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Registered Nurse, Central Float Pool

Company: Sholom Community Alliance
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARYThe Registered Nurse (RN) - Central Float Staff provides relief staffing resources to our Long Term Care, Transitional Care and Assisted Living communities. As a RN this position will (a) assist each resident in achieving and maintaining their highest practical level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being through providing medication, treatment administration and quality, personal care; and (b) utilizes the nursing process in planning, directing and providing direct care to residents in accordance with professional nursing practice standards, established policy and procedures, individual plan of resident care and regulatory requirements.

  • Provide direct care to residents under individual plans of care, administering care and medications per doctor's orders.*
    • Act as an advocate to maintain client privacy and dignity during cares. Administer prescribed medications and treatments per doctor's orders.*
    • Monitor resident vitals, completing resident assessments as assigned. Communicate any identified changes to physician and family members.*
      • Collaborate with the IDT (interdisciplinary team) to ensure adequate and appropriate flow of services.*
      • Assist throughout the admission process, to ensure smooth transition of new residents.*
      • Serve as a clinical resource to staff regarding nursing care of residents. Provide in-service education as requested.*
      • Maintain and complete all required documentation and charting on the computer or on forms in an accurate and timely manner according to policies and procedures. *
        • Accurately transcribe Physician's Orders as per facility protocol and forward necessary information to other departments as needed.*
        • Initial Medication Administration Record (MAR) after medication is administered per facility policy and procedure, accurately documenting refusals for medication on back of MAR.*
        • Support various other Nursing responsibilities as needed.
          Additional Care Center Responsibilities
          • Supervise dining room activities, assisting residents with eating as needed.*
          • Oversee and lead nursing staff, including LPNs, NARs, and TMAs.*
            • Communicate expectations and ensure that unit personnel are carrying out their assignment.*
            • Organize and provide work direction to unit staff.*
            • Facilitate conflict resolution between residents, staff, families, community and other disciplines (Hospice, Therapy, M.D.s, Nurse Practitioners, etc.)*
              Additional Homecare Responsibilities
              • Complete comprehensive assessment for pre-admissions, new admissions, hospital transfers and discharge.*
              • Supervise, oversee and lead unlicensed staff, ensuring Minnesota Home Care Rule and Statute requirements are met.*
                • Communicate expectations and ensure that unit personnel are carrying out their assignment.*
                • Organize and provide work direction to unit staff.*
                • Ensure staffing needs are met in collaboration with the Staffing Coordinator.*

                  • Denotes Essential Functions of the position.
                    JOB SPECIFICATIONSEducation, Experience and Credentials
                    • Current licensure in the State of Minnesota as an RN required.
                    • Current CPR certification required.
                    • One or more years' experience in a long-term care or transitional care setting preferred, six months required.
                    • Strong clinical assessment experience preferred.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
                      • Flexible and productive in an environment with regular interruptions.
                      • Display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
                      • Understand and maintain confidential nature of organization and client information in accordance to HIPAA regulations and corporate compliance standards, including appropriate access of data housed within the Information Technology infrastructure.
                      • Possess effective problem solving skills.
                      • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet, and other applications. Must be skilled in record keeping.
                      • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization in accordance with our PROUD standards.
                      • Able to understand and follow facility and department safety and emergency procedures.
                        PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO PERFORM THIS JOBIncumbent must be able to:
                        • Perform medium work, lifting up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
                        • Push/pull people and equipment up to 50 pounds a distance of several feet.
                        • Twist, turn, bend, stoop and reach frequently in the performance of client assistance responsibilities.
                        • Effectively communicate, including following oral and written instructions, in order to communicate with people inside and outside the organization.
                        • Able to effectively use office equipment to review and create information.
                        • Work at a desk for periods of time and perform on a computer.
                        • Frequently stand and walk to move around office/building repeatedly throughout the day.
                        • Able to work a flexible work schedule, including overtime, nights and weekends as required including attending events/meetings as needed.
                        • Able to obtain reliable transportation.
                          TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
                          • Use thermometer, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, wheelchair, patient lifts, and related medical equipment.
                          • Use telephone, computer and standard office equipment.
                            WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment is indoors. The incumbent must be flexible about switching positions quickly in order to respond to the needs of residents, in responding to emergencies. May be at risk of exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material.This job description does not necessarily list all the functions or accountabilities of the job. Employees may be asked by management to perform additional duties and tasks. Management reserves the right to revise and update job descriptions at any time. By signing this job description, I acknowledge that I can perform the duties and physical requirements of the position. Sholom is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status.
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Keywords: Sholom Community Alliance, St. Paul , Registered Nurse, Central Float Pool, Healthcare , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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