personal care for residents in accordance with the established nursing care plan and within scope of licensure.
19. Collects data, reports and records assessments for residents’ condition.
20. Assists physicians with procedures and examinations.
21. Participates in resident care conferences.
22. Makes referrals for spiritual and psychological needs to appropriate personnel.
23. Performs, assigns or supervises service duties and specific assignments such as cleaning instruments and equipment, collecting specimens, cleaning work areas and replacing supplies.
24. Attends required continuing education programs and unit staff meetings.
25. Maintains confidentiality of resident and staff information.
26. Anticipates and takes action to maintain a safe environment. Incorporates safety/risk management standards into daily work practices.
27. Performs all other duties assigned by supervisor.
This position is located on our COVID Unit which is specifically related to caring for residents who are facing a clinical crisis. At this time, CERRT is specifically related to caring for residents with either suspected or positive test results for COVID-19. This unit has very specific infection control procedures and PPE practices that must be followed.
Employees of a long term care facility work in a resident care environment that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. Employees can be expected to be exposed to unpleasant odors and may encounter physically or verbally aggressive residents.
Working conditions include normal indoor temperatures. There may also be times when employees perform duties outdoors. Depending on the season, outdoor temperatures will vary.
Employees may come into contact with residents who have infectious diseases or to resident bodily fluids or blood. In addition, employees may come into contact with hazardous materials and facility equipment.
1. Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in good standing or a Temporary Practice Permit required.
2. Current CPR certification preferred.
3. Appropriate clinical knowledge of nursing care, significant signs and symptoms of disease, sterile and aseptic techniques, nursing procedures and treatment, and developed skills to provide technical nursing care required.
4. Previous experience as a Registered Nurse in long term care preferred.
Vincentian is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Selected candidates will need to successfully complete pre-hire testing including, a drug test, physical exam, TB test and background check.