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Assisted Living Licensed Nurse in Bloomfield, CT at Duncaster LifeCare Retirement Community

Date Posted: 1/14/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/14/2019

Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Assisted Living and Care Management, the Licensed Nurse is responsible for providing for the health care needs of Duncaster residents in the apartments. Functions as a professional caregiver who is accountable for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating all aspects of resident care, including physical, psychosocial and environmental needs. Performs all job responsibilities according to Duncaster's Policies & Procedures.

  • Admit residents to receive Assisted Living services and complete essential documentation to include MD orders, chronic & stable letter, medication competency, etc.
  • Develop the plan of care for the resident and instruct the assisted living aide of services to be provided.
  • Complete data collection or assessments as necessary based on the resident's condition but not less frequently than every 120 days.
  • Prompt response to changes in resident condition to include communication with physician or practitioner and family or responsible party as indicated.
  • Referral to appropriate professionals or agencies whenever the condition necessitates ensuring that if the resident's condition is no longer chronic &stable, services of a licensed home care agency are engaged or other appropriate arrangements are made.
  • Manage medications to include verifying orders, pre-pouring or working with pharmacy managing pre-pour, administering and documenting; communicate with MD or practitioner when indicated.
  • Provide treatments as prescribed; effectively communicate to MD or practitioner when indicated.
  • Respond to calls for aid to include assessment for injury, completion of documentation and communication with appropriate parties, and adjustment to plan of care if indicated.
  • Accurate and timely and regular documentation on 24 hour report and resident chart of interventions, changes in condition, referrals to other services, notifications of MD and/or family, etc.
  • Utilizes standard precautions at all times and reports potential exposure or hazardous condition to supervisor.
  • Responsbile for electronic medical record charting.
  • Supervises provision of care by Assisted Living aide.
  • Demonstrate skills specific to providing care to residents affected by dementia.
  • Assume administrative responsibilities within the department to include tracking of mandatory PPD tests, staff scheduling and ordering medical supplies.

 

Job Requirements

  1. Comprehensive knowledge of geriatric nursing care, preferable in outpatient services.

  2. Comprehensive knowledge of principles of nursing, and physical assessment skills.

  3. Strong organizational and administrative skills.

  4. Basic knowledge of human relations skills necessary to deal effectively with the geriatric residents, their families, and CHHC staff.

  5. ANA Certificate in Geriatric Nursing preferred.

  6. Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.

  7. A minimum of two years of full-time clinical experience in nursing, at least one of which shall in in a home care agency or a community health program that includes the care of the sick at home.

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