Volunteers of America - National Services Registered Nurse - J3V8745ZP65GDLR76GS in Tempe, Arizona

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nWestchester Senior Living is a premier living and health care campus providing a variety of options and a continuity of care for our community including delightfully spacious, sensibly planned assisted-living apartments allowing as much independence and activity as a person is able in a lovely garden setting. We are also proud to announce the newest addition to our campus, Tivoli Manor, which provides the much needed service of Memory Support Assisted Living. n

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nWe are seeking PRN RN's to join our team! We offer 12 hour shifts from 6am - 6:30pm and 6pm - 6:30am.n

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nESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:n





+ Provides Leadership and Direction on Assigned Unit



+ Role models positive communication skills with NA/R's, C.N.A.'s, HHA's, STNAs, TMA's (if applicable), interdisciplinary team, supervisory and management team, customers, residents and families.



+ Listen to shift report and keep open lines of communication with supervisor, co-workers and on-coming shift.



+ Make rounds to residents to observe their physical and psychosocial status.



+ Assign personnel appropriately to meet resident needs.



+ Ensure that unit personnel on your shift are carrying out their assignments.



+ Attend nurses and team meetings as scheduled and/or assigned.



+ Initiate disciplinary action when the performance of personnel warrants such action.



+ Report occupational exposures to needlesticks, blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy and procedures governing accidents and incidents.







+ Resident Care Functions



+ Maintains competence in all required skills within the facility.



+ Treats and ensures that residents are treated with respect and dignity.



+ Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per company policy



+ Perform nursing techniques for the comfort and well being of the resident.



+ Administers prescribed medications and treatments per MD orders.



+ Is drug knowledgeable and reports resident response, side effects, responds to drug considerations and reports problems or potential problems to the physicians.



+ Maintains all required documentation in an accurate and timely manner according to policies and procedures of the facility.



+ Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding monitoring of vital signs, weights, administration of medications and treatments.



+ Make physician calls to report resident change in condition.



+ Keep families updated on resident conditions.



+ Comply with acute emergency protocols and tasks involved in the event of a 911 call.



+ Follows all DNR/DNI/CPR/Comfort Care protocols and orders.







+ Charting, Documentation and Assessment Functions



+ Contribute toward completing and updating resident's care plans.



+ Evaluate the performances of all personnel working under your supervision and direction.



+ Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures.



+ Accurately transcribes physician's orders as per facility protocol and forwards necessary information to other departments.



+ Document and report all incidents, accidents that occur involving residents, visitors, and staff.



+ Chart nurses' notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided as well as the resident response.



+ Provides ongoing resident assessments as necessary and as assigned and documents these assessments per facility policy.







+ Personnel Functions



+ Attend nurses meetings as scheduled.



+ Maintain a clean, safe and efficient work environm nt.



+ Maintains continuing education requirements.



+ Initiate disciplinary action when the performance of personnel warrants such action.



+ Participate in employee performance evaluations, determining staffing requirements, and making recommendations to the Supervisor concerning employee counseling etc.



+ Develop and maintain a good working relationship with inter-departmental personnel.



+ Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules.







+ Committee Functions



+ Serve on, participate in and attend various committees and meetings of the facility to enhance interdisciplinary process.







+ Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

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nQUALIFICATIONS:n





+ Current licensure in the state of employment as a Registered Nurse.



+ Current CPR Registration.



+ Maintenance of required CEU's.



+ Experience in long-term care preferred.



+ Good problem solver with abilities to make independent judgments utilizing initiative, discretion and the nursing process as needed.



+ Demonstrates leadership ability.



+ Effective communicator with staff, families and outside agencies.



+ Ability to prioritize duties.



+ Customer service oriented with knowledge of successful customer service techniques.



+ Clinical competence to utilize the nursing process to perform physical and cognitive assessments of reside