Wound Care RN - Autumn Heights
The primary responsibility of your job position is to provide excellent nursing care to patients suffering from wounds, evaluate wounds and injuries for infections or other illness factors that causes wounds and direct nursing care to residents and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and skilled nursing facilities. You are entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality care will always be provided to our residents.
Care and Care Coordination
Coordinate resident care with other departments.
Communicate changes in resident’s condition with employees, physician, resident and family members.
Perform administrative duties such as: completing medical documents, reports, evaluations, studies, charting etc.
Admit, transfer and discharge residents as required
Complete accident/incident reports
Assure adequate supplies are available including but not limited to pharmaceuticals, resident personal supplies and equipment
Assure that resident abuse does not occur
Complete rounds to assess, develop and implement various types of care needs on each resident including but not limited to; wound care, behavior management, respiratory care etc.
Provide treatments and care to medically complex residents in collaboration with the physician
Attend care plan meetings as assigned
Provide care plan updates as necessary to assure appropriate resident care
Provide resident care according to physician orders and care plan.
Administer medications and treatments according to physician orders and standard of practice.
Respond to all resident call lights regardless of assignment
Coordinate with outside agencies including but not limited to; hospitals, hospice, home health, lab, x-ray etc.
Teamwork & Supervisory
Assist with training, supervision, reviews and corrective action for nursing personnel
Make rounds to assess quality of care performance and teamwork by employees, assuring quality service
Make recommendations to the Nursing supervisor concerning employee dismissals, transfers etc.
Respond to resident and family grievances and report per policy
Establish open lines of communication between all nursing personnel
May act in the absence of the Director of Nursing or Administrator/Executive Director
Maintain confidentiality and rights of resident, family, employee and facility information in compliance with PHI HIPAA policies and applicable regulations and company policy
Maintain safe work environment and exhibit safe work practices
Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interaction with co-workers, residents, families and visitors
Participate in QAPI and other quality improvement initiatives
Perform other duties as assigned
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of computer systems including Point Click Care
Working knowledge of long-term care and skilled nursing state and federal regulations (preferred)
Knowledge of nursing and medical practices, procedures and standards of care
Leadership and supervisory skills-willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel
Patience, tact and a cheerful disposition, enthusiasm as well as willingness to handle difficult people
Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Experience with wound/care ostomy. Will provide ability to become certified. One year of RN experience.
Current, unencumbered, active license to practice as RN in Colorado, CPR Certification
Ability to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times, hostile people within the facility
Meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of the facility which include a mental and physical examination
Possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met
Ability to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move and/or carry such weight a minimum of 50 feet
Ability to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations
Move intermittently during working hours
Subject to frequent interruptions
Involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies etc. under all conditions and circumstances
Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members etc.
Work beyond normal duty hours on weekends and in other positions temporarily when necessary
Subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g. severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster etc.)
Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors etc., throughout the workday as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants and other air contaminants
Subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions etc., including but not limited to TB, AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses
May be subject to handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals
Vivage/WellAge is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Pay Type Hourly
- Min Hiring Rate $31.00
- Max Hiring Rate $45.00
- Required Education Certification
- Autumn Heights, 3131 S Federal Blvd, Denver, Colorado, United States of America