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RN Clinic and Home Care
at Volunteers of America
Accelerate your career at Volunteers of America-Senior CommUnity Care PACE Center, Great Place to Work-Certified!
We are currently hiring for a RN to work in our PACE Day Center Clinic and complete home care visits in our senior client's homes located in the Eckert, CO area. The position will focus on Home Care and Clinic Care; must be flexible to work both in home care and the clinic. There is some on call with this position.
Benefits of working for Senior Community Care/Volunteers of America (VOA):
At VOA we understand that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are happy to offer them the following benefits:
- Competitive pay
- Stable organization; we've been a nonprofit for over 120 years
- PTO for full-time staff
- Positive work environment
- Paid training/Continuing education
- A variety in your daily duties
- Supportive managers
- Fast paced, low stress working environment
- Flexible Spending Account
- Loan Program
- ID Theft
- Insurances offered:
- critical illness
- short-term disabilities
At our Senior CommUnity Care PACE Center, we provide health care in our the home and community to older adults who would otherwise live in nursing homes. You will work primarily in our Day Center but will need to be flexible as you will work with our elderly participants in their homes as well. Our goal is to continue to help people live independently at home with a high quality of life - come join us!
PRIMARY RELATIONSHIPS: Clinic Supervisor, Center Director, Executive Director, Center staff, participants, family members and public.
OBJECTIVE: Under the direction and supervision of the Clinic Supervisor, provides skilled nursing care to participants, implements primary care orders, evaluates participant complaints in person and/or by telephone, develops appropriate plan of care, provides participant, caregiver and family teaching and communicates participant's condition to primary caregivers, physician and Interdisciplinary Team.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Nursing Unit Functions
a. Role models positive communication skills with NA/RS, HHA's, TMA's (if applicable), interdisciplinary team, customers, residents and families.
b. Listen to shift report and keep open lines of communication with supervisor, co-workers and on-coming shift.
c. Make rounds to residents to observe their physical and psychosocial status.
d. Assign personnel appropriately to meet resident needs.
e. Ensure that unit personnel and volunteers on your shift are carrying out their assignments.
2. Resident Care Functions
a. Maintains competence in all required skills within the facility.
b. Treats and ensures that residents are treated with respect and dignity.
c. Observes, records, and reports to supervisor regarding residents' conditions, reaction to drugs and treatments and significant events.
d. Participates in resident care planning as assigned by the Director of Nursing.
e. Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per facility policy
f. Perform nursing techniques for the comfort and well being of the resident.
g. Administers prescribed medications and treatments per MD orders.
h. Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding monitoring of vital signs, weights, administration of medications and treatments.
i. May administer professional services, such as catheterization, tube feedings, suctioning, applying/changing bandages, packs, colostomies and drainage bags. Provide range of motion exercises, care of the dying/expired resident etc.
j. Makes physician calls to report resident change in condition and documents same.
k. Keeps families updated on resident condition and documents same.
l. Comply with acute emergency protocols and tasks involved.
m. Follows all DNR/DNI/CPR/Comfort Care protocols.
3. Charting and Documentation Functions:
a. Maintains all required documentation in an accurate and timely manner according to policies and procedures of the facility, including documentation of medications, treatments, restraints, psychotropic medications and skin condition.
b. Contribute toward completing and updating resident's care plans, as directed by RN.
c. Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures.
d. Accurately transcribes physician's orders as per facility protocol and forwards necessary information to other departments.
e. Document and report all incidents, accidents that occur involving residents, visitors, and staff.
f. Chart nurses' notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided as well as the resident response.
g. Provides ongoing data collection and completion of forms as necessary and as assigned.
4. Personnel Function
a. Attend nurses meetings as scheduled.
b. Maintain a clean, safe and efficient work environment.
c. Maintains continuing education requirements.
d. Participate in employee performance evaluations, provide input into your shifts staffing requirements, and making recommendations to the Supervisor concerning employee counseling etc.
e. Participate in disciplinary action as requested by the immediate supervisor when the performance of personnel warrants such action per facility policy.
f. Develop and maintain a good working relationship with inter-departmental personnel.
g. Report occupational exposures to needlesticks, blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
h. Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules.
5. Committee Functions
a. Serve on, participate in and attend various committees and meetings of the facility to enhance interdisciplinary process.
6. Other duties as assigned.
1. Conducts an in person comprehensive initial nursing assessment with new PACE enrollees. Coordinates with the Interdisciplinary Team to develop a comprehensive plan of care for each participant.
2. Conducts an in person nursing re-assessment semi-annually and as needed.
3. Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team. Maintains regular attendance at, and participants in Interdisciplinary Team meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on plan of care decisions and coordination for twenty-four (24) hour care delivery.
4. As needed provides orientation, initial and annual competencies, of, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistant's (C.N.A.'s), and Clinic Clerk.
5. Performs competencies on appropriate day center staff as needed.
6. Performs general nursing care to participants. Performs or supervises the administration of prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards.
7. Triages participants to determine priority of care.
8. Signs off orders, orders medications from pharmacy and disseminates orders and instructions to appropriate personnel (call orders to nursing homes, etc.).
9. Working with Clinic Supervisor, completes the nursing assessment form on visitors and on participants at assigned schedule.
10. Effectively communicates in Interdisciplinary Team meetings, family meetings, and clinic meetings.
11. In Clinic Supervisor absence, supervises LPN's and C.N.A.'s. Evaluates overall effectiveness of the clinic.
12. Assists in the treatment, examination, and testing of participants.
13. Observes, records, and reports participant's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians.
14. Working with the Clinic Supervisor oversees appointment bookings and ensures preferences are given to participants in emergency situations. Maintains timely flow of participants.
15. Responds to and performs triage of incoming telephone calls. Schedules outside appointments for participants when necessary.
16. Implements the orders written by Primary Care Physician.
17. Schedules specialist appointments and assists in hospital admissions and calling report to unit.
18. Instructs and educates participants and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.
19. Maintains and reviews participant records, charts, and other pertinent information. Documents test and examination results.
20. Ensures that exam rooms are stocked for necessary supplies and materials. Ensures cleanliness. Ensures that appropriate staff maintains a list of medical supplies.
21. Acts within the scope of his or her authority to practice
22. Follows all Senior CommUnity Care policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety guidelines.
23. Handles potentially infectious specimens with appropriate biohazard precautions, and practices Universal Precautions.
24. Maintains safe working environment. Follows Senior CommUnity Care Safety policies and procedures.
25. Protects privacy and maintains confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about employees, participants and families.
26. Participates in and supports Quality Improvement Initiatives.
27. Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.
28. Performs other duties as required or requested.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
2. Must have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.
3. Education: Graduate of a school of professional nursing. Current Colorado Registered Nurses (R.N.) License, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required, Bachelors of Science Nursing (BSN) preferred.
4. Experience: A minimum of one year's experience in working with the frail or elderly population required.
- Broad knowledge base of health care problems of the frail elderly.
- Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments.
- Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe working environment.
- Skilled in identifying problems and recommending solutions.
- Skilled in preparing and maintaining records and writing reports, and responding to correspondence.
- Skilled in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.
- Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, medical staff, staff members and family caregivers.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.