Registered Nurse - PT
Purpose of the Position
The purpose of the Registered Nurse is to perform registered nursing services at the Sauk County Health Care Center.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Promote or restore resident's health by completing the nursing process and collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members.
- Provide physical and psychological support to residents and their families.
- Promote resident’s independence by establishing a resident centered model approach to all aspects of nursing care.
- Assure quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards of practice; measuring health outcomes against resident’s goals and standards; following nursing home’s philosophy and standards of care set by the state board of nursing, state nurse practice act and any other governing agency.
- Administer prescribed treatments and medications to residents by all approved routes while monitoring for resident’s physical and mental response to medications and treatments.
- Assist with admission of new residents by determining resident’s special nursing needs and assigns tasks to Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) as appropriate.
- Provide assistance and guidance to nursing assistants on procedures, treatments, and equipment. Evaluate CNAs work performance and completes performance evaluations. Recommend subordinates' discipline/discharge.
- Accompany physicians on medical rounds and update physicians regarding resident’s medical conditions.
- Document resident information into the Electronic Charting System (ECS) to provide continuity of care and will also enter information into the Minimum Data Set (MDS) system as needed and/or requested.
- Assist in developing resident care plans and assures adherence by the interdisciplinary team on a daily basis.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
- Record weekly and/or monthly, resident progress or change in condition in order to maintain resident's clinical record.
- Monitor and record vital signs. Records resident procedures, treatments and medications as required by state and federal regulations.
- Assist residents with transfers, repositioning, and other ADLs, and help to answer call lights on the unit in a timely manner.
- Prepare accident/incident reports for residents and staff.
- Participate in in-service training to maintain knowledge of current facility, state and federal regulations and requirements.
- Assure policy and procedure adherence by staff of facility.
- Transcribe physician orders.
- Order and stock pharmaceutical supplies and medication.
- Account for narcotics and resident money and valuables.
- And other duties as assigned.
- Maintain all relevant certifications.
- Knowledge of current nursing standards of practice.
- To manage, direct, teach, control, counsel, mediate, convince and persuade others.
- Advisory data and information such as physician’s orders, medical charts, drug reference manuals, medical books, lab reports, incident/accident reports, care plans, admission and discharge forms for residents, x-ray reports, various manuals, ordinances, laws, statutes, and routine and non-routine correspondence.
- Verbally and in writing with physicians, residents, residents’ families, nursing staff, therapists, psychologists, and social worker.
- Explain, demonstrate, and clarify to others established policies, procedures, and standards.
- Computer skills, such as word processing and spreadsheets.
- Calculating percentages, fractions, decimals, volume, ratios, and spatial relationships, and interpreting basic descriptive statistical reports.
- Analyze data and information using established criteria to define consequences and consider and select alternatives.
- Compare, count, differentiate, measure, sort, classify, compute, tabulate, and/or categorize data and/or information.
- Assemble, copy, record, and transcribe data and/or information.
- Apply functional and situational reasoning by exercising judgement, decisiveness, and creativity in everyday routine and non-routine situations.
- Use fine and gross motor skills to perform tasks such as operating a syringe, one touch glucometer, nebulizer, feeding pumps, nasal tubes, otoscope, sphygmomanometer, IV pump, and computer keyboard.
- Exert effort in moderate work, such as lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing, balancing, and standing for long periods of time.
- Recognize and identify degrees of similarity and differences between characteristics of colors, forms, sounds, odors, textures, etc. associated with objects, materials, and ingredients.
Sauk County Healthcare Center