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Nurse (full-time or part-time all shifts)
Summary
Title:Nurse (full-time or part-time all shifts)
ID:RC- Nurse
Department:Client Services
Description
LPN/RN: Full –time 1st, 2nd & 3rd shift and Part-time 1st, 2nd, & 3rd shift positions available. Responsible for a caseload of residents to monitor and develop health care plans, pass medications, admit/discharge residents and perform resident assessments as needed in a relaxed residential setting. Must have Iowa License. Will be required to have the ability to lift 50lbs

STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

HANDICAPPED DEVELOPMENT CENTER

RESIDENTIAL CENTER

 

EMPLOYEE JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

TITLE: STAFF NURSE DEPARTMENT: ICF/ID

RESPONSIBLE TO: DIRECTOR OF NURSING

 

 

KIND OF WORK:

 

OBJECTIVE: UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE DIRECTOR OF NURSING, THE STAFF NURSE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL NURSING SERVICES TO ASSIGNED PERSONS. INTEGRATES MEDICAL NURSING NEEDS AND SERVICES INTO THE OVERALL INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM PLAN. WITHIN FRAMEWORK OF PROFESSIONAL, REGULATORY, FACILITY AND PHYSICIAN’S ORDERS, EXERCISES PROFESSIONAL JUDGEMENT REGARDING MEDICAL CONDITION, HEALTH, OR SAFETY OF ASSIGNED PERSONS DURING DAILY ROUTINE.

 

DUTIES:

*DEVELOPS, REVIEWS, AND REVISES INDIVIDUAL HEALTH CARE PLANS ACCORDING TO

HDC POLICY AND PROCEDURE.

*PLANS, IMPLEMENTS, AND EVALUATES GOALS ON WRITTEN HEALTH CARE PLAN

BASED ON THE ASSESSMENT OF ASSIGNED INDIVIDUALS, WITHIN PHYSICIAN’S

ORDERS AND WITH CONSULTATION OF DIRECTOR OF NURSING.

*PROVIDES NURSING CARE ACCORDING TO PHYSICIAN’S ORDERS AND IN ACCORDANCE

WITH RECOGNIZED NURSING TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES, HDC POLICY AND

PROCEDURES, AND APPLICABLE REGULATIONS.

*ADMINISTERS MEDICATION AND PERFORMS TREATMENTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH

PHYSICIAN’S ORDERS, NURSING PRACTICE STANDARDS, AND HDC POLICY AND PROCEDURE.

*PROPERLY APPLIES ALL SAFETY, POSITIONING, PROSTHETIC, AND ORTHOTIC DEVICES.

*MAINTAINS ACCURATE, COMPLETE AND TIMELY RECORDS OF NURSING

OBSERVATIONS, CARE AND SERVICES PROVIDED, HEALTH AND MEDICAL STATUS,

AND ROUTINE MEDICAL CARE.

*RECEIVES, TRANSCRIBES, AND IMPLEMENTS PHYSICIAN’S ORDERS.

*ASSISTS IN ADMITTING, TRANSFERRING, AND DISCHARGING INDIVIDUALS AS

ASSIGNED.

*RECOGNIZES AND INTERPRETS SYMPTOMS: ASSESSES MEDICAL NEEDS AND OBTAINS

CARE AS APPROPRIATE.

*RESPONDS APPROPRIATELY TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

PARTICIPATES IN DRILLS AS ASSIGNED.

*ORDERS AND RECEIVES NEW AND RENEWAL MEDICATIONS FROM PHARMACY.

*PERFORMS AND DOCUMENTS BODY CHECKS OF PERSONS LEAVING FACILITY, FOR

ADMISSION OR TRANSFER TO HOSPITAL OR ANY OTHER FACILITY AS DIRECTED.

*DIRECTS/MONITORS DIRECT CARE STAFF PERFORMANCE OF SPECIFIED TREATMENTS.

*DOCUMENTS ALL PHYSICIAN’S VISITS, LAB WORK DONE, AND REPORTS PHONED/ OR

FAXED TO PHYSICIANS.

*MAINTAINS KNOWLEDGE AND PROFICIENCY IN OPERATIONAL MECHANICS OF ALL MEDICAL EQUIPMENT IN USE.

*MAINTAINS ACCURATE AND CURRENT QUARTERLY ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTATION

ON ASSIGNED CASELOAD.

*ONLY GIVES MEDICINES SET UP BY SELF.

*ONLY USES PROPERLY IDENTIFIED MEDICATIONS RECEIVED FROM THE PHARMACY IN

  1. FORM (UNIT DOSE).

*ASSISTS NURSE AT DAY PROGRAM WHEN NEEDED.

*PREPARES MEDICATION TO BE SENT TO DAY PROGRAMS, SCHOOL, OR CAMP.

*SCHEDULES APPOINTMENTS AS NEEDED, COMMUNICATES WITH APPOINTMENT

ASSISTANT.

*KNOWS OR LOOKS UP INFORMATION ABOUT ALL MEDICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS

WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS.

*FOLLOWS FIVE RIGHTS WHEN GIVING MEDICATIONS.

*FOLLOWS MEDICATION PROGRAM WITH INDIVIDUALS.

*REPORTS ANY ERROR IMMEDIATELY TO THE DIRECTOR OF NURSING. IMMEDIATELY

FILLS OUT MEDICATION ERROR FORM.

*INFORMS DOCTORS, GUARDIANS/PARENTS, SCHOOL AND/OR DAY PROGRAMMING OF

INDIVIDUAL’S CHANGE IN CONDITION AS APPROPRIATE. DOCUMENTS ALL

COMMUNICATIONS.

