Are you interested in joining a team of care givers who have been making a difference in people’s lives for more than 40 years? Roo Lan Health Care is looking to add an experienced Registered Nurse (RN) to assume to role of a Floor Charge/Treatment Nurse in our skilled-nursing facility for day shift. This position is responsible for the assigning and directing of all staff during their particular 8-hour shift. Administers treatments to residents on assigned unit. Prepares instruments and elements of skin care and prevention of skin breakdown. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisory nurse who acts in charge of facility in absence of Administrator, DNS, or Assistant DNS.
Accountability: Floor Charge Nurse reports to the Assistant DNS or DNS per availability.
Qualifications: Licensed Nurse in the State of Washington and at least 1 year of experience in a skilled-nursing facility and/or medical/surgical experience.
Shift: 7:00 AM-3:30 PM
Salary/Compensation: $28.00 per hour base, hourly rate increase dependent on past experience.
- High clinical competence.
- Follows State and Federal regulations.
- Adheres to and promotes facility policies and procedures including resident dignity/privacy and rights.
- Ability to work and communicate effectively and function independently when required.
- Ability to supervise, teach, and evaluate CNA work performance.
- Demonstrates high quality of documentation and communication with supervisors, staff members, residents, and family members.
- Completes and documents treatments in medical records according to policies and procedures.
- Follows universal precautions.
- Monitors an ongoing program for residents at risk for breakdown and trauma.
- Completes patient education as appropriate.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assigns, directs, and delegates CNA assignments on their respective shifts and is responsible for overseeing the completion of appropriate Dining Room Staff.
- Physically makes rounds 1-2 times on designated shift to assess resident care and assist/evaluate staff.
- Give change of shift report to on-coming Charge Nurse. Demonstrates high quality documentation.
- Demonstrates a high degree of communication with residents, doctors, family members, staff members, and supervisors.
- Attend family care conferences adding support and help depending on shift.
- Consistently maintains staff compliance with Federal, State, Local, and Facility policies, procedures, and infection control guidelines.
- Attend resident care conferences and communicates changes to staff.
- Does treatments daily as ordered.
To Apply: Please complete the following application and attach a current resume
- Lift up to 10 lbs: Frequently required to lift medical charts, supplies, and resident’s personal items, e.g. clothing and food items.
- Lift 11 – 25 lbs: Frequently required when lifting soiled bed linens.
- Lift 26 – 50 lbs: Frequently required when transferring a non-weight bearing resident weighing between 100 – 160 pounds. Two aides are typically utilized when resident is unusually heavy or combative• Carry up to 10 lbs: Frequently required to carry medical charts, supplies, and resident’s personal items, e.g., Clothing and food items.
- Carry up to 20 lbs: Frequently may be required when carrying soiled bed linens and carrying to the collection point.
- Carry 26 – 50 lbs: Frequently required for very short distances, when assisting an ambulatory resident to transfers.
- Carry over 50 lbs: Frequently required for very short distances when transferring a non-ambulatory resident weighing between 100 – 130 pounds. Two aides are typically utilized when resident is usually heavy or combative.
- Reach About Shoulder Height: Occasionally when reaching for information or supplies located on shelves.
- Reach Below Shoulder Height: Frequently occurs while assisting with grooming and hygiene.
- Grasping: Frequently grasping while transferring resident and assisting with grooming and hygiene, and while documenting care.
- Handling: Constantly handling resident’s personal items, blood pressure gauge, thermometer, and eating utensils.
- Fingering: Occasionally occurs while documenting resident’s medical charts.
- Controls/Equipment: Blood pressure gauge, thermometer, etc.
OTHER PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS
- Twisting: Occasionally may occur while transferring resident.
- Bending: Frequently occurs while taking vital signs, assisting resident in bathing, providing peri care, etc.
- Squatting: Occasionally may occur while bathing residents, also required when putting on shoes and socks of residents, and also when making eye to eye contact while talking if resident is in wheelchair.
DURING AN 8 HOUR DAY, EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO
- Sit: 1 -2 Hours
- Stand: 1-3 hours
- Walking: 1-3 hours
Varies from carpeting, linoleum, and tile. When seated, typically an office-type chair or a kitchen type chair.
COGNITIVE AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
- Talking: Necessary for communicating with residents and staff.
- Hearing: Necessary for taking instruction from charge nurse and request of resident.
- Sight: Necessary for doing job correctly and effectively.
- Tasting/Smelling: Smelling is required for accurate maintenance and detection of wounds, urinary track problems etc.
SPECIFIC VOCATIONAL PREPARATION REQUIREMENT
State certification (required within four months of employment)
OTHER TRAINING SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Annual continuing education of 12 in-service hours per year.
SUMMARY OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE
- Blood-borne Pathogens
- Task and procedures performed by employee involved risks classified by CDC as:
- Category I (Direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids to which universal precautions apply)
- Category II (Activity performed without blood exposure but exposure may occur in emergency)
- Category III (Task/activity does not entail predictable or unpredictable exposure to blood)
REFER TO EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
In this position, the employee is required to be on his or her feet continually throughout the day. In a full-time nonrestrictive basis, the employee must be able to lift at least 50 pounds of weight, which is required when transferring a resident from a bed to a wheelchair. A transfer belt (gait belt) is necessary and required when transferring any non-weight bearing resident. This is for the safety of not only the resident, but also the aide. Other nurses’ aides are available to assist with heavier residents if needed.