AHD Registered Nurse, South Shore
Company: Alameda Health System
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 16, 2022
SummarySUMMARY: The AHD Registered Nurse - South Shore provides
direct nursing care to residents and supervises the patient care
performed by certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and licensed
vocational nurses (LVNs). Supervision and care must be in
accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, as
well as guidelines, and regulations that govern the facility. The
facility is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, this means
hours and days worked may vary. Performs related duties as
required.DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:NOTE: The following are
the duties performed by employees in this classification, however,
employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.
Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual
in the classification.1. Uses a systematic approach to provide
individualized nursing care. Provides care in a knowledgeable,
skillful, consistent, and continuous manner. Functions to establish
priorities of patient care based on essential needs and available
resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies.2.
Coordinates admission, discharge and transfer of Residents. Makes
Resident rounds every two hours to assess physical and emotional
status and to initiate any required nursing interventions. Performs
nursing evaluations regarding the health status of the Resident.
Accurately reports and documents the Resident's symptoms, responses
and status. Collects data for the Resident's assessment (MDS/RAPs)
and the development of a plan of care. Enters and/or records data
accurately and in a timely manner.3. Makes nursing diagnoses which
serve as the basis for the strategy of care. Selects and institutes
appropriate nursing intervention that might be required to
stabilize a Resident's condition and/or prevent complications.
Evaluates the Resident's responses to nursing interventions.4.
Consults with physician or licensed independent practitioner.
Clarifies any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate,
non-effective or contraindicated by consulting with the appropriate
licensed practitioner and notifying the ordering practitioner when
making the decision not to administer medication or treatment.
Knows the rational for the effect of medications and treatments and
correctly administer same.5. Performs the review of medication and
treatment records for completeness, accuracy in transcription of
physician orders and adherence to stop order policy. Performs the
administration and documentation of medications, enteral nutrition,
IV therapy, and treatments per the physicians' order in accordance
with facility policy, and accurately records all care provided.
Orders and receives medications.6. Designs, promotes and organizes
Resident education and counseling based on health needs.
Collaborates with the Resident, members of the healthcare team and,
when appropriate, the Resident's significant other(s) in the
interest of the Resident's healthcare. Consults with, utilizes and
initiates referrals to appropriate community agencies and
healthcare resources to provide continuity of care.7. Plans,
organizes, manages and coordinates nursing
rehabilitation/restorative nursing care. Initiates nursing
interventions which promote Resident's ability to adapt and adjust
to living as independently as possible. Plans, schedules and
documents specific nursing rehabilitation/restorative nursing
interventions in the care plan and in the Resident's clinical
record.8. Supervises members of the nursing staff who carry out
nursing rehabilitation/restorative nursing activities.Teaches
nursing assistants the use of nursing rehabilitation/restorative
nursing and prevention measures.9. Coordinates and plans nursing
interventions with therapies (PT, OT, ST, RT). - Keeps others
informed about the status of Residents receiving nursing
rehabilitation/restorative nursing care; responds to Resident and
family concern; ensures that each concern is documented and a
resolution is initiated; assists in resolving grievances.MINIMUM
QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduate of an accredited Nursing
program required.Education:Bachelor's degree in Nursing Preferred.
Minimum Experience: One year of directly related experience. New
graduates will be considered. Required Licenses/Certifications:
Valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of
California. Required Licenses/Certifications: Current BLS - Basic
Life Support certification.South ShoreAHD South ShoreServices As
Needed / Per DiemVariesNursingFTE: 0
Keywords: Alameda Health System, Redwood City , AHD Registered Nurse, South Shore, Healthcare , Redwood City, California
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