*KEEPS CHEMICAL RESTRAINT ORDERS CURRENT.

*COMPLETES INCIDENT REPORTS, WHEN APPLICABLE.

*ALERTS KITCHEN WHEN INDIVIDUALS ARE ILL AND INFORMS OF ANY SPECIAL DIET

ORDERS OR CHANGES.

*INFORMS DIETARY SERVICES SUPERVISOR OF LAB VALUES.

*IDENTIFIES AND REPORTS CONCERNS WITH DIETARY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND

ADAPTIVE FEEDING EQUIPMENT.

*DOCUMENTS AND REPORTS PHYSICAL AND/OR BEHAVIORAL CHANGES TO

APPROPRIATE PERSONNEL.

*NOTIFIES PARENTS/GUARDIANS ACCORDING TO HDC GUIDELINES.

*ASSISTS IN TAKING BASELINE INFORMATION OR GATHERING OTHER DATA AS BASIS

FOR TREATMENT AND PROGRAM PLANS.

*ATTENDS TRAINING AND PROVIDES TRAININGS AS REQUESTED.

*ASSISTS WITH OR PERFORMS BATHING, DRESSING, SKIN AND HAIR CARE, POSITIONING,

FEEDING, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING AS ASSIGNED.

*MAINTAINS WORK AREA, INCLUDING PARTICIPANTS' ROOMS IN A CLEAN MANNER.

*PERFORMS PROPER CLEANING, MAINTENANCE, AND STORAGE OF INDIVIDUALS'

  1. BELONGINGS AS ASSIGNED.

*MAINTAINS SAFE, HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT, REPORTING HAZARDS OR DAMAGE TO

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT OR ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT.

*EMPTIES AND PREPARES SCHOOL BAGS AS ASSIGNED, FOLLOWING THROUGH WITH

HDC/SCHOOL COMMUNICATION AS APPROPRIATE.

*FOLLOWS INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

*SENDS APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES WITH INDIVIDUALS LEAVING THE

FACILITY TO ENSURE CONTINUITY OF PROGRAMMING AND CARE DURING

ABSENCE.

*COMMUNICATES WITH INDIVIDUALS, HDC PERSONNEL, VOLUNTEERS, FAMILIES, AND

THE PUBLIC IN A COURTEOUS, PROFESSIONAL MANNER, ALWAYS MAINTAINING

CONFIDENTIALITY.

*GIVES AND RECEIVES REPORTS ON ASSIGNED INDIVIDUALS’ CONDITIONS,

COMMUNICATING ALL PERTINENT INFORMATION NECESSARY TO PROVIDE

CONTINUITY OF CARE.

*ATTENDS ALL MEETINGS, TRAININGS, OR COMMITTEES AS ASSIGNED.

*PERFORMS CASELOAD DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

*FOLLOWS ALL HDC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

*MAINTAINS AND UPGRADES PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE BY ATTENDING

APPROPRIATE CEU’S AS DICTATED BY IOWA BOARD OF NURSING.

*MAINTAINS EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY.

*UPHOLDS THE MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE CENTER.

*ENSURES ALL RESIDENTS ARE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT.

*PROVIDES NECESSARY SUPPORTS TO ALL RESIDENTS REGARDLESS OF HEALTH OR

BEHAVIORAL CONCERNS.

*FOLLOWS HIPAA AND CONFIDENTIALITY POLICIES

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WELL.

ABILITY TO BE POSITIVE, CARING, CALM, COOPERATIVE, UNDERSTANDING, TACTFUL, AND PLEASANT.

ABILITY TO MEET PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENT (I.E. CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK).

ABILITY TO MEET EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS (I.E. PHYSICAL EXAM, TB TEST).

ABILITY TO LIFT FROM FLOOR/CARRY/TRANSFER INDIVIDUALS AND ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT IN EXCESS OF 50 POUNDS.

ABILITY TO WITHSTAND EXPOSURE TO USUAL DISEASES AND CONDITIONS

ASSOCIATED WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

ABILITY TO CARRY/ESCORT INDIVIDUALS IN EXCESS OF 50 POUNDS AND UTILIZE

BEHAVIOR TECHNIQUES DURING BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS.

ABILITY TO USE NURSING PROCESS OF OBSERVATION, INTERPRETATION, ASSESSMENT, NURSING DIAGNOSIS, PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION TO MEET THE NEEDS OF EACH INDIVIDUAL.

ABILITY TO ACCURATELY RECEIVE, TRANSCRIBE, AND IMPLEMENT PHYSICIAN’S ORDERS.

ABILITY TO DOCUMENT ACCURATELY.

ABILITY TO WORK WITH AND COMMUNICATE WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF PEOPLE, PROFESSIONAL AND OTHERWISE.

ABILITY TO RESPOND QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

ABILITY TO USE COMPUTER TO NAVIGATE AND ENTER INFORMATION INTO WEB-BASED

SOFTWARE AND PERFORM BASIC FUNCTIONS RELATED TO COMPUTER USE. (I.E.

KEYBOARDING, EMAIL, DATA ENTRY)

 

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. OF ACCREDITED SCHOOL OF NURSING.

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN THE STATE OF IOWA (LPN OR RN).

NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED, BUT EXPERIENCE IN PEDIATRICS, REHABILITATION, LONG-TERM CARE, OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PREFERRED.

 

 

 

* DENOTES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION.

 

 

 

THE STATEMENTS HEREIN ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES, AND SKILLS REQUIRED OF PERSONNEL SO EMPLOYED.

 

 

Reviewed 10/17

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