Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Carries out administrative and resident care duties as directed.
Provides professional nursing services.Abides by nursing and procedures and interprets them to personnel, residents, medical staff and public.
Has knowledge of resident status at all times and communicates effectively as appropriate.Gives and receives reports. Answers telephone inquiries. Takes and transcribes physicians orders.
Evaluates residents needs, condition and care, and assists supervisor in developing nursing care plan for individual residents, including rehabilitative and restorative activities, and instruction in self-help.
Admits & orients new residents and their family members.
Reviews and completes all necessary admission responsibilities.
Participates in care team and periodically reviews resident care plans with supervisor and residents physician.
Maintains unit records. Performs charting duties. Maintains narcotic records. Completes required unit or medial chart forms.
Communicates to Department of Social Services, information regarding pending admissions, discharges or change in status.
Makes rounds, takes and records vital signs as required. Checks and gives medication, gives treatments, and performs other professional services as ordered or required.