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Staff Nurse (LPN/RN)

Company: Anthem Memory Care
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

General Statement of PositionParticipates in resident engagement, ensuring that activities services are available and provided to residents to help fulfill their basic psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Provides nursing care to residents in Memory Care community's through assessment, planning implementations and reevaluation of resident needs. Carries out and interprets policies, procedures, local, state, and federal regulations. Provides person-centered physical and psychological support, care, and service to all residents and their families. Provides leadership to CNAs, and Resident Assistants.Essential FunctionsThe following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.* Assesses resident needs, and provides necessary nursing care as per resident's care plan.* Oversees CNAs and Resident Assistants. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, addressing complaints and resolving problems.* Ensures that resident rights are maintained* Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques and per physician orders.* Documents nursing history and physical assessment for assigned patients upon admission;* Handles resident, family, or physician complaints/concerns, referring issues to CSD as necessary.* Respects advance directives and assists residents to a dignified death; and provides emotional and spiritual support to family and other staff as needed.* Responds to life threatening situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.* Participates in department and/or unit performance improvement activities.* Other duties as assigned* Attends in-service training programs for department specific and other relevant programs, i.e., safety, infection control, orientation, etc., as scheduled.* Is aware of and carries out general community and specific departmental safety policies; always reports hazards/safety issues promptly.* Is aware of and practices principles of infection control; reports infection control issues promptly.* Provide daily encouragement to residents for involvement in activities available via verbal invitations and reminders. This should include both group and individual activities* Provide escort services and/or directions to/from activities residents are interested in* Evaluate residents' reactions during activities and report unusual observations to Life Engagement Director or Clinical Services Director along with documenting behavioral problems and/or changes* Provide assistance in keeping activities areas orderly and decorated appropriately* Assist Life Engagement Director in ensuring that residents' activity needs are being met via 1:1 visitation, encouraging intellectual and educational development through literature, movies, cultural events, and some forms of stimulus in the rooms of the residents who are unable to leave their rooms.Minimum Training and Experience* A current and valid nursing license.* A minimum of three years of experience in a senior living community; a minimum of three years of experience in a management/supervisory position; a bachelor's of science in nursing (BSN) may be substituted for three of the years of experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilitiesCertification and Clearance Requirements* First Aid certification* Criminal background check* Health screening and T.B./CXR* Valid driver's license

Keywords: Anthem Memory Care, Oak Lawn , Staff Nurse (LPN/RN), Healthcare , Oak Lawn, Illinois

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