RN - Nursing Home - Day/PM/Night
Company: SSM Health St. Mary's Care Center
Posted on: January 16, 2020
*We have a $2000 sign-on bonus program for eligible positions.
Role Purpose: Responsible for providing skilled nursing care to
residents according to established care plan and in compliance with
federal and state regulations. Provides guidance and direction to
ancillary staff. Responsibilities:
- Quality Skilled Nursing Care: Provides quality care to acute,
sub- acute, and chronically ill residents, administers medications
and treatments according to standards of care, and maintains
competency in all required nursing skills. Uses equipment according
to standards of care and policy/procedure. Reports repair needs.
Uses nursing process for: assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning,
intervention, and evaluation. Report significant changes to
physician as indicated.
- Medication Administration: Maintains accurate inventory of
medications at the beginning and end of each shift. Ensures
accurate distribution of medications to all residents according to
the 5 rights. Monitors for medication side effects. Ensures that
medications are provided in a manner consistent with manufacturer's
guidelines. Completes form when taking medication from contingency
supply. Notifies pharmacy of medication needs.
- Communication: Provides direction to CNAs and auxiliary staff.
Monitors the workflow of the unit to ensure coordination of care.
Participates in report meetings at the beginning and end of each
shift. Acts as a resource for auxiliary staff regarding
policies/procedures. Communicates with residents, guardians, and
family members on the current condition and needs of residents in
accordance with regulations and standards of practice. Provides
teaching and training to residents and families as needed.
Communicates resident needs to other departments as
- Preventative Skin Care: Monitors that preventative measures are
in place such as: specialty mattresses, foam boots, weekly skin
checks, turning/repositioning schedules, toileting schedules,
cushions in all wheelchairs. Follows up on CNA reports of rashes,
open areas, edema, blisters, skin tears, or bleeding.
- Safety: Complies with safety policies/procedures to ensure safe
practices for residents, staff, self and others. Ensures compliance
with: gait belt use for all manually assisted transfers,
locomotion/transfer, lifting devices, resident positioning, and
always uses mechanical lift to lift resident from floor. Uses good
body mechanics while on duty. Identifies wandering residents and
responds to door alarms. Uses and disposes of sharps according to
safety standards. Reports safety incidents, concerns, or hazards to
supervisor or other responsible parties as indicated.
- Fall Prevention: Responds promptly to alarms. Ensures that
restraint alternatives are in place/activated including: personal
alarms, cushion alarms, wheelchair belts, tumble mats, alarm mats,
bolstered beds, hip protectors. Remains alert to fall risks for
residents and takes action to reduce fall risk.
- End of Life Care: Ensures quality end of life care. Uses
comfort basket to meet resident and family needs. Ensures that
hygiene, comfort, and spiritual needs are met. Treats
pain/restlessness. Offers family courtesy meal trays and other
amenities. Demonstrates compliance with post-mortem care
procedures. Participates in departure ceremony.
- Infection Control: Complies with infection control standards
during tour of duty including hand hygiene, appropriate use of
personal protective equipment, and isolation precautions.
Understands to use handwashing with soap and water when dealing
with gastrointestinal illnesses. Maintains residents in isolation
when indicated. Participates in mandatory vaccination programs.
Does not work when contagious.
- Customer Service: Assists in answering call lights as soon as
possible to meet resident needs in a timely manner. Avoids 'toxic'
phrases while on duty. Takes action to correct customer service
issue immediately. Understands how to use a 'Fix It Now' and uses
- Documentation: Completes all assigned documentation
requirements including weekly summaries, medication/treatment
administration, and documentation of resident condition. Keeps
access code for computer confidential. Minimum Qualifications:
- Associates Degree in Registered Nursing or a related
- Licensure by the State of Wisconsin as a Registered Nurse.
- Previous health care experience, especially in a geriatric
setting. St. Mary's Care Center - St. Mary's Care Center is a
184-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitative facility located on the
West side of Madison. Affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital, St.
Mary's Care Center is recognized as a leader among Wisconsin
nursing homes. We are committed to providing an excellent quality
of life for each resident. St. Mary's Care Center offers
award-winning clinical services in a caring and compassionate
atmosphere. Many residents make the Care Center their year-round
home. Some are with us for memory care, others for short-term
rehabilitation services. In all cases, residents and their families
take active roles in developing person-centered care plans.
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