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RN/Home Health/Hospice/PRN (Fort Worth,TX)

Company: wesleyan homes
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

Located in beautiful, historic Georgetown Texas, Wesleyan Homes has served Central Texas since 1962. Since then, Wesleyan Homes has built a new generation of facilities while continuing its rich reputation for providing incomparable services to senior adults.Wesleyan Homes enjoys an excellent reputation for quality care and it is due in part to the dedication, spirit and loyalty of our employees.We offer exceptional benefits such as 401K and medical.QUALIFICATIONS:* Must be a registered or licensed vocational nurse in the State of Texas with a current license* One year of nursing experience in geriatrics preferred.* Must possess leadership ability and the willingness to cooperate with other department heads.* Ability to organize, plan and direct nursing service.* Must handle emergencies, give emergency care and give emergency instructions.* Must possess proficient computer skills.* Ability to maintain confidentiality in all resident and staff mattersWORKING CONDITIONS:* Sits, stands, bends, stoops and walks intermittently during the workday* Push and pull carts and wheelchairs* Ability to lift and move residents and equipment* Some weekends and holidays required*AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:** Responsible during the shift for the total nursing care of residents in assigned unit* Provide professional nursing care to residents, following established facility policies and procedures* Assist supervisors in care and management of the unit and providing quality care.ESSENTIAL FUNCTION / DUTIES;* Assist in implementing resident care policies and procedures* Assess, evaluate, plan, and implement resident care plans and respond to resident needs* Ensure communication with family in the event of patient transfer to hospital or post acute facility* Ensure appropriate documentation of medication discrepancies* Chart Compliance Reviews* Ensure monthly documentation and review of risk indicator reports with specific areas of infection control, incidents, skin concerns and medication errors.* Check rooms routinely to insure residents are being provided the care requested* Delegate responsibility as needed to nursing personnel* Maintain charts, make observations* Order supplies and equipment, carry out instructions of supervisors, and observe departmental safety standards and regulations.* Able to recognize significant changes in the conditions of residents and take necessary action.* Supervise direct resident care personnel in the unit.* Ensure that the individual nursing care plan is followed.* Administer or supervise the preparation and administration of prescribed medications.* Administer or supervise prescribed treatments.* Supervise serving of prescribed diets and fluid intake (it is acceptable to document only deviations from normal) and report persistent unresolved problems to the physician and the Director of Nursing.** Supervise the preparation of incident and accident reports.* Approve and sign each chart when observations are made. Each chart must be signed in accordance with State standards.* Ensure that a copy of the medical record or an abstract of it is forwarded with the transfer of resident.* Ensure that drugs covered by the Controlled Substances Act are verifiable by inventory.* Assure appropriate destruction of medications.* Participate in regular staff meetings.* Responsible for the detection and correction of situations that have a high probability of causing accidents or injuries to residents.* Provide nursing care relevant to condition and prescribed care as frequently as necessary to maintain quality of resident care.* May perform minor housekeeping duties around the nursing unit.* Perform routine charting.* Assist aides and orderlies as necessary.* Instruct resident in self-help and self-care.* Other duties as assigned

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