Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing
Date Last Updated
keeping with our organization’s goal of improving the lives of the
Guests we serve, the Registered Nurse (R.N.) plays a critical role
in providing superior customer service and nursing care to all
Guests and guests. The R.N. provides supervision of staff and will
safeguard the health, safety and welfare of all Guests/guests under
their care by following applicable laws, regulations, and
established nursing policies and procedures.
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
quality nursing care to Guests/guests in an environment that
promotes their rights, dignity and freedom of choice.
supervision to C.N.A’s and all subordinate staff which includes
checking their work to ascertain that assignments have been
all C.N.A’s and other subordinate staff to Guests. Assign
break times and all regular and special assignments.
all parenteral, intramuscular and sub-cutaneous
medications within the scope of practice of the R.N. Licensure.
Maintain a current report of narcotics received and
daily the documentation of the dispensing of the controlled
substances and narcotics. Ensure that drugs covered by controlled
substances laws are verified by inventory.
pharmacy orders, for and administer all newly prescribed
medications and document.
out direct contemporaneous charting in your shift. Chart detailed
monthly evaluations of each Guest that reflect his/her condition
for all nursing care of assigned Guests while on duty. Must
notify appropriate persons if there is any significant change in a
Guest’s condition or any transfer to a hospital.
that Guest care plans are being followed and asses each Guest’s
status in accord with their care plan.
with physicians when needed.
or supervise all treatments prescribed by physicians including but
not limited to pressure ulcer care, Foley catheter care, hot and
cold compounds and intravenous therapy.
serving of prescribed diets and fluids intake and immediately
report any issues to the physician and DON/ADON.
be knowledgeable of individual care plans and support the care
planning process by reporting specific information and observations
of the Guest’s needs, preferences and report any behavioral
wound care when needed.
medical records documenting care provided and other information in
accordance with nursing policies while maintaining strict
that established infection control and standard precaution
practices are maintained when providing care. Follow
established safety precautions when preforming tasks and using
equipment and supplies.
all hazardous conditions, damaged equipment and supply issues to
the comfort, privacy and dignity of Guests/guests and interacts
with them in a manner that displays warmth, respect and promotes a
and respond to call lights promptly and courteously.
with new admissions, re-admissions and assist with the transfer of
Guests to different rooms within the facility.
and interacts effectively and tactfully with Guests/guests,
visitors, families, peers and supervisors.
and participate in departmental meetings and in-services as
position has direct supervisor responsibilities for Certified Nurse
Aides and other personnel assigned.
job operates in a health care setting. This role requires regular
walking to various locations around the facility while pulling or
pushing carts. This position works mostly in the Guest care
areas as well as in occasional outside weather conditions.
This role may also come into contact with patients who may have
while performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This
position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending,
kneeling, and stooping on a regular basis. The employee must be
able to lift and move items and patients weighing at least 75
vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception
and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type and Expected Hours of
position is part of a health care facility that is open 24 hours a
day, 365 days a year. Rotating shifts as well as holiday and
work during inclement weather will be required.
travel is expected for this position.
Required Education and Experience
school diploma or equivalent.
from and accredited nursing program.
State License as a Registered Nurse
Preferred Education and Experience
year experience as an R.N. in a long term care setting.
year experience as a C.N.A.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
of Joint commission procedures.
of IDPH regulations.
note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities
that are required of the employee for their job.