Responsible for residents assigned to his/her care with respect to the following general list of duties:
- Performs resident care according to policy/procedure and standards as delegated by the NM, CC, RN, or Charge Nurse.
- Assists in maintaining a clean and safe environment for the resident, visitors, and other staff.
- Recognizes and responds to emergent situations efficiently and effectively.
- Assists the resident with ADLs and any special care needs as indicated on the resident care assignment sheet.
- Sets priorities according to resident’s needs, organizing and reprioritizing work throughout the shift.
- Ensures necessary supplies/equipment for patient care are available and stored efficiently.
- Observes residents for specific signs and symptoms as instructed by team leaders.
- Reports changes in the resident’s behavior or condition to the team leader.
- Demonstrates appropriate knowledge base and technical skills when performing resident care. Uses skills and knowledge according to resident’s identified geriatric and age-related needs. Demonstrates understanding of role limitations relating to patient care.
- Documents resident care accurately using appropriate tool and in a timely manner.
- Ability to be involved with family members or other support persons while providing care.
Responsible for following the facility/departmental policies and procedures:
- Adheres to all infection control and safety policies and procedures.
- Adheres to Resident Rights and confidentiality regulations.
- Completes annual competencies.
- Operates patient care equipment in accordance with policy and procedure. Obtains, cleans and returns equipment. Takes appropriate action to ensure broken equipment is repaired.
- Adheres to nursing dress code. Arrives to work on time for assigned shift prepared to work. Adheres to clocking procedures per protocol.
- Complies with all other facility and management policies, procedures and requirements.
Works cooperatively with all members of the health care team:
- Cooperates with leadership staff in implementing planned changes and activities to improve resident’s care or overall functioning of the clinical unit.
- Responds to and handles situations in an appropriate manner following the chain of command for resolution.
- Accepts assignments in a professional manner.
- Maintains the highest level of customer service when assisting the resident’s family and visitors, as required and consistent with unit policy.
- Assists other staff members with resident care.
- Participates with the team in the care planning process and change of shift report.
- Adapts to changes in job responsibilities in a professional manner.
- Assists with orientation of new staff as requested.
- Communicates effectively within the health team and its members.
- Performs a variety of specific functions as assigned by the Nurse Manager/Clinical Coordinator/Charge Nurse/Nursing Supervisor for which they are properly trained.
- Welcomes new staff or float staff to unit.
Participates in Loretto’s Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Program:
- Demonstrates understanding of their role in the QA/QI process.
- Participates in data collection as requested.
- Actively participates in solving problems identified by QA/QI.
- Responds with appropriate performance to results obtained from QA/QI indicators.
- Participates in staff development programs to improve skills and to contribute toward the improvement of resident care.
- Completes a minimum of 12 hours in-services annually.
Responsible for identifying own educational/training needs:
- Participates in staff meetings, communication systems, and self-study in-services. Reads and signs off on all self-study n-services and all pertinent education materials in addition to mandatory in-services.
- Brings to annual evaluation ALL required paperwork necessary as directed by re-orientation letter.
- Completed annual health assessment.
- Completed annual reorientation.
- Completed required annual competencies.