A co-worker’s job title is only the beginning of who he/she is to our residents because here, each co-worker serves a position and a purpose. We care for our residents the way we all would want to be treated: with dignity, compassion and respect. To honor the care and commitment that they offer to our residents every day, we work hard to provide a rich benefit package, an environment which encourages career development and competitive compensation.
RN Oversees and assists in organizing all nursing services on unit in conjunction with Assistant Charge Nurses.
Routine Functions of the Position: • Effectively supervises Assistant Charge Nurses and C.N.A.’s delegates responsibilities to them as deemed necessary and monitors the accuracy and completeness of their work. • Works in conjunction with Staff Development Coordinator, the ADON and members of staff to ensure that all new co-workers receive a thorough and complete orientation. Also completes evaluations of staff in a timely manner. • Makes rounds and visits each resident at the start and end of shift and as needed. • Evaluates all emergency situations and determines appropriate action in conjunction with the ADON, physician and responsible party. • Notifies physician and responsible party when there is a noted change in a resident’s physical and/or mental status, in a timely manner. • Accompanies physicians when they make rounds and ensures that physicians complete all necessary documentation. • Maintains accurate and thorough medical records and monitors the accuracy and thoroughness of staff member’s documentation. • Accurately completes appropriate sections of MDS in a timely manner and inputs appropriate sections of MDS and the Care Plans into the computer in a timely manner. • Initiates resident’s Plan of Care in accord with problems identified from MDS and assessment of the resident’s condition in accord with the physician’s orders and updates the Plan of Care as necessary and inputs into the computer in a timely manner. • Initiates disciplinary action for members of staff in accord with policies and procedures. Reports actions to the ADON. • Renders hands-on nursing care as necessary, including, but not limited to, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, administration of medications, and treatments as needed. • Other duties as assigned • Ability to multitask. • Must be dependable, punctual, self-motivated, and able to work without constant supervision. • In case of fire or other internal disaster, assists in evacuating residents to exits. • Protects resident rights and confidential information according to state and federal laws. • Observe for any signs of resident abuse or neglect. Takes immediate action to prevent harm and report incidents according to company policy and state law.
Minimum qualifications: • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and must possess and maintain a current license as a RN issued by the Commonwealth of PA. • Must have prior nursing experience in a long-term skilled nursing facility or in an acute care facility. • Must be able to manage and supervise a nursing unit and to make independent decisions. • Must be able to lift a minimum of 100 pounds, as necessary for the lifting, with assistance, of residents from their beds to a chair and from a chair to their beds, and as otherwise required in assisting residents as part of their nursing care plans.
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About Country Meadows Retirement Communities
Country Meadows Retirement Communities includes 11 campuses in Pennsylvania and Maryland and a non-profit affiliate, Ecumenical Retirement Community. As a family-owned and operated company for over 30 years, we strive to help make life better each day for every resident and our co-workers . We offer a broad range of choices including independent retirement living, assisted living and personal care options, memory care programs, rehabilitation and restorative care. Country Meadows takes great pride in the fact that our co-workers are known for being among the best in their profession. We also strive to make working for Country Meadows a great experience.