Loretto Management Corporation

Registered Nurse

Department
Buckley Landing
Type
Per Diem
Shift
Varies
Weekends Required?
No

Overview

This position will travel to different Loretto housing sites as needed.

 

Under guidance and direction of Nurse Manager, participate in planning, organizing and reviewing

operations. Provide direct skilled nursing care to residents. Serve as primary support to Physician, Nurse

Practitioner/Physician Assistant, Nurse Manager or Clinical Coordinator. Adhere to all Corporate

Policy/Procedures and third party agency regulations, following accepted nursing practice standards.

 

Responsibilities

Compliance

-Assure adherence to bargaining unit agreement by staff. Notify supervisor of issues in timely,

professional manner.

-Comply with annual orientation/re-orientation, health assessment, competencies, etc as per

policy/procedure and regulatory requirements.

-Perform resident care according to policy/procedures/standards and adhere to all third party

agency regulations.

 

Corporate Participation

-Actively support Corporate goals and initiatives through personal goal setting and monitoring

progress.

 

Documentation

-Assure care plan is updated accurately, completely and timely as required by change in status,

physician orders, regulations, etc. Communicate updates effectively to interdisciplinary team..

-Assure MARs - are complete, accurate and timely.

-Collect and document data relevant to resident's current health status, medical history,

discharge plan needs.

-Document resident care information in accordance with Health Information procedures,

adhering to regulatory requirements.

 

Employee Development

-Actively participate in orientation for new employees as requested.

Assist with in-services/education of staff. Comply with Corporate/Regulatory in-service

requirements.

-Establish staff priorities for nursing actions according to resident needs.

-Provide direction to staff to meet resident care needs.

 

Equipment/Loretto

-Assure medication carts are stocked and maintained prior to and upon completion of medication pass

-Utilize Loretto equipment as intended to acheive maximum useful life. Notify maintenance of issues in a timely manner.

 

Quality Assurance

-Assure nursing care actions are completed by staff accurately, completely and in a timely

manner.

-Effectively support Quality Assurance activities though data gathering, auditing, analysis when

requested to do so.

-Monitor resident/family compliance to teaching plan. Initiate corrective action as required.

 

Resident/Client Care

-Actively participate in development of realistic, measureable, time bound goals for the resident

and staff.

-Assist residents with ADLs and special care needs as indicated by Nurse Manager, Clinical

Coordinator, Interdisciplinary team, etc.

-Assure appropriate inventory level of nursing supplies to meet needs of residents. Assure

rotation of stock as required.

-Monitor and document resident response to medications. Intitate appropriate action based on

observations.

-Obtain, transcribe and assure Physician's o - rders are implemented accurately.

-Perform rounds to assess/evaluate resident care. Report changes and document appropriately.

Promote an environment for the residents that acknowledges resident's rights, individuality and

encourages maximum level of independence.

-Provide instruction and guidance to family, residents, and care givers on medications and plan

of treatment.

-Provide/ assist with provision of direct care needs for residents according to care plan/Physician

orders/ resident needs.

 

Qualifications

- Graduate of accredited school of nursing, college or university.

- Licensed and currently registered in NYS as a registered professional nurse.

- (1-2) years experience in long term/acute care, prefferably in a geriatric setting.

 

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