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Floral Long Term Care Registered Nurse (RN) in Mahwah, New Jersey

Registered Nurse (RN)

Registered Nurse (RN) Job Duties:

  • Assists in defining, maintaining and interpreting standards of practice.

  • Performs required skills (assessment, intervention) according to guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary committees which influence or determine policies affecting nursing practice.

  • Follow facility procedures/protocols for admitting residents transferring to hospitals/clinics/outpatient visits and completion of appropriate documentation based on established guideline.

  • Makes rounds on all resident rooms and ensure that the L.P.N.’s, C.N.A.’s and/or others under his/her supervision receive their resident reports, has their assignments and break times scheduled.

  • Assist the L.P.N. in establishing routines which facilitate a high level of nursing practice.

  • Receives and give reports from and to outgoing and incoming shifts. Count or ensure the counting of controlled drugs with outgoing and incoming shifts.

  • Coordinates/Prepares MDS schedules for quarterly, annual and significant change assessments.

  • Complete MDS Booklet as per schedule (Nursing Sections).

  • Reviews and signs off on all completed MDS and RAP Summary.

  • Develops care plan that demonstrate knowledge of criteria to ascertain resident specific needs based on health care problem(s).

  • Makes needed revisions and updates to the care plans.

  • Ensures that care plan is carried out which demonstrates familiarity with criteria to establish priorities specific to anticipated outcomes.

  • Monitors the provision of care for the residents in his/her assigned unit.

  • Interprets philosophy and objectives of nursing service to residents, families and others.

  • Identifies resident/family learning needs based on the discharge care plan as applicable and carries out appropriate teaching required.

  • Demonstrates ability to coordinate and collaborate with resident/family and other members of the comprehensive health care team.

  • Monitors the administration and accurate recording of medications used.

  • Investigates and follow through on medication errors.

  • Notifies physicians of pertinent observations and reactions, incident and abnormal laboratory and x-ray results as required and documents same promptly.

  • Transcribes physician orders timely and ensure orders are implemented as appropriate.

  • Reports all resident, visitor and work-related accidents/injuries and demonstrates appropriate follow through by investigating, documenting and processing incident reports.

  • Accepts guidance, supervision, and criticism if needed.

  • Practices in compliance with the Nurse Practice Act and regulatory agencies regulations.

  • Assures that a stock level of medications, medical supplies, equipment, etc. are maintained at adequate levels at all times.

  • Assume the authority, responsibility and accountability of directing your nursing shifts.

  • Other responsibilities as deemed necessary and appropriate or as may be directed by the Director of Nursing Services or Administrator.

Registered Nurse (RN) Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing

  • M.S./B.S. or equivalent experience preferred

  • Nursing Experience which one has acquired clinical competence and strong leadership skills.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of and appreciation of the aging process.

  • Ability to be self-directive in delegated areas of responsibility.

Salary: $50 an hour

An Equal Opportunity Employer