Staff Nurse

Montgomery Place - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)2.8


Position Summary
The Staff Nurse assesses, plans, coordinates, and implements effective patient care. In addition, the Staff
Nurse administers medications, treatments, documentation and emergency calls in an accurate and timely
manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Overall responsibilities

Administer medications and treatments, including, but not limited to: dressings, catheterization, suctioning, oxygen, etc.
Maintain accurate documentation of medication administered and care rendered
Assist in admission and discharge procedures
Respond to resident emergency call system as indicated
Make rounds with physicians and transcribes orders
Keep physician and family aware of change in resident's condition
Maintain the self‐respect, personal dignity, and physical safety of each resident
Assure continuity of services and care
Understand, participate and assist in implementing the Quality Improvement Program
Utilize the Quality Improvement Program for identification, placement, and monitoring of residents in the appropriate programs
Notify other departments of resident changes (room changes, LOA, new admits, discharges, etc.)
Conduct resident and family education
Document according to established procedures for charting, i.e., medication, treatments, progress notes, etc.
Report any discrepancies noted concerning physician' s orders, diet changes, charting errors, etc. to supervisor
Transcribe physician's orders to resident charts, cardex, medication/treatment cards and care plans
Chart progress notes in an informative, factual manner that reflects the care administered as well as the resident' s response to care
Accurately identify skin changes and implement/follow facility skin management protocols

Food Service Responsibilities

Supervise and assist with meal service
Consult with dietary regarding the dietary needs of the residents and follow through on dietary recommendations
Monitor resident with significant weight loss and gain and report to the physician and dietary department
Identify residents at risk for nutritional problems and implement preventative measures
Check items of food that are brought in by family members to assure they comply with resident orders, dietary needs, and safety
Care Plan Responsibilities

Assist in completion of the care plans and is involved in the care conference as deemed necessary
Assist in the completion of the MDS and demonstrate knowledge of the MOS process
Ensure that the progress notes are reflective of the care plan and approach is being followed
Assure that assigned Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are aware of the resident care plans, and ensure that the nursing assistant is familiar with plan of care
General Responsibilities

Adhere to the policies and procedures of the business with the highest practical standards
Participate in and maintain current status on all training and education required by the company
Communicate effectively with all members of the staff and business partners
Provide feedback to others for continuous quality improvement of the entire organization
Openly accept feedback from others for the continuous quality improvement of the entire organization
Escalate issues when there is appearance that business standards of quality are not present
Comply with all rules and regulations of the organization, including HIPAA and safety
Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements/Specifications

Education and Experience: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required.

Required:
High School diploma or equivalent
Currently licensed as an RN/LPN in the state of Illinois
Ability to communicate with residents and staff
Basic computer knowledge and key boarding skills; ability to learn company systems
Ability to work holiday and weekend hours as well as to be on call

Preferred:
One year of nursing experience
Essential Qualifications: 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.

Approachable, customer service orientation
Strong interpersonal skills
Think and act calmly and logically to meet unusual occurrences of the job without being thrown off stride
Detail orientation
Must have ability to perform duties accurately and rapidly under tight deadlines with minimal supervision
Must be able to take direction and fulfill task requirements
Demonstrate competencies in operating emergency equipment
Demonstrated ability to administer medications and treatments in a timely manner in accordance with facility policy
Demonstrated ability to receive, transcribe, and carry out physician orders

Language Skills

Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently
Physical Demands: The physical demands describe here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, bend, kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl and climb
Use hands to feel, and reach with hand and arms
Regular lifting and moving of residents, supplies and/or equipment up to 50 pounds
Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding)

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Entire building, resident rooms and common areas
May escort residents to outside appointments
Exposure to disagreeable conditions including odors, infection, illness and physical contact from disruptive residents
The noise level in the work environment is usually low

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions of this position.