To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
He/She directs and supervises the nursing care and all related activities on the unit, assigned according to the policies and procedures of Grimes Center and the State and Federal agents
- 1. Comes to work in a clean, neat uniform and consistently presents an appropriate professional appearance.Comes to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrates dependability and punctuality. Keeps absences to a minimum.
Acts as a role model for other staff in appearance, professional manner, excellent customer service skills and clinical abilities.
- 2. Interprets existing policies and procedures to nursing assistants, residents, families and physicians. Follows established standards of nursing practices and implement facility policies and procedures. Assumes responsibility for compliance with Federal, State and local regulations within the building.
- 3. Obtains report form nurse he/she is relieving and implements appropriate follow-up action as necessary. Ensures scheduled nursing staff has arrived and makes adjustment as needed. Follows staffing guidelines and make nursing assignments according to qualifications of staff and characteristics of the resident population. Supervises resident care in the building and makes rounds regularly.
- 4. Provides report to nurse coming on duty, including sufficient information for follow-up action if necessary.
- 5. Attends staff meetings, in-service classes and committee meetings as assigned. Presents information to nursing staff on assigned shift. Holds meetings to update staff as needed.
- 6. Participates in facility education programs and coordinate activities with the Staff Development Coordinator. Develops and gives evaluations in conjunction with charge nurses and DNS. Counsels nursing assistants and recommends disciplinary actions when necessary.
- 7. Provides clinical supervision to licensed staff and certified nursing assistants providing direct resident care. Can instruct other staff on documentation and perform documentation as needed. Supervises and evaluates all direct resident care and initiate corrective action as necessary.
- 8. Can knowledgeably and competently perform basic nursing skills. Can administer and document medications and treatments per the physician's order and accurately record all care provided when needed. Can perform comprehensive assessment of each resident and create comprehensive care plan based on each resident's assessment. Can review and revise resident care plans as necessary and as required by regulations. Can participate in resident care conferences as assigned.
- 9. Reports changes in residents' conditions to a physician, supervisor, and responsible party promptly and to take follow-up action if necessary. Identifies resident problems and emergency situations, and initiates ?life saving? measures in the absence of a physician. Notifies physician, when necessary, of changes in the residents' conditions, weight, medication errors, medication not available, abnormal laboratory/X-Ray results and any other unusual observations.
- 10. Follows facility admission procedures and communicates resident admission to other departments, physicians and ancillary service providers.
- 11. Can follow facility discharge/transfer procedure and coordinate discharge/transfer with other departments, physicians and ancillary service providers. Can complete documentation related to the resident's discharge/transfer i.e. W10, discharge plan, etc
- 12. Listens to resident, family, or physician concerns and initiates corrective action and/or report as needed to meet policy and regulations. Observes infection control procedure and instructs other staff as needed. Responsible for the safety of residents under his/her supervision. Completes accident/incident reports as is necessary.
- 13. Consistently works cooperatively with residents, nursing staff, physicians, families, consultant personnel, community agencies and ancillary service providers. Welcomes new staff on the unit and acts as a preceptor as needed. Follows Resident's Rights policies at all times.
Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or Science.
At least one year of work experience in rehabilitative, psychiatric or geriatric nursing preferred.
A registered Nurse licensed in the State of Connecticut
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrates the ability to maintain standards of care rendered at Grimes Center in accordance with the State of Connecticut Public Health Code, the governing body of the facility and the State and Federal agencies.