Support Nurse

Elmcroft | Eclipse Senior Living - Berwick, PA

Position Summary

Provides nursing support as directed by the Resident Services Director to all nursing associates and Residents.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises all associates of the nursing department while on shift. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training associates, planning, assigning, and directing work assignments, participating in the performance appraisal process and supervision of associates, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Essential Duties

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Participates in oncoming / outgoing shift report
Directly supervises all associates of the nursing department while on shift
Assists in completion of the RSD Weekly Report in absence of RSD
Supervises or participates in as appropriate narcotic count at shift change, ensuring accurate documentation of inventory count
Observes medication pass
Completes administration of medication as directed ensuring compliance with Rights of Medication Administration
Participates in weekly medication cart audits, as assigned
Assists in re-ordering of medication
Supervises and maintains cleanliness of medication room
Ensures that all new medication orders are faxed to the pharmacy in an effort to obtain medication timely and accurately.
Informs families when mail order medicines need to be reordered.
Communicates with physician offices as needed to obtain phone orders or change orders for a resident.
Follows Physician Order Protocol to ensure proper processing of orders
Documents resident change of condition / status per Elmcroft policy
Assists in completing chart audits and thinning per Elmcroft policy
Assist with 30-day, change of condition and 6-month screenings, as assigned
Assist with move-in, 30-day, change of condition and 6-month Level of Care Assessments, as assigned
Assist with resident service plan / care plan development and maintenance
Assists with documenting incident reports correctly and timely
Updates DNR'S as needed
Assists RSD in creating and maintaining of resident charts/care files
Visits residents in hospital/rehab. as assigned
Participates in annual flu clinics, TB testing of associates/residents
Participates in community Wellness Programs as assigned
Participates in MOD weekend and holiday coverage, as assigned
Member of the backup sales team
Participates in on-call schedule as assigned
Obtains and records residents vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration), weight, as directed.
Observes resident to detect response to specified types of medications and prepares report or notifies designated personnel of unexpected reactions.
Counsels residents in identifying and resolving social or other problems.
Schedules doctors appointments based on the needs of the resident
Assures call lights are answered in a timely manner in an effort to attend to the residents needs as soon as possible after the call light is signaled.
Attends training and conferences as required to stay current with changes in the nursing profession, as well as to maintain appropriate CEUs for license, with prior approval of supervisor. Assures all training required by the state regulations is completed and documented each year.
Assures all caregiver duties are performed as assigned and documented appropriately.
Assists in the oversight of appropriate training for all nursing staff to assure requirements for state regulations are met, as assigned by supervisor.
Addresses associate, family and resident concerns to promote satisfaction and good communication.
Is fully knowledgeable of the fire evacuation and disaster policy of the community and participates as assigned in fire and disaster drills.
Maintains confidentiality of all pertinent personal or health information concerning residents and staff.
Demonstrates an understanding of compliance and ethics program policies and procedures.
Completes all mandatory compliance, HIPAA and state and federal regulatory training as required.
Assists with recruiting and interviewing candidates.
Other duties as assigned and which relate to the success of Elmcroft and the care, comfort, and happiness of our residents.

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must have an unencumbered non-restricted license and currently licensed (active) in the state in which the position is held; three to six months related experience or training.
LPN/ LVN/ RN license required

Brand: Elmcroft
Address: 2050 West Front Street Berwick, PA - 18603
Property Description: Elmcroft of Berwick
Property Number: 102-2007