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Registered Nurse

at Vivage Quality Health Partners

Posted: 5/1/2019
Job Reference #: 3277
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-CO-Denver
    Requisition ID
    2019-3277
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Nursing
  • Overview

    Brookshire House Rehabilitation and Care Center is dedicated to providing rehabilitation and all stages of memory care services for those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia in a safe, welcoming environment. Brookshire is a premier choice for families in need of memory support. Along with working ties to the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Association, we are a host site for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Art Therapy Program Memories in the Making. We also offer a family support group for dementia caregiver needs. Brookshire House features both secure and non-secure settings.

    Our management company, VIVAGE SENIOR LIVING, is a nationally recognized leader and innovator in the long-term care industry. VIVAGE SENIOR LIVING is dedicated to person-centered care and we embrace the Eden Alternative™ philosophy. We bring “quality of life in aging” and “living well” to Long Term Care!

    Responsibilities

    Brookshire House is currently seeking a REGISTER NURSE (NIGHT SHIFT TUESDAY - SATURDAY) May be able to flex days if needed at their 61 bed skilled nursing community located in Denver, CO 80222!

    BASIC FUNCTIONS

    The primary responsibility of your job position is to provide direct nursing care to residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities. You are entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to our residents at all times.

    PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Coordinate resident care with other departments.
    • Assist with training, supervision, appraisals and corrective action for nursing personnel.
    • Provide resident care according to physician orders.
    • Administer medications and treatments.
    • Communicate changes in resident's condition.
    • Perform administrative duties such as: completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc.
    • Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required.
    • Make rounds to assess quality of care performance and teamwork by employees, assuring quality service.
    • Complete accident/incident reports.
    • Participate in employee performance evaluations, determining your shift’s staffing requirements.
    • Make recommendations to the Nurse Supervisor concerning employee dismissals, transfers, etc.
    • Assist nursing management with budgetary development and control.
    • Coordinate adequate pharmaceutical supplies with consulting pharmacy.
    • Respond to family concerns and complaints.
    • Establish open lines of communication between all nursing personnel.
    • Assure that resident abuse does not occur.
    • Respond to all resident call bells regardless of assignment.
    • Complete wound care rounds to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate various types wound care needs on each resident.
    • Provide wound care to medically complex residents in collaboration with the physician.
    • May act in the absence of the Director of Nursing or Administrator/Executive Director.
    • Maintain confidentiality and rights of resident, family, employee, and facility information in compliance with PHI HIPAA policies and applicable regulations.
    • Maintains safe work environment and exhibits safe work practices.
    • Attend care plan meetings as assigned.
    • Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interaction with co-workers, residents, families, and visitors.
    • Perform all other duties, as assigned.

    Qualifications

    EXPERIENCE

    • One year experience in a long-term care environment preferred.

    SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

    • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN in this state.
    • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
    • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
    • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully when personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
    • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities.
    • Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
    • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as willingness to handle difficult residents.
    • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
    • CPR certification required

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    • Moves intermittently during working hours.
    • Is subject to frequent interruptions.
    • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
    • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
    • Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
    • Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
    • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.
    • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
    • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.

    PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
    • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a mental and physical examination.
    • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
    • Must be able to push, pull, move, and /or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.
    • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.

    Brookshire House is proudly a managed facility of

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled

    No Agencies or Affiliates, please!

    Application Instructions

    Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!