Wellness Nurse - RN
Company: Brookdale Senior Living
Posted on: November 9, 2019
Overview Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply
connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates
are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine
rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our
success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your
career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident
or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over
60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in
lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.
Responsibilities Provides residents with nursing services as
outlined in the personal service plans; promotes wellness, and
administers medications and treatments in accordance with
physicians' orders and within state licensure regulations.
Implements and coordinates the delivery of care in collaboration
with physician and resource health care personnel. Utilizes the
nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, and
evaluation) in applying nursing knowledge. Documents all pertinent
information regarding nursing care, care plans, observation of the
residents’ overall condition and behavior, Medicare charting,
admission, discharge, and patient teaching. Maintains a working
knowledge of community infection control procedures. Provides
functional direction and assistance to LPNs and CNAs. Completes new
staff orientation as assigned. Directs resident care to include
making rounds on a timely basis to ensure continuity of care.
Ensures proper utilization of community supplies and equipment.
Answers call lights as needed. Sets up and administers prescribed
medications and treatments including IV therapy; operates a variety
of medical equipment as necessary. Completes monthly/quarterly
assessments and documentation as assigned. Attends care plan
meetings as assigned. Acts as resident advocate. Communicates
effectively with the residents, families, visitors, members of the
health care team, and other disciplines. Participates in screening
potential admission and placement of prospective residents in the
facility in order to assure competent nursing services. Actively
participates in community’s Quality Assurance Program. Monitors and
assesses clinical systems for concerns and trends; reports findings
to Nursing Administration. Must have working knowledge of
community’s emergency procedures, including fire and disaster
drills. Attends training to stay abreast of current and emerging
nursing/healthcare trends. This job description represents an
overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position.
It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of
responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as
assigned by his/her supervisor. Qualifications Education and
Experience Graduate from Accredited Nursing School and minimum of
one to two years related experience required. Certifications,
Licenses, and Other Special Requirements Current State RN License.
Current CPR Card. Management/Decision Making Uses strong analytic
skills and an in-depth understanding of the organization and the
business in order to handle arising problems and issues. Solves
diverse problems using solid analytical skills where limited
precedents/ guidelines exist. Knowledge and Skills Has an advanced
knowledge of the organization, industry, and a functional
discipline. Extensive understanding of technical areas gained
through experience and used to complete and/or oversee assignments.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions Standing Requires
interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors Walking Sitting
Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift
coverage. Use hands and fingers to handle or feel On-Call on an as
needed basis Reach with hands and arms Possible exposure to
communicable diseases and infections Climb or balance Stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl Potential injury from transferring, repositioning,
or lifting residents Talk or hear Exposure to latex Ability to
lift: Up to 50 pounds Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or
biological hazards Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or
cuts from equipment Requires Travel: Occasionally Vision Brookdale
is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
Schedule: Regular Full-Time
Keywords: Brookdale Senior Living, Spokane , Wellness Nurse - RN, Other , Spokane, Washington
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